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Post by scimjim » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:06 pm

GW had new rails when I last changed a hood (admittedly over 10 years ago) at a remarkably reasonable price. It's held in with wing nuts IIRC.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:34 pm

On mine, the poppers were peel riveted into the fibreglass.


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Post by ard126k » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:37 am

A while ago I mentioned a lonely bullet connector dangling from the wiring beside the distributor. Yesterday I found its other half on a suppressor fixed on the plate behind the coil, plugged it in and the sparks still work! Radio still sounds fine too.


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Post by ard126k » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:39 am

Change of subject - would anyone know how to get the glass out of an XJS mirror? I'm thinking of painting them body colour so I'll need to remove the plastic shroud which I can see is held by screws in the innards..


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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:59 am

The mirror is held in place by ball and socket joints. So it will pop out with careful leverage. However, getting it back in is possibly one of the most frustrating jobs you'll ever do on your car. You have been warned :lol:
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Post by ard126k » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:41 pm

Thanks Steve

Hope you didn't strip that one down just for me?


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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:40 pm

No, I stripped it down about 12 years ago and couldn't get the mirror back in :mrgreen: :w :lol:


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Post by ard126k » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:49 am

Now he tells me! It does look as if it'll be hard to get the ball joints to line up.


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Post by ard126k » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:35 am

In the end it wasn't too hard to open the box of tricks, used a thin but wide (if you see what I mean) steel rule to lever up on the outer edge, with the mirror fully turned inwards and it popped off one of the joints. Top edge next, then the middle joint gave in. I've put some silicone grease on all the joints and it comes apart more easily now.


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Post by Corky » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:43 am

When I rebuilt no.404 it took me about an hour each to reassemble the XJS mirrors. I'm glad yours went back together so easily.


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Post by ard126k » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:06 pm

Well I was going to post a picture of the totally delaminated plywood from the footwell outer wall but the new version of the forum resists my feeble attempts. So words will have to do, I'll try to keep it under the official 1000. I now have 5 separate templates for making a new panel, it looks like water has crept up the carpet (which is rotten too) and blown the ply completely apart. Must have been really cheap stuff. Replacement will be well treated with preservative!


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Post by manny » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:37 pm

ard126k wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Well I was going to post a picture of the totally delaminated plywood from the footwell outer wall but the new version of the forum resists my feeble attempts. So words will have to do, I'll try to keep it under the official 1000. I now have 5 separate templates for making a new panel, it looks like water has crept up the carpet (which is rotten too) and blown the ply completely apart. Must have been really cheap stuff. Replacement will be well treated with preservative!
probably better of using ABS - fit and forget...?


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:03 am

Foamex is ideal for the job.


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Post by ard126k » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:41 pm

Thanks, hadn't thought of using plastic. I think I've got some acrylic sheet somewhere. Or of course I could just make up some GRP..


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