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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-31-2016, 06:16 AM
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Re: 1974 Ford Maverick Project!

Nice! What kind of shape are the old bumpers in?
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-01-2016, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1974 Ford Maverick Project!


Old bumpers were.... well, old. haha. The front wasn't too bad. pretty solid but the rear was pretty rusted away on the inside.

As for the new bumper valances...
Got EEEEEEM!



I'll be hitting them with paint stripper tonight after work and getting them ready for paint on the weekend.
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Well, things have basically come to a stand still for now. While modifying the front fenders for the small bumper conversion, I came across a mess of rust one of the previous owners tried hiding by simply putting new metal over top. instead of cutting out and replacing. so, I have to get that taken care of before the small bumper goes on up front. Will likely just end up getting new fenders from ebay. Going to need some overtime for that.
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Re: 1974 Ford Maverick Project!

My parents had a 71 new with a 250 and 3 on the tree, took my driving test in it. They later had a 74 with the LDO interior. Looking back, the small bumper 2 door with LDO, 250, but 4 or 5 speed would be perfect for me.
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Re: 1974 Ford Maverick Project!

well it's been a while since I've updated this! Have done a few things since, I'll make quick notes here.

Got the carb tuned properly for the colder weather. now runs excellent!

Also installed a Tach so I can see my RPM's!

Installed the bumper valances hopefully next weekend.

Here's a video on the tach install I did for my YouTube.

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