A Few Questions (1970 Mav.)

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  1. GZM

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    I know most of this has been covered many times. However, I am new to the Maverick scene and still looking for some more info.

    I have a 1970 Mav with the 6 banger and 3 on the tree. It is 4 lug and has no fuel tank. So here's where I am with questions:

    1. Is it possible to have the stock rear axles/drums drilled to 5-lug?

    2. Is this a pretty decent 4 to 5-lug swap: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1971-...ISC-BRAKE-CONVERSION-/181951874311?nav=SEARCH

    3. What is the widest tire/wheel combo with the stock rear end and keeping things inside the fender?

    4. Is a fuel cell from Summit the easiest fuel tank swap?

    5. Is there a good floor shifter to replace the column shifter?

    Thanks everyone for the help.
     
  2. bmcdaniel

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    1. Easier and probably cheaper to just put an 8" 5-lug rear in it.
    2. Don't know, I just put '76 Maverick discs on mine. That kit looks interesting.
    3. I have 15X8 wheels with 255/60/15's. Some have managed to put taller, wider tires on.
    4. You can buy a stock replacement tank . Took some work but I put a 22 gallon '70 Mustang tank in mine.
    5. A stock floor shifter or a Hurst or something similar. You'll have to change the trans tail shaft housing to accommodate the new shifter.
     
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    Awesome info!! Thanks a lot for the help.
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    Just get the repop tank they now make for a 1970.
     
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