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Offline eaglefreek

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Hang in there forum
« on: August 26, 2017, 03:45:35 PM »
Man it's dead here.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 05:56:03 PM »
I'm still around some..
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 06:01:28 PM »
Ditto.  Just watching my car covers flap around in the wind from Harvey.   No shingles gone yet!!    I'm way up high on the Devil's Backbone ridge; so buckets of rain are not a worry.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 06:14:32 PM »
Sorry to say, but i bought a house. Meaning no mortgage. I am busy as all heck. I still would like to say, when i check for new members to approve its up from a few months ago



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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 07:27:09 PM »
Not sure what we can do to liven things up.  Outlaw Facebook?
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 09:22:54 PM »
hey, c'mon guys, it's ALL GOOD!, there are few of us, but there are still enough of us to remain a community. Remember, there are fewer and fewer Eagles out there every year. That.s not what we wish, but that is the reality. So, growth, or "GROWTH". in the capitalist sense is not an option for us.. There will be, in the fullness of time, fewer and fewer, Eagles. and Eagle owners out there. Just like there are fewer and fewer Corvair owners, fewer and fewer Nash owners, etc. It comes with the territory. The newest Eagle is now an honest 30 years old, and the best that can be said, is that that there are STILL, a few running around as just regular used cars.  What we are seeing is the decline of "new" Eagle owners, mostly casual types, who bought an old rusted, hacked Eagle, and hope that with a few wise words, we can get their car to run "like new"! Well, we know that is not possible, but, hey, we try! right?
Point is, we are still here, the few, the proud, the weird....and hopefully we will be here for a while longer, (I'm 57).
good luck y'all, gz

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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 03:58:06 PM »
Hey guys, don't give up yet - I need you! I've only been in the Eagle game for about a year, but I am really having fun with it.  Except that oil pan job, that stunk.  ;) 

One thing I noticed when I was reading through all the old project threads is that they mostly end sadly.  Folks will post a bunch about their awesome work, and then suddenly announce they are selling or moving on.  I guess that's just the reality of life, and let's face it these cars are on the fringe which makes restoration tough and likely unprofitable.

Not sure what we can do to find more members, but I for one will keep posting about my project.  It hasn't scared me away yet, or I'm too stubborn to give up.
Wanted:  More time to work on my Eagle!

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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 12:17:57 AM »
 . . .  and there are some zombies like me around.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 10:02:08 AM »
I'm still around don't post much but reply now and then

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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 10:30:26 AM »
I stop by once in awhile, mostly keep on the FB side. I do like being able to come by and re-read posts regarding parts and how to's. I should create a step-by-step on my current project. 
I'm pulling apart a 95 Cherokee for a now updated 83 wagon.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 01:45:34 PM »
I just deleted that Russian post - was a sales spiel.   I guess the Ruskies are interested in us!!    My fun for the day.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 04:56:54 PM »
I'm not dead yet.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 10:45:06 AM »
My wife uses the Eagle as a daily driver.
I'm new here... Bought our Eagle a few months back because my wife wanted "something different" to drive.  I wanted to buy a Wrangler or CJ for her but she said that she didn't want to meet herself at every intersection in town.  So far we have made many changes and upgrades to personalize what we now call our "Beagle" and we plan to keep it in tip top condition.    I will be around this forum for a good long while.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2017, 08:10:35 PM »
Hello,
     I also am not dead yet  :o :o ... I still visit the site often, though don't login unless I have something to say.  I still have 7 Eagles in the yard with hopes of driving one again soon. This site cannot be duplicated and is a valuable asset to all its members and those who visit here.
                                                                                                                                               Regards to all, Iron Horse :o
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2017, 12:43:57 AM »
I'm still here, and I see my compatriot from the Front Range of Colorado, vangremlin, is still here! :blob1:
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2017, 08:01:47 AM »
I'm still here, and I see my compatriot from the Front Range of Colorado, vangremlin, is still here! :blob1:

Hi Eaglebeek!!
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2017, 02:28:15 PM »
Good to hear.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2017, 05:58:02 PM »
I'm still here as well. I may not be on as often as I was a few years ago but still post and reply to a post every once in a while.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 06:05:20 AM »
Still alive as well, just in the Canadian Forces and a bit busy lately on deployment

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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 11:30:06 AM »
It has been extremely slow. The Facebook side is busy but lacks the info we have here.
Kinda wish more that vist the facebook side would join here.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 12:32:55 PM »
It has been extremely slow. The Facebook side is busy but lacks the info we ha e here.
Kinda wish more that vist the facebook side would joint here.

