What's a really nice 1984 Eagle Sedan worth ??

Hey guys,
My focus ended up totalled from the accident last Friday.  I am going tonight to look at a 1984 Eagle Sedan with 49,000 miles on it.  Was originally owned by an elderly gentleman and it looks to be in excellent shape.  258/auto.  Black ext. Red int.  Has had basic tune up and maintenance done and only needs a headliner.  Supposedly no rust (garage kept all its life).
 
What would an Eagle like this be worth?  I'm considering it to be the replacement for the Focus, at least temporarily ... perhaps longer if it's in as good a shape as the 2nd owner claims (she's not a mechanic ... has all the work done by a shop).  Thanks!

Sincerely,
Greg Taylor :)  <><

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Can't help much with the price but I would recommend being sure to check for
rust. The plastic body parts can hide a great deal, even on low mileage cars.
Rocker panels are the worst. Also check to the rear for the front springs where
the sub-frame meets the inner fender.

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Quoting Greg Taylor :

> Hey guys,
> My focus ended up totalled from the accident last Friday.  I am going
> tonight to look at a 1984 Eagle Sedan with 49,000 miles on it.  Was
> originally owned by an elderly gentleman and it looks to be in excellent
> shape.  258/auto.  Black ext. Red int.  Has had basic tune up
> and maintenance done and only needs a headliner.  Supposedly no rust
> (garage kept all its life).
>  
> What would an Eagle like this be worth?  I'm considering it to be the
> replacement for the Focus, at least temporarily ... perhaps longer if it's in
> as good a shape as the 2nd owner claims (she's not a mechanic ... has all the
> work done by a shop).  Thanks!
>
> Sincerely,
> Greg Taylor :)  <><
>
>
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That's a hard call to make.
What's it worth to you?
Could be anywhere from a $1000 car on up!
From the osunds of it, it needs a first hand look see to determine it's value depending a lot on what possible rust issues are hiding under it?
A lot of times these low mileage cars have hidden demons.
Look it over very carefully, especially the inner rockers as they are kind of hidden witht he claddign and all. You can only really see the bottom edge so they can be gone and go unnoticed by a casual glance.
Also if it has a vunyl top check around the rear glass carefully too.

Don't forget axle boots!

Check for delayed engagement into reverse when it's first started. They usually run a long time this way, but it is an issue with some of them.

enough doom and gloom for now...

Good luck!

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" Chronic Pain Hurts"

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Greg Taylor
> Hey guys,
> My focus ended up totalled from the accident last Friday.  I am going
> tonight to look at a 1984 Eagle Sedan with 49,000 miles on it.  Was
> originally owned by an elderly gentleman and it looks to be in excellent
> shape.  258/auto.  Black ext. Red int.  Has had basic tune up and
> maintenance done and only needs a headliner.  Supposedly no rust (garage
> kept all its life).
>  
> What would an Eagle like this be worth?  I'm considering it to be the
> replacement for the Focus, at least temporarily ... perhaps longer if it's in as
> good a shape as the 2nd owner claims (she's not a mechanic ... has all the work
> done by a shop).  Thanks!
>
> Sincerely,
> Greg Taylor :)  <><
>
>
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Wiper arm needed for a '75 Gremlin

I was driving down the street the other day and turned on my wipers to
wash the windshield when all of a sudden my passenger side wiper blade
went flying off to the side of the road. I retrieved the blade and
discovered that the plastic piece at the end of the wiper arm had cracked
off leaving me nothing to attach the blade to. New blades do not come
with this plastic piece as it is actually part of the arm itself, I
believe. Does anyone have an arm for sale? Thanks.

Ross Guistino
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'75 Gremlin X aka Greta

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What's a really nice 1984 Eagle Sedan worth ??

The delay going into reverse or drive will be related to the fact that the oil
flow in park isn't like being in gear or even neutral. If possible the trans
should be in neutral when idling.
I have a tranny that came without one of the pressure plugs installed. In park
it didn't matter 'cause there was no pressure but neutral or other gear had the
oil spraying out.

Ken

Quoting Wrambler242@comcast.net:

