The Pantera Place
"Your de Tomaso Connection"

Loose Armrest

The armrest on the Pantera is a carved wood frame with the cover glued on. Over time the screws that hold the armrest to the door pull through the wood. A simple solution is to fill part of the hole with wadded up plastic wrap leaving the area to be repaired open. Flatten the plastic to from a seat for the head of the retaining screw. Mix epoxy resin with a filler like micro-balloons and fill in the damage area from the open wood side of the arm rest. The wadded plastic keeps the epoxy from running out the other side. The wadded up plastic is removed after the epoxy is set and a new hole drilled for the retaining screw.