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by tonyabacus
Wed May 15, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1801
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Hi Martin I checked with the previous owner who had the hardtop for most of its life, he worked for a large Jaguar dealer in London as an apprentice and for most of his career. He also had 14 e types over the years as well as a number of hardtops. He was pretty emphatic that my top was completely or...
by tonyabacus
Sun May 12, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1801
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Hi Martin A brief update on the hardtop rubbers. I had a meeting with one of the large older manufacturers of rubber items and seals to the classics market. Looking at their current seal for the bottom edge of the hardtop their are some differences between my original and their current option. Their...
by tonyabacus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1801
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Hi Martin When you say across the front edge I take it you mean the horizontal edge that abuts the bottom of the cant rails? The clips I refer to are those rectangular ones that hold the trim to the sides of the hardtop shaped like a letter 'L'. Having rechecked the size they are definitely 5/16ths....
by tonyabacus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1801
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Geoff
Not sure if we are talking the same parts, but here is another photograph of the clip in the area you describe as fitted to my hardtop. Looking at the chrome fitting I don't think there can be too many alternatives to the one in my pictures.
Image

Tony
by tonyabacus
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Soft top weights
Replies: 11
Views: 1915
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Re: Soft top weights

Paul Bit late in responding and perhaps you have it sorted, but you can make up the sausage in the same headlining material and carefully glue it into place, leaving the ends open to draw through the weighted sausage with either a rod or a string left in the first sausage to attach it to. If you use...
by tonyabacus
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soft top pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 803
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Re: Soft top pictures

Hi Grant Common problem I think and not always as straight forward as first appears. If you get access to the following book it has a good description of what is involved together with part numbers of shims needed. It is not a quick task but requires that the hood has been fitted and shimmed correct...
by tonyabacus
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1801
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Hi Martin As update to our last note. Measuring the clips and rivets was not easy as they are heavily corroded but eventually I managed to remove the clips and screws to get them under a magnifying glass to check shapes and sized, the rivets proved more difficult to measure as they were all slightly...
by tonyabacus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Has any got one of these please?
Replies: 17
Views: 3529
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Re: Has any got one of these please?

Steve Have you tried Wilkinsons, M & C Wilkinson Ltd Park Farm, Tethering Lane, Everton, Nr Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 5DR. Tel: +44 (0) 1777 818061 Fax: +44 (0) 1777 818049 Email: mike@jaguar-spares-uk.co.uk I had a similar problem and it seems with the upsurge in restorations on S1's that th...
by tonyabacus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1801
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Hi Martin Glad to help, I have taken some photographs and need to draw a sketch of the seal I have fitted so I can send them to Baines. Spoke with them earlier this week and they will look through to see whether they have anything similar, if not I may talk to them about producing a seal, so will ke...
by tonyabacus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1801
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Hi Martin
I posted a reply which somehow has got shunted down the page, but it should answer all your questions
Tony
by tonyabacus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1801
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Hi Martin I am doing the same job on a factory hardtop so have looked into this problem too. To begin with the holes across the front are for the rivets that have a small clip onto which the chrome strip is attached. Similarly the chrome trims to each side by the cant rails also have a couple of riv...
by tonyabacus
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Need to make a pattern help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1504
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Just a note to say that a member has kindly offered to remove the air trunk from his car to enable me to make a pattern.

What a nice gesture, really does restore your faith in people and shows what sort of people we are lucky to have on this forum, so thanks Chris.
Regards
Tony
by tonyabacus
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake bottle shield
Replies: 6
Views: 1720
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Yes, could have been worth more than the car!
by tonyabacus
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roadtrip - parts collecting UK
Replies: 20
Views: 5778
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Trondvo
You will also be going close to the Jaguar museum and the Heritage museum at Gaydon, about 2km off the M40 motorway. Both worth a stop off whilst so close.
by tonyabacus
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Need to make a pattern help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1504
Great Britain

Hello Angus
Sent you a pm
Tony
by tonyabacus
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake bottle shield
Replies: 6
Views: 1720
Great Britain

Yes, could have been worth more than the car!
by tonyabacus
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake bottle shield
Replies: 6
Views: 1720
Great Britain

Thanks Peter

The guy doing some work for me was worried about it being asbestos, especially as it looked so new, but it appears to be the second material you referred to.

Tony
by tonyabacus
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Need to make a pattern help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1504
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Need to make a pattern help needed

Is someone prepared to loan me a part to be able to take a pattern? Having now virtually exhausted every supplier in the UK and a number elsewhere I am unable to find the air box intake that attaches under the bonnet and sits down on the heater box when closed. Therefore my only chance is if a gener...
by tonyabacus
Sat May 30, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake bottle shield
Replies: 6
Views: 1720
Great Britain

Brake bottle shield

Can anyone tell me the material on the back of this heat shield please. The one on my car which is a U.S. Import has a relatively new shield and the material looks very like asbestos.
Thanks
Tony
by tonyabacus
Sun May 24, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moving parts between members
Replies: 5
Views: 1579
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Moving parts between members

Not sure on how viable my idea is so thought I would put it on the forum to see. I guess like others I have a need to get some parts from the U.S. But the cost of postage can make it very expensive. Sometimes however I have managed to get either a relative /friend /business colleague to bring the od...