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Offline Bobio

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80 eagle
« on: April 10, 2020, 10:44:12 PM »
Hello , new here .. I just purchased an 1980 eagle sport . Very restoreable , runs good , body solid .. my question is where I do I start .. my main needs are bumper end caps ( old ones looked meilted / warped ).. do I keep original or mod ( a little ) on engine. Like carb and intake manifold .. so much to learn all suggestions, info greatly appreciated .. this vehicle is loaded , cruise , sun roof .. no real rust if any .. thank you ..

Offline Mitch

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Re: 80 eagle
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 07:23:30 AM »
Bumper end caps may be a bit hard to find. They were used only one year, (maybe a few '81's). Try putting a "Wanted" ad in the Classifieds, and maybe post on the Den's Facebook page.
IMHO...don't change or fix things until they break. If it's running good now, just enjoy it!

Online vangremlin

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Re: 80 eagle
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2020, 10:38:56 AM »
I agree with Mitch, if it's running good, just enjoy it.  There will be plenty of things to fix in the future lol.  These cars will never be performance monsters without a major overhaul so just drive it!
1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
1972 Gremlin X 304
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Offline DAVE

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Re: 80 eagle
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 08:42:11 PM »
80 eagle bumper ends will also be the same for concord’s and spirit’s of that same year may be the same for those 79 models also

Offline mo.eagles

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Re: 80 eagle
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 08:29:59 PM »
First off check ALL the fluids, drain and replace if questionable. I did not and one very cold morning I could not get to work because water in my front diff. froze solid. Condensation is a bad thing. Also check for rust around the upper A-arms. Road grime piles up on the frame rails under the A-arms. You will want to stop any rust that may have started there. Above all wear your safety glasses and enjoy being an Eagle owner.
'85 wagon Limited   tilt wheel , cruise control
power seats ,windows and locks
rear window washer /wiper 
tach and gauge package
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Offline Bobio

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Re: 80 eagle
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 12:45:58 PM »
Thanks for advice , the rust area I will check .. but still I’d like to go through the Motor possibly change to a two barrel from the single , mild isky cam to .. just little tweaks

Offline Freeagle

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Re: 80 eagle
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2020, 04:08:20 AM »
There is a 1980 Eagle at a U Pick It salvage yard in Prescott Valley, Arizona with intact bumper end caps and all other 1980 specific trim. Go get it. The car had been in their yard since December and it's time is nearly done.
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