The locking bead arrived earlier today, will try to visit the workshop later this week and enlighten them with windscreen fitting info.
Annoying but true: my Jaguar Repair Operation Manual does NOT mention a word about windscreens at all, let alone a documented/illustrated refit procedure.
The Kirby Palm book does not offer much help either. And despite the fact that it contains a TON of knowledge, I find the hearsay and incomplete stories randomly copied/pasted from forums and emails more annoying than helpful.
Brake buster wrote:do you have an estimated date ?
I have not set a hard target date for this project: too many dependencies and a multi-year house renovation makes it hard to plan or predict.
And 'ready' will be a relative concept anyway!
Plan is to get it tested and road-approved as the next step after it returns from the bodyshop, i.e. late this/early next year.
Then hoard/restore/upgrade a handful of parts that are not up to my standards yet (i.e. sandblast & powder coat rear ARB and ancillaries, reinforce radius arm bolt lugs) and if budget allows, have the suspension/diff/brake/AC upgrades done next year.
Preventative engine & electronics parts replacement/upgrades will be taken care of by me when the car's not in the workshop and when there's no higher-priority jobs on the house to do. Before all items on my restomod list have been ticked we could be well into 2021.
Brake buster wrote:if you are in need of any tricky or small trim parts etc, post it up here
Some small interior jobs are next on the 'will do that myself' list, will reach out in case I need something...