Following the post detailing the replacement of the door skins, this post details some of the remaining body repairs.
Unfortunately, the NZ weather has taken its toll on the Jag over the years and the list of required body repairs is substantial. I sourced repair panels locally when I could obtain them at reasonable prices. The remainder were sourced from Martin Robey in the UK.
Martin Robey repair panels:
- Door skins x 2
- Coombs style cut away spats
- Left and right wing repair panels
- Full sills
- Front jacking points
- LH front wheel arch baffle
The LH front outrigger (brace), which supports the front wing, was badly rusted and needed replacement.
More rust was revealed when the outrigger was removed. This was repaired before the new outrigger was fitted.
LH front wheel arch repair repairs
The repairs to the left front wheel arch included fitting the internal wheel arch baffle panel and the external wing repair panel. As you can see a small additional patch was required on the inner wheel arch.
The body is slowly coming together. The next post will detail the remaining body repairs.
All of this restoration is much slower than would seem appropriate, but we keep plugging away! Repairs are looking good.
Yes! A balancing act, time and money are both finite resources … 🙂
For sure! And, if you are like me, buying an expensive car part usually equates to the purchase of a similarly priced piece of jewelry for my wife 🙂