Tom…I forgot to mention I decided on the color “linen cream” which is
exactly the same as your 120. It was your pictures you sent several
months ago that made me decide to use the cream. The interior will be
palamino. I thought about red, but my Mk 2 has the red and I thought I
try something different. The 140 was originally OEW with a black
interior. I do need
a few things; if any list member has these, I would be interested:
- trunk panels (around the sides)
- metal cover in front of the tire (the curved piece)
- wood piece (on drivers side from the windshield to the headliner)
Other than these, the car is complete. After reading Tom about the
problems I could have had, I think I will definitely be in church
1956 XK 140 FHC (Automatic)
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You did just fine.
The only thing you missed out on were real horror stories to pass on in
your golden years. Like…after 8 months you went to the shop and the
place was abandoned and your car was gone…or the painter sold all the
parts off your car…or after 5 years he still hadn’t even STARTED the
job…or he did the job in 12 months and told you it was really going
to cost $12,000.
See what I mean? You did fine.
1954 XK 120SE OTS S674946
1962 3.8 Mark 2 MOD, chrome wires
After 8 months and 4 days at the painter, my 1956 140FHC is back home
my shop. Happily, the paint is excellent and I have no complaints.
job that was promised to take only 1 month. Luckily, we found rust
size of a quarter on the entire car (after stripping down to bare
metal). The shop
owner has to come out to install the windshield and rear glass…he
the paint/clear to cure before the installation. Now the car is
the questions will begin! I am wondering if the 8 months is normal
a paint job?
It took me visiting the shop weekly, pushing, pulling to get it done
the 8 months. The total cost was $2500.00. I feel I wouldn’t gotten
aOn Friday, October 24, 2003, at 06:09 AM, Richard Greene wrote:
quality job for less? Any comments about the length of time for a
cost for the job would be interesting from the list members.