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Offline Still Pat

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Road Trip?
« on: May 17, 2021, 09:26:52 AM »
Not sure if this counts as an Eagle road trip or not, but PLANNING to go pick up my next Eagle Thurs. in Wisc.. HOPEFULLY, not a lotta pics., looking for a nice quiet UNeventful trip!
'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: Road Trip?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 11:08:29 AM »
Safe travels for you and your new Eagle!
1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
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1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
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Re: Road Trip?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 11:31:47 PM »
Thanks V.G. Hoping so, don't want a lot of excitement.
'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: Road Trip?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2021, 04:22:56 PM »
Safe travels. Yes, definitely a uneventful trip is preferred.
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Re: Road Trip?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2021, 05:09:48 PM »
Thanks Taylor. I'm hoping it stops raining by then! Not fun when it's raining.
'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: Road Trip?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2021, 02:06:47 PM »
Looks like over I - 270 to I - 55 & north from there. I thought it showed U.S. 61, good thing I double checked! Looks like it depends on who you ask, Mapquest says the interstate & google maps says U.S. 61 is quickest!
« Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 02:16:59 PM by Still Pat »
'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: Road Trip?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2021, 08:52:27 PM »
Took the google route. Start to finish, including You-All-Haul, loading, & getting chow on the way back, 18½ HOURS!!! It didn't take that long to load, had a hassle at You-All-Haul, couldn't get the lights on the dolly to work. Chow (honest sit down meal at a restaurant, not some drive-through fast food gulp on the go, still under an hour. "I'll take *Reasons I don't trust computer estimates" for $1,000.00, please! Anyway, pics. of the Eagle & a couple other things along the way.

'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: Road Trip?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2021, 05:29:10 PM »
Glad you had a safe and successful trip!  Long day though.

Those were some gnarly looking tires on your new Eagle!!
1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
1972 Gremlin X 304
1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
1964 TBird 390 - sold

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Re: Road Trip?
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2021, 10:19:11 PM »
Even BlackBird had better tires than those! ;D
'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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