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'92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby xj12-rob » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:28 pm

I'm really glad to see this job being done, my guy was going to tackle it for David after he had done my manual 300 R M64FVC, however progrees came to a halt on my car, we are now 2 years and 2 months in with no real further progress, oh, sorry, he did turn it round in the workshop over Christmas!! my emabarrasment grew by the week as I felt I was making excuses to David, suffice to say my guy has had no more work off me since, all my paintwork goes to another , more expensive, guy in Berwick, he did the Green 350, the Black XJR and has the Red Majestic at the moment

With a fair wind and a bit of luck, David, your car will be done before mine at this rate, enjoy it when it is done
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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby david » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:16 pm

It was unlucky what happened with Nick. He was forging ahead on M64FVC right up to the point I sent up all the parts for my car to you – then he just stopped!! :shock:

You went to a lot of trouble to help me and my old Sov Rob, so it was a tremendously unfair outcome for Nick to do that and cause you to feel embarrassment for what was a kind thing for you to have done.

On the bright side, the guy in Berwick did a beautiful job of the black XJR!

David
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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby david » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:19 pm

Rory wrote:glad to see her being made better than new :D
my engine bay cleaning is still has a way to go :oops:
i am not sure anyone will think i have even tried at present...

Rory



I'm sure we could tell it is cleaner! :D

I cleaned mine intensively in sections - rather than lightly everywhere when I did it initially. I felt that way I would see more impact as gradually the whole bay is cleaned.

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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby Rory » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:41 pm

i will try that on sunday when i have another go :)

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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby david » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:59 pm

Some more progress on the bodywork:

Door pillar is welded now, though most of the repair is behind the front wing, which has been fitted and lines up well. Gray really struggled to fit the original wing – it just wouldn’t sit right no matter what he did with it. Some swearing was allegedly heard. Nothing would work so he gave up and had a go with the new wing (part number CAP5122) and it went straight on, so the old wing must be slightly buckled – perhaps in a minor bump I had in 2003.

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Via this:
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The door pillar fits the wing evenly down its length, with no visual variation of the gap. I'm hoping the repair will be invisible when it is painted.

The right hand sill end was very rusty and needed to be replaced. Luckily the rust is localised so could be cut back to good metal without a problem. There is classic XJ40 rust where the sill joins the floor at the front too, so rust was replaced with metal there at the same time.

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Inside:

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I’m worried about what is going on inside, under the scuttle. I poked my finger down the hole here and felt the rust flakes give way down below. Not good.

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The area will need to be opened up to find out what is going on in there - I suspect this is the area that lets in water to the footwell in so many XJ40s. Strangely both footwells on my car were always dry, but it could be that it was never exposed to enough water to fully saturate the soundproofing, then run down into the car. If it had been parked in the rain for a few days, then maybe I would have had a swimming pool too.

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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby Jimbo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:15 pm

Good work David 8-)

Could you throw in some pics of your car "fully clothed" sometime? Just think it's something would make this kind of restoration thread more "rounded", and I'd like to see your car anyway :D

Cheers,

Jim
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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby nlcrane » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:20 pm

david wrote:Image

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Wow, that looks really professional, job well done.
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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby Jimbo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:23 pm

Ignore my request for "fully clothed" pics in the last post, I managed to miss the first page of this thread :oops:

Mind you, if you want to show us more pics of your lovely car, then go ahead make my day 8-) :lol:

In these wintry days when all our cars outside are covered in salt and grime, and those indoors are under sheets, it's great to see Jags all shiney and polished up in their finery, sun shining and all :D

I'm getting withdrawal symptoms from my Daimler, but to drag her out of hibernation now would be cruel and unneccessary :(

Cheers,

Jim
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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby Jimbo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:00 pm

this is my baby all wrapped up for the winter -

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Just hope nothing seizes up, or any wildlife decide to get in bed with her :shock:

Cheers,

Jim
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Re: '92 Sovereign: Rust and restoration

Postby naki_k » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:36 pm

really fantastic looking professional welding there david. makes mine look a bit micky mouse :oops:
hopefully one day i can get up to that standard.
i hope you will start using the car now you are shelling out all this for it!
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