Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

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Post by Polse7317 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:13 pm

The rubber grommet that y have to fit is this one :
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Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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Post by Polse7317 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:27 pm

Y have now fixed on a thick metal piece the circuit breaker and it looks like y wanted .
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Y am now on the hatch vinyl pannel fittings . and y am very disapointed because y made a mistake setting the hatch glass and it's chrome beading before sliding and sticking the vinyl pannel of the hatch ...! y have to take off the glass :oops:
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Y also must fit a "pvc snake" around the hatch aperture and it seems to me quite difficult to do . Y don't know how it was installed at the factory.
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If someone has the solution for this job, y am very interested....!
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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Post by Polse7317 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:42 pm

Today I am on the hatch trimming. The Chrisc blog helps me with its photos
My FHC has also the same colors outside and Inside ..... very nice indeed :wink:
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I have heat fan Inside the car because the temp is not high enough for the n?oprene . I'll see the result tomorow .... :?:
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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Post by osgii » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:17 am

Laisse tout en place un peu plus de 24h si la temp?rature n'est pas optimum. Je crois que c'est 15? mini (en fonction de chaque marque j'imagine...).
L'ann?e pass? j'ai coll? quand je n'avais que 10? au plus bas, et le collage n'a pas tenu a certains endroits. Donc laisse poser assez longtemps si tu peux.
Mais c'est du tr?s beau travail, bravo :)

Pour la bande PVC, je peux te faire une photo pour te montrer comment la coller. Mais... elle doit se mettre apr?s le joint en caoutchouc qui fait le tour du coffre.
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Post by Polse7317 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:43 am

Merci, je suis preneur de la technique pour le tour PVC . Chrisc a abandonn? le pvc pour mettre du vinyl comme apparemment jaguar l'a fait ensuite .
PS: le joint caoutchouc d'?tanch?it? du coffre // hayon est en place
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Post by ralphr1780 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:56 am

Nice work Yves, coming beautifully together.
On a brief note pvc=vinyl.
Bonne continuation,
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'69 OTS + '62 OTS - Belgium

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Post by Polse7317 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:16 pm

I thought that the thick pvc which is in the BAS kit was replaced by the"vinyl" which is fitted on the hatch panel for instance ?
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Post by osgii » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:58 pm

It's not the case on my car from 68. And I still have the original black plasic one.
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Post by Polse7317 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:37 pm

Tu l'as coll? aussi ? la n?opr?ne ? avec presses de maintien et en ayant chauff? le profil PVC pour qu'il ?pouse au mieux le contour ? en plusieurs s?quences de collage?
Ps : j'ai laiss? le chauffage dans la voiture encore pour 24 h :wink:
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Post by Polse7317 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:54 pm

As the hatch vinyl is sticking, i went on the head liner. After a first mistake sticking the HL at the right place in front, which became wrong at the rear corner :oops: i did it more carefully for the second time ( with an other HL.... I drawed a line in the middle going from the front end to the rear one and put the neoprene only on the 1/3 of the surface in the middle , i fixed the front end on this line to the roof . So i push the headliner against the roof while my son behind was holding the HL in the right direction. Then i sticked the rest of the surface until one inch along the edge . After a while, i cut carefully the edges of the HL and take out the Under foam so the thickness is much thin so it must be less difficult to fit the other liner which goes down

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While all this HL is sticking in the car with a heating fan Inside , i began the examination of the cantrails.(CR).... and i wonder how taking off the chrome bead (1) along the edge of the CR without bending it or opening it too much...? it seems difficult to do as to reinstall it on the CR. My other problem is to keep the moulded foam which is beetween the CR metal blade and the vinyl upon it ?
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Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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Post by Polse7317 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:53 pm

Today is a very great day, I wondered when..? so it is today, it's a gift for Christmas . I've been waiting and working 4 years for that moment:
At the beginning it was that:

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And now..... you know what...I am happy :
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Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
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Post by David Oslo » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:43 pm

Excellent !! Big moment, lovely to hear !
David
S1 2+2 '67 MOD conversion (going)
S2 OTS '70 (arriving)

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Post by paydase » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:58 pm

Bravo!
Comment as-tu r?solu ton probl?me de cantrail?
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Post by andrewh » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:47 pm

Fantastic. What a great milestone, well kilometre stone. It's all down hill from here. Bravo :lol:
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Post by Polse7317 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:57 am

Thanks all of you, I think I have done a good job before driving it on the road :) But now that I am on the interior trimming...... it's a very different thing quite hard as I see at the beginning
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I have to prepare each step and be very carefull about the sticking planning in a good order! For the cantrails I have to take out the rubber of the side window , drill some of the pop rivet already holding the U metal profile which hold the rubber seal , and keep the right holes to screw the cantrails ! Before I must fit the PVC "seal" around the hatch aperture :( which is another "fight"
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Post by Polse7317 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:19 pm

After a short night..... :shock: I began to stick the hatch pvc seal . I have heated the car with a heater fan and heated the seal itself which became more smooth. After drilling the holes for the hatch level bracket at the right place , I have sticked the seal quite easily for those first inches.....I'll see tomorow if it's ok to continue.... :?:
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Post by Polse7317 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:17 pm

In theese times of "COP21" I found how recycling the Santa Claus beard...! on my cantrails :wink:
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Post by Polse7317 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:04 pm

Y have sticked the seal after some hours .....and when Y wanted to close the hatch, this one could'nt close as it should . The pvc thickness is too much and the hatch rub against it .....So I have to take the seal out and stick the blue vinyl instead of PVC .
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Post by Polse7317 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:57 pm

After a problem of a carb float which has sunk ! I come back on the headliner and prep of cantrails. I have sticked the edges of the head liner before fitting the "curtains" around
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It was quite hard to insert the cantrails cloth Under the roof when the rof turns ! I have to take out the Windows rubber seals to drill the holes for fixing the cantrails .

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I have also fitted the connection for the rear light that I have forgotten !
I have also sprayed some liquid wax in every "cavity" that's why there are some tape on all the holes to avoid having the "wax " evrywhere !
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
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Post by Polse7317 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:18 pm

I have finished fitting the rear interior light with a great pleasure (1) :wink:
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(2 are the "bump" of the pop rivets , they will be hidden by the cantrails)
I'll be busy tomorow with the front panel above the windscreen and the cantrails..... :?
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
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