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sledrescueguy

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Puma mod hood too short for pan
« on: November 22, 2020, 01:57:25 pm »
Im starting to line up things for my next custom. I got an aftermarket 70 Puma mod hood and set it on a 72 Panther pan. Immediately i noticed there are different front corner radius' that Ive never paid attention to. My 70 panthers have 4 rib pans with a tight radius that fits this hood. My 71 Lynx and Puma and this 72 Panther have 9 rib pans with a wide radius corner. More importantly,  all of these pans are about 30" front to rear, my hood is 3" shorter. Are 70 Puma pans shirter? Does someone have one they can measure?

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    sledrescueguy

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    Re: Puma mod hood too short for pan
    « Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 02:07:24 pm »
    Hood in place short at rear

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    Re: Puma mod hood too short for pan
    « Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 04:16:43 pm »
    My 71 Lynx and 70 panther pan are more than an inch shorter than my 72 panther pan. they are both 4 rib designs, 71-72 had the 9 ribs i believe.  not sure of that helps but its part of the issue
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    Re: Puma mod hood too short for pan
    « Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 05:00:40 pm »
    Sledrescueguy.....here is my 1970 puma measurement......hope this helps you....what u gona build???...Braaappp!!!

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    Re: Puma mod hood too short for pan
    « Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 02:08:47 am »
    Thanks guys, i dont know whats going on here. My 72 panther measures 31.5 in, my 70 Panther (4 rib), 71 Lynx, and 71 Puma all measure 30 in. My mod hood measures 28.5. Ugh!
    Unobtanium, I bought a CRAZY Hirth Honker and want my next custom to be my version of what Cat wouldve built for their speed run sled in 1972.

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    Re: Puma mod hood too short for pan
    « Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 02:11:19 pm »
    Repop hood are made a great deal taller than they need to be.  You need to trim the bottom of the hood at an angle from front to back and that will make up for some of your length issue.

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    Re: Puma mod hood too short for pan
    « Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 11:50:04 pm »
    Repop hood are made a great deal taller than they need to be.  You need to trim the bottom of the hood at an angle from front to back and that will make up for some of your length issue.
    ......seems the rite thing t do is jam that honker into the 71lynx......the hood fits......maybe don't cut it down any.....Braaappp!!!