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Offline mattab29

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Strut Rods for 1985 Eagle
« on: April 02, 2019, 12:46:19 PM »
Hey folks, so my strut rods are shot on my eagle, and my dad, my mechanic, and I can't find them. Would you guys be able to point me in the right direction to find a replacement? Or are there any vehicles with similar struts that I could modify to use? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Strut Rods for 1985 Eagle
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 01:03:40 PM »
I'm guessing the threaded part is too rusted away to clean up with a thread die?   Only option is used; start checking out the junk yards.  The AMC part number is J3235664.
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Re: Strut Rods for 1985 Eagle
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 01:33:14 PM »
There was a strut rod on e-ay last week.  Might still be there if not under AMC eagle then AMC spirit.  It was used and looked decent.  I do not know the seller.   Good luck.

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Re: Strut Rods for 1985 Eagle
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 03:54:46 PM »
I just looked on EvilBay; no luck.  Note that the Eagle struts are unique to the Eagle; other AMC rods won't work.   The angle of the part of the rod that bolts to the control arm is different.   Also, other AMC rods are left & right side specific (due to the aforementioned angle); Eagle rods are the same on both sides.
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Re: Strut Rods for 1985 Eagle
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 08:12:50 PM »
A of H....you make me want to soak mine with the oil that kreeps.  Btw thats a pen oil that is better than 10w40.



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Re: Strut Rods for 1985 Eagle
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 12:33:24 AM »
Not a bad idea!  You remember when it was legal to hose down the whole underside of your car with used motor oil to keep the rust at bay?    Aahh, the good old before-EPA days........
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Re: Strut Rods for 1985 Eagle
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 02:20:38 PM »
Ive been doing that the last few years, but with fluid film instead of oil
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