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Author Topic: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud  (Read 10218 times)

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1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« on: December 11, 2011, 11:16:27 AM »
Now look, this is what an Eagle is capable of. Our neighbours are cutting the appleyard and we were able to take some wood. The weight must be 2 tonnes or so. After this pichture I had to take a real tight turn in muddy circumstances. This was great fun! More days to come.



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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 12:37:22 PM »
Nice pictures.
What kind of skid plate do you have under there?
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 12:43:52 PM »
That's a lot of wood.  :o


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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 01:08:26 PM »
Nice!  Makes me want to go drag something around the yard!
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 03:45:40 PM »
What kind of skid plate do you have under there?

I don't know what kind of skid plate that is. It was there when I bougt it and it looks good. It looks as an original accessorie. Anyone knows?

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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 10:48:39 AM »
Did you upgrade to a 727 or at least a tcase with low range? If not, you'll find the 998's weak link. The torque converter neck doesn't like heavy loads! I snapped 3 in my second Eagle wagon before finding out the 4x4 727 was a direct fit (In fact, I'm about to do that to my wagon. I went through the Grand Wagoneer trans I've had kicking around and redid the seals and changed the filter so it's ready to go)



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   I was going to take the 727 from the FSJ to put in, but then I found out it was a 999, so I kept looking for a 727 till I found major frame rust in the Eagle's rear framework from the inside.
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 01:55:57 AM »
That load would make most full size trucks cringe..Very cool photo
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 09:19:36 AM »
I have never seen apple trees pruned that way. Nice pic of an Eagle at Xtreme!! work.

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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 03:53:02 AM »
I love the white Concord/Spirit turn signals. They look so much better than the original orange ones.
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2011, 10:25:02 AM »
Did you upgrade to a 727 or at least a tcase with low range? If not, you'll find the 998's weak link. The torque converter neck doesn't like heavy loads! I snapped 3 in my second Eagle wagon before finding out the 4x4 727 was a direct fit

The replacement converter in my first one has a specially hardened drive neck with lifetime warrenty.
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2011, 12:34:10 PM »
Looking good, Anjo!
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 03:51:36 PM »
I think there needs to be a category on towing Eagle in the Eagle of the month, because we definitely have a candidate here.  Very cool.  Thank you for sharing.
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2011, 04:41:20 PM »
Thanx for all those nice replies! A 727 would be a good idea. This 998 is revised as new and has a new torque converter in, so when pulling carefully it should last. The surface was very slippery so the risk of destroying the autobox is not to big.....

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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2011, 09:26:50 PM »
I think there needs to be a category on towing Eagle in the Eagle of the month, because we definitely have a candidate here.  Very cool.  Thank you for sharing.
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Re: 1983 AMC Eagle pulling 2 tonnes of wood in the mud
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2012, 10:03:39 PM »
Great pics. I too love that skid plate...or skid bars should we say. Never seen that before. Must be something custom...all the skid plates I've seen on the Eagle were actually plates.
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