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#1 Grabber5.0 Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Is it important to get your chin spoiler and fit it before you paint the valance? I want to install one but I don't want to go scratching everything up if I wait until later to buy one. Craig, I know you haven't installed yours yet, I guess you must not think it is too important to fit it before paint.
Matt Williams
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Message created at 08/16/09 09:06 AM CDT
#2 Craig Selvey Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Actually......I do have it installed now. If you would have came to the Roundup in Hannibal you would have seen it.


I think it all depends if you are going to paint the spoiler body color or leave it black. My valence was painted and on the car before I even thought about buying a chin spoiler for it. It would have been easier to at least hold the spoiler up to an unfinished valence to mock it up I suppose.
Craig Selvey
Albany, Indiana
www.maverickcorral.com
1972 Ford Maverick Grabber - 347, AT, Factory AC, Orange
1976 Ford Maverick 4-door - 250 6 cyl, AT, Factory AC, Blue, Cragars
Message created at 08/16/09 10:36 AM CDT
#3 Larry Winter Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
What chin spoiler did you use? And did you have to cut or modifiy it to make it fit the valance?
Message created at 08/16/09 07:33 PM CDT
#4 jmgford Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
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Originally posted by Grabber5.0
Is it important to get your chin spoiler and fit it before you paint the valance? I want to install one but I don't want to go scratching everything up if I wait until later to buy one. Craig, I know you haven't installed yours yet, I guess you must not think it is too important to fit it before paint.


Just make sure you shave your chin first. It will be much more difficult after your chin spoiler is attached.

Jack Grice
Dubuque, Iowa
'70 Maverick
Jack's Ford Site

Message created at 08/16/09 07:36 PM CDT
#5 Larry Winter Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Quote:
Originally posted by jmgford
Quote:
Originally posted by Grabber5.0
Is it important to get your chin spoiler and fit it before you paint the valance? I want to install one but I don't want to go scratching everything up if I wait until later to buy one. Craig, I know you haven't installed yours yet, I guess you must not think it is too important to fit it before paint.


Just make sure you shave your chin first. It will be much more difficult after your chin spoiler is attached.

I thinking of leaving it low so I can plow snow with it , as it snows up here all the time in Canada.
Message created at 08/16/09 08:36 PM CDT
#6 Craig Selvey Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
I seem to recall it was a spolier for a 1969 Shelby. No modifications required. Took (3) people to line it up and make sure the holes were drilled in the correct places. I just eye-balled it where I thought it would look good. One of these days I will post some up close pictures....I promise.
Craig Selvey
Albany, Indiana
www.maverickcorral.com
1972 Ford Maverick Grabber - 347, AT, Factory AC, Orange
1976 Ford Maverick 4-door - 250 6 cyl, AT, Factory AC, Blue, Cragars
Message created at 08/16/09 08:59 PM CDT
#7 Grabber5.0 Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
I am curious why people often use Mustang spoilers when there is one for the Maverick. Is it because they look better? Cheaper due to more repops? Are they the same?
Matt Williams
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Message created at 08/16/09 09:03 PM CDT
#8 Larry Winter Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Thanks Craig for the info. post the pics.
Message created at 08/16/09 09:03 PM CDT
#9 thack Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
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Originally posted by Grabber5.0
I am curious why people often use Mustang spoilers when there is one for the Maverick. Is it because they look better? Cheaper due to more repops? Are they the same?


If i'm not mistaken the maverck specific is made of fiberglass and the mustang repops are plastic. For Tammy plastic takes the hits better and I installed hers after paint no problems.

It's my world & everyone's just renters
Message created at 08/16/09 09:16 PM CDT
#10 Grabber5.0 Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
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Originally posted by thack
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Originally posted by Grabber5.0
I am curious why people often use Mustang spoilers when there is one for the Maverick. Is it because they look better? Cheaper due to more repops? Are they the same?


If i'm not mistaken the maverck specific is made of fiberglass and the mustang repops are plastic. For Tammy plastic takes the hits better and I installed hers after paint no problems.

