The car formerly know as flintstone Pantera will hit the road back in 21.
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wow- that is serious commitment and some serious body work. Are you intending to put in drop pans for the seats to get additional head room ?
@Percy Pic 2 is the car as it is right now. Floors are dropped for better head room with helmet. Bodywork did take ~500 hours, all weldings were doubled.
Well the very best of progress luck. I have been working on 6997 for just on a year having brought it from my good friend in pieces. Feb 2021 will be a neat 30 years of it not being on the road and I was trying to complete it before then, but concede now that I will not make it .
My friend and I should complete the restoration of the lower rear suspension tomorrow and have it off the jacks. The car will then be complete from the rear bumper up to the firewall.
I have the inside , AC , electrics and front end left to do. I think mid 21 is a good target for me to complete it . I want everything pretty well done before I dump fuel into the tank and start it up .
I don't want to have more to do and not be able to drive it, or for the fuel to go bad or the car not to be able to be driven regularly. So the mission is to finish it properly before startup . No excuses.
6568 will be an as new car when back on the road, no compromises here.
So the next 48 years will be a walk in the park. ;-)
Here is the current state of play today - back end completed and reassembled with wheels back on, back end sitting on the ground, car spun around for better front access and the front end strip down started for the rebuild.
I tried to convince myself the front end rebuild wasn't required but the A arm bushings look buggered and if you have to do those then you might as well do the lot. The only issue I had was that this is the first time , since I have had the car , that it has been on the ground with the engine and gearbox in it. The jack I had happily been using up till now was suddenly too high to fit as the entire car sits about 4 inches lower than it was without the engine.
Might have to get a new jack!
Wow, looks absolutely stunning.
Paint work ,aside from a few minor blemishes- ( mostly caused by me during the rebuild ), is amazing considering it is 30 years old . The original strip down was to allow it to be painted in 1991 and the car just never got put back together. I feel pretty privileged to be the one doing it.