Old 03-26-18, 07:55 PM
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T-Mar, that certainly looks like it! I scrubbed away some of the crappy paint on the downtube and found the outlines of the Panasonic decal.

The 8 certainly could be a 3. It doesn't look like a '78 since it's built for 700c not 27". And '88 seems too late.

I think the forks were actually OEM in a sense, since Panasonic had this PICS customization program. It's a Tange cro-mo fork and I think it must have been a special order option. I'm guessing the LBS maybe added the Ambrosios and the Modolo calipers to make it seem sexier.
@markwesti, if you follow the link assist from @thinktubes above it'll take you to my google album of pics.

Now, I think I need to figure out how to fix the paint and get new decals. Thanks, everybody!
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