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Old 06-03-2019, 08:13 AM
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Finally got the 76 up in the air, not as bad as I thought. What do you guys think, besides the floor pans and trunk
 
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Looks like a pretty typical XJS, a little rusty, and crusty around the edges. I didn't see any major rust through, but I'm sure once you start knocking all the surface rust off, you're gonna find several weak / thin spots. Being that it's a 76 your's is in better shape then a lot of them. I have 2 - 89's one is a little better then yours, and the other is a total rust bucket. It's so rusted the passenger side, front jacking point crushed when I tried to lift it up on my lift, it's so bad I had to take a piece of 2x6 and put under the frame to lift the car up to inspect all the UGLY. Your's is in good condition for a 76. Good luck with it.

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The bodywork under that car looks absolutely shot. I respectfully disagree with Jacobra, I think getting it back to structural integrity will be a major and long job. There is a huge amount of structural welding, particularly on the seams and round the rear axle that needs doing; I am not saying it cannot be done, rather that but the task very substantial. After that all the mechanics need doing, including fuel and brake lines, all rubber components, and what is the interior and wiring loom like?
Unless you really want that challenge, and good for you if you do, I would seriously consider buying another in better shape.
 
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The bodywork under that car looks absolutely shot. I respectfully disagree with Jacobra, I think getting it back to structural integrity will be a major and long job. There is a huge amount of structural welding, particularly on the seams and round the rear axle that needs doing; I am not saying it cannot be done, rather that but the task very substantial. After that all the mechanics need doing, including fuel and brake lines, all rubber components, and what is the interior and wiring loom like?
Unless you really want that challenge, and good for you if you do, I would seriously consider buying another in better shape.
I already got it, I had it for a long long time, my dad and i built this before he died and it sat under a oak tree for the past decade, Now its a project for my son and I Thanks guys for your honesty. I,m personally into this car for 200 dollars so far with a strong running engine. and solid but leaky transmission pan...
 
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Hello Kris

I really like it - if it was mine - I would also save it.

It also has great history, with you working on it with your father and now your son - that makes it a 3 generation car..

Cheers
Steve
 
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Hello Kris

I really like it - if it was mine - I would also save it.

It also has great history, with you working on it with your father and now your son - that makes it a 3 generation car..

Cheers
Steve
Thanks Steve, yeah as little as these cars are worth, they are a hell of fun to drive, Insurance and registration is dirt cheap, besides keeps me busy and out of the bar, and the kid off the streets. And every piece of electronics I can remove, and the car still runs, it makes it that much more fun..
 
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Can you replace the electronic fuel pump with a mechanical fuel pump - or does the engine mount get in the way?

Mechanical pumps are more reliable than electric - low PSI required for a carby over fuel injection, and you don't need a inertia switch. Would remove some more electrics

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You can its a bit of work we went with a 40 dollar Auto zone pump, and a standard impact switch another 20 dollars 5 to 7 psi to match the Holley 650 carburetor.
 
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If it was my car Id corroseal ALL of that, then blast it off with a sandblaster and a 5gallon bucket of baking soda, a very fine blasting media. Corroseal rust converter
 
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Holy crap, i never even thought of using ( Baking Soda..). You are a genius Vancouver......I was going to order walnut shells but thats crazy expensive.. Thanks for the heads up...You guys are awesome.
 
 
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