Finally there is progress to report! It is a small
step for today but I have hope for some rapid
improvement. The "E" was picked up by the
body shop this morning after a 2 year wait. The plan
is for the shop to get the chassis primed and near
ready to paint and paint the finish color on the
frames and the firewall and in the boot area. Then
return it to me to install the suspension, engine,
fuel tank and so forth. While I am thus engaged, the
shop will begin work on the bonnet. The shop is
normally quite busy this time of year but the mild
Ohio winter has resulted in fewer fender benders so
the shop owner has more time for bigger projects.
This shop does not specialize in Jags. They are
renowned for high quality work at reasonable prices.
It will be up to me to ensure that the cars
originality and correctness are maintained.
These pictures will chronicle
(Click on the pic for a larger view)
This is the
artist who will be responsible for the
transformation. Aside from collision work,
Grant does a good business in Rods and
Here is the
car arriving at the shop. I have had some
comments asking about the custom tow bar. It
bolts on in place of the bonnet support and
is welded from hospital stretcher side rails.
shop. Frame rails removed. Check back for
Shots of the body after
metalworking and priming. Grant is a true