Miss Ellie's Ride

“Affordable Fun”

Copy by John Aschenberg
Photos by – Julia Aschenberg
Ellie Wolk with her 1970 Maverick

When you’re young say under 16 , do you really know what kind of a Hot Rod that you want to build? Well Ellie Wolk knew exactly what she wanted, or for the most part she knew what she wanted for her first hot rod. The reason is because she was literally born into the sport. Ellie’s dad, James and her Uncle David have built cars for as long as Ellie can remember. Not only was she around the shop her whole life, Ellie also attended quite a few car shows before she was 16 years old. She wanted an affordable car, with just the right modifications that would interest people and make a statement just standing still.

Ellie Wolk's 1970 Ford Maverick

To start out with Ellie’s dad, James, purchased the first car. Then a rust free car was found with several other parts cars after that to use the best parts off of each of them. All of these vehicles were donors to complete this cool 1970 Maverick of Ellies.

U. S. Mag 5 spoke wheels

To begin with, the challenge of finding original parts was difficult because there wasn’t a lot of aftermarket parts available for her Maverick. The original 104” chassis of the Ford was retained and updated. Out back the rear suspension consists of 2” drop Eaton Springs suspending the stock Ford 8” rearend with 3:25 to 1 gear ratio. Up front you’ll find the stock independent Ford front suspension with 2” drop coil springs and 1965 Shelby Mustang A-Arms. KYB shocks were used in all four corners for a better smooth ride. Stopping power is handled by aftermarket 11” disc brakes in front and rear. All the frame modifications were in the hands of Ellie’s father, James. Finishing off the chassis you’ll find U.S. Mag 5 spoke wheels, 17 x 7s up front and 17 x 8s in the rear all tightly wrapped in BF Goodrich G-Force Super Sport rubber.


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