25/01/2005, Purchase and inspection of car.
01/07/2005, Website now active.
07/07/2005, Stripped bulkhead area.
13/07/2005, '93 spares car purchased.
15/07/2005, Spares car stripped.
17/07/2005, Bonnet and engine ancillaries
19/07/2005, Frontend now stripped, found lots
and GRP/mesh, not good.
20/07/2005, Donor doors from later car
but need rewireing, not
sill made of filler,
NOT GOOD AT
21/07/2005, Stripped Boot, and removed
seat. Boot floor, rear panel
23/07/2005, Cut coroded sills from each side,
inner sill surface rust
jenolite. Stripped rest of
and dry stored.
24/07/2005, Removed bootlid for better access
grinding away rust and
from boot floor and floor-
treated with jenolite.
28/07/2005, Painted underseal onto solid rear
and the underside of
except areas that require work.
29/07/2005, Donor doors removed and put to one
Wiring '93 doors to a '87 car is not
gave up! Door shut areas
and found to be in good shape.
victory in the battle of rust!!!
01/08/2005, Under front of car I found crossmember
have only superficial rust so cleaned
wire brush and hammerite.
making repair panels for A posts
originals as template.
02/08/2005, Removed windscreen and set about the A
All rust cut out and inner A post
surface rust, treated.
from inner front wheelarches.
04/08/2005, Bought a MIG welder and now the fun
Better get some practice as I
welded since I was an apprentice.
10/08/2005, Started welding new plates into the boot
floorpan, quite happy with the
11/08/2005, Trial fitted new sills and held in place with
Very good fit but took some time as
pattern parts. Ground welds of f
floorpan and undersealed area.
12/08/2005, Purchased 4 good second hand doors
'88 car in a local breaker.
13/08/2005, Bit the bullet and welded the sills into
ground the welds and primed with
21/08/2005, Welded A post repair sectons in.
22/08/2005, Fitted new doors, and wiring! took alot
time on the panel gaps and as they are
it looks a whole lot more like a Jag.
26/08/2005, Welded repair panel into inner wing and
wheelarches and inner A pillars.
27/08/2005, Fitted new O/S front wing and the repaired
wing. Panel gaps are ok.
28/08/2005, New bonnet fitted but wings needed
to even up gaps. Now aside from
of primer and a red O/S wing I have a
and mostly silver. This is a
point for me as the work is starting to
29/08/2005, Started attacking and treating surface rust on
wheelarch lips, rear quarters and
18/09/2005, Back to it after a holiday. rubbed back the
rust repairs and filled with metal
21/09/2005, Filler repairs smoothed, skimmed again
rubbed back and primed.
detail repairs on weld marks on
the A posts
22/09/2005, Removed rear screen rubber and treated
rust bubbles around rear screen.
with filler. Rubbed down
27/09/2005, Rubbed down last of filler and used
paste on all filled repairs to get
imperfections, flatted with 1200 grade
05/10/2005, Have decided not to respray until next spring.
front brakes and replaced discs and
Fitted battery and it started first time!!
08/10/2005, Striped down and re-assembled bumpers.
one is off the '93 spares car and in good
Original front one is solid and the
came up to an acceptable level with
polish. Although not immaculate it
retaining the rare original.
up headlights and mountings but
some '90 spec Sovereign chrome
17/10/2005, Spent the day in the shed cleaning and
chrome trim, purchased windscreen
adhesive and will wait for a fine day to
28/10/2005, Fitted windscreen but will leave new rubbers
shell is resprayed.
30/10/2005, Checked windscreen for leaks and trimmed
10/11/2005, Have now got all parts to complete from my
the correct door mirrors for the '86 and
26/11/2005, Had an email from a TV researcher and they
have my car on set in a documentary
Problem is that its being filmed
13th of December.
29/11/2005, Have decide to try to get the car presentable
documentary.....I think that I stand a
01/12/2005, Managed to get most of the car in my work-
started rubbing down the entire
with 1000 grade we and dry to
surface. Degreased the car and
it up ready for primer.
02/12/2005, Soaked the workshop floor and dusted the
Sprayed 2 coats of primer. Started
all the interior from the attic and
it all up.
07/12/2005, Flatted the primer coat and degreased
Re-masked and sprayed the
of Talisman Silver over the roof.
was amazing as I worked
While the paint was still wet
me a taste of the finish I wanted. As
I was reasonably happy with the result
another coat on top. Was 2am by the
08/12/2005, I opened the garage door and couldn't stop
:) It looked so good, I then flatted the
wet 1800 grade emery and degreased
masked up again. I then gave it two
laquer and left as I didnt want to ruin
09/12/2005, Yet again I have started with a smile....it looks
Then things started going wrong :(
is very good, I cant complain as I was
to pay around £1000 for a good re
this one cost less than £60 but my
has let me down. Talisman Silver
on window rubbers, engine parts
is a rough spray through effect in door
etc. Anyway its too late now and I set to
bumpers, lights and brightwork.
10/12/2005, I started re-fitting the interior today, starting
new carpets and then centre console.
new door condensation seals and re-
the door trims. In next went the seats but
seat has been creased while
Apart from this it was painless
the car. Fitted the new screen
and bright trim.
11/12/2005, It was bloody cold today but I still cracked on.
interior looks better now and I fitted the
veneer trim which came from the
and it makes a Jag a Jag in my opinion.
wheels off and change the two scabby
better ones and cleaned them all up.
12/12/2005, Have left the polishing as long as I could to let
harden and although there are a
of "orange peel" bits the car looks
to pick up the trailer to take the
the film shoot tomorrow and finished
13/12/2005, Took the car to the film shoot in Bristol and
this will be reported fully in a new section of
14/12/2005, Went to unload the Jag today and the clutch
no pressure., bugger!!! Further invest-
lead me to a failed slave cylinder.