wrecked mav

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by Todd, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Todd

    Todd Mavchanic

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    I report to you today, with saddening news. My maverick has suffered some damage in the past week. First off the good news. I drove it down to south carolina from up here in jersey and back with no problems at all besides i think i need some wheel bearings on the pass side. so two days after im home im out on the highway with my friends driving home from the diner. were enjoying my stereo and the mav in a whole when all of a sudden my hood just flies up and makes a batman style THUD! on my roof i pull over and i go to pull it down its folded in half and the hinges were ripped completely out of my car. not only that my roof is banded up pretty bad. it was a very bad thing to leave for college on. Gives me something to go to school for so i can get a job and fix it. ah well its only metal it can be fixed. me and my buds got out and threw the hood on the side of the road and went on our merry way and i picked it up the next morning. ill get some pics up pretty soon. just thought id share cuz for anybody other than maverick people its oh man that sucks, but mav people understand how much it really does bite. alritey later

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  2. Rick Book

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    You're right, that IS sad news.

    Study hard and get 'er done.
     
  3. Jamie Miles

    Jamie Miles the road warrior

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    Sorry to hear that.
     
  4. Maverick Guy

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    Todd, sorry to hear about your Maverick, but at least you or no one got hurt. Sounds like you have a pretty good attitude about it.
     
  5. Dan Starnes

    Dan Starnes Original owner

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    Sucks for that to happen,, but with your realistic attitude all will eventually be fixed. Glad nobody was hurt.
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    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper

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    Sorry to hear the bad news...But, I'm sure you'll git-R-done....
     
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    Jean Doll Maverick Restoration Tech

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    That really sucks, Todd. Glad to hear no one got hurt. What caused the hood to fly up? Even if the hood was not closed all the way the safety latch should have held it down.
     
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    I did the same thing. I was showing off the engine and was in hurry to get going forgot the hood pins and yep you guessed it,it flew up and damaged my fiberglass hood. Thankfully I was only going about 35mph and hit the brakes right away. It did minimal damage. So I feel your pain. It can and will be fixed. good luck Todd. It happens......:cry:
     
  9. maverick1970

    maverick1970 MCG State Rep

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    That Sucks! With a little TLC it will be all better again.
     
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    Hey Todd I've been there man. I remember when a few years ago that happened to my car. I just finished setting/advancing my ign. timing and was out cruisin the highway goin to a date doin about 45 mph... duh duh.... ahhhHHHHHhhHHHhHHHHhHHHHhHHH WtF AHHhhHHHh yeah... it went something like that with the brakes screeching. I screwed my hood up. I still made it to the date and I'm glad she was all crazy about her car.... i wasnt too crazy for my hood. I still have that hood on my car, but I don't drive it anymore. Now I'm just collecting parts. You'll be able to fix it. Give yourself some time and save some pesos. Best of luck bro!

    Kyle
     
  11. Russ

    Russ Found On Russ's Drive

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    Oh man tha sucks Todd. But your not alone I've had it happen also. Just tell the old man you need to "borrow" the 4 door for a little while. He'll never notice a missing hood or fenders. Just glad to hear you got it stopped without hitting anything. Cars can be fixed just as long as your ok. Russ
     
  12. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    I had one do that on a 79 Bronco once. Really sucks!!!
     
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    It does suck when the skin on your Maverick gets bent up. Things happen, keep positive, after the initial shock of the damage you realize, it could always be worse.
     
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    Country Mav Die-Hard Ford Guy!

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    Todd, I hate to hear about that. Good luck getting it fixed! Preston
     
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    don graham MCG State Rep

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    it only happened to me once. left the starting line in bakersfield, calif. forgot the pins-hood flew straight up in the air. worst thing was it was in front of about 1000 people. the embarassing part was going back to the starting line afterwards and picking it up. :rolleyes:
     

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