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Xj40 88 base & xj40 88 vanden plas

Old 04-17-2019, 06:49 PM
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Wassup jaggers!!! Jaguar dre here. It's been a minute since i been on but i hope everyone is in good spirits. I finally found what i think i need to fully restore my 88 xj6 base model jag. I recently found a 88 vanden plas model that i want to to part out. The question i have is can i successfully part out the interior and mechanical parts from the 88 vanden plas model to my 88xj6 base model before i make my purchase? Need to know asap suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.......jaguar dre
Old 04-17-2019, 09:23 PM
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J. Dre: my gut feel is that you should be able to swap out pretty much everything because you are doing an '88 to '88 swap. The VDP was really just a trim upgrade. You might lose, as an example, the heated seat feature on vdp seats as the xj6 did not have them but all other functions will work on the seats. Ren
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:51 PM
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Hi Dre,
Depending on condition of the body and mechanicals, I would definitely consider going the other way for your swap..Or ( check my pic) Make them both work! Just my 2 cents, good luck!
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