What did you do to your Maverick or Comet today

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by ptpdub, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. ESampson

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    Primed the hood and trunk after I welde up the "f o r d" script holes on the hood and the holes for mercury on the trunk.. Sprayed them with guide coat.. Then cleaned the shop for a couple hours, sure is amazing how stiff piles up so quickly when you don't put it away ASAP.
    I should have the hood and trunk blocked out and all body work done... Then there's only a few exterior things left to do before paint! strip wheel wells from factory rock guard, drill holes in quarters to attach valence.. Drill hole in trunk drop for wires.. I think that's it.. Rest is inside the car & wiring I left hanging untill the dash goes back in.
    GETTING SO CLOSE!
     
  2. Jean Doll

    Jean Doll Maverick Restoration Tech

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    A little late here but I got the Maverick out of the garage for it's first ride of the year this past Sunday. The poor car hasn't seen the road since last Nov. and it was raring to go.:chirp:It felt great to drive a car with some get up and go. Actually I can't believe it still starts. The battery is going on 10 years old and it's still cranking.
     
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    going to drive it to the Summit show this Saturday?
     
  4. Jamie Miles

    Jamie Miles the road warrior

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    We may come down and walk around for a bit. What time does it start?
     
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    predfan2001 David in Tn

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    I used to be a watchmaker...that was my trick on polishing crystals too.
     
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    Never tried that, but willing to give it a whirl..............what kind of chrome polish do you use............or does it not make a difference.
     
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    predfan2001 David in Tn

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    I've got a bottle of Turtle Wax chrome cleaner that has to be 15 years old. Still has some in it.
     
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    I think 9-5...:thumbs2:
     
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    Jeff and Tim came over today and we played with the timing on my car...:chirp:
     
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    Did some sanding and priming on the valances I bought from Nick.
    Going to test fit the front one today.
     
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    I struck a deal with my buddy to buy my 86 GT 5.0 5 speed drivetrain back for the Mav, I sold it to him 5 years ago and he's bored, rebuilt it, got the newer heads ported, bigger cam etc etc and he's tired of it being in his way so its coming back to be put in the Mav in the next year or so! Can't wait to have a V8 in it!
     
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    Moneymaker 1 Green Street Beasts

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    Made an ad to sell the %^*&@#!~! thing, all three of the #@*&^)~! things!
    Because if I shoot it I gotta fix holes then sell it, and I ain't fixing #*&%!)! on it.
    Yeah I got issues...:D :coco: I need a drink!! :cheers2:
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    16:04...Ok had my drink and decided, since I put in the new distributor the engine has a deep knock, can't seem to get air out of the front brake system but no fluid leaking, so i'm gonna pull the engine, stick the other '69 351w in it but rebuild the brakes again before doing that, prolly gonna sand it all down and repaint it cuz I know i'm gonna mess the paint up doing all the other stuff, still got 3/4 gallon of paint.....or sell them all, need another drink now.
     
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    Towed it to Georgia.
     
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    I have one of their hoods on the Maverick...............it's really old and has held up well. I also had their fiberglass bumpers. Seemed to be good.
    If I were you I'd hold out for steel, especially on the front........if you plan to drive the car.
     
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    Let a photographer use my Comet and got some free shots with my honey! This one's going on the living room wall.
     

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