looks a mess to me , whats going one with the rear brake rod ? its a bit late a panther for me but im surprised and amazed they did such a thing , if its correct its a model i shall avoid
Yes, somebody has bent the brake rod like a pretzel. I'll be making a new one. Like many unrestored 50+ year old bike, I've been running into poor repairs, stripped threads, etc.....
Here's the foot pegs removed. You can see one has been pretty crudely repaired.
I still need to semi flatten the tube, but hopefully my repair looks a little better.
One of the battery
clamp rods was missing and a piece of 1/4"-20 all thread had been jammed in the 1/4"-26 threads of the battery
tray, so I made a couple of new ones.
The end of my rods aren't threaded yet. This is my first Brit bike restoration so I'm still needing to acquire a few things like Whitworth tap and dies, and some Whitworth heli-coil kits.
Hopefully in the next week or so, I'll get the Panther up on it's work table and start getting it disassembled and really get going on the resto.