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Offline amarshall

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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #240 on: February 23, 2018, 09:29:20 AM »
I'm still around, but I'm having withdrawal from my Eagle!  It's sitting up near Nashville, parked for the winter.  The next leg of our cross-county off road adventure is scheduled for late May.  It's been a crazy winter, and we've decided to move out of Florida and back to Atlanta.  We've got a moving truck scheduled for March 1, which is coming up fast!

After we get back to Atlanta, I'm planning to go get the Eagle and bring it home for some maintenance before Trip #3 on the Trans-America Trail.  It was driven hard and put up wet last time.  I need to get her ready for going across muddy Oklahoma and into Colorado on the next journey.

I really miss working on the car, and driving it even more.  Can't wait to get my hands back on it again!
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #241 on: February 23, 2018, 06:17:31 PM »
I’ll be on the lookout for ya when you come thru Colorado. Looking thru this thread has just motivated me to go down into the garage and wrench on the Eagle. Thanks

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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #242 on: February 24, 2018, 12:38:41 AM »
I’ll be on the lookout for ya when you come thru Colorado. Looking thru this thread has just motivated me to go down into the garage and wrench on the Eagle. Thanks

Glad I could help, hah!
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #243 on: February 24, 2018, 05:46:05 PM »
Gee, I wonder where your Eagle is hiding?
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #244 on: February 24, 2018, 06:02:39 PM »
Gee, I wonder where your Eagle is hiding?

Looks like it's behind that tree!  Hah, I didn't want to "out" you as my Tennessee Eagle storage facility, but I really do appreciate the help.  Thanks Rick!
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #245 on: February 25, 2018, 10:43:08 AM »
I’ll be on the lookout for ya when you come thru Colorado. Looking thru this thread has just motivated me to go down into the garage and wrench on the Eagle. Thanks

Hey SparkyB, where are you at in Colorado?  I'm near Denver.  When amarshall arrives, we could have a good old Eagle reunion, everybody can meet up at the Rambler Ranch!
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #246 on: February 25, 2018, 09:05:31 PM »
I’ll be on the lookout for ya when you come thru Colorado. Looking thru this thread has just motivated me to go down into the garage and wrench on the Eagle. Thanks

Hey SparkyB, where are you at in Colorado?  I'm near Denver.  When amarshall arrives, we could have a good old Eagle reunion, everybody can meet up at the Rambler Ranch!

I’m down in Pagosa Springs

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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #247 on: March 03, 2018, 01:45:26 PM »

I’m down in Pagosa Springs

Not exactly down the street from me lol but good to know there is another active member from Colorado!
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #248 on: March 17, 2018, 09:45:52 PM »
I'm near Denver.  When amarshall arrives, we could have a good old Eagle reunion, everybody can meet up at the Rambler Ranch!

I had a chance to Google the Rambler Ranch, looks like a very cool place!  I floated the idea of an "Eagle Meetup" to my motorcycle buddies, and they gave it a big thumbs up.  Is there anybody here that could connect me with Terry that owns the place?  I thought I'd give him a call and ask a few questions.

We are planning two trips this year on the Trans America Trail.  First trip in May goes through Oklahoma, New Mexico, and ends up somewhere in Southern Colorado (we hope).  Then we need to park the vehicles until summer, waiting for the high mountain passes to thaw and our vacation days to recover.  We will restart in late July or maybe August, and go through Colorado into Utah.

It's pretty hard to predict when we will reach certain places, so if we arrange a meetup it might be best to kick off the July/August trip in Colorado at the Rambler Ranch.
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #249 on: March 18, 2018, 12:33:43 AM »
Terry is a member of the forum I think he goes by nashkid
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #250 on: March 18, 2018, 06:17:08 PM »
I'm near Denver.  When amarshall arrives, we could have a good old Eagle reunion, everybody can meet up at the Rambler Ranch!

I had a chance to Google the Rambler Ranch, looks like a very cool place!  I floated the idea of an "Eagle Meetup" to my motorcycle buddies, and they gave it a big thumbs up.  Is there anybody here that could connect me with Terry that owns the place?  I thought I'd give him a call and ask a few questions.

We are planning two trips this year on the Trans America Trail.  First trip in May goes through Oklahoma, New Mexico, and ends up somewhere in Southern Colorado (we hope).  Then we need to park the vehicles until summer, waiting for the high mountain passes to thaw and our vacation days to recover.  We will restart in late July or maybe August, and go through Colorado into Utah.

It's pretty hard to predict when we will reach certain places, so if we arrange a meetup it might be best to kick off the July/August trip in Colorado at the Rambler Ranch.

I'll text you his number.
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1981 AMC Eagle Wagon As Seen On TV  Lost In Transmission


 

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Rocky mountain high"  John Denver
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #251 on: April 23, 2018, 03:57:14 PM »
Just a quick update, no real news.  We moved back to Atlanta in March and I've been been crazy busy since then.  For some reason my wife wants me to unpack boxes rather than play with cars!  Go figure.

I was able to go retrieve my Eagle from storage in Tennessee.  Thanks again, Rick.  I knew the instant i arrived it had been well cared for!



Got it back home without much trouble, and it rejoined the fleet.  No garage in Atlanta, so I put everything in the back yard to keep the neighbors from getting too jealous.



I'm now planning on a bunch of maintenance - and maybe a couple more upgrades.  My trip has been delayed until August, and we are hoping to do two weeks back-to-back.
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #252 on: May 26, 2018, 01:38:36 PM »
Haven't been on in a while & just reread this whole thing (couldn't recall where I was when I was here last time). That's amazing!

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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #253 on: May 27, 2018, 12:58:15 AM »
Thanks Pat!  I'm still having a blast with it.  My buddies have started to joke that I will be buried in the Eagle, and my wife just shakes her head.  I know that a stock Jeep Cherokee would have been a more sensible trail rig, but every time somebody asks me about the car I know I made the right choice.  Not a smart choice, but the right one for me!
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Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Reply #254 on: June 14, 2018, 04:13:30 PM »
If you coming to colorado in august it would be fun to try to meet. I may be about in the route you would take.
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