Friday, January 28, 2011

Jaguar project paint shop

Visit to the paint shop. Wet sanding done, just needs buffing.

Rhino lining under the bonnet (hood).

Brought over the seats for color matching the rest of the interior of the cockpit.

They will not look so high up after the windshield is installed.

Have to think about fabricating something for the headrests on the rear deck.

I sat down in the seats. Not too difficult to get in and out and there is some leg room. Probably too tight for my grandson, as he is over 6 feet tall. But that is typical of all XK120's.

Trying to figure out what parts I need to order. I am sure I will find things I am missing once I get started putting on the chrome and trim.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jaguar project paint shop

Out in the sunshine.

All the undercoating done

Still needs wet sanding and buffing.

The blue in the Nordic Mist comes out when the light hits it just right.

Still on the junk yard roll around wheels and tires.

This is where the license, tail lights and rear bumpers go.

Still have not decided on which tail pipe enhancement to get; Round, oval, single, dual?

Under the front end.

Gizmo likes it. When are we going for a ride?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jaguar project paint shop

Rhino Linings applied to boot (trunk).

Cockpit area protection.

Behind the dashboard coated.

Battery compartment and lock box.

Inside the doors.

Ran out of liner, there is more area than anyone would guess.
Next; undercarriage and wheel wells to be done today.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jaguar project paint shop

Painting done! Curing for a few days.

Meanwhile, masking off everything in preparation for undercoating rubber spray.

Once the undercoat is done, wet sanding process will begin.

Almost there!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jaguar project paint shop

Secret formula for Nordic Mist Metalic.

Painting edges of openings.

Now on to the rest of the body.

Base coat of color over primer.

Color base coat looking good.

Getting there.

The excitement builds.

Another angle.

This is just the base color coat.

Caution... wet paint.

Almost done with this stage of paint.

Next will be the metalic layer then a couple coats of clear coat.

Some visible progress. I can not believe how smooth it is.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jaguar project paint shop

In the paint booth... then the air compressor quit working.

Should be fixed later today. I will have to drop by tomorrow or Friday to make sure the progress is real.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Jaguar project paint shop

Jaguar Wednesday on Friday. I did stop in for a visit Wednesday, but nothing to write home about. But today, I see major progress.

Rear wings (fenders) back on temporarily for preparation.

Looks better with the wings on.

Bonnet up to sand edges of engine compartment.

A little feature I had added. A lock box in the unused left hand battery compartment. There are no other lockable storage compartment other than the boot (trunk).
Will be handy for locking up the radio faceplate and GPS when parking anywhere other than my garage.

Ford-Cosworth 2.9L V6 - 24Valve engine dormant but ready to run.

Getting there. Next a final sanding, sealer, then ready for primer.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Jaguar project paint shop

Jaguar Wednesday on Thursday, post on Friday.
Wednesday was a travel day back to Orlando, Florida from San Diego, California Christmas vacation.

This is still all primer and filler. The boot (trunk) lid was rebuilt from the original and a donor.

The blue-green is a guide coat. More sanding and a sealer coat will be next.

Headlights, grill, Jaguar badge and bumpers will fill all these holes eventually.

Steering wheel, wheels and tires are still the roll around and not the final items.

Resolved: This WILL be the year she gets back on the road!