List of parts that interchange with the Maverick/Comet

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  1. CaptainComet

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    In general, Ford spindles from several models will swap around easily. You may have to use the tie rod ends for the model car that the spindles came from.

    Are you just trying to replace one spindle?

    If so, that ought to be easy through a board member here ... just be sure to get one for 5 bolt wheels. Post a parts wanted ad.

    Many folks change over to front disc brakes. Modern cars stop so well now, that all drum cars are at a distinct disadvantage. 1974-77 Mav/Comet disc brake spindles go right on there, as do Granada/Monarch. ... direct bolt in, using tie rod ends made for them.

    Lincoln Versailles spindles are close, too, but take a heavier upper ball joint ... don't know if that is easily done,
     
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    All I am trying to do is replace Brake Drums on a 74 Comet. I have one broken drum. I will do disc later.

    Someone on the forum has a set with everything including spindles from a 72 Maverick.

    Will the drums from that set work on my Comet or do I need to swap out everything including the spindles?
     
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    Again, make sure you are getting 5 bolt drums. They would be off of a V8 in 72. In that year you still might get 4 bolt wheels on a six cylinder car.

    By any chance, have you looked for a drum at a better parts store. I'd bet that they still sell new ones.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I am getting a 5 bolt Drum.

    Yes, NAPA still sells a drum for that year as does AutoKrafters and others.

    I really appreciate the feed back.
     
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    Anybody Know what interchanges for body parts? I know someone used the rear rock plate/bueaty plate thing, but what about front spoiler and beauty plate? It's really hard to find a MAverick Chin spoiler.. not so much for mustang. How about styled rocker panels? Side skirt body kit type rocker panels.
     
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    I know some use a camaro chin spoiler,? Year don't know. Maybe trim to fit. I would like to fabricate a lower valance under the bumper like the GT-350 R Shelbys. More air to radiator is a good thing! Might not want to put a Chevy part on a ford- could reject it cause it's a forien object
     
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    I have one question, are any parts interchangable between the older style mustang and the maverick/comet? Because there are so many stores in calgary that sell mustang body parts? Front and rear small bumpers? Hood? Fenders? Anything like that I read this whole thread and I didn't get a defined answer so I was hoping some one new for sure or could tell me how much work it would take, I have a 1977 ford maverick! Thanks for all the help!
     
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    Lol just realized how old this thread is I hope someone still looks at it from time to time :p
     
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    Nope, nope and nope. Bumpers are Mav/Comet specific, as with hoods and fenders.

    Most common interchange parts are suspension, driveline and random interior parts. Where are you located? We have a handful of members here that have parts cars and are great to deal with. I would suggest placing a "wanted ad" in the Classifieds section of this forum for your needs.
     
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    I'm located in calgary, Alberta
     
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    Well, I have seen a primer gray Maverick with a complete front end clip from a 67 or 68 Mustang. It is really cool the way the fender lines were made to match the Maverick doors. The car was wrecked twice and it was scraped. The history on that car is vague, only few know of who and how he did. So nothing is impossible if you want it to happen. Go on the internet on Maverick Grabber.com the interchange. Or www.geocities.com/cping3/interchange.html?20094
     
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    Here is the working link
    http://www.maverick.to/grabber/interchange.html
     
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    High Back Bucket Seat Track Spacers and Adjuster Knobs

    High Back Bucket Seat Track Spacers and Adjuster Knobs.

    If anyone is looking for some of this hard to find Hardware:

    *Some of the 67'-70' Mustangs and Torino/Cougars used some of the same "bell shaped" and larger style seat track spacers.

    As far as the "Bell Shaped" seat track spacers...

    West Coast Classic Cougar sells used "bell shaped" ones:

    (* Factory P/N C6OZ-6362016-A, and they have alot more info on them)

    http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/seatextender.html

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    The larger type Spacer on some of the 67'-70' Mustangs and Torino/Cougars:
    (And it's original Ebay listing):
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-1969-F...Parts_Accessories&hash=item4616929ac5&vxp=mtr

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    Here is an expired ebay listing that also had the bell shaped spacers:
    (*Scroll down within the Ebay page, after clicking on the link below, to see the original listing)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/67-1968-196...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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    West Coast Classic Cougars also sell reproduction seat adjuster knobs, for the high back buckets:
    http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/65a-6261753-21.html

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    That is very interesting to see these spacers in use in other Fords.

    After looking into the bell-shaped spacers on the West Coast Cougar website, it looks like these were used between the seat track and the seat to give shorter drivers a better seating position. Mavs and Comets use them between the seat track and the floor, and that requires longer studs on those two tracks. Far easier to use longer seat bolts in a retrofit situation at the dealer, because the seat tracks have the floor bolts pressed-in.

    The block-type spacers ... definitely going to have to look into more specifics on those.
     

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