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Jaguar XKE E-type Restoration: Stripping and Blocking

The exterior body shell of the Jag was going down to bare metal before the body work, blocking an painting.  Some of it would have to be mechanically and chemically stripped in the shop and complex pieces such as the nose section would go to be media blasted with ground walnut shells.  The stripping went pretty quickly and soon I had a silver metal Jag! Once stripped to bare metal it was clear the car was pretty much in pristine shape – a small ding in the nose and a very small one in the tail, no major accident damage and not the tiniest hint of rust. Great.

 

The Jaguar nose section after media blasting.

The Jaguar nose section after media blasting.

 

 

 

Jaguar XKE with stripped body shell.

Jaguar XKE with stripped body shell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was happy about the way things were going – but realized that to fix the small dents, fully block the car, and the spray and color sand it was going to take some time!

Me with the nose section of the Jag after careful hammer and dolly work by Zach and a minimal skim over the work area.

Me with the nose section of the Jag after careful hammer and dolly work by Zach and a minimal skim over the work area.

 

After the nose was completely repaired it was put back on the body and the careful work of priming and then blocking the car began.

The start of priming and blocking the Jag.

The start of priming and blocking the Jag.

 

 

2 Comments

    • gmmacdonald says

      Thank you Jeff! I expect the E-type back from the paint shop shortly and then have to reinstall, glass, chrome, rubber, interior bits etc. I have to also recover the two front seats to finish it all. It is actually a fair amount of work – but I am shooting to have it on the road this winter and ready for events this summer. While the Jag has been away for the stripping, blocking and painting I have had a new project on the go to occupy my time. It was not my intention to do so much work on that car, but one thing has led to another… I hope all is going well for you – and your car. The very best wishes for the Holidays and New Year!

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