Boys big jay got him a 73 maverick 2 door with 34,623 orginal miles

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  1. jayss10

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    and the weird part is it was only 18 miles from my house,its a 6 banger 250,automatic,brown with brown interior,no rust ever,super clean interior,it hit a deer in the nov.,so it needs a few parts,this is the 2nd time it hit a deer,must be a deer magnet lol,i need a rust free drivers fender,grill,maybe a nice hood ,i might buy a carbon 1 though,trim for hood,like to get a 70 to 72 nice front bumper and stuff needed, and find a nice 302 and trans. this trans and motor will be for sale,it runs and drives perfect, god i love this car,cant wait to get it on the road,also would like to know best fitting headers for it ,shorties or full lenth, that are easy to get at plugs
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    Well it's about time :) you have been searching quite awhile. You know we have to have some pics when you get around to it :thumbs2:
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    heres a few pics, in the pics you can see what i need ,its super orginal,air cleaner,washer bottle,everything even the orginal spare tire is in it,jack ect.,ill get more pics later let me know what you thing the am radio works also

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    will the trans in here fit a v8
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    Nice find, probably got a sweet deal with the damage it has. SHouldnt be too hard to find the parts. Remember the small bumper fenders have the notch in them. So if you are going to do a small bumper swap then any fenders will work and the later ones can be notched. If keeping the 73 bumper get 73 and up fenders so there wont be a notch in the front.

    For headers I always say Hedman 1-5/8. Ive never heard of a bad fit, the hookers seem to be hit and miss with needing clearancing.

    And I got a hood for ya, but its a long drive. have a grill too but Im sure you can find stuff closer. seems the guys are always finding these in the junk yards back east.
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    yea ill prolly stay with 73 stuff then,the bumper is still super nice ,dont know how it didnt get damaged but its all good,i might take you up on a hood if i cant find 1 close what does it cost to ship a grill is yours nice
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    Yes the trans will work with a v8, one less thing to worry about :)
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    Man that is a nice straight car besides the damage
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    Neither of my hood or grill is nice enough to worry about shippingcross country. Would be good to have if somebody was local and needed one but theres nicer stuff out there if you gotta ship one anyways.
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    Super clean car. Love the interior (and the water heater)!
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    thanks yall, when i seen it i about dropped, i love the interior also, this thing is 100% orginal, other then the other time it hit a deer, looks like they did the hood before,now hurt again,lol i will come down and take you up on a fender, what else do you have if you can tell from the pics craig, send me a message with the price for a fender ,grill,hood,i need a radiator also for a v8 ,i was told by another guy the trans bell was different, if its the same, thats really kool it shifted perfect, anyone here need a super low miles 250 six
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    great looking Mav., will make a nlce.
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    thanks alot, ive been looking for 3 years, finally got all but 1 of my kids grown, so now i can reward myself, im going to keep it clean and stock appearing, i want a well mannered 302 for engine with around a 500 lift cam pumpgas so im thinking around 9 to1 comp.,ill prolly get a set of 210 runner procomp heads,from my buddy he gets them bare and details them himself,good hi vol. oil pump,air gap intake 750 double pumper holley,c4 trans with a shift kit, but nothing to crazy,maybe a 355 to 373 gear, so im def looking for a 8 inch posi chunck,ill order a 3500 stall from revmax ,set of 2 1/2 dual exhaust with flows,cal track bars,trick springs for front,and 3 way shocks 90/10 setting,leaving the interior stock and the stock shifter,also looking for a set of weld wheels,going to run a 275 street sticky on back 4 in front this is my dream, i could go on and on, ive had these plans for awhile, i know the heads are alittle big, but i want to have the flow incase i go more cubit inchs in the future ,347 or 393 not sure ,i need a header part # for the 302 , i figure it should run 12.0s easy and drive anywhere
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    well paid for the car today heading back to pick it up sunday ,ill take pics of it on the trailer,remember i need a center chunk 355 or bigger posi for a 8 inch ,anyone know someone with cal tracs,who was that that built his own and would make more,craig please save me with parts my friend ok,and im there for the kentucky meet in july going to leave friday morning and stay till sunday, i hope to meet mean maverick and all my friends on here...wow can yall tell im excited ....my wife sez im driving her crazy about this maverick....i hope raymond comes to the meet also, and ryan we got to get togather sometime thanks for your advise and help ........
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