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#2941 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:35 PM

I'm not a fan of that front to be honest. Side and rear profile looks good though. Especially those fat tyres. Many have such spindly thin tyres.

Can't you get brand new bonnets nowadays anyway? Not exactly a disaster or impossible to change the style of it to something else again.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:10 PM

The chap has owned the car for forty five years. He's earned the right to have *his* car as *he* likes it.

I'd expect that he'll not give a flying fuck that some guy on the Internet who owns a fucking Invacar feels the need to describe his car as a mess!
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#2943 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:21 PM

...Can't you get brand new bonnets nowadays anyway? ...


Yes, and apparently they don't fit properly as supplied, so some tweaking is required....
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:23 PM

The chap has owned the car for forty five years. He's earned the right to have *his* car as *he* likes it.

I'd expect that he'll not give a flying fuck that some guy on the Internet who owns a fucking Invacar feels the need to describe his car as a mess!


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I hate both invacar and e type whether modified or not but i would defend a man's right to fuck around with the lights on either if thats what he or she wants to do.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:24 PM

I like that I do. Especially as it's been done in period rather than hacking about an otherwise mint car.

It's clear that he's had a clear vision in mind, and it's not just been a case of loading the 70s equivalent of the boy racer aisle in Halfords into a Blunderbuss and firing it at the car as some efforts from the time I've seen seem to be.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:26 PM

At the end of the day it's his vehicle and he can & should do what he likes to it as long as it's legal! We're hardly talking about a one-off national monument or 1000 year old tree being vandalised.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:35 PM

First glance and it was ugly.

2nd glance HHHMMMMMMM.............

Proper look, the front is very good, long, wide and low Quite happy the 7" Lucas bits are gone.

At the rear I like it, still very Jaguar. The only dislike is the front wheel arch which looks too big, but that may just be the fault of the photographer !


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:42 PM

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:26 AM

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Yeah. It looks nothing like anything on the road, so Tata ain't gonna give one.

I particularly like the bonnet and lights cause it's removable.

I'm hatching a plan to fit a astra gte 16v bonnet vent on to an mx5. I've been hatching that plan for 9 years. Nothing had happened so far. So respect to anyone that finds the time.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 05:14 AM

I think it's great, even if I don't like every little bit of it. There are more than enough standard-ish E-Types in the world, by now I think we all know what they look like. This is far more interesting with its continuing, ever-progressing modifications.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:48 PM

I sort of like it. I can see it as a modern reinvention of the E-type. If it had never gone out of production, but continually refreshed until the present day I could well imagine the headlamps being a similar arrangement.

 

I'd have chosen different wheels though. Not a fan of slotmags on the E-type, but it's not my car to mess with.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:55 PM

Has anybody got a lace on 13 inch steering wheel cover they can sell me?

 

The Steering wheel surface on my LNA is falling apart and I thought I had a replacement from the green Visa, but that did not have the new fangled bit to operate the self cancelling indicators.

 

It is not very pleasant holding the steering wheel so I thought for a quick fix I would fit a lace on or sew on cover.

 

I have order 3 from ebay and each is under sized in spite of what the seller has stated. So far one returned, one no response and the third says he can only give me a refund if I give him positive feedback!

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 12:59 AM

i "get" the headlights but not the indicators or rear arch scoops

looks like a bit of cold air ram feed golng on under the penis extension bonnet

one wonders what rear lights would be as close a match as the poojot lights are to the bonnet curves?


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:52 AM

Now there's a car to divide opinion (the E-type, not the LNA as I'm sure we all agree that's great). I guess it upsets the toffee-nosed Jag club bores, which is no bad thing, and there are still plenty of standard E-types so he's hardly butchered something unique. The Pug lights fit surprisingly well and dare I say it look better on that than on the 206. This may sound a bit strange but the front actually reminds me a bit of a DS.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:01 AM

Could you wrap that wheel with something like bike handlebar tape?

Last sort I used was a suede like texture and quite pleasant to the touch.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:08 AM

I have the steering wheel cover I took off my SIII XJ in the garage somewhere

 

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Measuring will take place to see if it is suitable, it is probably quite mouldy from sitting about though.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:26 AM

Could you wrap that wheel with something like bike handlebar tape?

Last sort I used was a suede like texture and quite pleasant to the touch.

 

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/deda-bar-tape/


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:59 PM

 

Maybe, but all I need is a lace on or stitch on cover like every accessory shop used to stock for a 13 inch wheel.There are plenty on the internet but I have tried 3 and they are all mis labled.

 

I have been told about an old fashion accessory shop in Wolverton and I will go and check them out while collecting my Visa 652cc that now has a new MOT tomorrow.


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 12:50 PM

How difficult can it be to buy a 13 inch steering wheel cover!

 

I went to the shop in Wolverton and they only had stretch overs for 14-15 inch wheels, the next one I tried in Badwell, but it has been turned into flats, no. 3 in Stoney Stratford only has 14-15 inch stretch covers the same as the Buckingham shop. Buckingham shop phoned there supplier Motorserv in MK who only do 15 inch covers.

 

If anybody goes into there local accessory shop please look for 13 inch wheel covers for me.


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 01:10 PM

…. all I need is a lace on or stitch on cover ...


Why not dare to be different?

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 02:50 PM

Why not dare to be different?

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That's what the lady in the first accessory shop said!


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 03:17 PM

That's what the lady in the first accessory shop said!


You could have one knitted with loads of double chevrons around the perimeter….
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 05:08 PM

I like that E-type except for the headlights, I don't think they suit it at all.



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:13 PM

If you don’t want to put handlebar tape round the wheel I’m going to Beaulieu next month for the international autojumble and will have a look if you still haven’t found something by then.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:16 PM

Something like this suitable, Mr Cylinders?

 

https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B003QAANEO


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:47 PM

Something like this suitable, Mr Cylinders?

 

https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B003QAANEO

 

That would be perfect, even the colour is the good for the car, but what size is it? They are not universal in spite of what it says in the title.


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:51 PM

Why not dare to be different?

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we know a purple gentleman who is a dab hand with a crochet hook dont we?


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:21 PM

Might be worth giving these guys a call?

https://www.autocareturriff.com/

When I was last there (admittedly a couple of years ago) they had quite a lot of old accessories like this tucked away in dusty corners. A fair ways off obviously, but if they've got one I can probably arrange a mate to pick it up and post down to us.

Worth a call/email at least.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:41 PM

Disappointing that the Peugeot E-Type is lacking a XUD engine, hater pipe out of the hood, and painted in deep blue with gold wheels...


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:01 PM

Something like this suitable, Mr Cylinders?

 

https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B003QAANEO

 

It turns out this is one of the Steering wheel covers I have. Do or die, I gave it another go to stretch it until it broke or fitted, it went on.

 

Next problem, description said for wheels 3-5 cm rim thickness and mine is comfortably in that range, but it does not go round the rim properly. The box in the small print says max rim thickness ½ inch, no wonder.

 

Anyway I have fitted it, rather untidily and torn a hole, but it feels nicer to hold than before.

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