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 the progress.
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This is the artist who will be responsible for the transformation. Aside from collision work, Grant does a good business in Rods and Resto's. 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.
Inside the shop. Frame rails removed. Check back for updates. Shots of the body after metalworking and priming. Grant is a true artist!

updated 1/27/02



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