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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #180 on: October 16, 2020, 12:31:44 PM »
Drivers side had bad rust issue, so I had an idea that this other side had one, too.
Welded seam had swollen a little bit and it had a thin layer of bathroom silicone...



Peaked inside... rust!!



Opened whole seam...



This was inner part...



Cut all rust away...



And weld some new sheet metal.



Then inner side of the beam...



Outer side done.



Then some paint and underbody protection.



And there is more to come... As it allways does.
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #181 on: October 18, 2020, 02:50:21 PM »
Next thing was to weld missing corners of front fender. But first I had to take that bondo away... Oh boy... bondo it had!! Did not grind it all, that was enough... Oh those swiss...



Next thing was to take fender from my parts car... It had bondo too. Not so much, but some amount.
I think I can manage with that. That is amnerican bondo, from New York area....  ;)



It fits....like a glove. Almost...

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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #182 on: November 07, 2020, 03:30:08 PM »
I had an exellent idea using fender of my parts car, but it had some issues, so I gave up that idea...



Had to go back to original one. It had a huge amount of bondo. I cleaned it to bare metal.



Looks quite OK


Trunk needed new carpet. I couldn´t find any loop carpet from Finland, so I ordered it from Sweden. Cut it all by my self and local upholstery firm did sew it.




The other side needed some hinge repair job. And of course destroyed one bolt...



Repaired hinges, made new thread and painted it all... Much better now.

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(2x), Hornet 2d (x3), Willys Jeepster 1950, Jeep Cherokee 2d, Rogue 1966-SCRambler Replica
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Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Reply #183 on: November 12, 2020, 04:28:10 PM »
Tried to streighten bent sill. No effect... But only a dozen of small rustholes.  :(

Cut the bent area and found this. Rust on the bent sheet metal.

Even the reinforcement piece had bent some.



Outer part had also rust on the bent area...

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(2x), Hornet 2d (x3), Willys Jeepster 1950, Jeep Cherokee 2d, Rogue 1966-SCRambler Replica
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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2263025   american HT

 

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