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How many think I should restore the 70 grabber to original??

  1. Completely original with 6cyl. suspension

    16 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. Larger 6 with some minor upgrades and 5 bolt

    10 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. 302/4spd, restomod

    56 vote(s)
    65.1%
  4. Fiberglass tilt front end, tubbed, race ready

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. 1970grabber

    1970grabber Member

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    My name is Robert, and I am a mavoholic. My dad traded his 70 Chevelle SS396 for my 1970 Maverick Grabber. It is Vermillion with black stripes, rimblow steering wheel, and not much else. Right now its sitting in their backyard, with lots of dust, rust,and fading paint. The motor is locked up tight, and the rearend is dead. Sounds like a nice project, huh? Well, it will be a good project when my wifes 64 comet gets on the road. Hopefully soon. Anybody have a good template for the hood stripes on a 70?? Thanks. 1970grabber
    ps. they also have a 76 four door that they still drive, and I am working on picking up a 72 sprint. :bananaman
     
  2. inline6

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    hi robert.welcome to the board!even though i voted to keep it orig.it's your car,do what will make you happy in the end.if anything,i would at least change over to the granada disc brakes.good luck in whatever route you take...chuck.
     
  3. 1970grabber

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    I am partial to original myself. There arent alot of 70 grabbers outthere anyway, and the ones I see are modified. I can find a 71 or 72 to make fast I think. Thanks for the welcome!
     
  4. Jean Doll

    Jean Doll Maverick Restoration Tech

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    Welcome Robert. The Grabbers are getting harder and harder to come by anymore. If I were in your shoes I'd try to keep it original, but it's your car and only you can decide what you want to do with it. Do you have any pictures you can share with us?
     
  5. 1970grabber

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    I can get some pics. I have one pic from when it was almost new. Nice and shiny! Now its pretty sad, but it will get better. 1970grabber
     
  6. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    Howdy and welcome.
     
  7. Dan Starnes

    Dan Starnes Original owner

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    Welcome to the board.
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  8. wardf

    wardf Ward Frahler

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    welcome to the board! I voted to restomod it. while a 70 grabber might be rare they aren't really that valuable restored compared to what it cost to get everything back to original. If a Grabber had been a performance package instead of just a decor package I would lean the other way. What does it really take to make a grabber, rear spoiler if it a 70, hood and bucket seats for the 71 72, I know there are door panels and stuff also but.......to get that car back to original it will nickle and dime you to death. Look at Mavaholics Sprint or Dan Starnes Stallion as great examples of keeping a car looking stock like but in restomod form. Just my .02 Ward
     
  9. Mercurycruizers

    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper

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    I'm all for the original look. But, it's your car. Do with as you wish. I'm sure it will turn out awesome. I just got a 70 Maverick Grabber (vermillion) also. Has a 200 cu in with C-4. Just got a 72 Sprint with a 200 cu in & 3 spd on the floor. I'm going to keep them both original, as I have a 73 Comet 302 cu in I fixed up for racing & cruising. Nice to have the best of both worlds. I'm hanging onto the Sprint for Bill. He & his wife really love the car. Besides, I need to fix up the Grabber for my soon to be wife (she adopted it). Nice to have the other half, enjoy these cars as much as I do. Maybe I can sneak another one home.....LOL
     
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  10. Maverick Guy

    Maverick Guy Maverick Enthusiast

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    1970Grabber, welcome to the board! :) I say go original, with a few safety mods. Like it was mentioned, you can always buy another to mod out if you like. :cool:
     
  11. don graham

    don graham MCG State Rep

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    hi, welcome to the board. i say it's yours to do with as you want. your the one that's got to be happy with. i would've voted for restomod, but i'm not a 4 speed person. guess i'm getting old.:D
     
  12. 1970grabber

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    Heres some pics:clap: First one is when brought home, rest are about 2 years ago when I drug it out of a shed that was falling down. It is still sitting there. :(
     

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  13. Maine Mav

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    Whatever you do, leave those big gripper snowtreads on the back, they're awesome!!:D
     
  14. 1970grabber

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    Well, dad did only get it stuck once! Clear up to the rockers I am told. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sides the rusty 1/4 it don`t look too bad just a little soap water and wax ;) .
     

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