> That's a hard call to make.
> What's it worth to you?
> Could be anywhere from a $1000 car on up!
> From the osunds of it, it needs a first hand look see to determine it's
> value depending a lot on what possible rust issues are hiding under it?
> A lot of times these low mileage cars have hidden demons.
> Look it over very carefully, especially the inner rockers as they are kind of
> hidden witht he claddign and all. You can only really see the bottom edge so
> they can be gone and go unnoticed by a casual glance.
> Also if it has a vunyl top check around the rear glass carefully too.
>
> Don't forget axle boots!
>
> Check for delayed engagement into reverse when it's first started. They
> usually run a long time this way, but it is an issue with some of them.
>
> enough doom and gloom for now...
>
> Good luck!
>
> --
> Mark Price
> Morgantown, WV
> 1969 AMC Rambler, 4.0L, EFI, T-5
> 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.7L, Quadratrc II
> " Chronic Pain Hurts"
>
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Greg Taylor
> > Hey guys,
> > My focus ended up totalled from the accident last Friday.  I am going
>
> > tonight to look at a 1984 Eagle Sedan with 49,000 miles on it.  Was
> > originally owned by an elderly gentleman and it looks to be in excellent
> > shape.  258/auto.  Black ext. Red int.  Has had basic tune
> up and
> > maintenance done and only needs a headliner.  Supposedly no rust
> (garage
> > kept all its life).
> >  
> > What would an Eagle like this be worth?  I'm considering it to be the
>
> > replacement for the Focus, at least temporarily ... perhaps longer if it's
> in as
> > good a shape as the 2nd owner claims (she's not a mechanic ... has all the
> work
> > done by a shop).  Thanks!
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Greg Taylor :)  <><
> >
> >
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What's a really nice 1984 Eagle Sedan worth ??

We had a few back in the 80's that proved hard to repair.
It's something to look for as it was an issue that came up a few times.
Not saying it was overly common, but one we had would not behave after being pulled and gone through three times.
Factory rep signed off on a replacement after a phone call.
A porosity problem in the case was suspected.

Just something to look at with 20+ year old cars.

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-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Ken Ames
> The delay going into reverse or drive will be related to the fact that the oil
> flow in park isn't like being in gear or even neutral. If possible the trans
> should be in neutral when idling.
> I have a tranny that came without one of the pressure plugs installed. In park
> it didn't matter 'cause there was no pressure but neutral or other gear had the
> oil spraying out.
>
> Ken
>
>
> Quoting Wrambler242@comcast.net:
>
> > That's a hard call to make.
> > What's it worth to you?
> > Could be anywhere from a $1000 car on up!
> > From the osunds of it, it needs a first hand look see to determine it's
> > value depending a lot on what possible rust issues are hiding under it?
> > A lot of times these low mileage cars have hidden demons.
> > Look it over very carefully, especially the inner rockers as they are kind of
> > hidden witht he claddign and all. You can only really see the bottom edge so
> > they can be gone and go unnoticed by a casual glance.
> > Also if it has a vunyl top check around the rear glass carefully too.
> >
> > Don't forget axle boots!
> >
> > Check for delayed engagement into reverse when it's first started. They
> > usually run a long time this way, but it is an issue with some of them.
> >
> > enough doom and gloom for now...
> >
> > Good luck!
> >
> > --
> > Mark Price
> > Morgantown, WV
> > 1969 AMC Rambler, 4.0L, EFI, T-5
> > 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.7L, Quadratrc II
> > " Chronic Pain Hurts"
> >
> > -------------- Original message ----------------------
> > From: Greg Taylor
> > > Hey guys,
> > > My focus ended up totalled from the accident last Friday.  I am going
> >
> > > tonight to look at a 1984 Eagle Sedan with 49,000 miles on it.  Was
> > > originally owned by an elderly gentleman and it looks to be in excellent
> > > shape.  258/auto.  Black ext. Red int.  Has had basic tune
> > up and
> > > maintenance done and only needs a headliner.  Supposedly no rust
> > (garage
> > > kept all its life).
> > >  
> > > What would an Eagle like this be worth?  I'm considering it to be the
> >
> > > replacement for the Focus, at least temporarily ... perhaps longer if it's
> > in as
> > > good a shape as the 2nd owner claims (she's not a mechanic ... has all the
> > work
> > > done by a shop).  Thanks!
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Greg Taylor :)  <><
> > >
> > >
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What's a really nice 1984 Eagle Sedan worth ??

Good evening all,
Went and looked at the Eagle ... almost bought it.  I found only a few issues, which I did not want to deal with, seeing as how I really need a turn-key car for work commute.
 
The driver's front half-shaft boot was ripped, the resealed valve cover still leaked oil just a tad bit (perhaps needs PCV work) and there was one quarter-sized rust hole in the front inner frame, just forward of the steering idler arm.  Other than these things needing attention, it remains one of the nicest Eagles and era-specific original AMCs I have seen in a long time.  It would mike a nice car for the right AMCer.
 
If anyone wants to contact the seller, the details are located on the Great Lakes 4x4 forum at http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?p=1132400
 
Sincerely,
Greg Taylor

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I'd be real suspicious of the frame behind the steering box if the other side has a hole in it.

