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Offline Mauieagle80

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Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« on: October 07, 2017, 04:34:56 AM »
Me and my fiance recently purchased a  80 eagle sport wagon on long island and had it shipped to a Friends shop in Ohio. He checked over in and repaired some frame rust for us. We have never even seen the car in person and will fly from our jungle home on Maui to go to my nieces wedding in the heartland. From them we intend to drive it north towards Minnesota then to the mountains of colorado and to explore the southwest on our way to the city of angels where we will ship the eagle home to Maui. It will be a adventure to say the least. We plan on a lil camping and alot of exploring back roads. I will try to post many pictures of our eagles wings and the country we will glide it over.  Our car is a nice creme color with a 258 auto and full time tcase. By the time we leave Ohio the rear will have a 2 inch
Lift and the front will have 1 inch boost. It currently has 235 75s on it but i have a set of 28 inch super swampers ready to be mounted. I also have the factory fog lights(broken ones) upgraded to 34 watt LED's to held watch out for those road critters.  Wish us luck and we will keep you updated. By the way we are first time eagle owners and long time jeepers. Aloha!!

The people in the picture are some great Friends of mine and long time gearhead buddy who helped make our dream vacation a reality.
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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 11:05:01 AM »
Congrats on your new Eagle and it sounds like a you have a great vacation planned.  May the Eagle serve you well for many years to come.

Let me know when you come through Colorado, I live just outside of Denver, maybe we can meet up along with some of the other local Eagle owners.

When you say you upgraded the fog lights, did you replace them entirely, or did you install LED lights into the original Marchal lights?  That second option would be a pretty cool upgrade.

Safe travels!
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Offline Mauieagle80

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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 04:54:05 PM »
Thanks for the invitation! We will be in denver for a day or so and  would love to meet some other owners. As far as we know there is only one or 2 on maui where we live. 

As for the lights my buddy simply replaced them with  small led bars. He did alot for us in his spare time checking over the car and making sure its road worthy. Radiator, shocks, brakes, hoses, bulbs,  u joints, tranny flush, and all other fluids. Including major front frame repair. So i havent asked him for too much custom touches like that. But i beleive he saved the housings so i may do that down the road and move the leds to a roof basket.

 I have always been a hotrodder and a jeeper so i have hopes of combining both in in the eagle to make it the perfect maui cruiser.
 
I beleive we will be in the denver area from the 22nd to the 24th so we will message you somtime before then.   Aloha!

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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 05:04:49 PM »
This is going to be fun to follow!
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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 10:18:59 AM »
Although I am Eagle-less now, you will probably be passing right near where I live on your way to LA.  I have not been hanging around here much, but have a renewed interest. Send a p.m. if you would like to meet up on your way......Rich
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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 01:07:32 PM »
Well we have officially hit the road. We wanted to by kenosha wisc but our drive got late last night. We are now in western wisconsin. The eagle is flying along well. It has a bit of oil leaking out of the valve cover, but otherwi
Ise has good power. It is loaded down with about 800lbs of winch , jack, tools, roofop carrier for luggage, fridge/freezer, 4  28x8.5 super swampers mounted on cherokee honeycombs, and various other things. We put 2 inch blocks on the rear with homemade shock extemsions, and squeezed a 1 3/4 inch rubber coil spacer up front to keep the 235 75 15s out of the front wheel wells. Once loaded i had ro install helper springs to the rear for the same reason. But aside from a few mystery noises and the oild leakage which is about a quart every 500 miles idt is smooth sailing. We are very happy with its highway performance so far. More pictures coming soon!

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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 04:26:42 PM »
Here is some pics so far

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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 05:32:07 PM »
Nice looking car, thanks for sharing!

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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 06:30:28 PM »
Yep, keep them coming!
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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 07:16:38 PM »
Thanks for the pics!!
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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 12:53:09 PM »
Diggin those swampers!  I'm running mud terrains on my wife's Eagle.  We like the look and ability.
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Re: Cross country in an new to us eagle!!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 12:49:45 AM »
Yeah i cant wait to get those on there. Just saving the tsls tread till i get to the rockies. With the aluminum wheels they are lighter than what i have on and i will be shedding 3 tires worth of weight and since the swampers are a touch smaller i should pick up a lil pep from the old bird.  I also plan to do all the ford upgrade ignition parts tommorrow in minneapolis. We also are getting a windshield replacement tommorrow. We have a nice crack up the drivers side.  Here are some pictures we took lately. Enjoy!

 

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