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Jaguar suffered wreck on passenger side- what to do

 
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:13 PM
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Thanks. I have it in a garage at the moment.

Question- are the xj6 and vanden plas interchangeable? If I bought a 1994 XJ6 can I use it for parts for my VDP or vice versa?

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Question- are the xj6 and vanden plas interchangeable? If I bought a 1994 XJ6 can I use it for parts for my VDP or vice versa?
Hi Salawada,

I can't recall the year of your car, but the body panels of a '94 VDP should work regardless. Most of the interior is interchangeable, but if your car is an earlier one the '94 seats may not fit due to a change in the design of the rails. As far as mechanical parts go, if your car has a 4.0L engine there will be many common parts. If your car is early, many electrical parts from the '94 will either not work or require modification of the connectors.

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Hi - your car is a 1990 and some parts parts from a 94 like the door and fender tin will fit, but the electrical plugs and electrical layout are totally different. Even the inner door panels and armrest/door pockets are very different.

The 94 wheels are 16" and yours are 15".

A 94 has the battery in the trunk ..pretty much everything is slightly different but the electrical system is the biggest issue. Even some engine components and hoses won't match.

You'd be better off getting a few bits (like the tinwork) from a donor car or a wrecker. IMHO the 94 will give you a lot of frustrating days.

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S: I'm not a body man but I would start with removing your door and fender. If the A-pillar looks straight, I'd buy and mount a salvaged door from a pre-94 XJ40 and see if the fitment is acceptable to you. If so swap out the fender. As far as the rocker, I would defer to a body shop. keep in mind that you may have the small claims court option to get you the funds needed for repairs. Good luck.
 
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S: I'm not a body man but I would start with removing your door and fender. If the A-pillar looks straight, I'd buy and mount a salvaged door from a pre-94 XJ40 and see if the fitment is acceptable to you. If so swap out the fender. As far as the rocker, I would defer to a body shop. keep in mind that you may have the small claims court option to get you the funds needed for repairs. Good luck.
if you look closely, the A pillar is pinched and curled where it meets with the cowl. I hope this works out.
 
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If only I can get it started. Battery is good. Just will not crank at all. It has RNG. And DIST. on the odometer screen. What does that mean?
thats because the higher the RPM, the smoother the engine gets. 😁 youre revving past 7k🤤

BTW, I noticed the “Stairway to Heaven” tree thats in the background. Is that the tree?
 
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Sorry about the accident but good to hear no one was injured.

The area boxed in yellow is the critical one for me. That alone is going to make it both a difficult and an uneconomical repair.




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For what it's worth I'd like to share this car with you:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/c...877037469.html

It is a different color and succumbed to some rust issues but is the same year as your VdP. If not fixing your car maybe you can pull parts from your wrecked model and put it on this one. Between the two you might be able to build yourself a nice car. Best of luck and drive safe.
 

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The car is totaled. If the inner sill (and floor) wasn't somehow bent you'd still need thousands to fix the pillar and windscreen frame and replace other parts. If you were a 'master welder' and had a spare car to cut it up for parts and few months worth of weekends then maybe yeah(only if inner sill is still ok) otherwise for the cost of repairs you'll be able to buy almost any XJ40 currently for sale.
 
 
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