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Jaguar XKE E-type Restoration: Off to the Paint Shop

The car looked pretty bleak and bland once all the exterior trim was removed. We removed the interior trip carefully as it was in pristine shape.  There is nothing particularly tricky in doing this. Like most 1960’s cars the  interior pieces are held on by small screws, tabs or glue and come away pretty easily.  The pieces removed included the dash cover.

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At this point it was time to load it on a flat bed and take to my son’s friend Zach for some body work on a minor front end dent, blocking and painting.  This was to be a bare metal strip of course.  Zach had worked at a high end shop and is starting out on his own – mainly doing hot rod work. However, I decided to give him a try as I had seen his previous work at it was good. We had another of my son’s friends from Castro’s Towing in Ventura County take the Jag to the paint shop.

Loading up the Jag to head for its beauty treatment at the pain and body shop.

Loading up the Jag to head for its beauty treatment at the pain and body shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The car arrived without any problems and we were soon discussing the specifics on the work and the schedule with Zach. He had seen the car earlier at the garage to provide an estimate, now it was at his shop for real.

Zach checking out his new patient.

Zach checking out his new patient.

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