View Full Version : I MUST DO THIS TO A PANTHER!!!!!
09-22-2009, 07:14 PM
I saw this car on my classic car, and the first thing i said to myself was "Self, I need to find a 79-83 country squire and do this. Also wouldnt look to bad on a 89-91 either
And Actually, it wouldn't be hard to do either. Im thinking of the Roush 427IR crate engine, dont know about interior though. This is going on my bucket list.
09-22-2009, 07:41 PM
its been done just has wood deleted and some other stuff looked good... he is on here somewhere anyone remeber his name?
09-22-2009, 07:46 PM
or maybe some pics? i would probably keep the wood though. This wouldnt be able to happen in the near future, Ive got college to pay for.
09-22-2009, 08:18 PM
09-22-2009, 09:52 PM
Why would you turn a Panther into a green Falcon woody wagon?
09-22-2009, 11:10 PM
What I want to see is a Panther wagon with a liftgate conversion.
Nathan in MI
09-22-2009, 11:15 PM
A wagon with a Tommy gate? Hmmm...I'm seeing the load staying on the ground while the rear suspension slowly collapses, lol.
09-23-2009, 12:09 AM
09-23-2009, 02:36 AM
Nate, lift gates can be two types - trucks have the Tommy gate, station wagons have the setup like the CTS in the picture (which is actually how about every European wagon is done). Oh, and kudos to GM for carrying on what Dodge did with the Magnum and keeping the domestic sporty wagons alive.
09-23-2009, 04:34 AM
whats wrong with 84 through 88's?
09-23-2009, 06:18 AM
wow, ok here we go:
It would be nice to do that style of customization to a wagon, not turn one into a falcon.
That one is a little over the top for me, it looks nice, but to much like a truck
and yes, i meant to put 79-88, but it was a typo (dont ask how i got a 3 when i wanted an 8)
09-23-2009, 07:32 AM
I have to say, the wood on that falcon looks a lot better than what our cars came with.
As for a lift gate, it would be tricky to fab one up, but I can't imagine it would be any heavier than what's already on the car. Unless of course someone just modified a stock tailgate, without putting it on a diet first.
Nathan in MI
09-23-2009, 08:30 AM
Oh, that kind of liftgate.
I thought you meant the kind that was actually useful for something. :p
09-23-2009, 09:02 AM
that's that new cts wagon
09-23-2009, 09:26 AM
The stock 89 tailgate is too complex on too flimsy hinges with very hard to find weatherstripping. A lift gate would be nice but it'd be a major body work mod. Two thousand would be cheap.
09-23-2009, 01:49 PM
At the 2006 Carlisle Ford Nationals I saw the nicest fake wood wagon I've ever seen. '67 Country squire, white with the nicest, glossiest wood applique I've ever laid eyes on. With Billet Specialities salt flat wheels, that car looked like a million bucks.
09-25-2009, 10:28 AM
A lift gate would be nice but it'd be a major body work mod. Two thousand would be cheap.
You're probably about right on the price. I could actually ask my engineer/customizer pal for a rough figure on what one might cost if he did it .... guessing his figure would be even higher, just because he's that meticulous. Among other things, he designed his own custom '70 Mustang billet aluminum hood hinges to address the fact that other existing billet hood hinges don't let the hoods open very far ... but that's on a seriously nuts car that's been years in the making and is costing the owner in excess of $150,000.
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