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Author Topic: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)  (Read 35282 times)

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #150 on: July 16, 2020, 04:09:03 PM »
HOT, HOT...and sunny day, again....

Today it was time to do something about drivers side wall...

First open a great big hole...




A replacement piece and some instructions...



Same way as done before...



Old and new....



Welded.



Drivers seat mounting...



... bracket had to be made new... Somekind of dejavu´...



And all welded together...

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #151 on: July 17, 2020, 01:32:09 PM »
Today I made this...

...a corner piece under the rear seat...



Welded...



and painted...

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #152 on: July 18, 2020, 02:40:55 PM »
The shocks with the coils are probably Monroe 58510, I have them on my Eagles and they work great.  Definitely a good way to assist those tired leaf springs!
I found this thread on that
https://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=38103.0

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #153 on: July 18, 2020, 03:04:11 PM »
Today I made these...



To restore this...



They fit quite nicely.

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #154 on: July 22, 2020, 02:51:23 PM »
Before I could weld those... I had to cut this piece of sheet metal...



Welded...



... and finished.



Fits nicely...



Had to cut more...



...to fix this area.

More rust removed.



It just needs this...



... and this.



Finished...



Finally got it painted... It´s done  :hello2:

« Last Edit: July 22, 2020, 02:52:43 PM by juhap »
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #155 on: July 27, 2020, 03:31:36 AM »
Started working on drivers side... This was the swiss rust repair...



But I had to begin from this point...



Guess why?  :banghead:



Like peeling an orange...



This was behind the patch work...



Now it was time to open the floor panel.



I had to go deeper and deeper... rust and more rust...  :censored:  All swiss sheet metal is now removed.



Then it was time to remove the original sheetmetal... Now I can start my patch work...



« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 03:32:22 AM by juhap »
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #156 on: July 27, 2020, 01:13:48 PM »
I used one piece of original sheet metal and added some new...



And now it is welded like it was before...



Plugwelded and there is a seam weld too.



When I removed last of rusted parts, a piece of outer skin showed some rust issue. Had to repair it too...



I had to peel my frame more than I had on my mind. Now it is like peeling an onion... not an orange.
Water and road salt gone in very deep...  :censored:



Designing new patch...



It was very rough, so new one is about the same. I.e. 3 mm 1/8 "



Done.



Ja sitten kiinni. Laitoin myös tuosta yläreunasta kiinni. Aiemmin vain tuolta alaosastaan pistehitseillä. Tuossa palikassa oli alunperin paikka ja kiinnitysreijät kytkimen nivelen helalle. No niitä ei tällä puolen tarvita...

Welded... Did more welding than original... joined upper and lower part.



Inner fender needed some metal too...



After thet I could weld a new piece of that beam wall.



Welded.



Then outer skin....



Welded...



Finished.



Painted.



Floor needs some sheet metal, but now there is someting to weld on.



This was a six hour job.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 01:14:58 PM by juhap »
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #157 on: July 28, 2020, 03:09:45 PM »
Floor needed some attention... MAde first that double seam...



After that time consuming step it was easy job to fabricate missing piece towards to firewall.



Next step was paint... Had just black paint...



Now there is one spot thet needs attention... tomorrow maybe...
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #158 on: July 29, 2020, 03:44:21 AM »
Today this last rust spot got my attention... This has also that screw hole which made that rust issue...



Getting ready...



After that it was time to paint and some body seal and srone chip spray and after that a thin layer of silver spray paint..



Almist factory stock.  :hello2:
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #159 on: July 30, 2020, 01:08:48 PM »
Amazing work!

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #160 on: July 30, 2020, 05:17:05 PM »
Today I did some wiring harness job, painted those rear side window areas black, some rust protection, and made a lot of all kind of small jobs. So I could spread that new ACC carpet to the floor pan and let it straighten for some days.. Then it is time to do some interior jobs...  ;D



I think that before that I´ll do something wih this bird....  :help:

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #161 on: July 30, 2020, 05:49:13 PM »
is the unibody straight on that black bird. I have some doubts on  that. you have an unreal super power ability however.



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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #162 on: July 30, 2020, 06:03:36 PM »
As far as I know left sill has bent about 2,5 cm  i.e. 1"... There can be something else, I´m not sure.
But I´ll but this on a car body bench. My friend has one and we are going to move it to my garage...
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #163 on: July 31, 2020, 04:44:06 PM »
That roof line does not look good. Did that happen in the wreck?  That silver bird is looking great!!!
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #164 on: August 01, 2020, 09:58:28 AM »
Long story short.... Somebody came behind the STOP-sign and hit driver side of Concord. And it bounced out of the country road and ended to the bottom of a deep ditch. And it hit also trafic sign and road sign posts. Like tihis....



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