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ChrissyDai

posted on 24/7/16 at 08:42 AM Reply With Quote
GTS Panther Body Parts!!

In my last post, I've been advised that the car I could be potentially buying, is in fact a Panther. I know this car is a rolling chassis, but I am under no illusion that there are going to be parts and body parts missing! So! How hard is it going to be to source these parts please guys? ( I've read all,the previous posts) but wil other body parts fit such as bonnets actually fit?
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big-vee-twin

posted on 24/7/16 at 09:13 AM Reply With Quote
The nose, bonnet, scuttle and rear tub are all higher than standard this was done to accommodate taller engines. Therefore the chassis design reflects this too. I believe new owners took over GTS but can't remember who at the moment!

Found them DTR but don't seem to be around anymore.

[Edited on 24/7/16 by big-vee-twin]





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ChrissyDai

posted on 27/7/16 at 06:53 AM Reply With Quote
Yeah you're right the link doesn't seem to work and I can't see much other info on the internet either. So does that mean that if anybody damages their body parts on a Panther that's it now??
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Slimy38

posted on 27/7/16 at 07:20 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ChrissyDai
Yeah you're right the link doesn't seem to work and I can't see much other info on the internet either. So does that mean that if anybody damages their body parts on a Panther that's it now??


It wouldn't be the first kit car to not have replacement panels available. In fact, some production cars have extremely hard to obtain panels!!

Fortunately it doesn't take much to repair an existing panel, or modify another manufacturers panel to suit.

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craig_thomas

posted on 9/8/16 at 06:57 PM Reply With Quote
will a body from another kit not fit? what about the haynes roadster panels??
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big_wasa

posted on 9/8/16 at 07:05 PM Reply With Quote
No the Haynes is a differant size.

No other make will match as the panther was unique in being an inch higher. The chassis is very much book from the rear bulkhead forwards .so panels made to fit the book will fit the panther chassis but will be an inch shorter. With the exception of the rear tub as the rear bulkhead was an inch taller.

[Edited on 9/8/16 by big_wasa]

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craig_thomas

posted on 9/8/16 at 07:45 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by big_wasa
No the Haynes is a differant size.

No other make will match as the panther was unique in being an inch higher. The chassis is very much book from the rear bulkhead forwards .so panels made to fit the book will fit the panther chassis but will be an inch shorter. With the exception of the rear tub as the rear bulkhead was an inch taller.

[Edited on 9/8/16 by big_wasa]


so would you be able to fit a locost scuttle/bonnet and nose cone (all being an inch shorter in height) to an already built panther?

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big_wasa

posted on 9/8/16 at 07:46 PM Reply With Quote
Yes as a set of three.
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craig_thomas

posted on 9/8/16 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
Do you know if the is any difference between locost body panels and Haynes roadster panels??
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scotty g

posted on 10/8/16 at 03:55 PM Reply With Quote
The Haynes roadster i believe is 2" wider than the standard Locost.
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