My Jaguar MK2 Restoration

Author: landieman

Jaguar wiring deconstructed

My Classic Technologies (CT) fuse panel arrived over the Christmas break. The CT fuse panel is a great solution for upgrading the wiring in classic cars to……

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Petrol tank – 2

This post continues the description of the fuel tank restoration. Refer to petrol tank – 1.

The POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit I purchased contained:…

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Petrol tank – 1

My petrol tank seemed to be in reasonable condition apart from a healthy coating of surface rust on the top surface. The underside of the tank was……

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Maintenance vouchers discovered

I recently discovered the original maintenance vouchers in the documentation that came with my Jag. The foreword notes the importance of regular maintenance and in language typical of the period assumes that the owner will be male!

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Jaguar books

Books about older vehicles can be fun. I’ve added some detail about books on Jaguar Cars and the restoration of older vehicles which I have picked up over the years. Please check out the reference page


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Remaining body repairs – 2

This post continues the high-level description of the body shell repairs.

Reference the previous posts on the body shell repairs; door skin replacement and remaining body repairs – 1

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Remaining body repairs – 1

Following the post detailing the replacement of the door skins, this post details some of the remaining body repairs.

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Door skin replacement

OK, there’s no way round it, this was a major blunder on my part. Lack of research. Attention to detail (none). All that stuff. In fact I’m reluctant to write this post, but if it stops someone else making the same mistake it will be worth it.

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Maintenance Chart

Back in the day, vehicles came with some pretty cool documentation. None more so than fold-out maintenance charts. When I purchased my car a lot of the original paperwork was still with the vehicle, including the Maintenance Chart which is in very good condition given that it’s over 50 years old. Great garage wall art.

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The dreaded Jag rear hub – 2

My initial attempt at removing the rear hubs ended in failure.

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