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70MAVRK
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posted 10-24-2003 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was given a green, 1970 maverick. It is all stock, with a 200 straight 6. It has black stripes down the hood, and white stripes down the sides. It had a black vinyl top. Anyway, here's what Im getting at. How do I tell if it is a grabber?? Is there a site that I can just type in my vin to find out? If anyone can help me, Id sure appreciate it.

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bob1963
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posted 10-24-2003 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963   Click Here to Email bob1963     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
type in Maverick Comet Forums in your search bar,you hould find all you need.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-24-2003 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This link should help:
http://www.geocities.com/cping3/sindex.html

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70MAVRK
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posted 10-26-2003 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks a lot! The only thing that mine doesnt have in common with the details of the grabber is the larger, 250 engine. Mine SAYS in some of the repair history that it is a 200, but in other slips says its a 250. It has a sticker on the air cleaner that says: Maverick 120 Horsepower. Anyway, thanks for the info!

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-10-2004 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M!

The 1970 Grabbers are pretty rare, and it is difficult to tell if your car is an original grabber if it's had a hard life.

If you have a body buck tag on your radiator saddle (near the battery), that can help. Craig Selvey has compiled a list of 1970 Grabbers, his email is [email protected]

You can also send in for a History 999 report from Ford motor company to determine your cars original options. Search this sitte for 'History 999' for more details!

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-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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69maverick
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posted 01-10-2004 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One question I have is the hood is it a grabber type with scoops or a regular hood? a 70 should have a normal hood.

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Bluegras
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posted 01-10-2004 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluegras   Click Here to Email Bluegras     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The grabber hood and detail stripes was a dress up option. We had a car with a grabber hood and a six engine that was never changed in any way. The hood was the same faded color as the rest of the car.
About a year ago there was a Green Grabber for sale with the 302 auto combo, that I should have bought. It too was all original with 70k miles.

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69maverick
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posted 01-11-2004 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bluegras you are right about the option not making a difference but the reason I was asking is the fact that 70mark said it has black stripes down the hood, and white stripes down the sides. I was wondering if the hood was from a 71 or 72 grabber because if 70 mav. didn't have a regular type hood and this might explain the black and white stripes? Does anyone know if grabbers had vinyl tops? I don't think so?but I'm not sure.

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posted 01-12-2004 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluegras   Click Here to Email Bluegras     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your right also. The hood was most likley changed if the color scheme dosn't match and for the year of the car.

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69maverick
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posted 01-12-2004 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We will figure this out one way or anouther.

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-13-2004 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1970 grabbers had only black stripes, and only flat hoods. So the white stripes must be add-on.

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1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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69maverick
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posted 01-13-2004 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YA That or its a 71 or later model.

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70MAVRK
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posted 01-13-2004 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, here's the scoop. I think it's a grabber. Here's what is has:

*All black vinyl interior
*Blacked out tail panel
*Blacked out ring around headlights
*Grabber green paint with black stripes down hood, and white stripes down side
*14 inch wheels
*Bench seat

Thanks for the help. Too bad I cant just give my VIN and find out :P

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69maverick
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posted 01-13-2004 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can! That will make it easy The first number tells you the year 0 being a 70. E-Mail me the rest and I will decode it for you.

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70MAVRK
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posted 01-15-2004 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So the grabber hood has the scoops on the side? I just learned that my hood was replaced after an accident. It has no scoops...

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69maverick
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posted 01-16-2004 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Far from what you given me here it is.
0 = 1970
K = Kansas city plant
91 2 door
t = 6 cyl 200 120hp
The rest of the numbers don't mean much.
Its the other codes I need to finish.

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-19-2004 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nothing on the VIN will tell you if it is a true 1970 Grabber, as they did not have a different body code (unlike 71-5 models) and they were built with both the 200 and 250 engine at both assy plants.

Here's my criteria:

1. Grabber rear spoiler (endcaps and trunkcap)
2. Blacked out stock hood
3. Blacked out stock grille
4. Blacked out headlight doors
5. Blacked out taillight panel
blacked out all the way to the tip of the spoiler- unlike 71-75 Grabbers that only blacked out the tailight panel
6. Black all-vinyl interior
7. Black Grabber stripes-non reflective
8. 14 inch wheels
9. Dual sport mirrors
10. Bright taillight trim-not black
11. Late 1970 build date (Feb or later)

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-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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69maverick
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posted 01-19-2004 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So far he has told me that he now knows the hood was changed. : Charlie the 62 code don't apply to the 70? Your right on with The black on the rear going up to the tip of the fin would be a big indicator

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70MAVRK
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posted 01-19-2004 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I have the black paint on the rear panel goes up to the tip of the trunk lid, and the taillight trim isnt black. I dont have those tags you are indicating 69maverick. Ill try to find some papers, this is starting to bug me :P

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posted 01-19-2004 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that is the key right there. If the paint goes up to the edge of the spoiler and out to the edge of the Quarter ext. And if this paint looks to be original then I think you have a very early grabber. The original hood is the same as a stock Mav.hood so maybe a long time ago someone wanted to have the much sought after 71-72 grabber hood and that would explain it.From what Chuck is saying the early ones didn't have that other body tag with the Grabber trim code on it. I have one other question for you Is the key located on the column or on the lower dash? It should be on the column. only Real early Mavs.made in Canada have a lower dash key

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70MAVRK
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posted 01-19-2004 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd say its a grabber, and we can leave it there :P Once and for all:
14 inch rims, blacked out headlight surrounding, blacked out rear panel up to the edge of spoiler and to the edge of quarter panel, all black vinyl interior, flat hood, grabber green paint (original) with black stripes on hood with white on sides, *used to* have a black vinyl top, both sport side mirrors, black grill, ignition ON COLUMN, and it has metal trim around tail lights. Now we can end this post thanks for all the help, now I'll start customizing my Maverick GRABBER the way I want it!!!

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