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by BigBobPilot
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1499
Views: 117477

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

Good to see you up & about and enjoying the sunshine.
by BigBobPilot
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

I bought a small Machine Mart blast cabinet to have a go at refurbishing the brake calipers. Here’s a before & after 20181028_145211.jpg Then some high temp paint 20181028_191547.jpg Followed by a Bigg Red rebuild kit including new pistons I’m not a great fan of the little blast cabinet, I think it ...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

More bedtime stories (or nightmares)... But a break from fabrication. The front suspension is similar to the Scimitar GT / GTE / GTC, in that it is double wishbone using forged steel wishbones bolted together, although mine looked like they’d been residing under the sea for a while, here the upright...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 770
Views: 85230

Look what came in the post today

The DVLA vehicle tax reminder for £0.00
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The pleasure of getting free road tax is only bettered by then ticking the box to say it doesn't need an MOT either :D
by BigBobPilot
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 8 Ball
Replies: 316
Views: 59006

8 Ball

My coupe has the little ali strips, they don't really look OEM! To the extent that I initially thought they were someone's bodge at some point in time.
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by BigBobPilot
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

I missed out on those Phil...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

The outer sill end was cutback to good metal & cut high enough to be able to weld the A-pillar re-enforcer repair. 20181216_202424.jpg Then I kept cutting bits off the front so I could get the repairs to the corner of the bulkhead / foot well area 20181222_191732.jpg 20181222_191808.jpg I thought I ...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

I have questioned my sanity JC! The front drivers side jacking bar had been replaced by a couple of interesting pieces of box section. 20181020_193752.jpg As with most of the body parts, the front jacking bars aren’t available. I did buy some rear jacking bars in 2017, but they also are now unavaila...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

Whilst the car was SORN’d, I did modify the seat frame a little to get it to move lower to the floor, then I made some tweaks to the steering column to get the steering wheel a little further back, all in an effort to get a better (for me) seating / driving position. Whilst moving the car around on ...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

Well, there seem to have been just enough views & comments, so I'll bring this up to date with some more scary rust pictures to make folks appreciate a GRP car more!
by BigBobPilot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

Thanks for digging out that old post JC!
by BigBobPilot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 846
Views: 110869

551 A race oddity

I’ve still not touched my SS1 since the last post here. After lots of work to get it out on the track, then a racing debut that was not as smooth as I had hoped for; I needed a break from it, to build some enthusiasm again. My break consisted of moving on to working on my 1995 Jaguar XJR, a car that...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Welding Practice - 1995 Jaguar XJR

Just a little tester to see how this goes down on Scimitarweb in these Covid-19 lock-down days. There's a slightly older XJ already lurking here too, so I didn't think it was too out of place. I did mention my XJR in one of my project threads I got an over whelming response to see a bit of this (1 r...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 149
Views: 25833

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

You're right Phil, they are available in 195/65 x 14
by BigBobPilot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 149
Views: 25833

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

The Toyo Proxes CF2 looks a good option TBF

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