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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:18 pm
by katar83
Yeah, they do go splat after so many years, I think was one of the first things I've replaced on mine as not only they didn't hold the bonnet in place but it was a struggle to lift it up too. Luckily they are cheap and easy to replace. Hopefully they'll get your screen fitted right! :)

Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:26 am
by pimgmx
Progress has been slow but steady...

Boot lid, bumpers, light clusters and some small parts have been reassembled and refitted:

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So no 'Sinterklaas' present in the form of a finished car, but rumour has it that it might be ready for pre-XMas delivery... :roll:

Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:36 pm
by naki_k
Now that would be a nice touch.

Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:09 am
by xjr40
I ended up with the XK but still can't beat the XJS in my eyes... Nice Xmas treat I hope

Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:49 am
by pimgmx
xjr40 wrote:Nice Xmas treat I hope

It could still happen!

Another workshop visit yesterday: exterior almost done, just some paint polishing and small items (number plate holder) to be fitted.
They've scheduled the interior finishing touches for today, which could still mean the car's back home before Xmas!

The result is, well, judge for yourselves... ;)

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:51 am
by Brake buster
looking fantastic, and wouldn't it be great for christmas....



i dont see any ' boot buffer rubbers ' under the bottom lip of the boot lid to the bodywork ? do you have them ? they do stop the boot lid hitting the paint work

i will see if i can find a pic of mine fitted

fantastic work

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:10 am
by pimgmx
Brake buster wrote:wouldn't it be great for christmas....

It would and it is... ;)
Delivered Saturday and looking the works!

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It's snugly wrapped in its soft cover, I'll probably spend some post-Xmas spare time with it to get some small interior jobs done...

Brake buster wrote:i dont see any ' boot buffer rubbers ' under the bottom lip of the boot lid to the bodywork

Pics or part numbers would be a godsend!

Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:05 pm
by Brake buster
glad she is home, and looking great,

be careful with car covers until the paint has ' fully ' hardened, it can still be chemically soft and will take on anything that touches the surface, three months usually is a good time frame

as for the boot rubbers, , see below

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-XJS-B ... SwbopZUsaR

will need some small self tapping screws and small washers, large side of the wedge outwards

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:43 pm
by pimgmx
Brake buster wrote:be careful with car covers until the paint has ' fully ' hardened

It's been 7 weeks between paint booth and it going under cover, but I will take it out of storage and remove the cover on dry days for the next couple of weeks for that 'just to be sure' approach. Local weather hasn't been helpful, but should improve over the next couple of days.
The cover has no hard edges/inside stitching, so all should be well...

Brake buster wrote:as for the boot rubbers, see below

Thanks, parts ordered!
Might take until the New Year before they arrive, but I'm not in a hurry. ;)

Bonus picture: covered growler badge relief:
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I came across this earlier today: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LISTER-JAGUA ... 3688725773
Thankfully it's far too pricey to 'just do it', not even mentioning the domino effect of effort & cost involved to fit it, modify and tune the engine, etc...
On the other hand: why not??? :roll: :roll: :roll:

Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:19 am
by naki_k
There’s always another modification. It’s hard to know where to draw the line? Usually budget is the only restraint,