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Body Shop / Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Last post by rshellen on February 18, 2024, 01:04:42 PM »
Just picked up a 1975 Hornet Sportabout wagon and yesterday and unfortunately ended up with a broken driver's side hinge on the liftgate.
1. looking for replacement hinges, understand they a hard to come by
2. while searching I ran across am post of someone making replacements from a model, however I didn't see a final post how that worked out -anyone Know if that thread finished.

Thanks
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Hatchlings / Re: Going to rebuild brake system - what parts are hard to find?
« Last post by Evenprime on February 18, 2024, 12:43:02 PM »
Another option is to do hydro boost http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=43869.msg353694#msg353694

Now that is an interesting idea I never considered before!!!!!
looks like a great idea.

Thanks for sending me down another rabbit hole!!!! hehe

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Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires / Re: Front lower ball joints
« Last post by Evenprime on February 18, 2024, 12:16:08 PM »
Hey MIPS, what the verdict?
Did you end up replacing them again?
Lessons learned? Etc?

I am most likely going down this rabbit hole soon myself so most likely need to order from rareparts are well and pray they still make them.

Cheers
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Hatchlings / Re: Going to rebuild brake system - what parts are hard to find?
« Last post by rmick on February 17, 2024, 04:36:12 PM »
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Hatchlings / Re: Greetings from Eastern Colorado
« Last post by Evenprime on February 17, 2024, 02:28:05 PM »
Show more pics of your car - looks great!  :)

I'm a Mopar guy myself, although I do not own a Mopar at this moment.
My last project was in 2017 - rebuilt a 76 Power Wagon that was already ~70% completed.

Cheers and welcome to the forum.

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Hatchlings / Re: Going to rebuild brake system - what parts are hard to find?
« Last post by Evenprime on February 17, 2024, 02:12:17 PM »
I'd like to have this vehicle set as a daily driver and would feel very comfortable knowing the entire brake system was new or at least rebuilt.

I will most likely have a professional run the new gas and brake lines, but figured I can probably replace the brake booster and master cylinder myself.

I didn't think about that push rod adjustment. Is it a difficult process or just a timing thing?
I've researched this stuff years ago and remember thinking I could probably tackle it but will definitely need to brush up.

Thanks in advanced.
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Hatchlings / Re: What is this tube on the gas tank
« Last post by Evenprime on February 17, 2024, 02:05:35 PM »
Thank you for the info.

Im going to cut the pipe close to the tank to where it goes straight in and try to push a piece of metal through to open it back up.

I did try putting compressed air through it to break anything lose and also tried reverse with vacuum to no avail.

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Spirit/Concord Projects / Re: AMC Concord Hardtop 1981
« Last post by juhap on February 17, 2024, 01:51:07 PM »
Co-driver side looks kinda suspicious...



Surprise, surprise... rust...



Made a new patch... like before.



Used that old CAD-template... it just needed a couple of inches more...



Using that hitech template, it was easy to create new piece.. testing...



Finished part.



Welded.



Cleaned...

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Hatchlings / Re: Going to rebuild brake system - what parts are hard to find?
« Last post by 89 MJ on February 16, 2024, 01:58:22 PM »
I have not been able to find a source for boosters that have a quick turn around. Most of the boosters are rebuild services that cost a few hundred dollars. Everything else seems to be easy to find.
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Hatchlings / Re: Going to rebuild brake system - what parts are hard to find?
« Last post by amcfool1 on February 15, 2024, 11:38:43 PM »
hi, master cylinders are readily available. boosters are as well but harder to find. If you decide to get a booster, try to get a booster/master cylinder ASSEMBLY, otherwise you will have to adjust pushrod length yourself. I got one about 7 years ago from Autozone. Don't know if still available, but if your booster ain't broke, why fix it?  good luck,  gz
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