Does 1267 have similar gusseting in the rear suspension mount area too?

Would you share some photos of how that was done?

Not sure how gusseting of the early hand rear work would apply to the production stamped tubs though.
This is a shot from when 1267s chassis was zink treated a few years back. The entire rear inner structure is build up from many pieces in quite thick steel (2.5 mm in the uprights). The entire structure is all original as shown - no rust repairs. Compared to the "production" cars, with the stamped sections, the chassis seem to have been seam welded in a lot more Places from the factory (Vignale).

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did you make tracings of your templetes? (that could be shared?)


No - but it should only take me 5 min to draw them up and scan them if anyone would be interested. So far I only did the passenger side, but both sides are similar except laterally reversed
I own 3840, must thank you for the time you spent posting the repairs you have made.

I have learned a lot, and your work is an inspiration to people like myself who have similar work to complete, although not on such a scale as yours.

brilliant, well done.
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I have learned a lot, and your work is an inspiration to people like myself who have similar work to complete, although not on such a scale as yours.


It IS a huge Work - but I really enjoy it. As long as I have the other pantera to drive I don't have pressure to finish this one in a certain time.

I did start on the drivers side of the car. Here I finished the center rocker and fitted inner b-pillar:

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Rear part of lower chassis frame was bend 10 mm - the result of a hit in the passenger side rear suspension early in the cars life.

Here we are pulling the frame using a 5 ton dozer

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Continued re-doing earlier bad and incorrect repairs. Here the rear suspension uprights.

I purchased repair pieces from a US-vendor - and sorry to say, I cannot recommend that. These pieces are not right, way too narrow to fit the suspension tubes meaning that they have to be reworked to fit.

Decided to repair them, instead of reproducing them completely. Had to widen them about and inch to fit, and to make them look correctly like the original structure.

Here the difference in tube Width after welding on side of the upright

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Spend a couple of evenings fitting the suspension repair piece. Lots of small adjustments to get to fit and look correctly.

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Added to both sides a couple of small anti-flex reinforcements in the most flexphrone areas. Here at the bend on the top of the inner wheelhouse

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Cut out the suspension uprights in the passenger side. Same really dusty and noicy job as the other side - NOT funny at all.

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Terrific idea to gusset the panel intersections for added rigidity while you have unfettered access. Kudos to you.
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Done - sorry for the bad quality images

but the work you have done has a good quality
Really curious to what I might find/run in to, the day I start pulling mine apart...

The one thin I know for sure, is that I'll need a welding course to start with Big Grin
OK, the decision has been made - it's going FIA racing !! The Cage is from Sassa in Italy and fully FIA certified.

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