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Author Topic: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)  (Read 49539 times)

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #195 on: March 14, 2021, 05:57:09 PM »
Wow, lots of progress.
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #196 on: March 15, 2021, 03:19:31 PM »
I wanted to paint crossmember first. Original was still in the Eagle, so I had to get an other one. I did some searching and found a much better one.



Almost rust free but dirty...



Did some cleaning and painted it. Not perfect colormatch, but close enough.



Found also better right wheel hub. Bearing of that original hub sounds bad, it has been changed sometime in the past (in Switzerland).



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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #197 on: March 16, 2021, 04:21:11 PM »
Done some cleaning... And I had to take a "new" strut rod from my other Sport Eagle... Threads had gone.
Found an upper radiator hose.. it may be from my V8 Eagle... like that painted heat shield... But it did not fit this -80 sport wagon... Had to restore original junk.



I got it repaired...



Upper mount is different and this has that round cut in its side...

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #198 on: April 20, 2021, 02:14:48 PM »
Haven´t done nothing much... worked with my Jeep instead.

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #199 on: October 11, 2021, 02:22:01 PM »
I have done some work... There has been a lot of small repairs..










Done..



Bushings...







done..



Some welding and missing part done .



Then black paint, of course



Front bumper and lower valance removed...



There is someting to be done. Old crash wounds still exists here...



Bumper bracket did not sit well, because of this damage.



tried some bodywork...



Old and new and some bondo...



Some replacement parts needed cleaning... They are from my other Eagle Sport...



Had engine removed...



... and now it was time to fix engine bay to be like new. A lot of job ahead...



There is a black layer of engine oil all over the engine bay...  :censored:



After many hours of cleaning that oil was removed, so I can start what I was going to do..







... rust repairs, of course!





Some damage here too.



And rust here!!



And here...



Started to do this never ending rust repair job...



New sheet metal done...



..and welded.



More welding.



the other side..




to be continued...
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #200 on: October 12, 2021, 05:41:31 PM »
Always look forward to those post. Amazing work.
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #201 on: October 13, 2021, 01:43:27 PM »
Thank you...

Here we go again...



And same thing to inside...



Some cleaning... inside...



..and outside.



Some paint...



Open....



..and close.



Done.



What ?...



OK...



Now I see...



to be continued...
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #202 on: October 31, 2021, 11:01:48 AM »
Drivers side had an undone repair, so there was a rust spot too...



CAD-patch... Cardboard assisted design



And ready




I had to repair this spot too... Little hit and after that rust of course...



I hope that this was the last one to be welded



Same inside...

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #203 on: November 07, 2021, 03:49:37 PM »

There were some suspicious paint under front fenders...

Red...



..and green. And there were (i think) butyl sealant...
And rust, of course...



And a lot of bondo behind front lights!!



It took some time to clean these thoroughly...
Now it looks much better.



Even behind...



And above...



This area needed some hammer and dolly to be good enough...
And those extra holes was not needed anymore.



Lamps can be put on the original place.



I had to repair this hood bumper.



All extra holes welded...



And some rust prevent paint.



Drivers side was much easier... Just scrape surface rust and bad paint away, leaving the original matt black..



Then I found a cutting disc made hole. Someone had used angel grinder to remove brass solder when front fender was removed for the first time ( in Switzerland years ago)...



I used a little bit of lead to close that hole...



And painted it all...

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #204 on: November 10, 2021, 02:46:28 PM »
After all that it was time to do finishing jobs...



I found some rust...



...some here, too...



Some rust removal... and paint.







And then finally...paint... This was the easiest...  :P

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #205 on: November 11, 2021, 12:10:49 PM »
Seeing this work is so inspirational.

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #206 on: November 13, 2021, 02:47:47 AM »
Thank you...

Firewall was my next job, but....

I found this..



I think there has been sometime trouble to get engine out of enginebay...

This area had been hammered 2 cm  (3/4") in...



I had to cut outer metal, so I could hammer it.



It had to be hammered like this...



.. before it got its original shape.

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #207 on: November 23, 2021, 03:52:43 PM »
Painted that other inner fender...



...and firewall too, not all of it.



Cooler frame had some paint too...



More cleaning done... Then some black paint...

Wiring loom needs some attention too...  :P



Guess what.. there were rust under this shock abrorber bracket. Of course...



Something done, took all evening...



Then it was time to put cleaned and painted steering box on its place..



And this cleaned and painted cruise system...



Piece by piece...

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #208 on: November 28, 2021, 01:46:50 PM »
My Eagle had vapor canister removed and there were instead relay and fusebox for headlights... So I took one Jeep XJ canister and an Eagle canister from my V8 Eagle...



Opened Jeep canister and made it empty... Used Eagle bracket and put all not original parts inside of it.



It looks like original...

« Last Edit: November 28, 2021, 01:47:49 PM by juhap »
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