It's a period of transition for sure. I am involved with several hobbies, and all are in the same boat. I also work healthcare IT, folks just don't pull out a computer and browse forums any more, they use phones and want everything pushed, where a forum is more of a pull. For us older folks who were used to looking up things in encyclopedias and card catalogs, we are used to pulling information, but this is a different era....

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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2018, 03:21:43 PM »
folks just don't pull out a computer and browse forums any more, they use phones and want everything pushed, where a forum is more of a pull. For us older folks who were used to looking up things in encyclopedias and card catalogs, we are used to pulling information, but this is a different era....
hey not all of us younger folk do that, I'm in my mid-30s and I know how to search for stuff (I even know how to use the card catalog).
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2018, 06:36:09 PM »
Need to occasionally remind people on F/B to be sure and sign up to the Forum some dont realize it is available a a great resource.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2018, 08:50:42 AM »
I just popped back on ! so alive I am 8) - still driving Tuggs old wagon " Caroline" - runs like bear ! Still have the 82 SX4 " Money Pit II " - but it's resting.
Had to redo my username etc to get back in but hey.

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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 12:13:14 PM »
Welcome back!  Nice to hear you still have a couple Eagles!
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2019, 09:33:06 AM »
Well. Old post, but I wanted to say when I started using my summer job to work on the eagle, this forum became worth its weight in Gold. Ill get my license in like 10 or so days, and I'm excited to get my SX/4 on the road. I'm happy There are still people here to help.

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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2019, 02:04:46 PM »
This site is awesome and is still very much alive. But like a elderly person, its sometimes a little slow. I have learned a bunch on here in the 5 months since getting my car last November.  Great archival info. Cudos to the mods!

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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2019, 12:49:24 PM »
Greetings to all of the Den :occasion14: I guess it's time I got out from behind these  8)
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2019, 01:15:23 PM »
I drop by every once in a while. Just got back from Moab and the Easter Jeep Safari. Didn't get many picks, but got tons of vid footy. Just need to edit it.


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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2019, 06:05:34 PM »
Greetings Eaglebeek and Mick!  Glad to hear from you both.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2020, 01:53:09 AM »
I was just about to say- this is a quiet forum. I am a member of many forums, including the AMC Forum. It's always lively over there, but it's very, very quiet here. I wonder why that is. It makes me worry that there are not many running Eagles out there or many people doing things with them.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2020, 07:38:34 PM »
The Eagle Facebook page is quite busy. It took a lot of the traffic from here.
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Re: Hang in there forum
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2020, 11:21:35 PM »
This is still the best place to research issues / or upgrades on our cars. The wealth of info here is fantastic. Need to remind people on the Facebook pages to be sure and join the forum and Eaglepedia. I constantly use the forum pages to answer peoples questions on Facebook
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« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2020, 04:53:07 PM »
I've been absent for a while. I'm happy to see these pages are still on the 'net. I still have my 84 wagon, it still runs but it's developed a horrible oil leak and time to repair hasn't presented itself.  Best regards to all of you!
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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2020, 11:14:12 AM »
I've been absent for a while. I'm happy to see these pages are still on the 'net. I still have my 84 wagon, it still runs but it's developed a horrible oil leak and time to repair hasn't presented itself.  Best regards to all of you!

Great to hear from you Eaglebeek!  Hope you can get to that oil leak soon and be back on the road!
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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2020, 05:27:06 PM »
I usually check it every morning to see if there's anything new, but most of my time is on spacebook. Don't really have a whole lot to say, but enjoy reading what everyone else is up to.

 

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