[Lumps!] Re: Are S Type Headlamp Rings Interchangible

Hi Steve,
Don’t know if they are the same or not.
However, There is a webpage in the works,
by Marion Hawk, and myself, which gets into the Trim ring issue.
Will let all know when it is ready.

Lumps Admin.
83 XJ6 350 Vette eng TH700R4_________________________

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 07:40:30 -0500
From: “Chatman” kchatman@coin.org
Subject: [xj] Are S Type Headlamp Rings Interchangible

“Chatman” kchatman@coin.org

I wrote about a week ago to ask whether the S Type rims from the mid-60s
were interchangeable with those 7 inch rims needed for Series 3 XJs. I know
that they wouldn’t suit the earlier cars with functional vents in the rims,
and that they carry a different part number – but they would as these did
not have vents. I wrote because there was a set of NOS S Type rims on Ebay.
They went for $72.50 where I backed out because I hadn’t received a
definitive answer.

I think that it is still a good question. I know that Loudon thinks that S
Type parts would go for a premium, but having owned an S Type and having
seen the many S Type parts cars available, this might be a viable
alternative for the U.S. Series 3 XJ owner wanting to convert to 7 inch
outboard rims. Does anyone own both? I had both for a few months but never
tried the switch. I know that they look very similar, but that is all I

Steve C.