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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 10:20:18 AM »
Yes, it is shame AMC did not carry the hi-back leather buckets over into the Eagles.
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2010, 03:50:20 AM »
Nice! I like the sedans in the brochures a lot.
The grill on the light blue sedan must be hard to find.
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I believe the grill is the standard grill for 79 and other years. Just black out the parts you don't want.
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2010, 02:29:37 PM »
Yes, it is shame AMC did not carry the hi-back leather buckets over into the Eagles.

I take it that they would fit no problem though... or would the 'hump' in the eagle make putting a set of bucket seats from a Spirit into an Eagle a bit of a hassle?

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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2010, 02:41:30 PM »
You would probably need to use the Eagle mounts.  I really wonder how many Spirits actually had leather seats?
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2010, 02:43:56 PM »
I take it that they would fit no problem though... or would the 'hump' in the eagle make putting a set of bucket seats from a Spirit into an Eagle a bit of a hassle?

It should just be a matter of mating the Spirit seats to the Eagle tracks.  I can't say with 100% certainty because I've never actually attempted it... however I do have a set of Spirit buckets and a set of Eagle SX/4 buckets to experiment with.  ;D
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2010, 02:51:51 PM »
I really wonder how many Spirits actually had leather seats?

They must be exceptionally rare.  The Spirit was primarily supposed to be an economy car, so I'm amazed that AMC actually offered a Limited trim in it.  How many budget conscious Spirit buyers would have sprung for the extra cost?  Some dealers may have ordered a few in order to have the best possible product in the showroom.

I actually didn't even know there was such thing as a Spirit Limited until I saw one in a brochure recently.  If I ever saw one for sale, or found one in the yard, it would definitely be coming home with me.  ;D
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