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Old 05-12-2017, 02:04 AM   #91
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Neither the Museum or the town of Houffalize have the money to do a complete restoration.
Even a simple facelift will be costly. Look at pictures: suspension arms missing, roadwheels missing, all torsion bars to replace, etc...

Well, the best they could do with limited means is add a "car port" over it when it is back in place..

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Old 08-30-2017, 01:53 AM   #92
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:28 PM   #93
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Hello,

Neither the Museum or the town of Houffalize have the money to do a complete restoration.
Even a simple facelift will be costly. Look at pictures: suspension arms missing, roadwheels missing, all torsion bars to replace, etc...

Well, the best they could do with limited means is add a "car port" over it when it is back in place..

Cheers
I would ask for donations from the local towns people,if they want to keep it they should help to restore it,if not sell the Panther to someone who will spend the necessary funds to do a full restoration....If Jon Phillips can rebuild a stugIII from a box of bits and pieces and get it running then surely a team of Belgian Military personnel could do wonders with this tank....Its not difficult just start by asking for help( get a Panther resto page set up on Facebook) you'd be surprised how much help would be forth coming....Remember this is not just any tank this is a Wehrmacht Panther Tank
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:42 AM   #94
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Are they going to restart it ?
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:09 PM   #95
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Are they going to restart it ?
No it won't be restored in driving condition unfortunately
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:54 PM   #96
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That's pity but, in an other hand, leaving it outside fully restored might be dangerous ... thiefs
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:34 AM   #97
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That's pity but, in an other hand, leaving it outside fully restored might be dangerous ... thiefs
I know but stealing a 44 ton tank from a town center is a bit of a problem
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I know but stealing a 44 ton tank from a town center is a bit of a problem
Hold my beer...



I think it's more about all the correct bolt-on bits that have a tendency to grow legs and run off.
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I seem to recall that, several years ago, the original muzzle break was stolen off of a privately-owned Panther that had been brought out for a public display in England? In fact, I think the Panther was on display at the "War and Peace Show".
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I seem to recall that, several years ago, the original muzzle break was stolen off of a privately-owned Panther that had been brought out for a public display in England? In fact, I think the Panther was on display at the "War and Peace Show".
You are correct the muzzle brake belonged to Kevin Wheatcroft and had been added to the Cadman Brothers Panther for the duration on the show and some tosser stole it. I think the year was 2007 .

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