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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2008, 10:17:25 AM »
akmeark2006 started the original idea/thread check those out too(eagletruck)I like that rear window angle . 8)
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2008, 10:34:04 AM »
Now, that is nice!
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2008, 10:46:11 AM »
  I need about a half dozen to do mods on, how about a crew cab from a wagon, just move hatch up to back of rear seat, small filler panel below. Yes, PR, us old retards do have a lot of time on our hands.
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2008, 11:46:16 AM »
here's the original,very nice and how I'd do it ,or do to it.Yes I have taken the day off lol


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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2008, 12:39:58 PM »
  Well golly gee, we can play on the 'net all day. Looks good, Don.
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2008, 08:47:25 PM »
its been done with a pacer before. and, yes, this is a real car


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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2008, 08:51:21 PM »
That looks pretty cool. :)
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2008, 10:53:21 PM »
That Pacer is hot!!!!

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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2008, 11:25:04 PM »
nearly forgot about this even though its featured on a video cd i got from the old amcforum.net years ago. the 1977 amc hornet "cowboy"



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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2008, 02:08:30 AM »
how I'd do it ,or do to it.Yes I have taken the day off lol

Nice, I like the spoiler effect.  Had a similar idea:

The raised hood intake kind of balances it though.  Nice touch!
Nice C-stripe too.  Is it supposed to be reminiscent of Javelins, or just coincidence?

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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2008, 10:13:50 AM »
Very much influenced by the 1970 c stripe,68-70 Javelins are I'd have to say are my favorite cars of all time.I miss my 69 :'(
 If I had a cowboy I'd want an eagle suspension,too bad there's only 1?
  hat pacer rocks ;any more info on that?
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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2008, 12:10:53 AM »
the license plate on the Hornet Cowboy is ''only 1''

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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2008, 09:13:34 AM »
I love the Cowboy's tailgate handle idea ;)
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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2008, 01:03:06 AM »
I LOVE the El Eaglemino idea!
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I Really Really want one of these now!  ;D

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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2008, 01:22:03 AM »
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« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2008, 01:45:22 AM »
YOu know Gil.  That looks more like the pracical vehicle that I would need.  I saw a Cherokee custom built in this manner awhle back on Ebay.  It was built without back seats though. 
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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2008, 10:41:19 PM »
Just cut the trunk out of a sedan
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« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2008, 11:32:07 PM »
Yeah.  Remove the trunk lid, tub it in with the inner box metal, spray it with rhinoliner, and you will have a bed about the size of a large cooler.   ;D
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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2008, 11:36:07 PM »
Come guys if you don't do the details then its only another redneck conversion.
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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2008, 11:01:27 AM »
This is a very interesting concept...
I have an 82 6 cyl. Wagon.
 
I am an experienced fabricator (composite materials) and a shipwright...and I can make good welds on common standard iron works...but I have no experience with automotive sheet metal work...how difficult is something like this? would it require an experienced body man?...I am highly experienced with both electric and pneumatic reciprocating saws, grinders and grinding/sanding and finishing...I think I could tackle something like this with some help...how many here have actually done this exact type of modification and would be willing to offer advice and instruction with the aid of this forum?

What type of welding equipment is required for this type of project?...All I have is a 'buzz box' stick welder

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« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2008, 12:03:06 PM »
here's another chop job ;D kinda Cowboy meets el camino meets lil red express



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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2008, 09:52:50 PM »
rhock - Your going to need a mig welder and lots and lots of time LOL.

If you can mig sheetmetal and use a cut off wheel you could probably do this.

I bet diamond plate for the bed would look sick.


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« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2008, 11:01:13 PM »
Don't forget it is a unibody. How do you maintain structural integrity?
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« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2008, 08:44:31 AM »
That woudn't be too hard to make some box tube frame rails. You could even lift the Eagle a couple of inches to regain ground clearence.

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« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2009, 10:50:47 PM »
Very cool!
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« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2010, 06:09:18 PM »
hate to bring an old topic back to life, but ....... is this a real wagon converted or is it photoshop? anyone know?
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« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2010, 12:41:42 AM »
I know this thread has focused mainly on modifying a wagon, but for those of us that have a Kammback or SX/4, these photos of a couple of modified Gremlins might give you some ideas!  These are real, not photoshopped.



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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2010, 12:45:28 AM »
The first one looks like a Chevy S-10 bed was used as a donor, but the second one looks done the right way
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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2010, 02:34:16 AM »
I know this thread has focused mainly on modifying a wagon, but for those of us that have a Kammback or SX/4, these photos of a couple of modified Gremlins might give you some ideas!  These are real, not photoshopped.





Very interesting.  I have never seen those before. 
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After our fiasco with the Toyota Corolla I got for my wife I believe I am done with Japanese vehicles.

Dude you are preaching to a choir member that is close to becoming an AMC Minister if you know what I mean.


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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2010, 01:03:46 PM »
I have to say the pic of the red gremmie is wicked.  I prefer that style over the work of the blue one.  It looks sleeker.   As for this thread, this pic of the Photoshop'd 4 door is very well done.

That looks soo freaking awesome, yeah, I would love to have one as well.


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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2010, 05:14:51 PM »
I'm not a great fan of conversions, but... I must admit I really like this one.
(note the stadion, that is hovering in the air right now :)).
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2010, 05:26:14 PM »
I like both of the Gremlins.  I like small pickup trucks, and I find conversions interesting.  There was a guy that used to deliver new phone books to our neighborhood when I was in high school who had a 4th Generation Dodge Colt that was converted to a pickup.  The shop he bought it from built small pickups out of Colts and Honda civics.  I am not sure I would have a use for such a small pickup, but I think it worked perfectly for his delivery job.
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1983 Eagle Wagon
2003 Saturn LW200
2007 Saturn Ion
1985 Mallard Class C motor home

After our fiasco with the Toyota Corolla I got for my wife I believe I am done with Japanese vehicles.

Dude you are preaching to a choir member that is close to becoming an AMC Minister if you know what I mean.


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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2010, 10:18:28 PM »
(note the stadion, that is hovering in the air right now :)).

Ha Ha, yeah, I didn't really care to clean up the background  :)  Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2010, 03:49:25 PM »
if i could find a wagon, id be all for doing such a conversion. im thinking a roll bar looking support like the suby baja's have. i have looked at them alot. i think that could be possible for the structure. plus some extra bracing under. a set of air shocks with an on board compressor to adjust, and youd be good to haul the 4.0's and 4.2's from the scrap yard to build your 4.6's for your other eagle projects right? (along with all the other parts you got from any other eagle found in the scrap yard)

Anyone have a picture of the bracing that was used on the undercarriage of the Sundancers?  I think a crossbar like the sundancers have would be useful in making a pickup out of an Eagle.
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1983 Eagle Wagon
2003 Saturn LW200
2007 Saturn Ion
1985 Mallard Class C motor home

After our fiasco with the Toyota Corolla I got for my wife I believe I am done with Japanese vehicles.

Dude you are preaching to a choir member that is close to becoming an AMC Minister if you know what I mean.


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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2010, 04:07:32 PM »
Here we go with opinions again.  I think that third picture is really cool, but personally I
wouldn't want to see a good Eagle cut up and modified.
If it couldn't be saved as is, yes, go for it.
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2011, 01:31:25 AM »
mine's remained untouched and original
 
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2011, 01:06:19 AM »
So cool! Always been a big fan of the truckcar - El Camino! :)

 

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