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Offline 89 MJ

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My First Car - 86 Wagon
« on: March 27, 2024, 04:25:02 PM »
Up to now, my build thread for this car can be found on Comanche Club. Both threads will be updated from here on out. The build thread is linked below:

https://comancheclub.com/topic/66355-1986-amc-eagle/#comments

If you don't want to read through 8 pages of me turning a bunch of Comanche guys into Eagle guys, I'll give a brief summary with what has happened on this car.

2016: I acquire this car at the age of 12. It needed an engine. It was originally an AL car.

2017: I put in engine in it and sold it in early 2018 to buy my Jeep Comanche (pictured with the Eagle in a couple of shots). It moved from WI to PA.

2020: I got in touch with the owner and said if he ever was going to sell it, I would like a chance to buy it back, or at least know where it went. I wanted to know what was going on with my first car.

2021: I get a call from the owner. He was ready to move on from it and offered it back to me. It came back later that year loaded up with a bunch of parts to install. I installed the Gronk performance carb, DUI distributor, new fuel tank, and built some ball joint spacers to I could clear the 225/75R15s. The car is driven with a Christmas tree on the roof for the month of December

2022: The car gets a transmission rebuild in the month of February. The car hauled stuff to my graduation party in May. In July, it went to the Kenosha Homecoming show along with my Comanche. Here I made two new AMC friends, one of which I later got some interior pieces from. Not much else happened because I started my first year of school in AZ.

2023: The windshield in the car had been leaking water for years, I knew there was some floor rust, and I wanted to change the carpet. I replaced the floors, carpet, and windshield all in one go. I also swapped in a Chrysler 8.25 from an XJ and regeared the front axle to match. The new gears are 3.55s. I returned to college. Over winter break, I moved the driver seat backwards 2" to give me more legroom. I helped a friend move stuff around their property earlier in the summer.
1986 Eagle: 258, Auto, Chrysler 8.25 rear, 3.54 gears
1989 Jeep Comanche: 4.0, AX-15, 8.8 rear, 4.10 gears
1940 Chevy PU: 350, 700R4

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Re: My First Car - 86 Wagon
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2024, 07:22:06 PM »
That is a pretty good looking wagon, the Comanche ain't bad either. :rotfl:
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Re: My First Car - 86 Wagon
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2024, 07:37:16 PM »
That is a pretty good looking wagon, the Comanche ain't bad either. :rotfl:
Thank you!
1986 Eagle: 258, Auto, Chrysler 8.25 rear, 3.54 gears
1989 Jeep Comanche: 4.0, AX-15, 8.8 rear, 4.10 gears
1940 Chevy PU: 350, 700R4

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Re: My First Car - 86 Wagon
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2024, 11:26:46 AM »
Thanks for sharing the story.  It's cool that the guy you sold it to actually sold it back to you.
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1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
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