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Originally posted by Mark M:
Wow! not sure how but I have missed your car thread the last couple months. The work looks amazing can't wait to see it painted and on the road.


Nah, you only missed a couple days worth. Posted them all up over the weekend. Thought I'd join the crowd. Smiler
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very, very few green panteras.

Chris,

There is a PCNC owner with an original forest green (or whatever De Tomaso called it) and believe it or not, I have always liked how that car looks with that color.

The faded, lime green color seen on some....now, that's another story.

Larry

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Originally posted by Cyboman:
There's a HUGE vat of Corona Beer somewhere that this car should be sitting at the bottom of!

Michael


Wow! I dunno man, that car is pretty awesome. Hats off to that guy. I would have maybe gone with black wheels instead of the gold ones. I understand the factory wheels were gold, but if you're gonna go lime green... Glad to see someone had the balls to do it. Heh
Chris,

Awesome job! I was reading those posts and by page three I was saying to myself "man, if he puts Group4 fenders on that car, I'm gonna have to go down there and take it from him". It is getting pretty close to being my perfect alter-ego Super-Pantera.

As far as color choice goes, the orange does look pretty hot, but for a car that REALLY stands apart, the lime would be awesome as well (and unique). Just so you can get an idea of what direction might work, here are a few options. Personally, I would seriously consider Lambo lime.

Great work and posts. Thanks!

Mark

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Yeah I am still sold on Lambo pearl lime or pearl orange too. Our cars need to stand out, they just are not loud enough to get attention! Razzer

Here is a photo of that orange car I was talking about, I believe somewhere here in southern CA I believe it was on rides domain or somethikng like that with a few more photos.

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Chris, maybe when you're finished we can work out a trade. Wink

The emblem on the orange car doesn't look like a sticker close-up, but I have no idea where it came from. I know that some guys (David B on his GT5) have used the front grille emblem on the fenders and it looks great. Smaller, but better proportioned than the one on the orange car, IMHO.

Mark

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The "branding Iron" logo is a Euro car thing (later, not early if I recall correctly). The rectangular emblem is the standard front grille logo for American cars.

They can be bought at Wilkinson/Hall/PI and (after the pin is snapped off) be adhered with foam tape. The POCA store logos look like vinyl not metal as on the Orange car.

Mark
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Originally posted by sam c:
wow the car looks awesome congrats.Question it looks like the front fender flares were cut just above the lip why? Just curious Thanks


Not sure I understand your question. The old fender flare gets cut off so that the new flare can be positioned. After the new flare is welded on, the remaining extra fender under the new flare is removed, and the inside of the fender is smoothed.
It's been a while, but here's another update on the Pantera. Keeps looking rougher and rougher doesn't it?

The paint has mostly been sanded down to bare metal, or "All Metal" (an aluminum based body filler) in these shots. I'm happy to report that the car is very straight for the most part. There is evidence of a small fender bender on the right front fender, but other than that, it's solid. Notice how much lead is in the rear uprights. It probably 1/8" thick, maybe more. That'll all be sanded out and built up again with All Metal.





MacMan, I don't mean to side step this topic, but I do have a question. Can you give me as much info as you can regarding the old Team III wheels you had on your car? Backspacing front and rear, Tire Sizes, Etc. I an thinking about ordering a set. What is your opinion about the backspacing? Should I use the same as your old wheels or would you recommed a slightly different dimension? Your help is much appreciated
The recessed emblems is a Rodder's trick. What you do is cut a whole in the location you want your emblem, then build a small metal box slightly larger than the emblem and tack it on the back of the body panel. Then fill the instaled box with body filler and push the emblem into the fresh plastic, before the plastic is too dry remove the emblem (using thread instaled on it BEFORE pressing it in). The VOILA you have a custom touch for your Cat.

Denis
That's the thing I hate about body shops: they tell you 3 months, then 6 months later when you ask what's going on/ how's it coming along (after next to nothing has been done), you're now suddenly 'in a hurry' and 'breaking their balls' (but all the while they're telling you they need more and more money). Now all of a sudden, you're the bad guy rushing them. I just don't get it.

Michael
Guess what I saw today? Yup, it's back from Paint and it is nothing short of stunning. I was blown away. Totally exceeded my expectations. Lots of work to do now. Wheels gotta go back for some touch up, the whole car has to be reassembled, new mirrors, the fender vents and fender liners, etc, etc.

Pictures came out grainy. Don't know what's up with my camera lately.





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