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Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

katar83
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby katar83 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:18 pm

Yeah, they do go splat after so many years, I think was one of the first things I've replaced on mine as not only they didn't hold the bonnet in place but it was a struggle to lift it up too. Luckily they are cheap and easy to replace. Hopefully they'll get your screen fitted right! :)
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.

pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:26 am

Progress has been slow but steady...

Boot lid, bumpers, light clusters and some small parts have been reassembled and refitted:

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So no 'Sinterklaas' present in the form of a finished car, but rumour has it that it might be ready for pre-XMas delivery... :roll:

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

naki_k
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby naki_k » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:36 pm

Now that would be a nice touch.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
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

xjr40
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby xjr40 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:09 am

I ended up with the XK but still can't beat the XJS in my eyes... Nice Xmas treat I hope
1991 Jaguarsport XJR 4.0
One of 83 manual - 65 LHD
Regency - Magnolia
Previous 1989 XJ40 2.9 auto (3.6)

pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:49 am

xjr40 wrote:Nice Xmas treat I hope

It could still happen!

Another workshop visit yesterday: exterior almost done, just some paint polishing and small items (number plate holder) to be fitted.
They've scheduled the interior finishing touches for today, which could still mean the car's back home before Xmas!

The result is, well, judge for yourselves... ;)

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the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

Brake buster
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby Brake buster » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:51 am

looking fantastic, and wouldn't it be great for christmas....



i dont see any ' boot buffer rubbers ' under the bottom lip of the boot lid to the bodywork ? do you have them ? they do stop the boot lid hitting the paint work

i will see if i can find a pic of mine fitted

fantastic work

BB
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2015 XF Sportbrake Luxury 2.2D Turbo in British Racing Green Metallic

pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:10 am

Brake buster wrote:wouldn't it be great for christmas....

It would and it is... ;)
Delivered Saturday and looking the works!

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It's snugly wrapped in its soft cover, I'll probably spend some post-Xmas spare time with it to get some small interior jobs done...

Brake buster wrote:i dont see any ' boot buffer rubbers ' under the bottom lip of the boot lid to the bodywork

Pics or part numbers would be a godsend!

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

Brake buster
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby Brake buster » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:05 pm

glad she is home, and looking great,

be careful with car covers until the paint has ' fully ' hardened, it can still be chemically soft and will take on anything that touches the surface, three months usually is a good time frame

as for the boot rubbers, , see below

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-XJS-B ... SwbopZUsaR

will need some small self tapping screws and small washers, large side of the wedge outwards

BB
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2015 XF Sportbrake Luxury 2.2D Turbo in British Racing Green Metallic

pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:43 pm

Brake buster wrote:be careful with car covers until the paint has ' fully ' hardened

It's been 7 weeks between paint booth and it going under cover, but I will take it out of storage and remove the cover on dry days for the next couple of weeks for that 'just to be sure' approach. Local weather hasn't been helpful, but should improve over the next couple of days.
The cover has no hard edges/inside stitching, so all should be well...

Brake buster wrote:as for the boot rubbers, see below

Thanks, parts ordered!
Might take until the New Year before they arrive, but I'm not in a hurry. ;)

Bonus picture: covered growler badge relief:
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I came across this earlier today: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LISTER-JAGUA ... 3688725773
Thankfully it's far too pricey to 'just do it', not even mentioning the domino effect of effort & cost involved to fit it, modify and tune the engine, etc...
On the other hand: why not??? :roll: :roll: :roll:

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

naki_k
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby naki_k » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:19 am

There’s always another modification. It’s hard to know where to draw the line? Usually budget is the only restraint,
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
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