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Post by 250mav on January 21st 2008, 9:35 am

im really intrested in doing this roller job to my maverick

still havent decided on a color though i'd like to keep it looking a little "rough" and "bad @$$" then a wanna be show car

anyway its a '76 originally rotten eggs yellow with a white soft top.

i added small bumpers, grabber spoiler, and a new hood with the glass scoop already on it.

then i ripped the soft top off, used some random solovent to get the glue off then went to walmart and bought about 10 cans of 99 cent flat black spray paint and got to work.











i'd like to keep her black, im not hoping for a mirror finish obviously but would like something where all the spray paint lines arent as noticable either lol. but im also open to other ideas
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Post by Matt on January 21st 2008, 1:09 pm

It looks like a really solid project. I believe rustoleum makes a satin black if you wanted to go that route. It's hot roddy, low maintenance, and when your finished it should be uniform with no blotches or streaks. I think it would look really good satin black or charcoal gray with chrome wheels. Just my cents


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Post by Roadking41a on January 21st 2008, 8:23 pm

I have to agree with you Matt. I think it will look great in Satin Black. I haven't seen a Maverick in a long time yours really looks good body wise.
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Re: Rollin up the maverick this spring

Post by 250mav on January 22nd 2008, 12:06 am

yea it is pretty soild. thats why i bought it in the first place despite how ugly it looked. the rear 1/4's and floor pan were completly solid. i did replace a fender, both doors, the hood and trunk lid. and ive also got to hammer out a dent over the rear driver's side wheel well

but like i said the car was 30 years old when i bought it and spent its whole life up here in the north east and wasnt a rust bucket. the guy wanted $200 since it didnt run but I happily paid

i didnt even know what a maverick was i just knew i liked that body style. kinda reminded me of a mini-torino mixed with a mustang. and i can honestly say the first maverick i ever seen was the one i bought and still own

another project im working on with it is adapting on 1967-68 mercury cougar tail lights Smile
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Post by megaglow_z on January 22nd 2008, 12:10 am

Matt wrote:It looks like a really solid project. I believe rustoleum makes a satin black if you wanted to go that route. It's hot roddy, low maintenance, and when your finished it should be uniform with no blotches or streaks. I think it would look really good satin black or charcoal gray with chrome wheels. Just my cents
Agreed....that car would look SICK in satin black.
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Post by Matt on January 22nd 2008, 12:54 am

It would look good gloss black as well wow


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Re: Rollin up the maverick this spring

Post by 250mav on January 22nd 2008, 4:15 am

orange has been on my mind alot too



heres a few more i liked















i never seen a real one in this color but ive kinda like this color sceme too


like ive said, ive got so many ideas running throough my mind i dont know what to do lol
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Post by Matt on January 22nd 2008, 4:07 pm

Are you going to build up an engine for it? Or have you allready? 32valve DOHC Cobra 4.6 is begging to be dropped in there hey

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Post by 250mav on January 22nd 2008, 5:29 pm

the shock towers are too tight for a 4.6. 4.6's are actually wider then a 1970's 460 big block. the biggest engine a stock maverick bay can take is a 351w or 351c but over the spring and summer i plan on just getting ahold of a good running 302 and freshening it up. probably convert a 1980's 5.0 to run of a carb

right now its got a 250ci (4.1) straight 6 under the hood
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Post by Matt on January 22nd 2008, 6:03 pm

That's cool. Yeah I saw a DOHC 4.6 in a new mustang at a car show and I thought it was a big block. They are huge. I didn't think about the shock towers. A nice stout carbed small block will do the trick Wink

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Post by Roadking41a on January 22nd 2008, 6:18 pm

If you can put a rack and pinion steering in your Mav a 4.6 or a 5.4 would fit without the shock tower there? I know they have kits for the early Mustangs to convert it over.
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Post by Batjac on January 22nd 2008, 10:17 pm

I've always thought the Maverick didn't get the love it deserved. If I were a Ford guy (I'm a Chebbie fan), I'd find an old Maverick and make a Grabber clone. Girl I dated in highschool had one of those avocado green Mavericks. I liked it, but she hated it. It was all she could afford, though. I thought it would have been a great car if it were just given a little more guts under the hood. And, although the maveric was a granny car, the Grabber got some great write-ups in the car magazines.

I hope your project turns out great.

