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richard1983
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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby richard1983 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:49 pm

Yes, I've seen it there. It's been a lot of work, but when I was last there it was being prepped for paint. So it can't be too far away now.

He has another late 40 XJR in at the moment, LHD on a French plate. It's been there a very long time too. Just had a colour change from Flamenco to a blue. Looks nice.

He has two more 40's coming in this year for major works apparently.
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
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2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby naki_k » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:58 pm

Yes. It's encouraging to see owners feel that their cars are worth spending on, to get back into top shape.
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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby carlmt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:06 pm

richard1983 wrote:Yes, I've seen it there. It's been a lot of work, but when I was last there it was being prepped for paint. So it can't be too far away now.

He has another late 40 XJR in at the moment, LHD on a French plate. It's been there a very long time too. Just had a colour change from Flamenco to a blue. Looks nice.

He has two more 40's coming in this year for major works apparently.


And one of them will be mine - well, next spring after Florian's do anyway - sort the rust and full repaint. ;)

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richard1983
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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby richard1983 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:58 pm

Well its been quite a while again since my last update. Apologies for that - its been a very busy end of and start of year!

Anyway, whilst I've been away with work - the car has been to Keith at XJ Restorations to finally have the rust removed from the old girl.

The rust was never too awful on first appearance, but it had always bothered me and nearly put me off the car in the first place - so I was genuinely interested to see what was under the surface.
The job list wasn't too extensive - it was to remove the wings and repair if possible, repair the 4 sill ends, tidy the wheel arches, drivers door dents, sunroof, a small scabby bit on the boot lip and refurb the alloys.

With this work, I guess I could have gone down the full respray route - but I love the originality of this car think it would be a shame to loose the good original paint. Its only original once!

I'm sure some of you will have seen Keith's pic which he posts on his Facebook page, but here are some of my favourites.

Anyway, under the N/S wing was: -
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The O/S wing: -
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Nice new steel: -
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The O/S wing was salvageable and just needed a small repair where it meets the sill: -
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The N/S wing was beyond all hope - so a new decent wing was sourced and repaired:-
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The Sill repairs: -
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Tidy wheel arches: -
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New paint: -
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And finally at home all in one piece: -
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A close-up of what was originally the worst part of the car: -
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Nice to have that taken care of finally!

So there it is. The cosmetics are now mostly done.

The plan is to have the car moped and polished soon in order to bring the 25 year old paint up to the standard of the new.

Oh, and I'm still waiting for my new heated windscreen from Pilkingtons.
The move of their classic car glass department to Finland seems to have been a total disaster!
Still, I'm hopeful to have the correct glass installed for summer! We shall see.
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby Brake buster » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:57 pm

looking good

I think jaguar have heated screens in stock , according to heritage parts

my bad, only non heated clear and tinted in stock ,

BB
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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby Rory » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:52 pm

Looks fantastic! I hope the summer weather will do her justice :D

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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby old del boy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:17 am

Yes a fantastic job there , even got the proper ended coachlines too :)

Derek..
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richard1983
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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby richard1983 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:14 pm

old del boy wrote:Yes a fantastic job there , even got the proper ended coachlines too :)

Derek..


Indeed. I was worried about those - as they did seem hard to find.
However, Keith had them made up locally - all brand new.
He's had all sorts of Jag coachlines made up - and they all look spot-on.
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1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

richard1983
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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby richard1983 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:55 am

Hello again all. My squeaky rear suspension seems to have turned up again now that the car is getting some use.
When the car is cold - there is nothing. It starts when the car is warm and has been driven around a bit on our bouncy pot-holed filled roads.
It's rather annoying as its quite vocal when it gets going. You can even hear it groaning when getting in and out of the car.
All I can think is that it must be a bush on the rear subframe/wishbone arrangement.
The car has had new a-frame bushes, rear springs and dampers over the past year. The whole subframe had to come out when the diff needed work - so that was annoying as it would have been easier to check the bushes then!
Any ideas where to start now?
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

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Re: New member - hopefully.

Postby ChrisW » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:27 pm

Is it possible to tell whether the squeak comes from one side or the other ? Maybe go for a drive and then get someone to poke their head under the car and listen whilst someone bounces on the rear?
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