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-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Greg Taylor
> Good evening all,
> Went and looked at the Eagle ... almost bought it.  I found only a few
> issues, which I did not want to deal with, seeing as how I really need a
> turn-key car for work commute.
>  
> The driver's front half-shaft boot was ripped, the resealed valve cover
> still leaked oil just a tad bit (perhaps needs PCV work) and there was
> one quarter-sized rust hole in the front inner frame, just forward of the
> steering idler arm.  Other than these things needing attention, it remains
> one of the nicest Eagles and era-specific original AMCs I have seen in a long
> time.  It would mike a nice car for the right AMCer.
>  
> If anyone wants to contact the seller, the details are located on the Great
> Lakes 4x4 forum at http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?p=1132400
>  
> Sincerely,
> Greg Taylor
>
>
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I remember that car now. They had it on autotrader for $8500 last year.
The subframes where the strut rods attach are the weak points for rust
and are an involved repair. If there is rust in the front part of the
subframe then I would look real close at the rest of the subframe too.
Turner 4WD has a brand new carb for these and it works great on my Eagle.
That and vacuum leaks are the killers for the Eagles. Too many people
have walked away in frustration dealing with those issues. Plan on
replacing every vacuum hose, replacing the plastic valve cover with an
aluminum one, bypassing the computer controls via a Nutter bypass and you
should have a decent car. Really, it is about a days worth of work. The
front halfshaft has a large nut on the wheel end and six 8 or 10 mm allen
bolts on the diff side and is easy to replace in an hour or so. They go
for about $65 exchange at rockauto or NAPA. Brakes are easy as they use
Cherokee and Wrangler components. The last thing you will need to do is
join the EagleNest site and learn from all our mistakes :)

Wayne

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On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 13:20:03 +0000 Wrambler242@comcast.net writes:
> I'd be real suspicious of the frame behind the steering box if the
> other side has a hole in it.
>
>
> --
> Mark Price
> Morgantown, WV
> 1969 AMC Rambler, 4.0L, EFI, T-5
> 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.7L, Quadratrc II
> " Chronic Pain Hurts"
>
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Greg Taylor
> > Good evening all,
> > Went and looked at the Eagle ... almost bought it.  I found
> only a few
> > issues, which I did not want to deal with, seeing as how I really
> need a
> > turn-key car for work commute.
> >  
> > The driver's front half-shaft boot was ripped, the
> resealed valve cover
> > still leaked oil just a tad bit (perhaps needs PCV work)
> and there was
> > one quarter-sized rust hole in the front inner frame, just forward
> of the
> > steering idler arm.  Other than these things needing
> attention, it remains
> > one of the nicest Eagles and era-specific original AMCs I have
> seen in a long
> > time.  It would mike a nice car for the right AMCer.
> >  
> > If anyone wants to contact the seller, the details are located on
> the Great
> > Lakes 4x4 forum at
> http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?p=1132400
> >  
> > Sincerely,
> > Greg Taylor
> >
> >
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NADA gives $1,950 as "low retail", $3,950 as "average retail" and a
surprising $6,925 as "high retail". They also have this note: "Average
retail price represents a clean vehicle in good condition with a Clean
Title History".

Looks to me like you're in the $2-$4K range. The low mileage is a big
plus, the rest depends mainly on how well the POs mechanic took care of
the car. Some people like EVERYTHING fixed, others just want to keep it
running within reason. The sagging headliner means the lady wasn't in
the "everything" category, so minor issues probably went unfixed unless
they affected operation. If it's been exceptionally well taken care of
otherwise it could easily be a $5-$6K car, but $6K+ is collector grade
territory IMHO.

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From: Wrambler242@comcast.net
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To: amundaza@yahoo.com, "AMC/Rambler owners, drivers and fans."

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That's a hard call to make.
What's it worth to you?
Could be anywhere from a $1000 car on up!
>From the osunds of it, it needs a first hand look see to determine it's value depending a lot on what possible rust issues are hiding under it?
A lot of times these low mileage cars have hidden demons.
Look it over very carefully, especially the inner rockers as they are kind of hidden witht he claddign and all. You can only really see the bottom edge so they can be gone and go unnoticed by a casual glance.
Also if it has a vunyl top check around the rear glass carefully too.

Don't forget axle boots!

Check for delayed engagement into reverse when it's first started. They usually run a long time this way, but it is an issue with some of them.

enough doom and gloom for now...

Good luck!

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What's a really nice 1984 Eagle Sedan worth ??

well, for the half shaft boot, that is simple. I'd just replace the entire half shaft, which I did on my 86 Eagle wagon (the shaft was starting to make a clunking noise when cornering). Replacing the shaft is very easy. I replaced the right shaft and both front brake calipers on my car and the whole job took me about an hour (and that including searching for the right tool once I got into the project). Valve cover isn't too big of an issue, I need to fix both of mine. Not sure what to do about the rust.

Jamie Smith
Spokane, WA

From: Greg Taylor >

The driver's front half-shaft boot was ripped, the resealed valve cover still leaked oil just a tad bit (perhaps needs PCV work) and there was one quarter-sized rust hole in the front inner frame, just forward of the steering idler arm.

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