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Author Topic: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)  (Read 27544 times)

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Offline trooper5707

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #105 on: November 30, 2017, 10:59:29 PM »
Great work my friend!

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #106 on: January 13, 2018, 01:57:39 PM »
One out, one in...

"Silver beast" is going to have some overhaul and maintenance.

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #107 on: January 17, 2018, 03:35:42 PM »
OK. It is time to dig some rust!

I found some from here...



..and here...



...and under seat belt...



... and this I have found before... Oh yeah! Welding and grinding, that´s life!

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #108 on: January 21, 2018, 02:37:17 PM »
Looks quite nice, but...



Rust...



Rust...



Rust...



Rust...



Rust...



Rust...



Rust...





A little welding done and rest of work is silicone...  :censored:  (see left corner)



Someone had done some welding... I could push my fingers in, where arrows point... it is all open there.  :help:



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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #109 on: January 25, 2018, 11:03:00 AM »
 :censored:  :censored:  :eaglebig:  :censored:



and more of it...



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Finland 100 years 1917-2017 december 6th

American 440 Hardtop, American 220 2d (x2), American 330 4 d, American 330 Cross Country(x2), American F/EX Gasser, AMC Eagle STW (x4), AMC Matador Coupe Oleg Cassini, Hornet 2d (x2), Willys Jeepster 1950, Jeep Cherokee 2d
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #110 on: January 25, 2018, 01:25:46 PM »
Not lookin so good there but with your skills I know it will be as good as new if not better after you perform your magic on it.
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2018, 01:53:19 PM »
This is is a setback, because I had a quick repair and motor change in my mind, before I´d start working with my American gasser amd Willys Jeepster.
I´m going to put this silver beast to sleep again and start something else  :amc:  instead.

Finland 100 years 1917-2017 december 6th

American 440 Hardtop, American 220 2d (x2), American 330 4 d, American 330 Cross Country(x2), American F/EX Gasser, AMC Eagle STW (x4), AMC Matador Coupe Oleg Cassini, Hornet 2d (x2), Willys Jeepster 1950, Jeep Cherokee 2d
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2018, 07:17:57 PM »
Rust is always disheartening.



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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #113 on: February 04, 2018, 02:02:50 PM »
Drivers seat had some torn seams and vinyl.

Started this job about a year ago, so it was time to finish it...  ::)

Lower part has now a piece of vinyl. Because seat cover has all parts on, I couldn´t use normal sewing machine anymore. I  restored my shoemakers sewing machine, one I bought over 20 years ago...



That´s done...



Lower part had so much issues, it was easier to fabricate a new one...



Done...



And now I have "new" seat...

Finland 100 years 1917-2017 december 6th

American 440 Hardtop, American 220 2d (x2), American 330 4 d, American 330 Cross Country(x2), American F/EX Gasser, AMC Eagle STW (x4), AMC Matador Coupe Oleg Cassini, Hornet 2d (x2), Willys Jeepster 1950, Jeep Cherokee 2d
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #114 on: July 12, 2019, 09:36:45 AM »
This is is a setback, because I had a quick repair and motor change in my mind, before I´d start working with my American gasser amd Willys Jeepster.
I´m going to put this silver beast to sleep again and start something else  :amc:  instead.

Hello again...

Eagle project is still sleeping... But my gasser and Jeepster are sleeping too, because of new project I bought right after latest posting...

I had a chance to buy a Rambler Rogue, it was a sleeping project... I have worked with it about a year and a half now... It had a lot of  sheet metal job because of rust and a crash... My friend had done some jobs before it came to me, but still ...18 months...

Now it has new paint and it is coming together after 36 years...  :hello2:



Finland 100 years 1917-2017 december 6th

American 440 Hardtop, American 220 2d (x2), American 330 4 d, American 330 Cross Country(x2), American F/EX Gasser, AMC Eagle STW (x4), AMC Matador Coupe Oleg Cassini, Hornet 2d (x2), Willys Jeepster 1950, Jeep Cherokee 2d
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2465938  eagle
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2465930   american
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2263025   american HT


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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #115 on: July 12, 2019, 11:58:28 AM »
Beautiful!  And a fun looking project (of course I didn't see all the metal repair you had to go through  ;)  )
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #116 on: July 12, 2019, 01:35:58 PM »
Looking Good!! I can only imagine the amount of work you had to do to get it to this stage.

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #117 on: July 13, 2019, 02:23:04 AM »
The amount of rust repair and fixing dents is huge...

My friend Heke started from this. Rogue was sandblasted 1983 (about so) and left in a barnhouse...  :banghead:



He worked four-five months and this is how it was when I bought it... Rear was fixed and made to look like 69 model.
But the rest of the car was rust and s..t.   :help: 18 months to get this ready for paint... I removed many of his patched sheet metal, to make bigger panels and less welds... and to get that blasting sand out of frame and sills. It had bucket full of that and rust in those...  :censored:



It had "new" fenders and hood from a parts car. I had to replace drivers side door. It looked quite right, but was too bad. Roof was the same... it was in terrible shape. I had to learn how to use shrinking disc and panel beating spoon to fix it...

("Every day is a school day" Gene Winfield)
Finland 100 years 1917-2017 december 6th

American 440 Hardtop, American 220 2d (x2), American 330 4 d, American 330 Cross Country(x2), American F/EX Gasser, AMC Eagle STW (x4), AMC Matador Coupe Oleg Cassini, Hornet 2d (x2), Willys Jeepster 1950, Jeep Cherokee 2d
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2465938  eagle
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2465930   american
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2263025   american HT


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