I bought my Pantera back in 2005 and have had it registered and safety checked every year as needed. However, this past year the safety station started a new system in 2014 where they take pictures of your vehicle. All good its a nice ride! However going back to the same station this year. They told me they almost lost their license for safety check because of me!? And I need to put bumpers on my car! (car was redone in 1993 and the previous owner took off the bumpers and filled the holes to give it that clean look! It's the white pantera (1wild1)on the opening page. So I immediately bought replacement bumpers from PI Motors (Carbon Fiber) had them drilled on as if they were the originals. And now the state inspector is telling me that those are NOT bumpers and when we go to the statues of what a bumper should be, it falls in line. But now I sent him a pic/copy of a page out of the Ford Pantera Chassis and body parts catalog P9230/9231 showing the bumpers are bolted onto the body, so now he is telling me the bumpers have to be attached to the frame! My argument is this replaced original equipment and is superior to it (carbon fiber vs metal) And I'm not the only Pantera in Hawaii, but the only one on this Island with an state inspector that doesn't know cars!
I'm working on a small claims trail now. Thinking the Judge will define the bumper dilemma!