quote:Originally posted by 72red:
Thanks Hudson. I thought of you when I noticed my front badge was missing, somewhere someone has a complete set with my nose badge and your "Power by Ford" - I'll be watching for it on eBay. Looking at your avatar I am noticing that my car looks too high. Do you have adjustable shocks or just have the spacers removed? I want to lower my car but frankly am not interested in the expense of new shocks/springs right now. Still recovering from sticker shock on the bodywork.
Yes, somewhere, someone is building a 'new' Pantera one part at a time, scarfed from bodyshops. It's a conspiracy!
I had my spacers removed, have a fully adjustable Pat Mical suspension set up except for shocks. My fender lips are right atop my 10" rear wheels. So my car is at Euro ride height, 3/4" AT LEAST below the US height.
I've never rubbed the tires on the body, and this car doesn't (or hasn't yet) scraped on anything. I asked Pat about this repeatedly and he assured me no probs in that area - and has been right. I used to be able to break my front end 'pushing' at will. Now, if I try to do it, it DOESN'T push, at least till I'm going to fast for rational driving. A big improvement.
Out of morbid curiosity, what was your bodyshop bill? Mine ran a hair under $5k.