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Online Still Pat

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A 'new' (to me) bird
« on: May 03, 2021, 11:03:21 AM »
Just agreed to buy another Eagle. Is something wrong with me? Looks pretty clean & solid from pics. Have to figure out when I'm gonna pick it up. It's in Wisc. & I'm in Misery. I'm sure my van will tow it, my big problem is getting someone to help me drive. 4 door sedan, can't post pics. here. U*(#[email protected]%#%^!([email protected](&  >:( >:( >:( :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: COMPUTERS!!!!!!!! SIMILAR pics. on my spacebook page, "Other Eagles" album. ALMOST matches my wagon, but looks a little bit lighter (like the difference between beige & tan). The one I called 'Clever Eagle' (name of the town where it was) is the same color. The one in Wisc. is missing all the rust the one in Clever had. :)

Okay, I CAN post pics. HERE. A couple more here, didn't realize I had the other post started too!
« Last Edit: May 04, 2021, 07:20:54 PM by Still Pat »
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 03:58:58 PM »
I'll help you drive.
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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 11:26:48 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2021, 01:25:55 PM »
FINALLY, I've finally got my schedule figured out & plan to leave to pick it up Thurs. the 20th!! My "new" bird will be coming here. Gonna be all day for sure, mapquest CLAIMS 6½ hours to Madison (closest U-Haul I could find to the Eagle), ½ hour (estimated) to do paperwork & get the dolly, then ANOTHER ½ hour to the pick up point, ½ hour? maybe more to load it, & then 6 mapquest hours back here! Gonna be fun!!! Wish me luck, I have a feeling I'm gonna need it.
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2021, 04:21:05 PM »
Sedans are nice, it very closely matches the wagon. A plus.
Why dolly it? Does it have the drive shafts removed?  Wish I could help.
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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2021, 05:42:15 PM »
Good luck with bringing your new baby home!

Eaglefreek can give you some pointers on hauling an Eagle on a dolly.  He towed Prafeston's SX/4 from Missouri to the Rambler Ranch, I think he said it got a little hairy when being passed by semi's!

http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=43730.0;all
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1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
1972 Gremlin X 304
1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2021, 08:21:27 PM »
I drug BlackBird up to the Pigg Pen years back with a dolly. I don't recall any hassles with it. Of course, that was 10 years ago, so my memory that was hazy to begin with ain't gotten no better!
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2021, 02:22:57 PM »
Sedans are nice, it very closely matches the wagon. A plus.
Why dolly it? Does it have the drive shafts removed?  Wish I could help.

Dolly is cheaper & easier than a trailer. Also less weight ON the van, most of it is still on the ground. A little on the dolly, but not like a trailer. I'm pulling it behind me instead of putting it on the Eagle.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2021, 08:18:03 PM by Still Pat »
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2021, 08:32:14 PM »
Well, I survived. My ANTICIPATED 14 hour trip turned into 18½❗  :censored: :censored: Computer CLAIMED 6- 6½ hours ONE WAY! Okay, some extra time for paperwork & loading, chow on the way back 14 hours, 15 wouldn't have shocked me. EIGHTEEN AND A HALF stinking hours!!!!!!! We left at 6:00 A.M., we got back at 12:30 THIS MORNING!! Went to a little car show tonight & Leg just went off. I had to leave early. Here's Wisc. Eagle pics. VERY pleasantly surprised how clean & solid this is!

'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2021, 08:30:39 PM »
Super clean sedan!  Looks like the 'Auto Armor' did its job.  No Rusty Jones sticker?  ;D
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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2021, 10:17:19 PM »
I was wondering if that was like Rusty Jones/Ziebart. I never heard of them before, does come up on google. Didn't  really check it out.
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: A 'new' (to me) bird
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2021, 10:49:34 PM »
Congrats on the new bird!  She is a looker lol...they all are.  The Eagle is such beefy looking car that its is so ugly its cool.  I have never seen a sedan in real life.  Mostly wagons and a few SX4's.  I just purchased my "new to me" bird a month ago and am waiting to get out of a sling after my surgery so I can take good old Norma out for a spin, check her out on the "hatchlings" thread.

Joe

 

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