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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:29 pm 
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The SX/4 is rough but might be salvageable. Yeah, the Kammy would have those gears. I might need to be flipped over after all, if its still there. I am not as spry as I used to be (quintuple heart bypass) so I would need some help.

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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:35 pm 
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pickup and a ratchet strap would get it up on its side enough to drop out the drivetrain. wouldnt need to go all the way over, just get it up high enough to get the trans dropped out, and the front diff. front diff isnt supporting anyweight/structure or anything, so it should come out fine. (wait, you said rust right? then SHOULD is the key word.) :lmao:

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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:38 pm 
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I just checked google earth. Looks like a whole lot of crushing has gone on. I need to take a ride out that way and see for sure. But from what I saw from above it does not look good.

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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:41 pm 
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casper wrote:
pickup and a ratchet strap would get it up on its side enough to drop out the drivetrain. wouldnt need to go all the way over, just get it up high enough to get the trans dropped out, and the front diff. front diff isnt supporting anyweight/structure or anything, so it should come out fine. (wait, you said rust right? then SHOULD is the key word.) :lmao:



Terminal Rust. There was basically no floor pan. The Titanic looks in better shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:39 am 
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Is the dash the same in all Eagles? If so, how much hassle to pull the woodgrain off? Had a set one time, Ms. Mojo Bean in Seattle sent me. Seem to have lost it, possibly when I had to move a year ago. Have all the holes in my dash & would like to put it back on.


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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:56 am 
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Yes, all the same. The woodgrain is plastic parts overlaying the dash and secured in place with a few plastic pegs. Any dash from an '78 or later Concord or Spirit is a direct fit. Dashes from '70 and later Hornets, and Gremlins can also be dropped in with a bit more work.

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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:59 am 
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I bet the earlier dash would make some look twice

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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:05 am 
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There was a transition period, I think from the Gremlin to the Spirit where the old dash was used in some Spirits, or the new dash was used in some Gremlins. I need to see if I can find that. I prefer the three gauge Hornet dash.

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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:22 am 
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Something else to check with the Calcutta Sanctuary about. :epiphany:


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 Post subject: Re: Forlorn Eagles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:33 am 
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Pat wrote:
Something else to check with the Calcutta Sanctuary about. :epiphany:



If you have A/C then you would want an A/C Hornet/Gremlin Dash. If possible you should get one with all the controls and switches.

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