Restoration of #2695

IMG_2698This is a photo album for the restoration of Pantera #2695. I started this project in October 2016 when I came across a car whose owners started its restoration about 20 years ago. They disassembled it, had it media blasted, and had lots of metal work done on the chassis including new wheel house metal, new rocker panels, new front valence, and anything else that had corrosion. They also built (but never fired) the original 351C engine into a solid lifter 377 cubic inch motor with high compression domed pistons, closed chamber D0AE heads, and heavy duty valve train. I substantially lowered the compression on the motor as you will see later in this photo album. They also accumulated many new parts including new glass, new suspension components, and other items that will be detailed later. When I bought this project I sold my 1971 Pantera that I owned and restored for about 10 years. The picture of its engine bay is my Avatar picture on this forum. The Pantera International forum and its amazing members have been instrumental and indispensable to my Pantera restoration successes.

Pictured is the chassis in its current form, getting ready for paint.

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