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L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Walker
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Walker » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:32 pm

A few other small jobs to mention that often go overlooked. The underseat covers housing the seat electrics are a thin metal panel covered with carpet. My car had wet footwells and there was a small amount of rust on these, carpets removed and washed, panels blasted and painted and now looking a lot fresher.
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This small bracket holds the washer bottle wiring together, a bit knackered, so another made up..

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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Indiana_Jones » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:09 am

Nice stuff mate _b :D
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby pimgmx » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:22 am

You built that bracket from scratch? :o :o :o

Impressive...

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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Walker » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:32 pm

Spot on guys cheers. Yes the bracket was quite easy, Ive had to make a few odd ones up. The nut welded on to this bugs me, as it looks a bit half arsed, it will easy out last the original as it has a proper paint system on it and not this naff powder coat everything has.

Anyways, hopefully some pictures here the right way around of where the car is currently at. I've been finished a bit late this last few nights so as much as I'd like to crack on grinding and welding it's a lovely quite place we live and I try not to upset the neigbours :roll: , they did have a great reintroduction to the shed soundtrack this weekend mind.

So, few bits back in place...
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Drivers sill end currently looks like this...
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Going to whip the last remaining edge out once I've made up the replacement bits and I'm confident they're going to fit in without needing more than a minimal amount of filler to get them flush.

I had the pleasure of the ride back from the jaguar museum in my father's superb X300 3.2 Sport. It really is the best one I've seen and while he is a heck of a guy for changing cars I have a feeling it's in his custody for a while yet. The experience really did remind of my own car (in comparison my wasn't that good!) and the smooth ride and minimal effort it needs to glide down the road. It certainly sets the bar high and only added to the enthusiasm to get mine as good as I can get it.
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby naki_k » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:48 pm

Good progress. It’s taking shape.
That sill end is not great, but I have seen worse. The left side on my xjr manual was much worse.
I hope you have seen that the front sill end caps are (amazingly) available new/ NOS. It’s one less piece to make up. ;)
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93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:11 pm

Hi Walker,

just been reading up on your thread and i must say that you have done an amazing job so far, shame that i cannot see some of your images but that engine bay looks amazing. Its good to see another Jag being saved but i can relate to you removing the engine as its a big old lump but to repair the bulkhead i imagine this must be the easiest option.

I must say that the cross member and associated parts look so good and eventually i would really like to get to this standard.

Obviously family comes first and getting spare moments to do some spanner time can be restricted but have you set yourself a date target to get all the work done by :?:

Do you have a garage or is all this work being carried out on the drive :?:

I have not driven mine for six years until this week and i also had forgotten just how well a sorted 40 drives.

Good luck.

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Gary.
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1996 BMW Z3
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1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Walker » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:03 pm

That is good news Naki, I'm still awaiting my veneers from JCP so could add to the order, do you know the part number off hand? Would save a bit of piecing together, I had tried to keep it as intact as possible but there wasn't much left to save in the first place!

I've just put the first tacks on a small patch on the heel board and one along the sill above the jacking point. There has been no chance to get much else done over the weekend, this time distractions were an impromptu evening's fishing and the horrors of looking for then buying and assembling a new dining table and chairs for herself :roll: .

Time wise, well, I suppose the only real deadline on this is the show at Dunkeld, 2021. As this does sound a long time away I must point out the forecast is likely babies by that point :shock: and a full respray :shock: so a few things to contend with. My long suffering (aye, I've not even started yet) other half is finally at peace with the car, so no chance of an advert in 12 months time saying change of situation, promise!

The aforementioned dictator, sorry, wife wouldn't left me build the garage I wanted, so settled for an 8m x 4m oak carport all enclosed in front of a 5m x 4m shed. In fairness it doesn't have the ring to it that playing in the garage has, but it really is a great set up. Luckily there is also enough overhead height to lift a complete engine and gearbox clear of a car! Next house/phase 2 here is certainly a 4 post lift, I'm just the wrong build for crawling about under cars!

Always great to hear somebody mulling over the idea of taking the plunge. If a car isn't in frontline use then this kind of work is achievable, you'd be pushed to change a bulkhead over a long weekend ready for monday haha. I can only recommend getting in about it and seeing just what's lurking.

I have had a fairly easy run of it with L3, I wouldn't want to work on one with much more rust, in saying that if the right car came up it wouldn't stop me if it was rotten, the recent weetabix xj12 being a prime candidate, but let's not talk about the next one until my big girl of sitting pretty again.

More of these need to be saved! There is no end of help on the forum, no chance of me getting this far without it, thanks guys!
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby naki_k » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:10 pm

CAP340/ CAP341
£2.26 each! Most certainly old stock prices!
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90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
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93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Walker » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:24 pm

Couldn't believe it myself Naki, I've got one welded into the car just now and I've bought 2 pairs for future adventures! Very helpful parts to have, cheers!

Officially finished welding, well as far as I am aware! Just managed to get cleaned up and primed before my wife came back from her trip away, so that was the end of that! Hopefully I can get bits done through the week as I think I will be working away for a couple of weeks after that. Typical. No pictures of the work as I went along typically but will get something sorted for you all to have a gander at.

We have a resident rodent disposal expert, 2 year old Millie. I thought when the highland rain sets in she disappears down to an old barn down from us and does, you know, cat stuff. Oh no, not our Millie, she's all that dont you know. She has worked out that the brake pedal housing opening is just the right size to sneak into a certain vehicle and watch the world go by! Times ticking Mills, bolting it shut soon!

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