Paint is still good, I think because up until 2015 (the first 21 years) she was under cover/garaged. Sun is hard on that clearcoat.
Out on the street she gets some protection from the sun because of the big trees on the boulevard but unfortunately in fall and spring she gets a dump of nuts and leaves followed by a nice load of tree sap. The trees are horse chestnuts and drop 3" bombs - starting just about now …bonk bonk bonk …
Sounds like quite a bit of wrenchin’ coming up soon then Joe …Always something, eh?
My old bus is ok for now, but I’m touching wood as I type …
Once, in the mid 1970’s, I had a timing chain tensioner go on a Datsun 510.
Unfortunately the casting holding the tensioner snapped off the block so a conventional fix was no go. Chain rattle was deafening and slowly cutting through the cam cover. Bought a length of Teflon, jammed it down behind the chain and pushed a block of oak behind it to push the Teflon against the chain, like a spring of sorts.
Drilled a couple of holes through the side of timing chain area of the block and put a couple of screws through to keep the oak in place. Worked like a charm - drove it from California to Florida and back to the west coast of Canada, gave it to my sis and she drove it for years more. Never made a squeak again!
I don’t advise you doing that to your Jag BTW!