Talk about a car thats came a long way in 2 months!

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by Jamie Miles, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Jamie Miles

    Jamie Miles the road warrior

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    From this: [​IMG]


    to this: [​IMG]

    In just over 2 months. I've posted about it before, but that was a month ago and I have made several changes to the outside like adding a front hood lip trim and putting on a much nicer front bumper which I got a killer deal on from Coupe3w on this site. I've also done alot of touch up work with the best matching Wal-Mart spray can I could find.

    This car was truly built on a budget. I have $350 in it as it sits.

    I also have the interior mostly finished which you can see on the 3rd page at this link: http://5hp.hill.cc/maverick/72Mav

    Clint, I hope you see this and are pleased. :)
     
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    don graham MCG State Rep

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    looks a lot different than the first pics. pretty neat.:)
     
  3. Earl Branham

    Earl Branham Certified Old Fart

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    Jamie; getting better every day! Keep at it!
     
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    WOW!!!! That is great. You should be proud.

    Cleaver
     
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    sierra grabber Certifiable

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    You sure you wanna part that one out? you could always fix the damage so its a good daily driver since the grabber is gonna be a racer, and use another one for parts.
     
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    Jamie it looks sweet, keep it up...Jim
     
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    Thumbs up!
     
  8. 69 ina 1/2

    69 ina 1/2 Fox body nut!!!

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    Okay Jamie, now We need a new thread. Call it how in the heck can you a bring a mav back to life for 350 bux????Good job my man.(y)
     
  9. dmhines

    dmhines Dixie Maverick Boy

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    Nice job Jamie!
     
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    Jean Doll Maverick Restoration Tech

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    Looking good Jamie.(y)
     
  11. Jamie Miles

    Jamie Miles the road warrior

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    My own personal junkyard in my grandpa's fields. (y) $350 includes the original cost of the car too.

    I'm never going to completely part the car out, but I will pull a few cosmetic parts back off of it in a few years. It will remain my daily driver for years and years to come. It would take more work to make it into what I want to eventually build then the '74 would. And the '74 is still a real Grabber with all original papers and entire history known back to the day it was bought new. I think I'm about dead set on putting an SHO Taurus motor in the '74, small bumper conversion, and repainting it back the original white with green stripes.

    My '76 shell is the one thats going to get tubbed with a blown big block... ...some day... when I won't kill myself with that kind of power...
     
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  12. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    $350??? Holy crap!!! Thats awsome. I seriously doubt there is an equal out there. My 71, that I paid $300 originally, is pretty much on the same level as yours, but now has $600 into it. Thats too cool!
     
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    Congrats on the progress!

    Great post, Jamie.
     
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    Good job Jamie! You've really worked hard on that and it shows.
     
  15. littleredtoy

    littleredtoy Seth

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    Jamie, that is great. I'd like to point out that Jamie is still in high school. I don't know many people who could accomplish that in 2 months, regardless of age.

    Good job.

    Seth
     

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