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1984 AMC Eagle
« on: November 03, 2012, 06:17:00 PM »
After the Eagle I bought in August turned out to have a bad frame I decided to buy another one. Got a decent condition 84 wagon that wasn't running from a member on here. Just thought I'd share a few pics of the progress.

how it started


started tearing it down to see how things were


every time I took one thing off I seemed to find a reason to go deeper


well can't really go deeper now



not much left to take off except the front doors, the rest will wait till another time.
going to give the frame, undercarriage, and inner fenders a nice coat of por 15 and paint the engine bay
will eventually repaint the whole thing

applying the por 15 this weekend on the suspension components, hopefully have the rest of the front end coated next weekend.


then it's time to start reinstalling stuff.

also got some new CV shafts, new brake and fuel tubing, and new springs.

drive train is coming out of the original 88 I bought which had the tow package, so when done it'll no longer have the vacuum disco front axle, 3.08s, engine w/ aluminum valve cover, and also taking the front fenders and hood from the 88 since the 84 had some small damage.
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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 06:19:06 PM »
Is that the Eagle that was in Virginina a while back?
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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 07:06:37 PM »
 :o Holy moly!  :o
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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 08:40:46 AM »
Is that the Eagle that was in Virginina a while back?

Yup. Picked it up a couple months ago.
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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 08:42:30 AM »
Some more progress pics.

POR15 is done on the front end. Gonna build a temporary paint booth when I get back from Thanksgiving and start to sand to repaint the engine bay.



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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 08:54:09 AM »
Is that the Eagle that was in Virginina a while back?

Yup. Picked it up a couple months ago.

Glad to see someone saved it. Looked in too good of shape.
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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 07:35:11 AM »
looks good keep up the work. I am going to take all the chrome off of mine when I paint it an it will look clean like yours does when done.
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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 04:01:06 PM »
Is that the Eagle that was in Virginina a while back?

I thought I recognized that eagle. Glad to hear that it found a good home.
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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 08:48:39 PM »
took a break for the holiday. por 15 is on all the suspension components and then some, new bushings installed and starting to sand for painting.

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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 12:21:55 AM »
Some more update pics.

Finished the por 15, mounting things back up and starting to paint the engine bay this week.








busted the shackles getting them out, ordered some new ones from MORE.


also busted one of the hanger bolts for the gas tank, made some new ones out of 3/8"x10" carriage bolts.

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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 11:04:16 AM »
Great progress, wish I could have kept up that sort of pace on my SX/4 - way to go!

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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 08:05:27 PM »
Looking good! I wish my body were that rust free...

This is one of the most exciting projects I've seen on here, keep up on the great work and keep us updated!

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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 11:13:02 PM »
Shackles didn't work out, didn't realize how little room there was. Tried to track down OEM replacements but gave up after I called the last company to make them (Triangle) and they didn't even recognize their own part # on them.

Custom made some out of 3/16" flat steel and some grade 5 carriage bolts.

Rear axle is back in and I started some of the brake plumbing, will get pics tomorrow.

Priming in the engine bay tomorrow.
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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 12:45:23 AM »
Wow looks great, I really want to do this.

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Re: 1984 AMC Eagle
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 09:08:09 PM »
yeah this is ghetto







did not go smoothly. big mess up thanks to the por 15 top coat I used. luckily it's not in an area that will be visible after the fenders are back on.
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