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Offline cgaswillys

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2011, 05:09:24 PM »
John, here's some inspiration for you. This is one trick race car. Now restored to when it was first raced. Was built into a race car from new with lots of Ford help. It ran B/Super Modified.
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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2011, 05:34:41 PM »
Yea that's very inspirational! So do you know any details on the car like what powers it?

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2011, 06:40:27 PM »
Small block Ford with a 4 speed/single 4 barrel. I think it was a real trick Boss 302. I do know it was a very competitive car in Modified Production.
John, Lumberton, NJ
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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2011, 04:13:53 PM »
I scored some good parts for the maverick at the Englishtown swap meet today. Holley blue pump with regulator for $30 and yes I tested it before I bought it. Also a nice electric fan for $20. Picked up some sanding discs and a couple of other small items like that for the restoration.

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2011, 05:22:49 AM »
Cool car! I eventually want to put a 351 cleveland in mine but not for a while.

Whatabout a 302 ( or some small block Ford variation ? ) and install the Cleveland heads ?

that way, save some weight ?

I always wanted to do something like that.... or,,, I should've bought your blue Maverick from you, ( Back in the Day ), when we met the VERY FIRST time, when you had it for sale on Nottingham Way.

I think you mentioned ( at the time ) it belonged to a lil ol' Lady who only used it , to drive to church on Sunday or sumpthin ?

I was thinking she must've been in one Hell of a HURRY !   :laugh2: :laugh2: :naughty:

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2011, 09:12:25 AM »
The clevor conversion is too much of a pain. I bought my old mav from my dentist. It was his father in laws car. It had pretty low miles from what I remember.  He was a dart player and used the car to drive to his dart comeptitions. Because of his love for dart playing his nick name was "Jab" and the maverick was "the Jabmobile".

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2011, 08:15:13 PM »
The clevor conversion is too much of a pain. I bought my old mav from my dentist. It was his father in laws car. It had pretty low miles from what I remember.  He was a dart player and used the car to drive to his dart comeptitions. Because of his love for dart playing his nick name was "Jab" and the maverick was "the Jabmobile".

Interestingly, one of my first vehicles, I purchased from a traveling salesman who sold sporting goods, sporting equipment, etc... his biggest sales occurred for baseball during Spring training, and he mentioned something about Louisville 'sluggers', hence I nic-mamed it the ' Batmobile '
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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2011, 08:22:28 PM »
That's pretty funny.

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2011, 10:18:47 PM »
I got a little bit done tonight on the cowl. I put a coat of urethane primer on the top of the lower cowl panel and top and underside of the upper cowl panel. Now I have to wait until it's not so humid to give it a coat of Grabber Green enamel before I can bond it back onto the car. I can't wait to get past this cowl because the rest of the bodywork is simple!

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2011, 03:37:57 PM »
GREEN ?

i thought you were going grabber blue  :whistling:

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2011, 04:32:20 PM »
Nope, everybody has grabber blue. Especially now with all the new mustangs in that color. Grabber Green was my choice for several years now.

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2011, 08:16:05 PM »
I got the Grabber Green on the cowl pieces tonight. Now I can get the top half glued on this weekend for sure.

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2011, 08:21:29 PM »
grabber blue...........Petty blue................it all the same  :laugh2:
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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2011, 08:29:50 PM »
The color is actually much darker in person than the pictures.

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Re: 1972 Maverick Grabber
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2011, 08:31:39 PM »
it looks more sea-foam green. must be the lighting
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