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restoring/reforming console and armrest substructures

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:02 PM
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i was reading glyn's resto post (above) and saw he had the armrests fabricated in ABS (pg. 25). fyi, i took my warped pressboard/cardboard ones and the center console piece, got them a bit wet under very hot faucet, wiped off the excess and pressed them between pre-cut to match 1/2 pine boards. held with a set of wood workers clamps. after a couple of days (arizona, no humidity) they dried and were pretty much good as new.
 
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Stu,
I have restored upholstery by gluing collapsed hardura / yute to chipboard and placing them between two plywood panels and then placing concrete blocks over the sandwich to flatten them.

also used WAX PAPER under and over the pieces so they don't stick to the boards.

Though I didn't have to wet the parts, that is how I fixed the Hardura-Yute insulation which was factory-glued to the metal panel behind the rear seat at the boot. The Vinyl-Yute becomes wrinkled as it collapses under its own weight as the glue ages. Happens to every S type.

I made a sandwich using a thin board cut the same shape as the vinyl and yute, then pressed the heck out of them for 2 days. Now it is flat and "tailored".





 
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more work. guess i'll take a look at mine. unfortunately it's behind the a/c evaporator. IT WILL NEVER END!!!
 
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if it is behind the a/c evap, I wouldn't bother. To do what I did you need total access to the boot to move around.

BTW, the XJ-6 trunk / boot is similar to the S type. I did the same thing to the back panel.


 
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:30 PM
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is that your SIII? don't know if you've seen this car. sold it to a true believer who is modifying the electronics. i still miss it.


'75 XJ12C, period air effects kit

african bubinga veneer, 4 spd w/laycock OD, XJS seats, a&b bank temp gauges

electric fan, crane ignition, KN filters
 

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Old 02-22-2019, 05:28 AM
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mine is a 1984 Series 3.. That car looks fantastic. you made a mistake selling it.
 

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