I thought I’d be clever and replace the non-standard custom door cards a ‘so-called restorer’ put in my car. The ones he made are perfectly functional but just not ‘right’, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, I thought early S3 door cards (the ones that are a separate part from the crash pad that sits at the top of the door) would work although I knew the change to the doors to fit the redesigned S3 windows and roof would mean making some adjustments/cuts. I have been test fitting an S3 card to my front door. No luck. I know it sounds odd but I am convinced Jaguar must have moved the location of the inside door handles about an inch further from the hinge. Everything else lines up just fine. I can’t think why moving the handle would be necessary but there it is.
So, does anybody want some quite nice biscuit door panels and armrests?
1978 XJ6L FI converted to 5 speed manual gearbox