Good thinking Tom! I would assume the plastic ones require different paint if you want to paint them?
Matt Williams
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71 Grabber 5.0/C4 in progress...
Message created at 08/16/09 09:45 PM CDT
#11 Craig Selvey Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
The spoiler I installed was definitely not cheaper than a Maverick spolier. I think it was $120. I liked it better because it is parallel to the ground (almost horizontal), while the Maverick specific spoiler is more verticle and looks like a shovel (or plow) to me mounted on the front of the car. The one I installed should not ever hit anything like a curb, etc. It is also plastic with a textured finish.
Craig Selvey
Albany, Indiana
www.maverickcorral.com
1972 Ford Maverick Grabber - 347, AT, Factory AC, Orange
1976 Ford Maverick 4-door - 250 6 cyl, AT, Factory AC, Blue, Cragars
Message created at 08/17/09 09:38 AM CDT
#12 Grabber5.0 Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Quote:
Originally posted by Craig Selvey
The spoiler I installed was definitely not cheaper than a Maverick spolier. I think it was $120. I liked it better because it is parallel to the ground (almost horizontal), while the Maverick specific spoiler is more verticle and looks like a shovel (or plow) to me mounted on the front of the car. The one I installed should not ever hit anything like a curb, etc. It is also plastic with a textured finish.

I figured it must be different. I would definitely like some pics from various angles, especially a side profile. I have noticed some are too vertical.
Matt Williams
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Message created at 08/17/09 09:43 AM CDT
#13 Craig Selvey Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Here is a picture. I will get some better ones.



Craig Selvey
Albany, Indiana
www.maverickcorral.com
1972 Ford Maverick Grabber - 347, AT, Factory AC, Orange
1976 Ford Maverick 4-door - 250 6 cyl, AT, Factory AC, Blue, Cragars
Message created at 08/17/09 10:05 AM CDT
#14 Larry Winter Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Craig do you a closer shot.

Message created at 08/20/09 07:28 PM CDT
#15 Craig Selvey Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
I will.....eventually.
Craig Selvey
Albany, Indiana
www.maverickcorral.com
1972 Ford Maverick Grabber - 347, AT, Factory AC, Orange
1976 Ford Maverick 4-door - 250 6 cyl, AT, Factory AC, Blue, Cragars
Message created at 08/20/09 09:44 PM CDT
#16 thack Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
I like the way Tammy's looks the best. Craigs looks more like a splitter than a spoiler IMO

http://image.hotrod.com/f/9549021/113_67119_Large_Driving_Impressions+1972_Ford_Maverick_Grabber+Driver_Side_Front_View.jpg
It's my world & everyone's just renters
Message created at 08/25/09 04:47 PM CDT
#17 jmgford Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
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Originally posted by thack
I like the way Tammy's looks the best. Craigs looks more like a splitter than a spoiler IMO

http://image.hotrod.com/f/9549021/113_67119_Large_Driving_Impressions+1972_Ford_Maverick_Grabber+Driver_Side_Front_View.jpg


Agreed, and that's an awesone pic Tom.
Jack Grice
Dubuque, Iowa
'70 Maverick
Jack's Ford Site

Message created at 08/25/09 08:10 PM CDT
#18 thack Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Funny part is she is doing 35-40 mph and I was driving the hot rod guys POS mazda mx3 running on 3 cylinders.

It's my world & everyone's just renters
Message created at 09/02/09 12:41 PM CDT
#19 PINKY Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
not to mention the fact that Tammy is SMOKIN' HOT!

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Message created at 09/02/09 03:33 PM CDT
#20 Grabber5.0 Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
Tom, since you mentioned plastic being better for Tammy's car ( ), does that mean hers is a Mustang spoiler also? I can't find where you ever mentioned it.
Matt Williams
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Message created at 09/03/09 02:51 PM CDT
#21 hakgrbr Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
yes mine is a mustang spoiler 69 i believe.
Girl's love cars too!!!!!
P.S. I sware, I was just shifting into second gear, I Swear!!!
Message created at 09/03/09 11:14 PM CDT
#22 hakgrbr Re:Chin spoiler Quote     Reply
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Originally posted by PINKY
not to mention the fact that Tammy is SMOKIN' HOT!



Oh see someone does love me. John you are making me blush, back in the day I might have been but now mmmmmmmm age and gravity have taken over. But thanks for being sweet.
Girl's love cars too!!!!!
P.S. I sware, I was just shifting into second gear, I Swear!!!
Message created at 09/03/09 11:17 PM CDT
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