[xk] Rear bumper question

After completing the restoration on my OTS I got bored so
have acquired a FHC as my next project. This is a steel
wheel car that I will be converting to wire wheel and had a
couple of questions concerning the conversion.

I’m missing one of the inner bumper brackets for the rear
bumper. The XKS catalog lists different part numbers for the
steel wheel car and the wire wheel one. What is the
difference between these two brackets? Also, I’m going to
have to replace the rear trunk floor and again see a
difference and was wondering why there is a difference there
as the spare tire tray and the front trunk floor look to be
the same.

Thanks
Jim–
jime46
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Jim

Can’t answer the bumper bracket thing, but can give you an answer on the
spare tyre tray. The FHC body is on spacers to the frame whereas the OTS
body is not. These spacers range in thickness, but I think overall the FHC
body is 1" off the frame. This means the FHC tray is different from the OTS

  • I was originally sent a OTS spare tyre tray and it would not fit properly
    at the rear (i.e. towards the front of the car where the tray meets the fuel
    tank). A new one was fabricated and sent, and it fits perfectly (thanks to
    Joel who sent the accurate measurements to the fabricator).

This also affects a few other things as I have discovered, such as the
length of the rear wing stays.

Bob-----Original Message-----
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jime46
Sent: March 26, 2015 8:07 AM
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [xk] Rear bumper question

After completing the restoration on my OTS I got bored so have acquired a
FHC as my next project. This is a steel wheel car that I will be converting
to wire wheel and had a couple of questions concerning the conversion.

I’m missing one of the inner bumper brackets for the rear bumper. The XKS
catalog lists different part numbers for the steel wheel car and the wire
wheel one. What is the difference between these two brackets? Also, I’m
going to have to replace the rear trunk floor and again see a difference and
was wondering why there is a difference there as the spare tire tray and the
front trunk floor look to be the same.

Thanks
Jim

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In reply to a message from jime46 sent Thu 26 Mar 2015:

Jim,

Assume you are referring to an XK 120 FHC.
‘‘Original Jaguar XK’’ by Porter page 79:
‘‘When wire wheels were fitted, the boot floor was slightly
raised to give clearance to the hub protruding above the rim
line.’’
This probably is also the reason for the difference in
Overrider brackets that are fixed in this area.

The difference for holding a wire wheel and a steel wheel is
also present with the XK 140 where the Spare Wheel Clamp Bolt
for the steel wheel (BD.6240) is about 2 inches shorter than
the one for the spare Wire Wheel (BD.9583).
These 2 inches in extra height are probably the main reason for
making a different construction for the XK 120 FHC with Wire
Wheels.This might create a problem for you when changing to
Wire Wheels, but I understand that you have to replace the
boot/trunk floor anyway.

Hope this helps.

Bob K.–
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In reply to a message from Bob K. sent Thu 26 Mar 2015:

The 120 boot floor is higher for wire wheels than disc
wheels. We had an extensive discussion of this back in
August 2013. Check the archives.–
XK120 FHC, Mark V saloon, XJ12L Series II, S-Type 3.0
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Bob K, ( Bob and Jim)

Exactly, the “boot floor” is located above the spare tire as it sits in
stowage. The boot floor and “tire tray” pan are not the same item.

Bob (other Bob & Jim)

I also think you’ll find that there are indeed differences in the tire
tray (pan bottom of car) to accommodate the body to chassis spacings
betwixt the FHC?DHC and the roadster, but it was the boot floor and the
“cross brace” that were raised for wires, as per Porter’s.

Jim,

Make a silhouette tracing of your bumper bracket and any shims (the piece
inside the boot) that the spacer tube that goes through the body grommet
bolts to, and send (fax) it to your vendor. Let them see it, so they
know exactly what complimentary sheet metal parts are necessary for
“your” boot resto!
.
Regards
Rick

On Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:58:58 -0700 “Bob K.” bob@bobine.demon.nl writes:> In reply to a message from jime46 sent Thu 26 Mar 2015:

Jim,

Assume you are referring to an XK 120 FHC.
‘‘Original Jaguar XK’’ by Porter page 79:
‘‘When wire wheels were fitted, the boot floor was slightly
raised to give clearance to the hub protruding above the rim
line.’’
This probably is also the reason for the difference in
Overrider brackets that are fixed in this area.

The difference for holding a wire wheel and a steel wheel is
also present with the XK 140 where the Spare Wheel Clamp Bolt
for the steel wheel (BD.6240) is about 2 inches shorter than
the one for the spare Wire Wheel (BD.9583).
These 2 inches in extra height are probably the main reason for
making a different construction for the XK 120 FHC with Wire
Wheels.This might create a problem for you when changing to
Wire Wheels, but I understand that you have to replace the
boot/trunk floor anyway.

Hope this helps.

Bob K.

Bob K. Jaguar XK 140 SE FHC S814683 DN
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