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Post  Mike R March 19th 2014, 7:27 pm

Yessir http://www.vfnfiberglass.com/7077maverick.htm

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Post  bbf-falcon March 20th 2014, 6:10 am

jeffgfg wrote:I would just convert it over to the skinny 70-72 bumpers drop some weight and make it look a lot better I think. What ever you do cool car and a killer deal.  
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Post  NOS42 March 20th 2014, 12:34 pm

Mike R wrote:Yessir http://www.vfnfiberglass.com/7077maverick.htm
well I'll be damned! When I was doing my project, those were not available .....thanks for the updated info
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Post  5pointslow March 20th 2014, 12:55 pm

i could do fiberglass bumper front and swap to small rear
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Post  Mike R March 20th 2014, 7:07 pm

Won't be easy, the whole back of the car is different. I would gut the bumper, build some light weight brackets and mount it as flush to the car as you can. Personally I think it'll look bad ass with the big bumpers and slammed to the ground

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Post  DILLIGASDAVE March 20th 2014, 9:56 pm

Mike R wrote:.....I think it'll look bad ass with the big bumpers and slammed to the ground

X2.
The big Maverick front bumper does kinda look & act like a kicked out chin spoiler when they are slammed close to the ground. Kinda like some of the kickout chin spoiler/finish line tripper front ends some of the Pro Mod/Top Sportsman front ends have.
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Post  5pointslow March 26th 2014, 5:16 pm

any idea on what this shoudl weight in ball bark

M/s car with sheetmetel tubs n floor

2 kirkey seats

alum headed bbf dove block
glide

185 lb driver

factory steel doors and fenders

Glass windows
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Post  bbf-falcon March 26th 2014, 7:59 pm

#2750

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Post  sg86coupe March 26th 2014, 9:17 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:#2750
I think This ^ will be close.

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Post  bigjohn2007 March 26th 2014, 10:48 pm

Nice Start hope you well and neat work also........
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Post  5pointslow March 27th 2014, 7:55 am

going to run PRO so the dial is 9.00 to 17.99

just trying to get a ball park weight to figuare on an engine combo

Thinking

466 stock crank ,hbeams , flat tops , SCj heads bowlwork work and backcut valves with specd roller cam
run on Alchol with flying toilet or termsetup from RONs

dont wanna make any more than 750 hp or im gonna have to add weight id assume to slow it up
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Post  56Tbird March 27th 2014, 12:01 pm

with that combo at 2750...you'll be real close to 9.00  cheers  Good luck with it,nice car!
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Post  maverick March 27th 2014, 8:24 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:#2750

I'd say that's pretty close. My Maverick is ms with 'glass nose, doors and skinny bumpers. A429 heads, JW's 'glide. 2535 lbs. with my 200 lb. butt in the seat.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE March 27th 2014, 10:35 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:#2750

That number is probably pretty close with the chassis as it sits, and a .024" steel floor firewall to the main hoop, and a .032" aluminum floor main hoop to rear bumper.

If extra tubing is added to reduce the chances the ladder bars might bend/bow the unsupported ladder bar crossmember upward, the weight might increase a little (or a lot) depending on how the extra bracing is done.

Since it needs more tubing (IMO anyway) and still needs a new floor, I can see where it could easily end up in the 2800-2900 lb range depending on a number of factors. Like making the floor out of .035" instead of .024". The .035" is easier to weld than the .024" , but can increase the weight more that expected.
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Post  supervel45 April 10th 2014, 12:03 pm

Did you get it lined out yet? Hope it coming along good.

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Post  5pointslow April 16th 2014, 9:53 am

This car has no track bar ......whats your guys input on a blot one diag track bar from say S&W
other option is a wishbone . I like the idea the bolt in track bar is bolt in lol  Razz 

got some some gears for the rear end ......having that setup as we speak .
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Post  5pointslow April 16th 2014, 9:57 am

also , i got a paint chips on the colors offerd that year

some may think sounds stupid but , going to pick a factory color from that year and do a color/decal combo that would have been .

going to do a bumper tuck on the front .....leaving big bumpers . It will be different , some may not like it ........should be the only grabber at our local track . Hell prob nopt many big bumpers mav drag cars out there .

