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Some Assembly Required – Part 7

When I left off in Part 6, we talked about options for improving your cars paint without breaking the bank. Now, unfortunately, we have to talk about breaking the bank. Probably one of the most iconic terms you will read regarding a restoration is that the car received a “bare metal” paint job. You may … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 5

When I left off in Part 4, we talked about replacing the footwells on my 1963 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) project. And although I felt the car was rust free, I still couldn’t be sure until the various body parts were stripped down to bare metal. Cue the sand blasting music! Sand blasting is … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 4

When I left off in Part 3, we talked about establishing your restoration goals and performing an evaluation on the car you’re considering for restoration. Now, let’s take a look at my 1963 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) project and see how that went. As I have mentioned in previous articles, this car came as … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 3

When I left off in Part 2, I had placed my 1963 Fixed Head Coupe (FHC), which was mainly in boxes, way down on my personal To Do list. This was not because I didn’t want to work on the car but more because I was totally covered up with work and family responsibilities. I … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 2

When I left off in Part 1, I had just made an appointment to view a 1963 Jaguar E-Type FHC for my potential purchase. The owner was a busy executive in a firm in Charlotte that I understand did a lot of hospital design. He gave me directions to an address north of the Charlotte … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 1

This story begins many years ago. And, with fits and starts, will continue to the present. It is the story of the decline and restoration of a car. A rather beautiful car. A Jaguar E-type. The Jaguar E-Type was revealed to the public at the Geneva Auto Salon in spring of 1961. It was a … Continue reading

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