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Spinner tool enhancement

See also hub spinner tool overview. The polyurethane mirror finish on the wood spinner tool has kept its surface clean, but the performance of the tool hasn’t meet expectations. The problem is that once in position over the hub, the wood piece tends to move off the ears at an......

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Door moisture barrier

The Jaguar door inside face uses a so-called moisture barrier — a simple plastic sheet — to minimize water runoff from dampening the back of the upholstery panel and thus warping it over time. Many unrestored Mk2s, in fact, exhibit badly distorted panels, and some of this damage is due......

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Door window installation

See also door window test fit and ventilator seal posts. The final fitment of the chrome window frames and glass requires remedies for the inevitable flaws that show up post-paint job. For example, one of the threaded holes in the right rear door was blocked by a broken tap; someone......

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Rear door ventilator seal

There is a small gap between the top of the door sheet metal “shelf” and the bottom of the chrome window channel that must be filled with something to prevent water from spilling into the hollow door. The Jaguar Spare Parts Catalogue describes this as a Prestik seal — part......

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Grille mount

See also prior front grille and bumper test fit. The front grille attaches to the chassis with four retaining clips that resemble those used for storm and screen windows. Over the years, the metal opening around these clips eroded somewhat, leaving less and less metal for the clip to grip......

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Seat belt re-webbing

In the United States, the first seat belts were introduced by Nash (1948) and then Ford in the mid-1950s. The public resoundly rejected these safety devices, however, and only a small minority actually buckled up well into the 1980s. In 1984, the state of New York passed the first mandatory......

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Roof vibration dampening

See post about the insulation plan. Applying CLD to the inside of the roof requires about 25% coverage, and the initial layout contemplated ten 11×6″ rectangles. There is online discussion about whether it is better to sandwich roof insulation between the cant and the metal roof (there isn’t much room!)......

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Rear bumper finish seal

The rear bumper features a long chrome tipped rubber seal that serves to close the gap between the bumper edge and the body. The seal must be attached before the bumper is installed (there isn’t enough room to manage this otherwise). The replacement rubber comes a little oversized, and must......

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Rear no draught ventilator

The rear no draught ventilator is similar to the front one, but there are a few differences. For one thing, the vent window has a half elliptical shape and swings open on a kind of piano hinge. Separating the glass from the old seal took a fair bit of careful......

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