Correct rear door hinge covers?

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#1 Correct rear door hinge covers?

Post by paulsco » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:13 pm

Hi,

I have been wondering for a while whether my rear door hinge covers are original fitment.

The parts book states that they are made of PVC (BD28173,BD28174 and BD28175).

Mine are made of steel. The screws that hold them on are thicker than the originals too.

I thought that perhaps a PO had used bigger screws but the holes for the old smaller ones are still in the body panel, but they are not the same spacings as my covers.

I can find no information on steel covers for the Series One, were they fitted to another Series E-Type?


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Paul
65 Series 1 FHC, 68 Jaguar 340

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#2 Re: Correct rear door hinge covers?

Post by mgcjag » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:06 pm

Hi Paul.....those covers are identical to the ones on my 69 S2 2+2.... i recently recovered mine so recognise the bare shell.......unfortunatly this is the only info i can give you.....not sure how the S1 differs...Steve
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#3 Re: Correct rear door hinge covers?

Post by edriver » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:04 pm

without looking at the parts book for a 4.2 (mine is a 3.8), it refers to PVC for the decorative material only. The covers themselves are made of steel - they need to be, because I had to pull and stretch the top material quite a bit to get it applied without wrinkles.
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#4 Re: Correct rear door hinge covers?

Post by paulsco » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 pm

Thank you Steve and Klaus,

Klaus; yes I think you are right, the PVC refers to the covering in the parts manual as there is also a reference to a Moquette cover.

So they are all steel; not sure about the different spacings for the screws though; I will study the different part numbers to see if they are different.

Thanks again.

Paul
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#5 Re: Correct rear door hinge covers?

Post by Moeregaard » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:21 pm

According to Dr. Haddock's latest originality guide, the early 4.2 coupes had moquette-covered hinge covers, with inner door trim material finishing the top edges. This is shown on pp. 295, and I can confirm this, as this was what my very early and unmolested 4.2 (1E30036/built Sept. 1964) had. The covers were steel, and were attached to the body using finishing screws with the appropriate washers.

My second 4.2 FHC (1E32208/late 1965) also had steel covers, but these were covered with vinyl (referenced as PVC in most literature) and the edges finished with that chrome/plastic material. The covers were attached to the body with screws, but short chrome strips were used in lieu of the earlier washers. As with my earlier E-Type, this car had never been apart.

Going off on a tangent here, but if you haven't purchased the latest E-Type Originality Guide, by Thomas Haddock and Michael C. Mueller, by all means do so. It's now hardcover and in color, and definitely an improvement over the previous edition.
Mark (Moe) Shipley
Former owner '66FHC, #1E32208
Former owner '65FHC, #1E30036

Planning on getting E-Type No. 3 as soon as possible....

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