1963 Lindner Nocker Low Drag Coupe Build


Thank you for your earlier suggestion. I have now created what I refer to as the “MegaClamp.” The mouth opening is just a little over 32inches and made from some scrap laying around the workshop. So far it seems to hold tight. I started to weld the hood but stopped because I really needed something to hold the panels more firmly in the middle. Hopefully this new clamp will do the trick. I sprayed it with a little black primer to prevent it from rusting.


That is one big clamp!

You know, I am sensing, at the very least, a lucrative side hustle for you… :slight_smile:

Now we need to see the size of his belt buckle

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Isn’t that the belt buckle when done with it?

The clamp came in handy tonight. I welded up the left side of the hood to the hood cowl. Good news is my welding can only get better with the amount of practice I am getting. I did a lot of spot welding to prevent warpage in the hood which took forever but it seemed to work.


For everyone that is following the build. I want to give a huge thank you to @D_Barnes who sent me amazing photos of the rebuilt Lindner Nocker Coupe.

He was able to capture photos of so many small details that I would have missed in the build. I cannot thank him enough and how supportive this Jaguar community is.

More to come. Cheers!


Great job so far!
Not sure if anyone has mentioned Wray Schelin’s website.
www.proshaper.com Wray has a school here in Massachusetts and I believe he is the guy who came up with the flexible shape pattern that you are using. He has many in-depth videos on you tube including how to make the flexible shape patterns and videos for just about any metal form you would like to make. He specifically has a video of how to make the pattern for the Jag E type hood and many more of actually making it. I like Lazze’s videos, but Wray seems a bit more in depth.

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Here is the link to the E type fender pattern. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JQgPm4_7s

Like so many others I am humbled by your project, hard work and immense skills - and look forward to seeing what I am sure will be a fantastic finished car.

I don’t have any of your skills but have been “managing” - otherwise called “paying for” - the build of a LN Low Drag for the past couple of years. The body has been going in to paint this week in Gunmetal grey. I have opted for a fast road car with a full interior and half-cage as my serious racing days are essentially over.

The car is being built as a passion project by David Ferguson in California. Body from Poland and engine/box from the UK. All been happening when cash has permitted so there is a while to go yet


That is an amazing car! Thanks for the pictures, and please keep us updated.

A few more…

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Looking at these pictures might give @Michael_Frank the heebie jeebies…:face_with_diagonal_mouth:

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That old saw never grows old: how do you make a small fortune in building a racecar? Start with a large fortune.

My advice: the car is impressive, but keeping your first wife, that’s the real magic.


I still have my first Jag!! Been in the family since new in 1957 (but didn’t always look like this!!)


That (keeping your first wife) is not always a good thing … just personal experience.

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Glorious! A credit to you.

@jrtm Your metal fabricators in Poland deserve a shout out. Who are they?

The roof structure is attached how? Welding? Bolts? I only ask because in some of your pictures it is not there and then it is.

Many thousands of rivets. The story goes that in period there was a rush to make the two customer cars (out of original roadsters) and the fastest way was to make the body with rivets rather than welding. Obviously there is a lot of welding involved in the body produced today but the rivets are real - and a huge challenge for the guys doing the body prep before paint. Each individual rivet has to be sanded around to ensure the finish you can see