New Reproduction Maverick Parts Now Available

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by Craig Selvey, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Craig Selvey

    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI Supporting Member

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    I, along with other Maverick Comet Club International, Inc. (MCCI) members have been working with Auto Krafters over the years in getting more parts available and reproduced for the Ford Maverick. We are pleased to announce the following:

    Maverick Gas Tank and Tank Straps
    Auto Krafters now offers the 19 gallon reproduction gas tank and the straps needed to hold it up under the car.
    Tank part number is D7DZ-9002C for $159.95

    Gas Tank straps part number ST99 for $39.95.

    Auto Krafters also offers fuel sending units for 1970 Mavericks and 1971-1974 Maverick/Comets. None of these will work with the above tank correctly. I have supplied them with the correct fuel sender for the 19 gallon tank and they write, “We are in the process of getting the sender you sent reproduced. It is in the very early stages, so that may take a while.” So soon one will be able to replace their entire fuel tank system with all new reproduction parts!!



    Maverick/Comet 4-door Rear Glass Weather-strip

    I know over the years that many 4-door people have needed the back glass weather-strip. I even recall one member running an ad in the “Shorthorns” newsletter looking for one. I acquired a 4 door parts car and in the process of stripping the car, I realized it had a mint condition back glass weather-strip. I was able to remove the back glass and weather-strip…all intact!! I thought about selling the weather-strip, but instead I contacted Auto Krafters to see about getting this part reproduced. Here is what has happened:

    “Thanks to Craig Selvey providing us with a great pattern, we have had the back glass weatherstrip for the 70-77 Maverick 4 door and 71-77 Comet 4 door reproduced. Our part number is D1DZ-5442084 and the cost is $79.95. We have a few in stock now and they will be readily available in the future. This is a quality reproduction made in the U.S.A. by a manufacturer with a spotless reputation. Hope you will alert your members and keep in mind that Auto Krafters can team up with you and/or your members in the future to continue to bring you quality reproductions that are in demand. Auto Krafters wants to do everything possible to continue giving you the quality parts that you need.”


    All of these parts should be available on the Auto Krafters website in 10 days:

    www.autokrafters.com


    I and other MCCI members continue to work with Auto Krafters in order to get more parts reproduced and I can tell you more reproduction parts are in the works….just stay tuned.

  2. gunslinger68

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    Thats cool!!
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  3. Jamie Miles

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    Awesome Craig.
  5. Mercurycruizers

    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper Supporting Member

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    Right on! Now we need door runs & felt strips, for the 4dr cars....
  6. Dave B

    Dave B I like Mavericks! Supporting Member

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    Thanks!!!
  7. Craig Selvey

    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI Supporting Member

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    I honestly doubt they could ever sell enough to justify getting them made....plus it would be pretty easy to get them for a two door and cut them down to fit a 4-door. Can't do that with the rear glass weatherstrip:

    1. It would leak

    2. Plus...can't do it because the 4-door rear glass is BIGGER than the two door rear glass.
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    Yahoooo!!! Grabber Hoods For Everyone!! :dance:


    Well, maybe not just yet.




    To all who were involved in this, your efforts do not go unappreciated. Thx! :Handshake
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    Yes, they already have a full weatherstrip kit available for the 2-door's now they need to make one for the 4-door's.
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    It can only get better from here. At least these cars are gaining popularity and more parts are becoming more avaliable.
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    The value just keeps goin up on these babys. Thanks for the hard work gettin all of us repop parts.
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    That's great!

    If something isn't reproduced, why not post a message about it? We all have spare parts laying around. Maybe more parts could be sent to AK as samples for repop.
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    rayzorsharp I "AM" a Maverick! Supporting Member

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    Craig, will this tank fit only the 74 and later or will it fit all years?
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    Grabber5.0 Gear-head wannabe

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    It should fit all years 71 and up with the straps, but the valance may have to be pulled out considerable to clear the 19 gallon tank.
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    rayzorsharp I "AM" a Maverick! Supporting Member

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    In other words, it won't fit unless you want your valance to look like crap. :( I don't want my valance panel looking all deformed. It seems like they would have made the early model tank first since it would fit all models...just may not hold as much gas. :huh:
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    Mavaholic Growing older but not up!

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    Not at all. The lower edge of the valance will rest against the tank. All it takes is a small bow to clear the tank. You can gently pull it out by hand. Once done, it looks no different than the small tank unless you get down on the ground and sight straight across the back bottom lip of the valance. The tank hangs down a little below the valance but it looks factory to all except the knowledgeable.
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    blugene Senior member Supporting Member

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    "Auto Krafters also offers fuel sending units for 1970 Mavericks and 1971-1974 Maverick/Comets. None of these will work with the above tank correctly."

    Sounds like mixed matched parts :huh: .


    "I have supplied them with the correct fuel sender for the 19 gallon tank"
    Correct for which tank? The reproduced one or the factory one?

    Just trying to understand clearly incase I need to get them...
    Thanks for getting someone to reproduce parts(y)
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    littleredtoy Seth

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    Good news!
    Just goes to show how the unity of a club can get things done. Even with Craig coming through on the parts, I'm sure they wouldn't be repopping those things if they didn't know that we existed and would buy them. Good Job Craig!

    Seth
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    5 Things,
    1. Craig great Work (y) MCCI Club strength had (no doubt) ton's of influence,

    2. Maverick Comet Group , are you guys talking to these guys too? Even More influence if they know they now have 2 clubs Interested;) , do they need to know its a split off, MCCI heck no!

    3. Floors!!
    4. Fenders!!
    5. (Affordable) 1/4's!

    Thanks for the hard work :dance: !!!

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