Hi everyone. Just joined the forum the same say as I bought my first XJS, which is a black 94 4.0 convertible with 84,000 miles on her. Clear coat is shot, rag top is covered in tape and the top doesn’t work with the switch. Front seats are ripped, windshield is cracked, hand brake doesn’t seem to work, one rear light lens is cracked and the rear shocks are literally shocking. The good news? Engine runs beautifully, it doesn’t run hot, brakes are good, no warning lights, all electrics work (except top) and it cruises on down the highway at 70mph with ease! Body is solid with no rust that I can see on body panels, pillars, on sills, on wheel arches or on running gear.
After giving her a good clean, I am trying to figure out the logical place to start. I need to fit a new top, but guess I should wait until any body work/paint is done. Same deal with windshield, I guess I should remove, paint and then have new one installed? Is it a smarter idea to replace the front seats with good condition used ones (foam is not in good shape) or to fix foam and fit after market seat covers (Vinyl or leather seat covers)? Is eBay the best source for parts, or is there an aftermarket/used parts scene out there?
I am based in a Tulsa, OK, need all the help I can get, but promise to give back also!