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A story of two XJR's.

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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby xjr41 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:05 pm

So I thought I'd post a quick recap of what's been done so far and what's left to do.

So far she has had...
Four new floors
Inner and outer sills
Inner wings
New bulkhead
New bootlid
New sunroof
New passenger rear door
Full respray
New master and slave cylinders
New fuel pump
New cps
Replacement alternator and water pump

I think that's it.

Needs...
All interior trim putting back in
Lights to work!!
Washers for windows and headlamps repiped.
A windscreen wiper
A leaky brake system fixed
A full service and a good run then hopefully an mot.

Oh and a million missing screws, clips, etc
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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby xjr41 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:46 pm

Some up to date pics of the old girl.

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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby naki_k » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:11 pm

The main thing is still looks shiny!
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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92 4.0 XJR Manual
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94 4.0 XJR
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Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby xjr41 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:23 pm

So after looking over her and failing to fix the lights issue, and some long in-depth calls with Naki trying to get a list together of all parts, clips, and any other missing or malfunctioning bits I realised my best and most economical move was a spares car.
By some coincidence a car of the right year appeared on eBay for the second or third time and again some idiots just bid and then refused to pay, consequently it is now sitting outside my house not knowing the fate that has befallen it.
It is a Moroccan red with doeskin 4.0S.
Mot failure with structural rust issues but I don't care about that, it is internally complete and starts and stops. That's all I needed.
Now I'm not sure where these missing parts and broken clips etc are from, whether the car was already like that, if I took them off or if they have disappeared in the many years it has been away and in pieces but that's not the problem now, it's replacing it all to an original 40 spec that needs to be done.
So now it can be.
I have a blueprint for what it should look like and all the parts needed to correct it.
Which is a good thing because the next big issue is a leaking pressure delay valve CBC4233 on the brake system. Obviously NLA from Jag. Leaky brake systems scare me.

So my intention is to swap the master cylinder et al over from the S to the XJR.
Has anyone done a master cylinder swap or replace? Is there anything I should be worried about?
Because in my ignorance I will just unbolt it all from the parts car, clean it all up so it's nice and shiny and then replace it on the XJR, bleed the system and hopefully have a fully functioning brake system with no leaks. Sounds like a plan to me.

As an aside, I don't need any of the interior of this car so if anyone is interested in any bits, give me a shout.
There will probably be a lot more from it I don't need but will put the bits up here first before heading to the bay of E.

And just a quick spot, bizarrely all 4 wheels are immaculate so if anyone wants perfect shiny 4.0S wheels I will have a set for sale at some point

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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby Walker » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:16 pm

Fantastic paint on the xjr honestly looking forward handing over piles of paper to get mine done, would you mind giving us a rough idea what you paid? A local guy to me said 7k for concours and 3k for very good, it would need to be outrageously good to justify the 4k difference, but I'd expect to pay about 3 grand for a full paint job? I'm told that my budget is 3 grand. And that is my lot!

On another note, your breaker S will have the airbag panel in the right wood, my original one is crap, and the NOS set I bought is for a glovebox car, so really looking for a very good non faded rosewood panel, can you help Mr Walker here?

I thought I was going in depth with my car, but reading back through your thread there is certainly a lot more that had to be done to yours and I am so glad you've put the effort and more importantly the cash into the car, well done sir!
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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby xjr41 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:40 pm

Ok. The respray I have no idea of cost. I agreed a price with Keith for all the welding and then the car suffered a bodywork accident whilst they moved premises. Keith sorted it all out.

I can send you a pic of the SRS wood. Email or on here?
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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby Walker » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:41 am

Glad it worked in your favour then, he seems like the very best kind of bloke, great skill set and decent. I will private message about the wood, cheers!
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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby xjr41 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:14 pm

I've probably got the other bits you're after as well.
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Re: A story of two XJR's.

Postby xjr40 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:15 pm

How are you getting on with the final stages of your restoration process Steve?
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