Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

Todays visit to the paint shop.

Working on the front part. Can not believe how many curves are involved. Jaguars are truly a sculpted work of art.

Rear fenders done and taken off for edge work.

Dropped off the welting that goes between the fenders and body.

Boot lid was a major job. The dark spots low areas that need another layer of filler and more sanding.

Next week it may have a base coat of primer. They are taking away all the character from the initial minor defects as it was finished on May 22, 1952. Was not 'dispatched' until June 28, 1952 and first owner took possession on August 13, 1952.

On the same schedule, except 58 years later.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop feathers and bones

Inventoried the body feathers and bones that will go on after the paint is dry.
All these little parts add up. Amazing how many different parts actually go in to a car.

Not shown: more parts on back order, expecting in the next few weeks.

More progress. Another coat of primer and filler. More sanding.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

Another Jaguar Wednesday. Still filling and sanding.

Also ordered a kit of all the rubber trim parts for when it gets all put back together when the paint is dry.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jaguar - Chrome bits

Chrome bits. Front bumpers, windscreen parts, headlight rims, rear bumpers and tail lights.
Lots of other little parts for rag top, dashboard and door hardware not shown.
Visit today, no pictures as just more primer and sanding done.