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AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Wilfred
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:02 am

Since I have a new workshop, progress is awesome!

took of left wing yesterday, and removed rear and front window. to my suprise, there was only 1 little hole behind the window seals!

The only little hole behind the window seals (the bigger rust in the background is not crucial. Will weld this, but I knew this already)
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other window frames:
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Shame...dirty hands on my new headliner. I hope I can clean this a bit.... idiot me.
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panarabica
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby panarabica » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:04 am

Hi Will,

on the topic of the headliner I may have an advice. I did the same on the beige door seals of my 40. Lost for ideas and frustrated I soaked a piece of of rag with brake disk cleaner, and the stain disappeared! Try this on your headlining on a spot that you don't see, and check if the material does not change color.
White cars show rust particularily bad. I like the idea of the challange and I am sure that it will give a super smooth drive with the 40 engine. Have you checked wether the bonnet fits with the new engine? Looks like the engine sticks a bit out, but this may well be the angle of the photo.
Are you looking to put back the classic S1 look (chrome, wheels, etc.)?

Rob
- Jaguar DD6 MY'93
- Mercedes S500 Lorinser MY'99
- Mercedes E350 MY 17
- Mercedes S300 MY '67
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Wilfred
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:11 pm

Thanks for the headliner tip!

If you look back in this thread, you will see I have been driving the S1 with the AJ6 engine for quite some time already. No issues with engine hitting the bonnet etc. It's just that I gave the car to a neighbour for his wedding, and he broke it. That is why I need to repair it now, and I decided to do some body work in the same time.

I will keep the wheels I have at the moment. Not going for stock look, just for what I like best or what parts are in best condition. The ride improved when I went from steel wheel to the wheels I have at the moment. Only need to change tires. No profile left at all.

Wilfred
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:03 am

Well that has been a while. And nothing has changed since the last update. but starting tonight, I want to revive the Jaguar! So updates on the way! :-)

Wilfred
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:34 am

So, lots of progress here, but unfortunately not that many pictures. I have fallen into an extensive restoration of the xj6!

The radiator is back in and wired up. Technically it is driveable. but as I have such a great working place, I decided to do a bit more. Took out the windows and doors, took out the entire wiring loom...

and now I am rebuilding it. Cutting out rust, welding in new solid steel. I love it! I gotta feeling it is gonna be much better than when I bought it. I promise to make pictures next time. For now I have only one of the front pillar. Cut out some rust...

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Put some solid steel back in and is finished already. Working my way throught the entire car like this!

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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Starbuck » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:02 pm

Hi Wilfred,

Looks like an interesting project. IMHO the Series 1 was the best looking of the early XJ6 Sedans, something about the vertical acreage on the front of the car that ties it much more firmly to the styling of the 420.

Noting your XJC as well, I not long ago sold mine. They are a lovely and much undervalued Jaguar that are stunning when restored. Mine was 'Green Sand', not my favourite colour but then I wasn't about to muck around with changing the colour. Manual/OD 4.2 rather than a V12, but a long-legged and remarkably reliable cruiser. It will be good to see progress on your XJC when the time comes.

Is that your Amazon? I still have an Amazon in my collection - great little cars. What I find remarkable about the Amazon is I can still walk into my local Volvo dealer and order genuine new parts for a 1966 car!

Best,

Starbuck
'94 XJ12 (and other toys)

Wilfred
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:46 pm

No no, only the jaguar is mine. I am renting a place in a nice place with over 50 other classic car enthousiasts. It's a huge workshop with lifts, welding equipment airtools... anything a car lover needs. But only the jaguar xj6 series 1 is mine.
The workshop is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week 365 days per year, and warm and dry.

I did not have such a working space (at the start of this thread you can see I was still working among the cows in an old farm). But as I now have such a nice place, I am well better equiped to do a much more thorough restoration!
I am going there tonight, and I promise I will make lots of pictures.

Wilfred
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:21 pm

So, little progress from last week. Regarding the welds, I need to finish this but didn't have the right grinding disk.

Going well over here! :-)

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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby pimgmx » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:30 pm

That looks like a thorough job, well done!

Impressive wiring spaghetti, by the way... ;)

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Wilfred
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:07 pm

All the wiring that is left is xj40. It drives like this. Turn key and fires up so regarding the engine all is connected. Every other single wire from the original xj6 loom is out though. I am gonna replace it all!

Will keep you updated!


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