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69maverick
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posted 04-26-2001 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone on here done the drop or know if its done following the instructions for a 65-66 stang or the 67-73 plans?

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cpmaverick
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posted 04-26-2001 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still don't know of anyone who has done this on a Maverick. It is very tempting I think it has been done to a falcon, anyone??

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69maverick
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posted 04-27-2001 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well your going to know someone before long!
I'm doing my son's 68 stang very soon with new 620 springs and I will be taking notes. Then the Mav.will be next. I still want to go through inspection before I rip it apart.

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cpmaverick
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posted 04-27-2001 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great! Be sure to keep us posted!

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74merc
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posted 05-02-2001 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
definately keep us up to date.
I wouldn't mind dropping mine a tad...

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 05-03-2001 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my $0.02
I think i would follow the late 67-73 instructions the difference 65-66 siangs did not have adjustable strut rods. and you had to add shims behind A-arms to set caster -camber ,in 1967 they went to adjustable strut rods and adjustable lower arms ,the same as you have in your Maverick 1" streight down

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cpmaverick
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posted 05-03-2001 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Bob! That's just the kind of info we are looking for.

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69maverick
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posted 05-07-2001 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks bob thats what I was thinking to. I was looking at the my kids 68 stang this weekend and that would be my way of thinking!

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richard bohm
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posted 06-03-2001 04:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i believe either lowering set up will work. i know the early maverick's have the same bolt spacing on the upper arm pivot bolts as the 65-66 mustang(or so i am led to believe) because the global west upper arm kit for the maverick has the same part number as the mustang(65-66).

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69maverick
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posted 06-04-2001 04:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ran into so many snags on the motor rebuild
that the Stang is just now back on the road.
but in a few weeks I hope to start this project! Plus its been raining so much I can't work on anything!!

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 06-06-2001 03:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did it on the 65 and WOW! It was done at the same time with new tires, front end parts and a rear anti sway bar. I used the branda specs.

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WAYNE CURTIS
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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 07-20-2001 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Bob,guys,
I was rereading this post and I didn't know the 67-70 had differant spec for the holes Where can I get those?
Should I use the Negitive wedge kit whith shorter springs? Thanks

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WAYNE CURTIS
70 GRABBER GREEN BOSS 302
01 Focus ZX3 "Spicy"
92 SHELBY 4X4 (K-9 IDITAROD LEAD DOG)
http://www.volstate.net/~blackoak/stormwatch.html
"If your under control then your not going fast enough" Parnelli Jones

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