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Offline potatotatop

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84 Wagon - Slam Eagle
« on: January 12, 2019, 06:22:51 PM »
Right, continuing on from my "hatchlings" post.

I was hoping to have a more regular "project car" thread, but we're gonna start this one in media res.

I'd been driving my Eagle pretty consistently for thee last 3 weeks, fixing vacuum leaks from the GRONK conversion and messing with the new HEI trying to get 'er running really nice. The plan was to drive it through the winter, buy a parts XJ, and do head swap, AW4 and MPI over the summer. Then, this morning, loading up shovels and rakes and other instruments of destruction to go load a trailer full of wood chips, FIRE!!!

Looks like the blower motor seized up or something, but there was a small unplanned fire. Blower fan and motor are TOAST. Wires that go to the heater controls and stereo? Also toast. Heat core? Very likely toasted. The big loss I think though is the heater box and the center defrost vent. Both are severely melted. Also casualties of the fire are various dash pieces. They used to be in great shape, but removing a 35 year old dash causes problems with brittle plastic.

So obviously my plans have changed a bit. Fix the heaterbox and dash, while i'm in there swap the steering column, and get 'er back on the road. Does anybody know if there's another heaterbox that will fit? Or does anyone have one for sale?
1984 AMC Eagle Wagon 4.2L "SLAM Eagle"
1988 Jeep Comanche

Offline trucker79005

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Re: 84 Wagon - Slam Eagle
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 06:34:11 PM »
Wow! Sorry to see that.... Not sure that I can help either with knowledge or parts though. Hopefully someone will have what you need.
Laura (Shorty)
1978 AMC Concord 2DR Hatchback w/ Ralley package
1983 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited w/ 5 speed
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Offline potatotatop

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Re: 84 Wagon - Slam Eagle
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 12:49:32 PM »
UPDATE!

A few weeks ago I bought Bottomfeeder's engineless/transless 1981 Eagle sedan, and started the long process of gutting it. The dash is out, and I've retrieved the heaterbox and ducting I need to rebuild. New blower motor installed, gonna start putting the dash back together this weekend.

Slight weirdness, Bottomfeeder's sedan had Factory A/C which has a totally different ducting setup, so thats gonna be this whole thing... I've got pictures i'll put up explaining the rebuild process.

1984 AMC Eagle Wagon 4.2L "SLAM Eagle"
1988 Jeep Comanche

 

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