1971 Maverick, Resorection from the Grave.

Discussion in 'Maverick/Comet Projects' started by JOEXR793, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. JOEXR793

    JOEXR793 Member

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    I have 1 19691/2 Maverick and 56 others.
    Picked up this 71 Maverick a few Years ago,, 200 CID 3 Speed Manual on the Floor, Solid Frame but just beat to crap over the Years,,.

    Lets Take a Walk from the Beginning and see where we Go,,

    Joe
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    yellow75 MCCI Oregon State Rep Supporting Member

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    You are bringing a car back to life that I never would have even attempted nor would have wanted to do. Guess anything can be repaired if you have the talent and ability and parts . Sorta makes me ashamed of the cars I parted out but then again the repair sheet metal parts were not available nor did I ever thing they would be.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick Supporting Member

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    Think of all the Camaros, Mustangs and so on killed in the 80's that were better than some of the cars being restored today. I scrapped a 66 Chevelle that had rusty floors and quarters because I found a better one. Totally fixable today but just a car back then.
    We won't talk about the 63.5 Galaxie that was junked because nobody would give him $500 for it. 406 6V 4 speed car that had a 390 in it at the time. At 15 I couldn't come up with the money to buy it.
     
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    Krazy Comet Tom

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    LOL, yes we will.

    If it truly was a 63½ Fastback 406, it'd be worth mega bucks. Only a very few were produced(i think two or three documented), Ford discontinued the 406 at approx same time of introducing the fastback & 427.

    I looked at a '63 box top that supposedly had a the 6V 406 but I think it may have been the police 390 with solid lifter cam. Anyway it lost oil pressure on the test drive, parked it and called dealer to tell them where it was. Years later I did have a '62 XL that had been a 6V G code 406 car but it too had a 390 in it. Sold it for next to nothing.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick Supporting Member

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    I know this post is old but apparently so am I and my memory! I was just sent a picture of the 63 in question and found what I remembered as a fastback was indeed a box top. I have no idea how I convinced myself it was other than all the years hanging out with a friend that has a 64 fastback muddying my memory. This was the car in 1973 at the drag strip in Yakima, WA.

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