My old man calls it the DISCO Maverick being 75  Laughing 

there was a bracket car maverick grabber i saw online called the "MONEY Grabber" that was pretty good
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Post  supervel45 April 16th 2014, 11:06 am

Your Old Man is right about that, Don't name it Bougie Nights even if it will do the Hustle. Suspect

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Post  5pointslow May 21st 2014, 11:45 am

DILLIGASDAVE wrote:
bbf-falcon wrote:#2750

That number is probably pretty close with the chassis as it sits, and a .024" steel floor firewall to the main hoop, and a .032" aluminum floor main hoop to rear bumper.

If extra tubing is added to reduce the chances the ladder bars might bend/bow the unsupported ladder bar crossmember upward, the weight might increase a little (or a lot) depending on how the extra bracing is done.

Since it needs more tubing (IMO anyway) and still needs a new floor, I can see where it could easily end up in the 2800-2900 lb range depending on a number of factors. Like making the floor out of .035" instead of .024". The .035" is easier to weld than the .024" , but can increase the weight more that expected.

how would you go about adding the bracing for ladder bar flex ? any ideas
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE May 23rd 2014, 6:57 am

5pointslow wrote:......how would you go about adding the bracing for ladder bar flex ? any ideas
The normal method of adding 2 extra braces running directly from the main hoop diagonally down to the general area (or right on top of) the ladder bar chassis brackets on the ladder bar xmember (like these).....
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.......might be kinda hard to do with the Maverick since it has longer than normal ladder bars combined with the main hoop sitting farther back in the car than a normal ladder bar car usually has. The braces would likely have to run right were the seats would go......

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Another option of bracing the ladder bar brackets/ladder bar xmember by adding some form of a partial or full double frame rail setup is possible. But it might be kinda hard to install since the Maverick would need extra bars added to the chassis & main hoop to attach the double frame rail assembly to.
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Post  5pointslow May 23rd 2014, 8:16 am

thanks for tha info ,

i got to figuare out were i will be sitting and go from there i guess
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE May 25th 2014, 7:02 am

I guess one possible way to add some diagonal bracing for the ladder bar chassis brackets/xmember area and still be able to install the seats back against the main hoop might be something like this.....

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......It would be like a mini-double frame rail. Instead of using a straight seat cross bar you could use a funnycar cage combined with a dropped seat cross bar with 2 upward bends. This would make the seat bar have a similar shape to a #15 bar that's used on a SFI type chassis & a perfect place to attach a number of the mini-double frame rail's assorted diagonal braces. The diagonal braces would transfer the load forces up to the main hoop by way of the dropped seat bar & inside rear/side funnycar cage bar.

With this modification the dropped seat bar would probably end up sitting too low to attach the shoulder harness to. So the harness would have to instead be attached to the rear F/C cage cross bar just like it would on a SFI chassis.
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Post  5pointslow August 6th 2014, 7:21 am

update......  Laughing 

re-doing a house blows
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Post  5pointslow August 18th 2014, 1:57 pm

by the way this car is a legit 75 grabber

should i keep it with the year and leave big bumpers

or swap to smalle bumpers like the 70-72 ??
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Post  maverick August 18th 2014, 2:34 pm

5pointslow wrote:by the way this car is a legit 75 grabber

should i keep it with the year and leave big bumpers

or swap to smalle bumpers like the 70-72 ??

JMO, but if it was pretty much an all original deal, I'd keep it age-correct. Since this is a purpose built thing, I'd go with something more weight/aero friendly. I'm sorta biased, tho...mine's a '71. I hated to lose the Grabber hood but the one piece lightweight frontend and the scoop sealed that deal. My bumpers look original, but they're 'glass too.

Mild steel chassis, steel quarters, roof, rockers and door posts. 514, Ultraglide...2335# with an empty seat.
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