24th March 2017 at 23:20 #3725Laurence JonesKeymaster
Congratulations Richard on finding your way across from the old ICR website and joining us on the XJS Soft Tops website.
You have two photo albums set up for you, one for any XJS Photos and one for any General photos.
Please reply to this topic and let folk know how your Nimbus White Cabriolet is.
24th March 2017 at 23:45 #3726RichardParticipant
Thank you for the welcome,
It took me some time because I have been in the process of getting the Jag in my name for awhile. My dad bought her in the early 2000’s, drove it for a few years and then was not able to maintain her. Unfortunately the car sat in the Arizona desert for over a decade. When i was finally able to take possession, a pack rat had moved into the engine bay, the soft top had given way to mother nature. As of today, I am waiting on an inspection of the car in order for me to title it in my name. I am still working on the process in which to attack, as of right now i am planning on pulling the engine out to i can assess, and replace and rebuild as needed and will move on from there.
The list of obvious areas in need are:
Brake Fluid Reservoir,
Washer fluid reservoir,
Rear end may need work,
Paint/ body/ top,
25th March 2017 at 08:43 #3728Laurence JonesKeymaster
Sounds like a challenge, but not an impossible one (though the wire harness might take some doing).
If a car had been left outside here in the UK for over a decade your list would be a lot longer, and the top of the list would likely be… complete bodywork rebuild with everything having rusted through in ever conceivable panel 🙁
25th March 2017 at 14:40 #3730Bryan ThomasParticipant
Welcome back Richard sounds like you have quite a challenge please keep us all posted with your progress Kind regards Bryan Thomas
25th March 2017 at 21:23 #3734John BleasdaleMember
26th March 2017 at 13:54 #3735RichardParticipant
Yes sir, that’s the one. I have had trouble uploading pictures here unfortunately, but I will try again soon. Sad to say she is still in rough condition, however, I figure rough is better than flattened or hutted condition any day.
It looks like I may be forced to keep using the BigWeld87 name, I have not been able to change it at all.
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