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    Hi all , My name is Glenn ,
    I live on the " Westcoast of Australia " and im in the process of buying my 1st Maverick (1970-74).
    Always seen them in movies ( not fast & furious ) and thought thats a cool looking car .
    Seen a maverick side on just recently and have fallen in love .
    My plan is to buy the best i can find anywhere in the world , have it imported to Australia and
    then converted to RHD .
    My main question for the forum is , " What ford are the maverick based on ??? " because i read mustang then falcon .
    I will need to know , so i can purchase as many RHD equivalent parts as possible .
    People will ask why convert to RHD when we could legally drive it LHD in Australia , Its a father son build and when converted it will be my sons car .
    Any information would be appreciated
    Regards Glenn
     
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    71maverick361 Vern Isaac

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    Welcome to the Forum Glenn
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    if they are the same as US made Mavericks...get a 71 up model. the tunnels have a little more room.


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    Welcome...

    Family tree of Maverick is the '60 Falcon, '62 Fairlane, 65 Mustang... In 1966 the Fairlane & Falcon chassis were enlarged & combined with all the suspension shared between the two, this is chassis that most closely matches Maverick... Taking earlier minor differences into consideration the '70-'71 Fairlane, Torino & Cyclone is the closest match... Only the steering center link is different and that's due to narrower chassis of Maverick... The '70-'73 Mustangs are close but use a different steering box that doesn't match the Torino/Maverick mounting... Of course I talking LHD, so now you're going to have to determine what fits... Main thing to remember is these cars are narrower than any of it's American siblings, finding RHD steering and a dash may prove elusive...

    I dunno but possibly RHD steering linkage from narrower '65-earlier Mustang or Falcon could be used... The '75-'80 Granada is based on Maverick all parts shared, but again it has a wider track so steering linkage is longer...
     
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    That is a good looking car. The good thing about a 73 is that it already has the small bumper on the rear. It just sets out a little farther than the ones on the 70-72 models. You can use the 70-72 bumper mounts to move it closer but it actually does not look too bad in its stock position. I did convert my front bumper to the skinny version. You will also need the front valance from the 70-72. It is available from Dynacorn now.
     
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    z28th1s MCCI State Rep Coordinator

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    And you'll need the stone guard for the front bumper. ( between the bumper and grill). My avatar picture is the '73 rear bumper. I have the short bumper mounts and am currently painting up the lower fender extensions that you will need to pull in the bumper. Welcome.
     
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    :Welcome: from Atlantic Canada!!

    When you find a car, be sure to document the RHD conversion and post lots of pictures! I'd certainly like to see what all is involved, and I imagine the rest of the people on here would, too!
     
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    mav1970 Bob Hatcher

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    hi all
    Ty for all the welcomes and information
    Have heard back from the owner of this car and its still available .
    http://www.autotrader.com.au/cars-f...er.com.au/cars/ford/maverick&backtext=Results
    Now the fun begins because its 2500 miles from me , he's sending heaps more pictures so i can make a decision on going to view the car .
    I will 100% start a tread on the RHD conversion and all other mods done to our maverick .(y)
     
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    Welcome to the site and good luck with your future project.....
     
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    WOW!. That sounds like one huge project. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you post lots of photos and information as the project moves forward. I would love to hear and see how it turns out.
     
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    New pictures and more information on car . Current owner imported it into Australia 5 yrs ago and the car was rebuilt in USA 1991 by previous owner . will decide today if i want the car .
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