Pantera # 5357 - Rocky's 1973 L model

Thanks, guys -

Will keep you posted on the progress. I have come this far - can't give up now!

Rocky

PS> The Texas guys probably have recommendations on rear window gun racks - they just take the ones from their trucks, and cut them down a little!
Pictures from ESTuned Dyno Day.

I ran my car on the dyno here in Tucson. Everyone wanted to see the Pantera!

It was a whole new crowd of people, lots of young kids.

It was a fun time. I didn't put down the massive horsepower (I am running my basically stock, original motor with 100K miles on it), but it was close enough to the advertised numbers to satisfy me... but I need to get my "new motor" back together!

Click Here for The Video of My Pull

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I think so, but the logo pocket is in the center. So you have to either cut it in two places, or you have to do the minor fiberglass/bondo/filler work to fill the sides of the hole.

It's just beyond my skill level to chop that thing in half, and then put the pieces back together to make it look right.

Rocky
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Originally posted by PanteraDoug:

I am quite sure that those fiberglass bumpers are manufactured and supplied by Kirk Evans.

I am using one. It IS from Hall Pantera.



Doug,

I do not supply any fiberglass to Hall Pantera or any other vender but Ron McCall. I do supply Pantera Performance but have not sold them bumpers for years.

My bumper is distinctive---it is widened to fit the car and has hard line corners rather that radiuses. The important issues is it fits the car.

Here is one just finished with recessed daytime driving lights mounted. You can see the front outer hard line corners in this picture. The customer did let me knew the one side of the car was crashed and the work was poorly done so they did have some minor fitting but it was not do to the bumper's construction.

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Another shot with the lights on. I am building some new mirrors that you can actually see what's behind you, that fit the car properly and will be easy to install. The last attempt to fix the BMW replacement mirrors worked but is way to labor intense to build and finish the new mounts. I will post something on a mirror thread later.

I've worked very hard making sure each part fits the car so if someone thinks they have an AmeriSport part that does not fit, please contact me direct. If it is mine, I'll figure out what the problem is and if it is not mine, I'll do my best to talk you through a procedure that will make the part work.

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Originally posted by Kirk Evans: Took the Big Cat up to the top of Mount Lemmon today.

The trees started falling over, and dropping their pine needles as I drove by looking for a parking spot!Big Grin


I did that drive a couple times with a buddy stationed at Davis Monthan AFB. It was 112F in Tucson and 65F when we parked the car to start hiking. You could feel the temp drop by the minute as we circled and switched back up the road.

Best,
Kelly
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Originally posted by Husker:
Kirk,
Are those lights LED? Look fantastic. I'd like someone to something similar to my metal bumpers except incorporate the turn signals.


Jon Hass makes them. It's a nice set up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXDMgswNPps

Daytime driving LEDs plus turn signals. I think you need to make a separate key on wiring change if you want the "driving lights only" to come on.
Kirk,
I replaced my early steel bumpers with the built-in turn signals with euro bumpers. Consequently I no longer have front turn signals. I've been researching options and thought this concept for the rear bumpers could be used for the fronts as well.
For those looking for a nice, compact lifting fixture, you can check out my article in the November 2107 (oops! 2017) POCA newsletter.

Here's a picture of it mounted on my engine, ready for the pull.

More pictures of it in action tomorrow in the AM.

Rocky

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The most bizarre thing I have ever seen...

I have had a giant Palo Verde Beetle stuck inside my cooling system for the last year of operation.

We need to figure out what these things are made of, and build our vehicles out of them.

Good thing for the High-Flow Robertshaw thermostats.

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This was my "spare motor" and had been sitting in my garage for a while.

Apparently I had not sealed up the Thermostat opening when I pulled this motor and this guy got in.

He couldn't have gotten in through a radiator top-off, so he had to be in there since the motor was installed in ~ June of 2016.

Unbelievable.

Rocky

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OBTW: Steve's thread on the Mangusta Rosewood shift knob encouraged me to think about other options than my anodized knob.

Here's a couple of neat options (the black one is ebony wood). The item on the right is a hand made DeTomaso Wine Bottle corker.

Couldn't help but show them off.

Rocky

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