And so it begins. Restoration of 1975 XJC

Have you ever thought of putting a LS1 in it?

:rofl:

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I know I’m painting mine blue!

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Starting to strip the roof.
I am surprised to find that the steel sheet under the OEM primer shows quite a few “spots”, as if it got oxidized 45 years ago.

A spiff of neutralizing solution should take care of this for another few decades.


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Are you referring to the leaded seams? Or the dark spots near the center rear of the roof?

The dark spots all over. I have seen nothing like this on any of the other panels.

I have now stripped about a third of the roof. There are definitely some “waves”… :frowning:

Finished stripping the roof, removed windshield, removed headliner (quite perished…). I can smell the end of the pre-paint job in the distance, behind the hills of epoxy and the river of primer…

The roof panel has a number of low spots, most of them are quite “bouncy”. I can see why Jaguar slapped a vinyl on there. This might require more than a DIY fix… I hope I will not regret selling a few weeks back the NOS vinyl I had kept religiously for 15 years…




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