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X300 Windscreen Finisher

CraigXJ40
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X300 Windscreen Finisher

Postby CraigXJ40 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:35 am

I was thinking of replacing the windscreen finisher/ scuttle cover with one from an X300 found in a local scrappers. Even just as a temporary measure till I refurbish the original one.

Looking at the Part succession on JDHT, this is a slightly different style, but should fit the 40. Has anyone done this and if so, can you tell me if the X300 scuttle is compatible with the 40's wiper arm?

Thanks.
1992 Sovereign 3.2 Auto Diamond Blue Saville Grey
1989 XJ6 2.9 Auto Arctic Blue Doeskin

Brake buster
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Re: X300 Windscreen Finisher

Postby Brake buster » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:58 pm

from what i have seen , the actual scuttle is the same, though might have a different ' finish ' on it ?

the windscreen washer jests shape changed( more round and lower profile ? ), as did the wiper arm with its ' bend ' , otherwise its the same

one of my first mods two years ago was to reform this scuttle, with pics, and can be seen on this forum

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=997476


while the rattle cans are out, i would do the same to the front and back bumper plastic trim inserts, as these go the same grey plastic colour in the sun, and really freshen the car when painted black

BB
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Champagne Leather interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior

CraigXJ40
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Re: X300 Windscreen Finisher

Postby CraigXJ40 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:40 pm

Thanks for confirming BB, I saw your handy-work with the scuttle - very tidy indeed. I replaced the bumper trims when I rebuilt the rear bumper a few years ago.

Perhaps someone could confirm if the early cars might had a slightly different design of scuttle (See below from JDHT).

For now, the important bit for me is that the scuttle from the late cars appears to have been carried forward to the X300.

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1992 Sovereign 3.2 Auto Diamond Blue Saville Grey
1989 XJ6 2.9 Auto Arctic Blue Doeskin

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Re: X300 Windscreen Finisher

Postby Brake buster » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:22 pm

i think the change you allude to comes with the battery in boot cars, these are the same as early x300 , where early xj40 are different as you show , but more accurate to use the VIN indicators in your pics


BB
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Champagne Leather interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior