SovverBovver wrote:I wish Jaguar would support our model properly. That way we could just replace a rusty steel panel with a new steel item made on the proper tools.
Surely they'd make a small fortune out of XJ40 wings (front but also rear), but also floors, sills, jacking points and rear deck panels.
This would be interesting to link onto the long running JCP thread. To summarise though, very often when new stock parts have been reintroduced, the cost is huge, relative to what people are currently willing to pay.
For example, X300/ X308 wings are still available new, but at £400 each, unpainted, they are a sizeable investment. Especially as most times both will be needed, plus painting of course.
I can't imagine that if JCP did ever remake front wings they could be anything under £600 each. Possibly much more. So who would pay that currently? Not many I suspect, but in years to come, that may be considered a worthwhile investment?
Look how much they charge for E-Type panels (that have obviously been remanufactured).