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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:02 am 
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VERY PICTURE HEAVY. YOU MAY HAVE TO CLICK THEM TO TAKE YOU TO MY PHOTOBUCKET PAGE.

Here is beginning to end for the Eagle reassembly Captspillane did. This was during the final reassembly of which I was there for 14 hours of, and my brother for about 8 (I don't think he's EVER worked on a car before and did great!)

How we started:
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This is a pic captspillane took I stole off FB. It shows how much it had to be broken down...
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When I got there:
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When I got there the leaves were already installed; this is another pack he bought compared to what came off my car...
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My little brother doing a shock. He enjoyed himself!
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Reinstalling the hood
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Finished product!
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This was taken at like 6 a.m., haha!
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Cruising down I-76W
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AND....back in Akron :)
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You can see from the initial pic just how much work he had to do.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:27 am 
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looks good! tach even works

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:48 am 
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Whoa! awesome. I wish my front end had been repaired with that skill!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:40 pm 
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That damage looks very similar, except mine was on the driver's side. to what I had after encountering a couple of deer. Did you go back to the original silver? It looks very close. You guys did good!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:20 pm 
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No, he found a rattle can that is very similar. If I had to guess, I'd say it's about three shades darker (which looks great!). And, keep in mind, he had countless hours in the springs and front end before I picked the car up. It was a lot....this was simply the reassembly of everything. The really hard work was everything he did up to this point.

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I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday. See? Makes perfect sense....

1985 AMC Eagle
1988 Lincoln Town Car


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:23 pm 
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I know I've said it in other venues, but it's good to see it back home! Looks great!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:22 am 
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I've come to really like Rustoleum as an automotive paint for daily drivers. It was perfect to get this car looking sharp now and to keep up with future repairs too. I used the "Regal Red" on my SX4 and Baskinator used a light tan on his. Drocks wagon is "Smoke Grey."

It comes out very shiny if sprayed properly and it lasts well. This wagon only got rattle-canned but ideally it should have been thinned and sprayed with a normal spray gun. Rattle cans do still come out very shiny as long as you drag the miniscus properly and do the entire car at once like this one. If you try to spray one little area only it will texturize the area around it so that only the new paint is shiny. It will go to heck quickly if you don't drag and put a thin even coat on. The color was nearly an exact match. It only looked so much darker because the original paint was very thin and worn out already. In fact, a previous repair on the car had been repainted so the hood was already three different colors before testing the Smoke Grey on it.

It ended up being 72 hours of my time and 45 hours of Baskinators time, as well as Drock and his brother helping out for the last 12 hours too. It was certainly a big undertaking and a team effort finishing it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:46 am 
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Again...well done Capt!


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