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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2011, 07:32:33 AM »
The seats in Eagler's Eagle are pretty cool. 
http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=6491.msg49842#msg49842 http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=7103.msg54406#msg54406this are some improves i have done in the past months,. more to come till i get money enough hope you enjoy this ;D
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2011, 10:14:46 AM »
Those seats do look awesome, and I also like the oval mirrors.

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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2011, 05:00:19 PM »
why couldn't they put a center armrest in US cars ...... I think we got the short end of the stick when it comes to interors
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2011, 05:24:27 PM »
why couldn't they put a center armrest in US cars ...... I think we got the short end of the stick when it comes to interors

Agreed.

VAM was also the first to engineer an Inline 6 into the XJ Cherokees.  AMC saw what they were doing and decided it was a good idea.
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 02:28:00 AM »
An arm rest would be sooooo nice....Plus those seats look just plain AWESOME!! They look much more supportive than the cumbersome things that are in the majority of our Eagles.
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 07:30:31 AM »
VAM was also the first to engineer an Inline 6 into the XJ Cherokees.  AMC saw what they were doing and decided it was a good idea.

 :o Didn't know that, lol, so they were making carbureted I6 xj's?
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2011, 04:34:36 PM »
VAM did, I don't think AMC ever did.  They used a GM V6 instead.
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2011, 02:09:22 AM »
the vam interior was far better than ours
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2011, 10:51:37 PM »
VAM was also the first to engineer an Inline 6 into the XJ Cherokees.  AMC saw what they were doing and decided it was a good idea.

 :o Didn't know that, lol, so they were making carbureted I6 xj's?

VAM first recieved an XJ with the V6 to look into adding it to their production line. They were already making the AMC 258 in their own factory. They kept it as a 258 in some of their cars but also made a performance 4.6L engine that was essentially a 258 overbored right there from the factory. In order to make an XJ to sell in Mexico they converted the AMC XJ to have their 4.6L engine. This prototype was returned to AMC and they were very impressed. It was directly responsible for the inline six being installed as a fuel injected 4.0 a few years later. Thats VAMs most prestigious legacy.
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2011, 10:56:25 PM »
The seats are VAM originals. The armrest is the same as the one in the Spirit AMX. I'm going to convert a Spirit into an Eagle SX4 while retaining the lower floorpan in order to keep the armrest. Its really nice.

This is a VAM Rally I found pictures of online. Its all original. Notice that it has slightly modified SX4 bumper ends on it.











Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2011, 11:01:29 PM »
My collection of Eagles will not be complete until I find a four door and 2 door VAM Lerma with black interior. I want to add the spoiler, crossmember, AMX rear louvers, 4WD hardware, and trim from an Eagle. I think a red four door Eagle SX4 with sport package would be glorious!





Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2011, 11:06:45 PM »
I gotta ask ya EAGLER....are there many VAM's still on the road down there or are they like our AMC'c.....nearly extinct.
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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2011, 11:13:53 PM »
Thanks so much for sharing your red VAM Lerma, EAGLER. I find these cars fascinating and its so hard to find any pictures of them here in the US. Your post is one of the most popular on this forum!
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2011, 04:03:33 PM »
Eagler you make me VERY Jealous... Nice finds. the 2 door VAM Lerma reminds me of a Datsun Type rear window style. I admit I think AMC should have brought that body up here... even if it was only for a year or 2. and those wheels are interesting, Do they come in black? :P


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Re: my 1980 vam rally amx
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2011, 01:46:06 AM »
There really isnt any information on these things here in the states...Ive looked every where! I found a wiki article and a few pics but thats it.
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