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Update on my 1970 Maverick
« on: October 21, 2013, 04:41:49 PM »
This is the 1970 Maverick. Engine should be dropped in in about 2 weeks. You guys said you wanted to see my other projects, so here is another.

The last picture shows what this looked like underneath before. I want to do all of this to the Pinto this upcoming Spring...
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 04:45:47 PM »
Can't fit my images to 100kb... Sheesh that's way too small...
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 06:03:14 PM »
It's looking good.. When you click the image you see full size.
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 07:36:22 PM »
It's looking good.. When you click the image you see full size.

Thanks, I'll get the Pinto looking as good after the paint and probably in the spring!
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 10:35:29 PM »
Thanks, I'll get the Pinto looking as good after the paint and probably in the spring!
Looking forward to seeing it, I'm sure it'll turn out bichin..
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 10:51:35 AM »
Pintos and Mavericks, make a nice pair of Old Fords  8)
Looking good, what motor is going in the Maverick? What color?


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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 11:04:24 AM »
Pintos and Mavericks, make a nice pair of Old Fords  8)
Looking good, what motor is going in the Maverick? What color?

This is annoying, 100kb for a file size and when you have one too big you have to retype the message. This is pretty crappy. Here we go again (think I'll copy it before submitting this time). The car will be done in Grabber Blue, it was green with a green interior with that weird 70s plaid (mostly rotted away). I'm thinking black or an off white with grabber blue trim. The engine compartment is near perfect and the trunk. Surface rust inside and out. It's pretty bad and the sanding wheel and vibrating sander will go through it inside and out (except engine compartment and trunk).

It's keeping its 200ci engine along with the 3 speed transmission and three on the tree. This is a picture of the oil pan :D
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 11:06:36 AM »
Pintos and Mavericks, make a nice pair of Old Fords  8)
Looking good, what motor is going in the Maverick? What color?

LOL, you have a Maverick also :D Cool - is a good choice for old Fords :D
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 11:12:32 AM »
This is annoying, 100kb for a file size and when you have one too big you have to retype the message. This is pretty crappy. Here we go again (think I'll copy it before submitting this time).
A little tip: It's easier to use Photobucket and just link to your pics don't have to worry about file size. ;)
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013, 11:34:21 AM »
A little tip: It's easier to use Photobucket and just link to your pics don't have to worry about file size. ;)

Yeah, I guess I could copy them to one of my servers also...
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2013, 11:44:36 AM »
Yeah, I guess I could copy them to one of my servers also...
That would work too.
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2013, 06:42:10 PM »
Dianne: My Dad bought a brand new 1970 Grabber (metallic green with black accents) back in '70 and owned it for 10 years. It was a rust bucket by the time he replaced it, but he did all the work on it himself over the years. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Mavericks too, very nice work.
 
PS - How are your torque boxes? Are they in decent shape? Are you a member on www.maverick.to?

PPS - don't complain too much about the photo storage and sizing, I did the same a few years back and got in big trouble over it (note my negatives). Just put your photos elsewhere and stay out of the doghouse. I completely agree with you, but the complaining just gets you in trouble. I'll probably get a negative for even saying this. Oh well. :)
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2013, 06:51:13 PM »
Dianne: My Dad bought a brand new 1970 Grabber (metallic green with black accents) back in '70 and owned it for 10 years. It was a rust bucket by the time he replaced it, but he did all the work on it himself over the years. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Mavericks too, very nice work.
 
PS - How are your torque boxes? Are they in decent shape? Are you a member on www.maverick.to?

PPS - don't complain too much about the photo storage and sizing, I did the same a few years back and got in big trouble over it (note my negatives). Just put your photos elsewhere and stay out of the doghouse. I completely agree with you, but the complaining just gets you in trouble. I'll probably get a negative for even saying this. Oh well. :)

I am a member there, but they aren't like here honestly! I posted how the brake line install went there on using 68 Mustang parts. This was a rust bucket also as an FYI, so floors welded in, etc... I wasn't complaining about storage, now I just size them down. Torque boxes were fine, but this car sat for many many years.

Do you have a Maverick now also? There's a nice one here, which would make a great project, for only $400 :)

Nice to meet you!
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- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2013, 07:18:04 PM »
Nice to meet you too! Agh - $400 - I'd be all over that. But I can guarantee you after working on this Pinto for five years now (bought in 2008), I'm a little weary of it, I'm so happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I went WAYYY far into it, but the car had so many hidden and unknown issues, the only real way to do it was to do it completely. And I'm making it a nice ride - converted my manual brakes to power (kept the standard shift), and added factory A/C (it had CRAPPY underdash dealer A/C which was falling apart - I ripped it out and went factory). And then all the fatmat and new insulation throughout - LOTS of NOS parts. I'll probably have close to $10k in it when it's done, but hey, for a fully restored car - that's not much.
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2013, 07:21:03 PM »
Your project looks like it BTW :D You've done an unreal job on it!

I have 3 projects right now, so I can't add another at all. the 73 wagon, the 70 Maverick, and the Mustang King Cobra II. Sheesh ahahahahahaha
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2013, 07:24:12 PM »
...and a King Cobra II. How cool! There's a big show here in Fort Worth every year called the "Yellow Rose Classic" which is an all Ford show. Two years ago we went and saw a completely restored King Cobra - White with red accents. It was AMAZING.....
 
...but no Pintos. They are gonna LOVE mine :)
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2013, 07:27:29 PM »
...and a King Cobra II. How cool! There's a big show here in Fort Worth every year called the "Yellow Rose Classic" which is an all Ford show. Two years ago we went and saw a completely restored King Cobra - White with red accents. It was AMAZING.....
 
...but no Pintos. They are gonna LOVE mine :)

I'm certain they'll love it! Actually, the King Cobra isn't being redone like they made them. That's a quintessential 70s/early 80s look and I don't like it at all. I'm doing mine in pearl white with pearl blue stripes. More like a regular Cobra. But it's what I like :)

Pintos seem to get attention at shows because everyone knows about Pintos :D
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2013, 07:40:29 PM »
I have a Pinto because 1) I owned a brand new '77 trunk model my Grandmother bought for me in high school, and 2) I owned a '79 wagon my Grandfather passed on to me when my Mom took over the trunk model. I LOVED that wagon - treated it like a baby - had mags (13's on the front, 14's on the back), always polished, always pristine, and eventually my brother got it. No real reason for my getting this '76 other than it was a wagon.
Truth is, if two restored cars are driving down the road (a Pinto and any classic muscle car) side by side, a viewer who snaps his head back isn't going to do it for the muscle car. I LOVE muscle cars (did a frame off on a 1957 back in the 80's), but you see them ALL the time. The reaction to the Pinto is gonna be so cool.....!!!
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2013, 07:47:44 PM »
Yeah people look at the Pinto for certain :D

Gotta love these cars! I got the Pinto because it was rockin' and I wanted to get rid of my gas hog Durango. The Pinto fit the bill and Dave had a good lead into the project!
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014, 08:09:22 PM »
Here is the engine in the car finally. This thing looks new in the engine compartment and the undercarriage, now when I get him back home time to strip him ahahahaha

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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 11:39:03 PM »
Welcome back, Dianne!  We missed you!
 
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2014, 07:36:38 AM »
Good to see ya back, looks good.. 8)
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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2014, 08:00:54 AM »
Got busier than you can imagine! Not caught up yet, but some breathers. Been working hard on the bodywork on the BMW, that's been murder. But just work work has been killing me.

Thanks :D
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: Update on my 1970 Maverick
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2014, 06:59:30 AM »
Had to replace the steering tube and blinker switch also :(
Vehicles:

- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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