Welcome to the 1963 Jaguar XKE Series 1 FHC Restoration Page. The Car Nut - 1966 Jaguar E-type coupe. This 1966 XKE was purchased by the prior owner in 1970 for his wife.
After they separated, the car was seldom used and eventually went into storage for over 25 years. When I purchased the car the engine was seized after having not been used for so long. The prior owner had painted the exterior of the car a non-original candy apple red but had kept the engine frame rails and inside the boot its original black color. The red interior is original and in very good condition for the age of the car. The interior will be not be replaced as this would destroy the car's patina. The body was virtually rust free and I decided to bring back the car to its former glory. Bumpers and other miscellaneous chrome bits have been done to show condition. Please contact me at email@example.com interested or if you have any questions. Restoration of NNF 10H. Jaguar, Jaguar E-Type, Jaguar XKE, Series-1 E-Type. Welcome to the 1963 Jaguar XKE Series 1 FHC Restoration Page. The return of George. The Car Nut - 1964 Jaguar E-type roadster.
Restoring a 1962 Jaguar E-Type. Hello dear reader.
This blog will document the long sad tale (oh you’ll laugh, I’ll cry) of my attempt to restore my father-in-law’s 1962 Jaguar E-Type, a.k.a. XKE. It is a OTS model (Open Two Seater, meaning convertible). It is not one of the very first “flat floor” models but it is an early Series One, with covered headlights, turn signals above the bumper, and a 3.8 liter straight six fed by three SU carbs. My father-in-law purchased it new. The Series One E-type represents a sports car archetype to me. What makes me think I can do this? Anyway, why do I dare think I might contribute enough sweat-equity to this project?
I wonder if I learned anything? The serial number is 878256. Enough chit-chat. You can see the shunt damage on the nose (slid under a truck). Here’s the rear end. Restoring a 1962 Jaguar E-Type. Restoration of a 63 Jaguar XKE FHC. A very full restoration of a 1963 Jaguar XKE FHC Restoration started Feb 22nd 2002 (Last Updated 7/1/2007) Hope to have the last page done in a few months!
For my previous project see my 59 Caddy site! Index of pages Author: Bill McKenna Email:Bil McKenna. Jaguar E-Type : Fetching and Dismantling (13 - 22 September 2002) With a few pushes, some consultation and hammering, and a come-along borrowed from Mark O'Neill (the photographer of this family picture and former custodian of this Jag), we were on our way to Rougemont.
OK, just so you won't have to scroll down the page — here's what the old thing looks like after we pretty much took everything off of the monocoque body. The thing is virtually ready for sandblasting with just a couple of parts yet to be removed. (This was my goal for the week, and I took time off from work to do it. The boys, and especially Aaron, put in hard hours to make this dismantling happen as quickly as it did.) From the Lift. E-Type consoles - Dick - Picasa Albums Web. 64 E-Type Restoration. Ron's 64 E-Type Total restoration of a complete basket case.
At some point the incorrect engine and gearbox had been installed into the car with a lot of modified parts. The car arrived as a bare body shell with what was left of the original parts thrown in boxes. We located the original engine and gearbox, which had been sitting in the dirt in someone's backyard for fifteen years. 1962 FHC E Type restoration log. Closing Report - January, 2003 I am pleased to report that the mechanical shakedown is now complete and your car will be with Intercity Transport in the next few days.
I hope you have enjoyed watching your car come together as much as we have enjoyed building it for you! Thank you, Bob, and best regards from everybody at Team CJ. Merry Christmas, Bob. I believe I can hear the fat lady singing! Although it has a few road miles under her belt, it still doesn't look too shabby underneath! I took the following shots for you while your car was up on a workshop lift, so the lighting was less than ideal. I apologise for the fact that the latest photographs are somewhat blurred, but at least they show how close this project is moving to completion. Lots of progress to report today, including the execution of a number of custom ideas that came from the customer himself. This might very well be the biggest single workshop update ever!
Maiden voyage time Today we are having fun - well I am, anyway.