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Old 11-09-2018, 08:21 AM
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i couldn't find anything within reason for replacing the trashed out originals, so having some 3M adhesive backed veneer left over from the vette rebuild and some chrome door edge guard, i tried making my own. used the originals as a pattern and added strips of the shot door card vinyl to dress the tops. fiberboard and the original pivot tubes make up the hard bits.



 
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:43 AM
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That has to be more sturdy than the original junk. We did some brazing to improve integrity before plating & recovering.




 
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:54 AM
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Glyn- they are still junk. On the modern S-type, the foam backing on the cloth covering de-laminates and the covers on the lighted vanity mirrors break. Replacement visors are gawd awful expensive for what you are getting. Some things never change, it would seem...
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:12 AM
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Sorry to hear that. Restoring my S Type gave me a new appreciation for some of Jaguar's engineering. Take the engineering & machining in the steering column vs. other cars. It's actually very good (if over complex) & aside from the complex main shaft, includes a plunging CV joint & a UJ onto the steering box.

Then they make absolute rubbish sun visors where the passenger side unit can barely take the weight of the mirror.
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 04:58 AM
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i fixed mine by inserting plexiglass forms into the fabric pockets to harden them. then glued the opened edge shut.
 
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:27 PM
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glyn, jose - thanks for the input. wish i could have afforded the nos (if there even is any) stuff. glyn, you've the patience of a saint. but it's clear the wait was worth it. jose, happy motoring man.
 
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for the kind words. My first restorer was a jerk & I had a global job that kept me flying the world 230 days a year & was based in Dallas, Sydney Aus. Bay Area etc etc that did not help. I was never around to supervise progress. Anyway it's been fun in retirement & she's home at last.

What I had forgotten is just what a pleasant vehicle the S Type is to drive considering it's age.
 

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