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Offline Baskinator

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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #315 on: September 01, 2012, 10:07:18 PM »
I thought it was ironic that one showed up right next to me, so I had to take a picture. It's SOOO tiny haha.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #316 on: December 02, 2013, 04:13:37 PM »
Thought I'd update after a year so my thread doesn't disappear. The Eagle is now painted with new turbine style wheels and General Grabber AT/2 tires. I am humble to have won October EOTM over at the AMC EVO forum, but I still have a long way to go with the car. The auto choke isn't working right now and I've been getting terrible gas mileage in the cold weather, let alone poor starting. Otherwise it's been relatively reliable and I still drive 100 miles one way home every few weeks. I was able to get it to pass inspection again this year luckily. I welded the rear section of the exhaust to replace the crappy clamps, and replaced a ball joint with a torn boot. I had to put in new leaf springs to replace the old, cracked, decaying springs. This is what the one side looked like when I took off the helper springs:



The other side just fell apart when I took off the u-bolts.

As you can see, I was lucky to score a rear sway bar off a wagon at the junkyard with all the hardware for $28! Put on a cheap set of fog lights I had laying around too, but someone freakin busted one off in the parking lot outside my apartment.

Here's a recent shot of the old bird


1982 AMC Eagle SX/4 (Work In Progress)

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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #317 on: December 02, 2013, 04:20:41 PM »
Nice SX/4.  Hopefully no more posts will disappear around here.
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1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #318 on: January 23, 2014, 04:03:27 PM »
Your car is looking really good.  Glad to see it's been reliable for you.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #319 on: January 23, 2014, 04:28:23 PM »
I can confirm this car looks as good in person as in pictures. He has done a helluva job with it.
My list of my cars/toys (or toys at my disposal!)

2007 Lincoln Town Car
1985 AMC Eagle Sportwagon
Trek 4500 Mountain Bike
Kawasaki ZXI 900 jetski
Polaris SLTx jetski
1962 Cruisers Inc Mahagany Outboard

I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday.  See? Makes perfect sense....

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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #320 on: December 25, 2017, 02:12:06 PM »
I can't believe it's been 4 years since I've posted on this thread. I have come a long way, but of course I'm still struggling with things. I would like to start updating my thread again periodically, just as soon as I figure out how to post photos (since Photobucket took a dump on us all). Facebook just doesn't cut it for me.

I've got a number of great "upgrades" and neat features added to the car, and I can't wait to start sharing.

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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #321 on: December 26, 2017, 04:44:02 PM »
Below your posting box if you click attachments and other options you can direct post pictures here. That opens up a thing than go to where your pic is stored and select. No third party required. More safe that way.



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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #322 on: December 26, 2017, 09:08:08 PM »
Wow that's great, thanks for the tip!

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