[DeTomaso] FW: Dynamat! and Stethosocpes

Asa Jay Laughton asajay at asajay.com
Wed Jun 11 22:02:20 EDT 2008

I think we've seen some photos of shade-tree abandoned Panteras that 
exhibited that feature, a total channel on the roof, near the rear, 
rusted totally out, for no apparent reason.  Now we know.

Asa Jay

Asa Jay Laughton, MSgt, USAFR, Retired

& Shelley Marie
Spokane, WA

1973 Pantera L 5533

JDeRyke at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 6/9/08 7:10:48 PM, shawkins777 at comcast.net writes:
>> Jack DeRyke's reply cautioning about my plan to fill a short section of the 
>> structural tube that goes over the door and back into the roof section over 
>> the engine bay. In that section I don't believe that
>> there is any problem with potential rust especially if the stethoscope holes 
>> are covered. I agree with him that it would be a mistake to put foam in the 
>> rocker panels.
> Since then, I've received a communication from Kirk Evans on a serious rust 
> issue in Pantera roofs, some to the point of needing total skin replacement. 
> Seems there's a long narrow piece of factory foam parallel with the rear 
> window's upper channel, and Kirk's found rust that eventually worm-holes its way 
> clear thru the roof! I've personally only ever seen one maltreated Pantera in 
> Nor-Cal like this and we didn't know what the cause was, but my take now is to 
> NEVER put anything in a steel Pantera that seals to any part of its skin- 
> anywhere, ever. If the extra noise bothers you, earplugs are cheap. FWIW- J DeRyke
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