New member...vin code decipher

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  1. maverick600

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    Hello everyone.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction to decipher this vin code. It's a maverick I am looking to purchase this week.
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    1 = 1971
    K = Kansas City Assembly
    93 = Maverick Grabber
    T = 200 6cyl
    102726 = The 2726 order taken for a 1971 Maverick at KC plant. It is a very early build, probably within 1st week of '71 production.
     
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    Thank you very much. I appreciate the help. It has since had a 302 put in it but looks to be in decent shape.
     
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    The 302 wasn't avail at first of model year, added as option around Dec.

    I have a friend who ordered a '71 302 when they were first available. Said he called his salesman every week asking if he could order it, finally the salesman called him and said Ford was taking orders. Wayne went by dealer & ordered his before going home that evening.
     
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    It's taken me forever to find one. I can not believe the prices on these things now a days. The one in my avatar I purchased for 850.00 in the late 80's. It's still difficult for me to stomach paying over 5k for one.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Do I need to start a new thread for every question I have? I am going to look at this 71 tomorrow and it appears that the PO hacked up the dash for some unearthly reason. How much of a PIA is it to change one out? 93411.jpeg
     
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    Starting a new thread would probably be best.
     
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    Well, I drove 5 hours to go look at the 71 grabber and unfortunately it was in worse shape than the owner knew. He had paid someone to do body work and paint it ($4400.00). they were supposed to cut out the rust and replace with metal, after examining the car the truck, floor pan, doors had been half assed fixed. The paint job had runs in it and the firewall/cowl was rusted out. I hated to leave with any empty trailer but he was not willing to come down enough to make it worth my while.

    The search continues...
     
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    You made the right decision.
     
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    I feel I did also. If the firewall/cowl had been good, there is enough available parts that i could have replaced the other parts but I had to replace the cab on my 86 F150 cause of the same problem and I felt fixing the maverick would have been way more challenging.
     
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    Found another prospect....
     
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    This is my next project hopefully if someone could help me with the info...Thank you! 110704.jpeg
     

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