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« on: February 23, 2012, 09:16:33 PM »
Well here goes nothin. This is the' Snow Eagle' bought at the Salvation Army Auto Auction. Bought new out of Olympia Washington. Has the Cold climate package. Unmolested.








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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 09:44:04 PM »
Here is an interesting question. On the cowl is the date 12-10-7 and a number 56 under it. The last Eagle was built 12-10-87. Do any other 1988 owners have these numbers or is it just an oil change reminder?


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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 12:43:36 PM »
Whoa, what a find! How much did it go for at auction? Looks to be in really good shape...how many miles are on it?

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 12:50:53 PM »
What a beautiful survivor.  I wonder if that is a last day car, and one of the folks on the line wrote that on the car.  That would be neat to know.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 08:02:55 PM »
56th car on that day. 56 from the end.  Date on door says 11/21/87. Who knows but it does make me wonder.

Final price was $1500 and the car has 137K on it. Its going to need a trans rebuild but that's no big deal. Just got to get a little dirty. Torque Commands are easy. Engine is strong and well cared for. Here are some more pictures.

High dollar cassette with 4 coaxial speakers. Also the optional all weather hood release.


Factory mud flaps


Heavy Duty roof rack mounts.


Opera headliner


Car has zero rust. Its fully undercoated and has never been off-road. There is not a scratch on the skid plates in fact the molding nipple on the bump stop is still there. Gonna clean her up for the survivor class. LOL!

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 08:14:09 PM »
Great find at an amazing price! Zero rust and an exterior that looks like that. You definitely ripped someone off! :)

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 11:56:31 PM »
NO, he didn't rip anybody off, just was at the right place at the right time.  GREAT looking find. Typical head liner problem.

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 05:34:51 PM »
I think he was joking...lol. But thank you all for the support. I will post some more pictures as we fix her up or find interesting items. Dont want to bore u with trivial stuff. Anyway she has found a good home with my Dad and it will go nice next to his 84 Limited wagon that we put a 4.0H.O. out of a 97 XJ. Only the 88 will be much slower! ::)

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 05:42:23 PM »
I suggest starting a thread in the "Your Eagle(s)" section if you plan on posting more pics and things about your Eagle Nevermind. Looks like IowaEagle moved it for you.

Thanks for sharing all the photos. You got a really nice Eagle there.
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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 07:02:17 PM »
Great looking car. If your ever get on the East side of the Washington Cascades, drop by. That rig would look right at home in my driveway.


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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2012, 01:41:50 AM »
SWEEEET!

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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2012, 02:00:36 AM »
Holy crapoly!  Someone donated that to the Salvation Army?  :o

What's going on with the passenger side interior door panel?  Why are those three rectangular bits screwed on there (thus ruining the panel)?

Subtract the last four digits of the VIN from 2306, and that will tell you how close it is to the end of production.

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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2012, 10:59:24 AM »
what a beautiful car!  i love the whites its my favorite "color".  and the "opera" headliner fits right in with the rest of us  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012, 09:44:25 PM »
Both door panels must have had a pocket attached at one time. They were velcroed and riveted.  The sequence and body number is 2076 and VIN is 2117. So its about 189 from end of production.

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012, 10:51:14 PM »
Nice find!

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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2012, 09:24:21 PM »
Wow what a find.. Id buy that in a second..

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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2012, 09:28:21 AM »
Yea that is really nice, I wish my eagle looked like that, I would LOVE to put the first scratches on the skid plates ;p

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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2012, 09:40:14 PM »
Here is a picture of the trans. It has been into before. Converter has a high stall sticker.


and transfer case


We ordered the good kit.
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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 07:43:21 PM »
Rebuilt Trans. is in. Just need to button up the loose ends.


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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 09:25:33 PM »
Wow! I missed this thread some how. Great looking Eagle. I'm really curious about the writing on the firewall.
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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2012, 11:03:33 PM »
UPDATE!

Drove her around last night for its first road test. Drives like your cozy couch. Trans shifts better than new. Brakes well. There are a few downsides also. A mysterious no run condition is intermittent. Once running it stays running but leave overnight and wont fire. I cant understand why such an excellent spark and fuel system would have such problems. LOL. Lucky for me I have these.



We want to keep it stock....I know a 2100 and HEI or 4.0 head and EFI. But I'm a sucker for vacuum lines. The rear is noisy. Anyone have a good set of 2.35's for the rear?  Needs motor mounts and a lot of TLC. Anyways here is a picture under our careful attention.


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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2012, 11:44:34 PM »
Finally got her out of my garage and to my fathers house. All the major issues have been resolved. New radiator, both motor mounts, u joints, some exhaust repair and a new Ignition module. Carb is a little skippy and runs rich at idle but drives good. May need a new BBD.  Four wheel drive works and so does the AC. We have about $2000 in the car and are quite happy. Still needs a lot of little items repaired like 2 door handles, window lubrication and some new speakers and so on. Ill try to get some action pictures and post.

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Re: The Snow Eagle
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2015, 02:38:15 PM »
Immaculate gorgeous Eagle!
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