October 2003 – Color choice, subframe & “boot” primer

Color? It’s going to be British Racing Green Ah! to fix dents is easy. You see them, you fix them. You know when it’s right. Not so with color. I know that I have driven my family crazy with this decision, and I can’t but help think that even this decision is, well, provisional — Read more about October 2003 – Color choice, subframe & “boot” primer[…]

June 2003 – Bonnet, outer sill, etc.

Bonnet POR-15 It may have been Thursday night, I forget. Anyway, the forecast for the weekend was rain again, and I wanted to get the bonnet center section and wings sealed with POR-15. So I did that on Thursday night, with the center section in front of the garage and the wings nestled inside the Read more about June 2003 – Bonnet, outer sill, etc.[…]

May 2003 – Bonnet, part 5, etc.

Bonnet disassembly (again!) (24 – 26 May 2003) I completed the body filling on the front section of the bonnet, and so it was time to take the various pieces apart once again. You might recall that we inserted thin cardboard strips between the sections before bondoing (more details here near the bottom of the Read more about May 2003 – Bonnet, part 5, etc.[…]

March 2003 – Right upper wishbone removed, other smallish stuff

Right upper wishbone removed (02 – 03 March 2003) Things have been getting too clean with the floors fitting and being sealed with POR-15. This weekend I turned to the front frame that we had removed long ago with the front suspension and steering mechanisms intact. The entire structure needs to be completely taken apart Read more about March 2003 – Right upper wishbone removed, other smallish stuff[…]

February 2003 – Right floor installed, left sill stiffeners, POR-15 trunk

Through January I did some extra work for some extra cash (for extra parts for the Jag). As a result, I spent very little time in the garage. It has been very cold in North Carolina this winter, and January wasn’t the best time to do much of anything without a good heater. The garage Read more about February 2003 – Right floor installed, left sill stiffeners, POR-15 trunk[…]

November 2002 – Basic body repair, POR-15

Basic Body Repair, POR-15 (2 – 3 November 2002) Although I’ve categorized this as happening over the period 2-3 November, it’s actually been a longer haul. But, it’s been a longer haul over very short periods. Doing bondo work isn’t exactly time consuming, though it is putsy. I probably worked in half-hour periods at various Read more about November 2002 – Basic body repair, POR-15[…]

October 2002 – Right “B”-pillar

Right “B”-Pillar (5 – 6 October 2002) The “B”-pillar is where the door striker is located, and the right-de “B”-pillar on this care had some rust damage that was cosmetically repaired, although not as badly repaired as the inner sill. The original fix did nothing to the internal corrosion, but the plates that were added Read more about October 2002 – Right “B”-pillar[…]