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Old 10-02-2007, 12:24 PM
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i own a 1974 maverick that has been restored, i still have parts that i want to get for it and i was wondering if its a good candidate for turning it into a custom classic car. i won't be doing any body cutting or any thing like that. the first thing im going to do after i rebuild my six is have the front end lowered an inch,have a front spoiler put on and maybe some maverick stallion fender badges (my car is painted Black Cherry; that includes the bumpers)

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Check out some of the Grabber goodies!! Ford put V8's in them and other neat stuff like disc brakes and 9" rear ends. You might also check Hot Rod magazines from the early to mid '80's. They did a build up of a Maverick, I think it was called "The Watermelon Papers" or something like that. A built inline 6 would be neat too. If you are thinking about adding a spoiler, you might also consider one of the cool Grabber hoods.

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Find a donor V8 Maverick and transplant drivetrain to your car.....V-8 Mavericks were fun to drive! Wish I had my 74 Grabber back....
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Mavericks are Falcons/Mustangs with different tin. Have at it, they make great sleepers and are available cheap usually. They also were available with nice to have things like Air Conditioning so you can make them comfortible to drive year round if you desire. Autocrafters in Virginia has lots of goodies for them.
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I remember this Grabber and 75 T/A were at a light ready to race I came up on them at a red light and left both behind those were the days. My buddy had one with a 302 he worked at the airport we would fuel it up and get it.
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A maverick is one of the cars I have been thinking of hotrodding for awhile. They are cheap and they could look pretty good if done right. Plus they are light and with a modest engine could really tear it up. I like the 70 model with the smaller bumpers. Do you know if they will fit on the later years. They definitely look more muscle car then the monster bumpers of the later 70's.
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A maverick is one of the cars I have been thinking of hotrodding for awhile. They are cheap and they could look pretty good if done right. Plus they are light and with a modest engine could really tear it up. I like the 70 model with the smaller bumpers. Do you know if they will fit on the later years. They definitely look more muscle car then the monster bumpers of the later 70's.
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Yea. earlier bumpers fit the later '73 up big bumper cars.
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We had a Maverick in our high school shop class, it was a pretty cool looking classic. Ours had a straight six but with a V8 and the light weight that would be one fast car.
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