What did you do to your Maverick or Comet today

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  1. 71Mavrk

    71Mavrk Member Supporting Member

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    It would be the entire surface. Rub your fingernails across it or get a flashlight and hold it at an angle.

    Was this a running and driving car? If you drove it at sunset, you would know what we are referring to. If it was running and you did not have a problem, than you are probably OK.

    Micah
     
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    Towed it home I guess there is no way to get the windshield wiper mark out. Since it will be one of the last items put back on the car, I have plenty time to find a new one next year. Stripping it all the way down. Not taking it as long as I thought it would. That's what I like about these cars. Thanks for the advice
     
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    Sure. I did a rotisserie restoration. I know what you are getting into. Don't be afraid to post questions. A lot of experience here.

    Here is where I got my replacement: http://www.pilkington.com/en/us/automotive/pilkington-classics

    Have fun. Don't empty your entire bank account. It is easy to do once you get started.

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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    I'm doing my best to not spend a ton, so much so that I'm doing a full on 2 x 6 restoration!! Didn't want to fork out for a rotisserie so I made a stand with 2 x 6's and tipped it on it's side to do the bottom.:evilsmile:
     
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    Do you have any pics of your device you made. I never pass up any bed rails. I have welded some into square tubing for practice. If I keep welding pieces together, I might end up with a functional rotisserie.
     
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    Got the rear window trim off. Made my own tool to release the clip.
     

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    Old glass that doesnt have cracks, wiper scrapes, or rock chips might look pretty good.......until you look through NEW glass that looks almost like there is NO glass. Shiny, no glare from damage and all the sand pits you dont see until you are driving into the setting sun. Old glass is functional. NEW glass is beautiful. If you are going to give your car a nice paint job in the future, new glass will make a big difference in final appearance, and will be nicer to look through regardless, especially if it gets driven alot.

    I like that custom linoleum knife!
     
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    It will my daily driver once it's finished
     
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    Got her fired up today !
     
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    All the more reason for good, clear glass.
     
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    Moved the Sprint out to my work area. Time to get something done, two years sitting is long enough...
     
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    Ordered a new 3" inch diameter Drive Shaft . Checked on the unit in the Maverick with a 'dial indicator ' and found it to be thirty thousandths our in the 'center' .. way too much . Fifteen is tolerable .. but thirty is out of the question. This would account for a lot of 'vibration' . Making a 4000 mile trip to attend and run the Hot Rod POWER TOUR in two weeks and then back to Florida when finished .. Want to dial in the CARS for the trip. Dialing ' ME ' in is next .
    ( Lotsa' walking and standing .. the Driving and the different ' Stops ' is the FUN part )
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    Power Tour is on my bucket list.
     
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    Somebody put a link to a parts place and I thought I saved the link and now I can't find it, either here or on my computer. I looked thru this parts house web site and they had every small part you could think of. Who was it?
     

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