That is too funny! Leave it to Ludwig. Plus the model number scribbleIt would be a safe assumption that the date code means July 14 1972, but, unfortunately, no. There seems to be no real explanation for these labels. Even the latest dating guide, from Richard E. Gier, is not able to offer a definitive answer to these bizarre date codes! However, we do know that they were used from around 1971-1971. But, I digress! This takes NOTHING away from your Citrus Mod kit!
I am going to exacto around them leaving a 1/4" shadow line of Panther on 2 sides as a remnant.Are you removing the badges or exacto-ing around them?