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  1. buickv6

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    I just picked up my first Maverick, a 1974 all original. In great shape other the rusted out in front and behind the doors. Kind of surprising as it has a documented 37,000 miles only. I got a lot of reading to do as I want to stuff my extra 351w turbo motor in there and install rack and pinion steering, 8.8 foxbody axle and tubular k-member suspension if anything is available on the cheap.
     

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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    "I want to stuff my extra 351w turbo motor in there and install rack and pinion steering, 8.8 foxbody axle and tubular k-member suspension if anything is available on the cheap."...

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    yes, I guess cheap is not the right word, how about a "budget build"
     
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    It's weird with the rust areas on the body because the floor and frame look okay. I will get it up on my hoist and have a better look once I get some room. I will be posting more in this forum once my notch is completed and I get started with the Maverick build.
     

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    Welcome from a member in California. I really hope you enjoy your new ride.
     
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    Hi, its been a few months now, I have my build well under way. Problem now is trying to keep a 351w efi under the stock hood as this current intake is way to tall. 20180106_112729.jpg 20171221_133502.jpg 20180101_164447.jpg
     
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    Nice progress!
     
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    thanks, I would start a build thread but as a new member I do not have the privilege yet
     
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