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artb
11-16-2002, 08:37 PM
Just found an old picture today, of when I use to travel to fish New England. The picture was taken in 1982 when I had the AMC Eagle special made for me, automatic air shocks, heavy duty radiator, transmission, rear end. The Eagle was 2 weeks old when I pulled my 3000 lb boat to Rangley Lake Maine with my Old Town Tripper on the roof, those were the days.:D The Eagle today is the wife's car and still running fine.:smokin:

2HandTheSalt
11-17-2002, 08:52 AM
Wow Art, I haven't seen one of those in years.

The Eagle was considered an oddity back when. A four-wheel drive family wagon. It must have been twenty-years ahead of it's time.

Eddie
11-17-2002, 03:04 PM
Looks like the $50,000 Audi AllRoad.

juro
11-17-2002, 04:05 PM
Now that's a classic fishin' rig if ever I saw one!

Optional equipment:

Steering wheel rotary vise
Fold-down camper cot with alarm
Remote tire pressure adjustment for oversand use

:)

artb
11-17-2002, 09:24 PM
:) Juro, I forgot it does have a built in air compressor which you can pump up the tires. The shocks automatically adjust to the weight and the load it was pulling it does it with sensors, and use the air compressor. It was and still is the best 4 wheel drive vehicle I have had. Chrysler dropped the ball when they took over AMC. :chuckle:

Quentin
11-18-2002, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by 2HandTheSalt
Wow Art, I haven't seen one of those in years.

The Eagle was considered an oddity back when. A four-wheel drive family wagon. It must have been twenty-years ahead of it's time.

I still remember the TV ad: "Out-accelerates a Trans-Am in sand." :hehe:

Q

RayStachelek
11-18-2002, 05:39 PM
Hey Art - Talking about old equipement

My first fishing rig.

Car- 1962 Chev. Bel Aire, 283 cu. inch V-8 automatic.
Boat - 1957 Bristol runabout. 3/8" mahogany plywood hull.
Motor - 1964 Evannrude 33 hp. with double hose pump type gas tanks.

Lots of maintanance each year. Sanding, painting, varnishing.
Wish I had both today. That boat was sweet once it stayed in the water and swelled. See the '57 Chev in the back ground.
We had no depth finders or electronics than. You either looked over the side or lowered a sinker to the bottom in dirty water.

artb
11-18-2002, 08:25 PM
Ray, Those were the days.:) I am sure you have seen that little old lady driving that car around East Providence, only driven now by a little old lady.:eyecrazy: Don't tell her I said that.:chuckle:

Slinger
11-19-2002, 12:36 AM
Art and Ray, where you been? Haven`t heard from ya in a long time! Wish I could post pics, shot a monster 10 pt. last Fri., 3rd deer this season. If Jerry goes to the Rhoddy meeting tonight I`ll send a pic with him.
Slinger