Hey guys, I’m new to the car forum scene and I’m not sure how to start. I have an idea for a project car. I’ve always been in love with the Japanese style street racing look but I’ve also always loved jaguars my initial thought was to r34 swap a XJ6 but my buddy convinced me I should go with a 2JZ for price and availability. shortly after that I dumped the idea of swapping an XJ6 and decided I would rather swap a XJS. Other than the engine, transmission, and a few other small things like cosmetics and if this will even work, I haven’t put too much thought into this project as I still need to acquire and strip the car down first. I used to build unique cars like this with my dad growing up but have never taken on a project like this on my own.
I’m curious to know if anyone has any advice or knows of something I should think of before starting this project I am worried about a few things like
-fabrication of parts or the body to make the swap fit
-if there’s enough room for the transmission link with the engine without a special plate so I dont have to use the jaguar 3 speed
-if I should remove the fuel tanks from the fenders while I’ve got it stripped and do a racing fuel system out of the trunk
another thing that I’m wondering, doing a full Japanese swap on a British car would be if I want to get one in RHD just for the cool factor and nothing more, I’ve also thought about just doing a LHD to RHD swap while I’ve got the car fully stripped but a lot of people I’ve talked to say that it would be easier to import a RHD model please keep in mind that I will have everything off the car before I would try to swap from left to right, but even then is it worth doing?? Or would importing still be the way to go I’m on the west coast if that helps at all.
is there a specific year or model of XJS that would be best for this sort of thing?
Thanks in advance guys