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Offline philotomy

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el Eaglemino
« on: January 01, 2008, 08:49:50 PM »
here's another chop job ;D kinda Cowboy meets el camino meets lil red express

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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 08:57:19 PM »
I always thought that would be a good idea, but it would require some engineering to stiffen the unibody.  Removing the rear upper cage would compromise the structural integrity.

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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2008, 10:46:57 PM »
Now that would have been cool!  And I bet it would have sold.  But would have competed directly with the XJ version.
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008, 10:52:59 PM »
XJ version?  Do you mean the Comanche (MJ)?  I have two MJ's and we can't really put them in the same realm as an Eagle.  It's a totally different animal.
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008, 11:26:35 PM »
that is soo cool that i may have to convert my 86 wagon to that!

that is very do-able.

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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008, 11:59:17 PM »
ok I have to admit even I wouldn't be able to fit in there,needs a lil more space /leg room like this

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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008, 06:48:59 AM »
Wasn't there a PU version of the XJ Cherokee?  I forget all the versions.
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 08:52:20 AM »
OK.  It was uni-body too, right?
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2008, 09:04:14 AM »
If I ever get another wagon and a sawzall... ::) this may become reality ;D.I think with some strong steel , fabrication work  its do-able.I don't think of the power-adder as a bumper detachment tool, its more like a rear axle breaker.I wonder if using  the Commanche P/U bed and an Eagle would work?,again more fabbing .
 I'm envisioning a bed with  structure like a Jeep's but with Rhino lining and a drain or 2
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 09:23:07 AM »
 philo err Don,
          I don't think the wagon would need a lot of reinforcement, use a single piece of 14ga steel with beads rolled in it, for bed floor  and sides, leave the rear doors intact, just welded shut and window frame cut off, below the rear window, make a 1" thick box with 1" square tubing and 14ga, again with beads rolled in it, weld to rear of door post, make the back window panel from 16ga with whatever kind of rear window, a sliding rear window from '80's ford Ranger comes to mind.
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 09:34:45 AM »
Can't see the unibody reinforcement would be a whole lot different than a Sundancer.

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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2008, 09:36:38 AM »
Yes, use the Sundancer as a guide.  Though it also used the targa bar as further reinforcement, but with the cab remaining intact that may not be needed.
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2008, 09:38:43 AM »
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I don't think the wagon would need a lot of reinforcement, use a single piece of 14ga steel with beads rolled in it, for bed floor  and sides, leave the rear doors intact, just welded shut and window frame cut off, below the rear window, make a 1" thick box with 1" square tubing and 14ga, again with beads rolled in it, weld to rear of door post, make the back window panel from 16ga with whatever kind of rear window, a sliding rear window from '80's ford Ranger comes to mind.
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Sounds like some one has already thought it all out 8)
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2008, 09:55:56 AM »
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Sounds like some one has already thought it all out  8)
You'd almost think we had a lot of time on our hands  or nothing better to do  ;D.

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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2008, 10:11:48 AM »
I LOVE the El Eaglemino idea!
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I Really Really want one of these now!  ;D
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