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For me, it's the 90* kick at the end of the 81/82 decals. I don't know what I'd call it, sorts like ski tips.
But the stacked slope thing at the front end of the 83/84 are cool too. Made it look fast like an 80s buddy cop show's car.
I was in my second year of vet school in upstate NY. We were in the middle of a ruminant lab, looking at stomach fluid under microscopes. Got out of lab and ran into one of my mentors who told me about the first plane. Went to a row of computers and pulled up the news to see the second plane...
I believe the side rails were an option throughout production, but were much, much more common in 81 and 82 - maybe AMC was cranking them out thinking people would like them only to find out that market research showed otherwise. The rollbar mounted spare was available sometime in the late...
Perfect rims can get $100/ea+. Marginal rims that'll clean up nice, $75ea (some of yours look like they might fall in this category). Pitted, rusted rims - $25ea maybe.
Center caps go for $20ea+ depending on condition.
There was a top made by grizzly - couple old posts but the photos got lost after the server changeover several years ago.
Not exactly easy, but not the hardest thing to do. Plenty of swearing involved, though.
They can be tricky to work on, ground faults are an easy mistake to make.
Problem is, the aftermarket replacements are terrible. If I ever need to replace mine again, I'll just go with a Speedhut...
What's your fuel gauge doing? In my experience, the fuel gauge tends to go first, which tends to cause problems with the temp gauge since it depends on the fuel gauge feed for...voltage, I think? I can't recall.