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Offline captspillane

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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2011, 03:54:51 PM »
The most important question to answer is about the low range shift lever. As I understand it, the AMC engineers specifically shaped the Eagle floor plan to be compatible with an existing low range lever used in full size Jeeps. I want to know which lever was used and where in the floor plan it was attached. Its awesome to confirm that the Eagle was designed to have it and it would be even more awesome to figure out exactly how they intended it to work. Any pictures you have of the lever would be precious.
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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2011, 04:26:03 PM »
The most important question to answer is about the low range shift lever. As I understand it, the AMC engineers specifically shaped the Eagle floor plan to be compatible with an existing low range lever used in full size Jeeps. I want to know which lever was used and where in the floor plan it was attached. Its awesome to confirm that the Eagle was designed to have it and it would be even more awesome to figure out exactly how they intended it to work. Any pictures you have of the lever would be precious.
The NP208 and NP219 were the only two cases available at that time that use the lever on the side of the transmission tunnel. I would guess the NP219 since it is a fulltime case.
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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011, 04:41:47 PM »
The most important question to answer is about the low range shift lever. As I understand it, the AMC engineers specifically shaped the Eagle floor plan to be compatible with an existing low range lever used in full size Jeeps. I want to know which lever was used and where in the floor plan it was attached. Its awesome to confirm that the Eagle was designed to have it and it would be even more awesome to figure out exactly how they intended it to work. Any pictures you have of the lever would be precious.
The NP208 and NP219 were the only two cases available at that time that use the lever on the side of the transmission tunnel. I would guess the NP219 since it is a fulltime case.

Also for sure a 229.



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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2011, 06:39:02 PM »
The most important question to answer is about the low range shift lever. As I understand it, the AMC engineers specifically shaped the Eagle floor plan to be compatible with an existing low range lever used in full size Jeeps. I want to know which lever was used and where in the floor plan it was attached. Its awesome to confirm that the Eagle was designed to have it and it would be even more awesome to figure out exactly how they intended it to work. Any pictures you have of the lever would be precious.
The NP208 and NP219 were the only two cases available at that time that use the lever on the side of the transmission tunnel. I would guess the NP219 since it is a fulltime case.

Also for sure a 229.
But the 229 wasn't available in 1980, so that is why I didn't list it.
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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2011, 08:46:54 PM »
Just saw this, I'll add my vote to those who feel it should be saved. that's rarer than rare. How many prototypes ever get missed being crushed by the factory?
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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2011, 08:35:07 PM »
Still waiting on pics & location

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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2012, 09:44:43 AM »
Has anyone heard the fate of this rare bird?  Please someone tell me it's been saved.  :'(
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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2012, 10:09:32 AM »
Yes!  We need to know!
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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2012, 04:17:49 PM »
Yes, I'm looking forward to hearing about what's happened...

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Re: 1980 SX/4 Prototype
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2013, 01:20:24 PM »
Hi mpfi eagle,
I just got around to reading your post about finding the 1980 SX/4 Prototype. After reading everyone's comments I also agree that this should be saved, if possible.  Have you gone back to try and save it?  Were you ever able to get prictures to post?

 

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