At 11:18 PM 11/11/1999 +0100, you wrote:
I am considering to crome my 5 black instrument bezels on the dashboard…
Those are actually matt black in my 1985 (Fed spec) XJ6…(as in all XJ6
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is it difficult to remove them from the car and how about removing the matt
black paint ?
Is something for the chrome guy to do or can i do it my self ?
I donï¿½t mean to start any flaming about originality…I would like them
chromed …though it is not going to be " original SIII " …
…just love the way those early S I look like
Thanks in advance
1985 SIII XJ6 (giï¿½me more chrome
You might first want to look in to replacing your bezels with the bezels
from an MGA.
I have an '85 Vanden Plas on which I am considering the same change, and an
MGA, and I’ve compared some old bezels from the A to the bezels on the Jag,
and they look to be the correct size. I’m pretty sure that MGA bezels are
being reproduced, and the Victoria British catalog (a little out of date:
spring 1998) lists as follows: Large bezel, part no. 9-2180, price
US$14.95; small bezel, part no. 14-583, price US$5.95. Just guessing here,
but I doubt that you could have all six bezels rechromed for US$53.70. I’m
pretty sure that most of the other British parts places (Moss, Special
Interest, etc.) would carry them, too.
I agree with you that the chromed bezels will look better, and it’s one of
the things on my list, after I finish the ongoing engine rebuild. I could
argue the originality point as well; I suspect that the Series III (and II
and later I’s) would have had chrome bezels if they could have, but for
moronic safety regs.
FWIW, Victoria British’s order phone is 1-800-255-0088 (toll free, US/CAN),
or 913-541-0880, other areas. Fax 913-599-3299. No connection; I just had
their catalog handy!
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Mark Moburg (@Mark_Moburg)