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Post by 250mav on January 23rd 2008, 2:32 am

ironcally i find more mopar and GM guys that are fans of mavericks then actuall ford folks. they all seem to be too obsessed with mustangs and are turned off by anything else. and all too often maverick owners seem to be suffering from something i like to call "mustang-envy"

iam trying to go for the grabber look but im really not a fan of the hood, tho i do have a grabber spoiler on it. the hood scoop is from a mercury cougar/ Comet GT(the mercury version of the maverick). inside the car ive got short back black buckets from a 66 stang (i know i know lol) on the rear im going to put on 68 cougar tail lights and up front i want to get a chin spoiler. 69 mustang ones are a direct fit lol
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Post by 85S10project on January 23rd 2008, 2:46 am

My uncle use to have a Maverick. It was lime green not a bad looking car until he got t-boned. Mavericks are a lot better than mustangs to me at least but I still prefer Camaros.
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Post by 250mav on January 23rd 2008, 2:56 am

one time i had someone ask me what year my nova was Smile
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Post by 250mav on January 23rd 2008, 2:59 am

heres a good pic to show what i mean about the 4.6



the biggest engine and only v8 a maverick ever got was a 302 though they can accept the slightly taller 351 but you almost have to remove the engine to remove the plugs
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Post by mazdawg78 on January 23rd 2008, 1:09 pm

that orange one is sharp. i think i actually found a maverick i like lol but im also a huge fan of orange

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Re: Rollin up the maverick this spring

Post by Matt on January 26th 2008, 5:58 pm

Yea the DOHC is a beast. I would love to have one until something broke. Looks like it would cause some problems during maintenance. A 302 will still supply you with all the power that maverick wants.

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Post by Stormin' Norman on January 27th 2008, 9:42 pm

250mav wrote:the shock towers are too tight for a 4.6. 4.6's are actually wider then a 1970's 460 big block. the biggest engine a stock maverick bay can take is a 351w or 351c but over the spring and summer i plan on just getting ahold of a good running 302 and freshening it up. probably convert a 1980's 5.0 to run of a carb

right now its got a 250ci (4.1) straight 6 under the hood

Hi! I swapped from a 302 to a 200 CID, especially after seeing what the guys at FordSix.com have done to these Sixes! One buddy here in town, bought an Australian 250 CID head, and a tri-carb intake and cam setup for his 200 CID. HOT!!!

7 mains makes the 302 5 main look good from a rearview mirror. pirat

http://fordsix.com/forum/index.php
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Re: Rollin up the maverick this spring

Post by Batjac on January 27th 2008, 10:36 pm

Matt wrote:A 302 will still supply you with all the power that maverick wants.

Like I said, I'm a Chevy guy (restifying a '79 Camaro). But, if we can get 350HP out of a SBC 305 (and I mean long term reliable, not using Nitrous with a 150 shot), then I'd imagine you Ford guys should be able to do something similar with a 302. And 350HP in a maverick should make it about a 12 second car.
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Post by Roadking41a on January 28th 2008, 2:46 am

I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss a 6 cyl. Hey Stormin if you can get yourself a 300-I6 and a head off a 240-I6 drop it on the 300 and you'll be surprised at what that can do.
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Post by Stormin' Norman on January 28th 2008, 8:00 am

Roadking41a wrote:I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss a 6 cyl. Hey Stormin if you can get yourself a 300-I6 and a head off a 240-I6 drop it on the 300 and you'll be surprised at what that can do.

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Post by 250mav on January 28th 2008, 9:12 am

the 240/300 is also too big for a maverick. too long and tall

mavericks came with the small 6's (170-200-250's) like most small ford cars. they are a completly diffrent block the the 240/300
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Post by Matt on January 29th 2008, 2:18 pm

I have a 258ci I-6 in my Cj7 and it is pretty peppy and full of torque. It's all stock other than a new MC2100 carb. I've been thinking of dropping on a 4.0 head to lower the compression and bore and stroke it with a nice free flow exhaust. Should up the potential a little Wink

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Post by 250mav on January 29th 2008, 3:21 pm

yea the head is the biggest draw back to the ford 6's. they were never designed for performance anyway. by the time you build one up to go fast you could have built a 302 and had 2x the power.

thats my plan for over the summer. i'd rather sink money into a 302 and performance parts then body and paint work. theres only so much cash to go around
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