VYPRGT2, good luck on that search. Judging on your past posts it appears you are returning your P car to bone stock original, decals and all. My 74 is stock minus wooden handle screwdrivers and a few minor parts. I like stock. What is your drive/goal to to keep your P car original? Chuck
Hall Pantera's are repros. So are Pantera Parts Connection's. I have the ones from PPC and they are relatively close to the real thing, but not exact. The toolkits offered on eBay are invariably missing stuff, including the screwdrivers and window crank
The car collecting hobby is moving strongly to recognizing the rarity and historical value of survivor/original cars. Witness all the books and articles coming out lately on the subject (and the survivor/preservation classes now present at major car shows). I am happy to see more than a few Pantera owners that are going that direction too. We only a small number of survivor Panteras left that have all (or most all) of their original interiors, paint, tires and wheels, engine,transmission, bumpers etc. What would you guys guess, less than 100 left? My car is one of the lowest (documented) mileage cars I have seen (3100), but is missing several items. Low mileage, preserved,stock AND complete just seems like a worthwhile goal to me.
Dave thanks for the pics ..these dont look too hard to duplicate ? I guess its an Italian manufacturer ?
I may just have a lug wrench in a ford box ... what exactly are you calling the lug wrench .. I know you dont have one to post a pic .. but its seems in the kit there are 2 tools that have a lug end on them ?
Got it ... I ahd found the same pics searching last night ... let me check and see what I have ...I know I need the window crank and the screw drivers. The screw drivers I know are made by JORG and they are not cheap.
IMHO the rarest part is a factory inflation can with freon still in it. And if you replace it with one from Pep Boyz or some such place, first look at the label closely: some will say "WARNING- EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!! Those inflators use PROPANE as an inflation gas. This is somehow legal in CA and other states. So what you have is essentally a hand grenade in your trunk. One 'cooked off' in a '73's rear trunk after a hard run at high altitude, and it blew the trunklid open, denting it in 3 places, cracking the fiberglas tub floor and shearing the latch. A second associated problem is if you actually USE such an inflator. A BMW used one in the L.A area to get to a tire shop some years back; the car was on a lift when a worker enlarged the hole with a motorized file before plugging the puncture. A spark against the steel cords wrecked the shop, the BMW, killed him and destroyed two other cars nearby. Do not keep those aftermarket inflater cans!
Even the NEW inflator cans come with a label thats supposed to be stuck to the rim as a warning for the tire mechanic ... inflator is a patch and anyone driving over the speed of 30 with inflator is asking for problems. Ron
This is a picture of the tool set out of Pushbutton 1365. It has all the usual with the addition of a curved handle box end wrench (11/13 mm). The previous original owner of the car had put the set away shortly after buying the car and never opened it again until selling me the car. The original bag was rotted away, the one in the picture is a repo that I had made. He told me that everything in the box had come with the car. The curved box end wrench is marked similarly to the 4 open ended wrenches
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