1972 Maverick Grabber Resto/Mod for my Dad

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  1. Cruzin Illusion

    Cruzin Illusion Enigma

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    The gauges are going to sit into the bezel so they will give you the look of what a stock gauge will look like just not as deep. I hope I am explaining myself well enough that you understand.
     
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    Perfectly stated. That is what I figured.
     
  3. Cruzin Illusion

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    Got the headlight bezels painted so they match the grille. We also temporarily installed the grille so we could get an idea of what it would look like.

    We still need to adjust the trunk, but we got the spoiler pieces reinstalled and the tail lights installed.

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    For the headlight bezels and the hardware required to install the headlight bowl did you use new hardware? Or did you recondition the existing hardware that originally came with the fenders? If you did purchase repop hardware where did you get it, and was it mustang hardware?
     
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    I luv it!!!

    This is going to be one beautiful car....I mean it already is now...but can't wait to see the final product in the shiny sun.

    Keep up the amazing work :)
     
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    I purchased new hardware and retainers from Auto Krafters. They sell everything you will need to install your headlight bezels, buckets, headlights, and adjusters.

    If you don't have a catalog I recommend you get one. Even if you don't buy from them it at least gives you an idea of what is out on the market.
     
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    Those 69 camaro tail lights are sexy!!!!!
     
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    Here are some pictures of the mirrors, rear valance partially installed and the rear bumper installed.


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    Trunk has not been adjusted yet.

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    Here are some pictures of the car outside. They are older but I hope you get the idea. For those who don't follow the thread the rear leafs springs are not right and will be changed out with CalTracs Mono Leafs that are tapered for a better street ride.

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    Wow! Excellent pictures....and Excellent choice of color combo!
     
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    So has the car been sanded and buffed yet? I wouldn't think you would be putting all the trim on if you have not done that hey.
     
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    It drip rail trim is sitting on the drip rail. We wanted to see if the polished trim was going to stand out or blend into the yellow. The tail panel is a eggshell black so it will not be cut and buffed. The grille is temporary set in position.

    Cutting and buffing should start today.
     
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    The sanding and buffing sludge is a mess to clean up. It gets everywhere. Personally, I wouldn't have put anything on the car until all that was done. Compound splatter will get behind the bumper etc. it is just so much easier with a blank slate.

    I'm sure it will be fine in the end. Just easier clean up without.
     
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    I'm so jealous man beautiful! :tiphat:
     
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    Here are a couple more pictures. The first is of the cluster with some adjustments made. The second is with the chin spoiler installed just because I couldn't resist to see what it would look like.

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