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o/t was the AMC concord ever 4 wheel drive?

was wondering if the AMC concord was ever 4wd, or is it the eagle I am thinking of? there is one in the local paper for dirt cheap, needs tranny work. if it were a 4wd platform, i know where I could put my jeep drivetrain Cause it looks like a LONG time before i will be able to get a new tub and frame for my cj7 thought I might as well get some use out of the good parts. thanks for the info....Ben
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Re: o/t was the AMC concord ever 4 wheel drive?

1. If I remember correctly,
2. The answer is no,
3. The Eagle was 4WD,
4. And basically the same platform....
5. But the Concord never was 4WD.
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Re: o/t was the AMC concord ever 4 wheel drive?

The Eagle didn't use leaf springs and the jeep front axle, so there would be significant issues to converting a Concord to 4wd using jeep parts. A know a guy that has done several amc car to 4wd conversions, but he used a frame.
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Re: o/t was the AMC concord ever 4 wheel drive?

Concorde was 2WD. The eagle was basically just a 4WD version of the same thing.
And no, alot of the parts do not swap over easily to a jeep. (except the engine)
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Concorde was 2WD. The eagle was basically just a 4WD version of the same thing.
And no, alot of the parts do not swap over easily to a jeep. (except the engine)


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Most of them had the 258, be that Concorde or Eagle and lots of them had AMC 20 rear ends if I remember... The front drive of the Eagle and Spirit was IFS and the transfer case was vacuum controled. There were two base Eagels, the wagon and a 4-door like the Concorde and then there was the Spirit, the two door version.

There was a 304 in some of them.. that would have been fun... My wife had a Eagle Wagon rug rat hauler.. wow that was some time ago. Heavy thing drove like a truck but we put well over 100k on the wagon that we had.

I always wanted to enter that wagon into a demo derby... actually I hated driving it... mostly because of the damn seat.

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Re: o/t was the AMC concord ever 4 wheel drive?

Your right on the money. Crappy thing was the cars and a 5 on 4 1/2 bolt pattern like the wranglers as far as the amc 20 goes.

LOL on the seat. It had to be one of the worst on the market. I think you set in the crack from the factory. My back hurts even to remember it. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: o/t was the AMC concord ever 4 wheel drive?

There is a local guy that has an Eagle as a daily driver, but it's now running an IH 345 with D44's F/R and 33's. Just check out that plow, er bumper! It also never see's anything but pavement.

I asked him about it, and he said he bought it to save money on gas..

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LOL on the seat. It had to be one of the worst on the market. I think you set in the crack from the factory. My back hurts even to remember it.

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They called them "Bucket Seats" but I have a 6 gallon butt and those were 3 gallon buckets... it's like a portalet actually.
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he said he bought it to save money on gas..

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Man, what was his previous daily driver?

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Re: o/t was the AMC concord ever 4 wheel drive?

thanks for the replies... wasn't looking for that much of a project. thought if the jeep and concord/eagle were solid axle, would be a fairly simple swap...guess I'll keep my drivetrain unitl I get the money for a tub/frame or find a rolling chasis to put it in.....Ben
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