Category: Body preparation

Hood release mod

As one might expect from a car developed in left-side-driving England, the XJ6 hood release lever must be activated from the passenger side. Obviously, in a RHD version, the lever is in the “right”...

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Chassis paint & heat insulation

Before assembly can begin in earnest, we elected to paint the engine bay and trunk space in the final body color: Porsche Lapis Blue Metallic (code 3A9) introduced in the 2001 model year. First...

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Bare chassis

Engine removal R12 refrigerant The first step towards taking out the XK inline six engine involves the R12 (chemically named dichlorodifluoromethane but commonly known as freon-12) refrigerant used in the Jaguar air conditioning system. General Motors...

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Metal repair

Frame In general our 1972 XJ6 body and chassis survived in excellent condition. The paint isn’t original, but the repaint color match is perfect. There are a few surface dings and scratches, but nothing...

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