When I did a full nut and bolt restoration of my Etype (and I do all the work myself in a domestic garage) - I wrote a regular blog to track its progress and to provide reference material for other restorers. I then did similar for my 1935 Riley Special.
I have just started producing a blog for my newly purchased 1946 3.5ltr Saloon and I was wondering if people are interested in my posting a cut down version of the new blog on this forum. The car has not been on the road since the mid 70’s and it needs a LOT of work so the blog will cover bodywork, mechanics, trimming, wiring etc. I will almost certainly be asking a lot of questions as I have no previous knowledge of these wonderful cars.
Right now I am re-build the passenger seat frame which is just a solid chunk of rust…
What are the thoughts please? Would that be useful / of interest or not?
Oh and if anyone knows of other restoration blogs for a MKIV - please reply here as I am looking for reference material…
Welcome- one of the best and friendliest with active forums so if you don’t mind lots of very interested people looking over your shoulder…
I have no mechanical background but picking the brains on here been fun and over the last 2 years got quite a lot done with my car. Really useful for finding elusive options when the spares run out!
I don’t have a blog but my website includes some articles I wrote many years ago for the SS Register of the Jaguar Drivers Club. SS Jaguar (nostalgiatech.co.uk)
Thank you for responding, I will take a look at the site - all information I useful to me at the moment
I get the impression that you are starting from a real wreck but that you have a good skill set to deal with it. It would be interesting to see some overall views of the car as it was when you first bought it.
One careful owner??
Good luck- going to be interesting
I look forward to following this!
I have not seen a blog for Mark IV restoration and it would be most welcome to see you make one.
I like the ”Superlife” battery. And is the HX7317 reg plate for that MK IV or some other car?
I have recently rebuilt a MK IV 3 1/2 Litre engine, #SL2199 from late 1947 I think. It’s in my 1950 MKV DHC. Lots of different threads with photos on this site too.
HX7 317 is on something else.
But I did manage to keep the original registration of the MKIV
Looks like a challenging project. I have restored a Mk V DHC and a Mk IV DHC, both LHD. It’s fun and challenging, so I’ll be viewing the progress with delight.