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Author Topic: 81 SX/4 Project  (Read 9479 times)

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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2010, 01:48:28 PM »
Actually, I was just gonna post that...  I'm gonna try to get down and spend some time with Pat, and give him a hand on his cars - Which ever one he needs attending to first.  If not Saturday, then Sunday. 

Be warned- Pat isn't an early riser, so don't bother showing up too early.  Now me, I'd be down for something like 7-8, but Pat would probably kill me for getting him up too early.  We don't want him to lose any beauty sleep!!!   ;D

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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2010, 04:10:18 PM »
Saturday sounds good to me. Pat, just give us the word.
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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2010, 06:19:22 PM »
Awsome!

And, it's a for sure go on saterday, and most likely sunday so whatever works best for you. Weather rain, shine, sleet, or hail it's gona happen(ohhhh how I LOVE a nice big heated garage!!)

It's true though, I need my beauty sleep ;D. I might wake up early on saterday so I can clean the shop some before jared gets there. but that'll be around 9 maybe 9:30.
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1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 65,000 k's (Restoration Project)
1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 140,000 k's (Trail build)
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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2010, 07:01:36 PM »
Awsome!

And, it's a for sure go on saterday, and most likely sunday so whatever works best for you. Weather rain, shine, sleet, or hail it's gona happen(ohhhh how I LOVE a nice big heated garage!!)

It's true though, I need my beauty sleep ;D. I might wake up early on saterday so I can clean the shop some before jared gets there. but that'll be around 9 maybe 9:30.

That would be really great.  Sorry if I'm getting you outta bed earlier then usual, but my time on Saturday is gonna be slim, and we've been talking about this for sooooooo long (ok, ok, just a few months) that you'd get more outta me - The earlier the better.

Don't worry too much, I still gotta git me wife outta bed (as she's a late sleeper also) and get her to her sister's place.  So if I'm running behind, well, "IT'S ALL HER FAULT!!!"  (j/k)   ;D

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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2010, 11:50:53 AM »
I'll be up to watch the Netherlands vs Japan game at 5:30am on Saturday anyway, so 9 or 9:30 would be perfect for me.
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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2010, 03:19:17 PM »
Keep me posted if you're done early on Friday (Today) and you want me to come down... Say after supper...  Up to you... If not, I'll see ya tomorrow.  I sent you a PM with my home number on it.

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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2010, 09:15:26 PM »
9:00 is pretty early come to think of it, but I hope to be by some time before noon.  I'll bring the '82 wagon and then we can go out and check out the wounded '84
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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2010, 01:34:02 AM »
9:00 is pretty early come to think of it, but I hope to be by some time before noon.  I'll bring the '82 wagon and then we can go out and check out the wounded '84

To be honest, I'd like to be down around 9, but I doubt if I'll be able to actually make that time.  Probably around 10 am or so.  So don't sweat it, Pat will probably be just getting up.

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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2010, 11:04:12 AM »
Nope, I just got up now actually :P lol

Come over whenever. just note Ian, around 1:30 well be gone for about an hour.
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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2010, 12:32:24 AM »
well, we got a lot done - Pat (Mechanic) and I ripped off the entire back to his large truck.  The wood was completely rotten.  be alot easier to get at the rear axle now.  and he's gonna redo the back to the truck.

I'll have to post some pics soon.

He's probably gonna make some kind of carrier out of it.  At least I think that's the plan.


Update:

Here's some of the pictures of the work we did:

first one is the truck bed with the bottom of the bed gone, but all the frame and sides still on it.
second one is Mechanic cutting around a Carriage bolt, to cut it off.
third pic is the wooden bed, sides and the rest of the rotten wooden frame completely gone.



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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2011, 01:33:06 PM »
Alright, time to revive this thread as summer is approaching and the list of things to fix on the SX/4 has grown considerably as of my little meeting with a mud puddle(Another.......... let's say not so splended idea :P) and so have my thought of what I plan to do with it.

Because I am now driving a 2000 Toyota 4runner as a DD I can actualy build this beast back to stock. Hopefully eventually show condition.

Anyways, a new and improved list as to what needs doing ASAP, and what needs doing in the future.

ASAP
-ALL fluids must be changed and flushed
-a thoughough cleaning of the inside
-driver side caliper needs to be replaced along with both front rotors(never just replace one side when it comes to breaks)
-a goodly amount of engine molases(it might have a slight....... Quietly loud low down knock when you fire it up....)
-fix or replace rear bumper(might have been crushed slightly by some chain or other)
-revamp exhaust

Eventually...
-new carpets
-new cargo area carpets
-seats re-apolstered
-strip whole car down(possibly Leave drivetrain in) fix any rust/rockers PROPERLY, or in otherwoords, 17 years worth of work
-strip all paint and re-paint original coulor with spoiler.
-rebuld stock engine and tranny
-restore exhaust to original
2000 Toyota 4runner 221,000 k's (DD)
1997 Chevy S10 180,000 k's (Project car)
1988 Mazda RX-7 248,000 k's (For Sale)
1984 AMC Eagle Wagon 192,000 k's (Project car)
1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 65,000 k's (Restoration Project)
1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 140,000 k's (Trail build)
1981 Chevy Camaro Burlineta 134,000 K's (Performance build)
1977 Ford F350 Dually with dump (farm truck project)

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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2011, 01:34:29 PM »
Work will start on the ASAP within the next week or so, although it will be slow going till middle of June when i'm done diplomas.
2000 Toyota 4runner 221,000 k's (DD)
1997 Chevy S10 180,000 k's (Project car)
1988 Mazda RX-7 248,000 k's (For Sale)
1984 AMC Eagle Wagon 192,000 k's (Project car)
1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 65,000 k's (Restoration Project)
1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 140,000 k's (Trail build)
1981 Chevy Camaro Burlineta 134,000 K's (Performance build)
1977 Ford F350 Dually with dump (farm truck project)

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Re: 81 SX/4 Project
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2011, 01:54:38 PM »
As usual, I am willing to help you with any repairs I can.

 

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