Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

A necessity in Florida is airconditioning. But how to cool an open two seat roadster?
Jaguar engineering came up with this ingenious solution. Kick open side vents.
These are the screens to keep the rocks and notorious Florida love bugs out.

As taken out of the car after almost 58 years of wear and tear.

After wire brushing and cleaning. They are all brass, including the screens.

Painted and ready to go back in and ready to relieve hot feet.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

Latest visit to the paint shop.

The rear half is almost done preparing. Next the rear fenders will be removed to access the gap between the fenders and the body.

The front still needs more filling and sanding.
There are not many flat areas on this model Jaguar. Even if it looks flat, there is still a very slight curve.
I removed the screens from the side vents to take home and work on. Makes me feel I am accomplishing something.