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L992RVC Moroccan xjr

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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby naki_k » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:47 pm

Good work Chris. Well worth doing now, as you know it would always get worse. I find a old Land Rover (thick) rubber mud guard is a good welding spatter shield, to protect the paint near the weld area.

Is your parcel shelf laying flat or lifting at the corners? With your car also being a late XJR, it has a autolux parcel shelf too (mine is lifting atbthe corners).
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:34 pm

Good advice Naki, sadly too late. A slippage with the angle grinder means I also need an upper rear wing respray....

Wing off today to access the base of the crusty A post

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Most of the repairs I did 6 years ago seem to be holding up.

There is a problem with moisture creeping under the original underseal in some areas and corroding away quietly. I should imagine this would be a general problem with these cars after 25 years or so.

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More grinding and anti rusting tomorrow. The more you look the more you find.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:52 pm

naki_k wrote:Is your parcel shelf laying flat or lifting at the corners? With your car also being a late XJR, it has a autolux parcel shelf too (mine is lifting atbthe corners).


Yes I saw your post on the problem. Mine is lifting at the corners also. With the rear screen out I can see under the inner shelf (the bit that's bending up) that there is a small hole where maybe some kind of plastic fastener secured it to the base. If there was one it has gone, probably due to age, heat and shrinkage it has fallen out and dropped down behind the seat.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:38 am

Back from the bodyshop with partial new paint on the roof, bonnet and sill covers- now in process of being re-assembled.

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The screens are still out so this is a good time to replace the headliner board with its new covering. Very fiddly. I also replaced the sunroof frame as the original had severely missing drain connections.

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And through the post today comes the proper spd1257 ECU for a 93 model year automatic XJR - something I have been after for a while.

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Its in and working, but it will be a while before I get to try it out on the road and find out whether the XJR specific mapping makes any real difference.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:53 pm

Probably not the first person to try this. Find a good used passenger seat in a matching colour, remove the back and seat squab and use them to replace the tired threadbare components of your well worn drivers seat.

This seat came from a car abandoned on a beach - and it shows in the amount of corrosion of the seat frame - but that's not what I need.
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The back removed
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and the base

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Fingers crossed they will fit onto my seat frame. Its far from perfect but there are no rips and tears and the patina will match my current passenger seat.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:28 pm

The "new" drivers seat is in. I'm actually quite pleased with it. Patina wise its a pretty good match with the passenger seat and it shows that you can transpose a passenger seat squab and back onto a drivers side seat frame. The only issue is that the "fat boy" button is now on the wrong side of the squab, but thats a small inconvenience

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And its goodbye fishtanks and hello quads.

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I tried to remove the old fishtank in one piece, but sadly had to resort to violence.

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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby naki_k » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:58 pm

Great work chris.
The car is looking brilliant as always.
You did really well to find that late XJR seat with the correct colour piping too! Rare seat for sure. It’s a fair compromise to use the passenger side. The gains outweigh the slight issues.

Fishtanks- a tip. There’s only one way that I know to remove them without resorting to smashing the hell out of them. Use a Dremel/ rotary too with a metal cutting disc to reach into the tight spot. You can split the bolt in two, straight down the middle. The two nut halves can then be removed.
The two top bolts are not permanently fixed, so then can be replaced. The two lower inset bolts can still be used, even when cut down the middle.

Of course I know the reflectors are corroded, but they mostly all are now. I honestly think we are close to the point where anyone wanting to run fish tanks, will have to get the reflectors rechromed now.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:56 pm

I was really lucky to find that seat, and not too far away either. The car was identical to mine but sadly had been weighed in, the owner not realising the value of the XJR specific bits. I think the seat and the wheels were the only parts he sold on. Apparently it was even too rusty for banger racing as it was impossible to find a sound jacking point. Thanks for the quad headlights. They are in really good condition and should make driving a lot safer in the winter.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby moglite » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:29 pm

Great save on the seats.

Shame about the fishtanks - I'm rather fond of mine, and not looking forward to removing them in one piece.

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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby naki_k » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:18 pm

ChrisW wrote:I was really lucky to find that seat, and not too far away either. The car was identical to mine but sadly had been weighed in, the owner not realising the value of the XJR specific bits. I think the seat and the wheels were the only parts he sold on. Apparently it was even too rusty for banger racing as it was impossible to find a sound jacking point. Thanks for the quad headlights. They are in really good condition and should make driving a lot safer in the winter.


The chap you got the parts off has broken loads of 40s bybths looks of it. Based on his Ebay listings. So it’s surprising he didn’t know the value of XJR parts!
Though I suspect he doesn’t have the space to store parts, so maybe scraps off anything that hasn’t sold quickly.
Did he scrap the ECU too then? Yours looks to be a new one (from Black Country- who have all the new bits). Have you noted any difference in the running since fitting it?
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