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#1 Posted : 17 June 2018 10:56:28

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First, many thanks Roymattblack for inspiring me to go back in my construction and add detail which you did so authentically in your build. Herewith my efforts to date.
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#2 Posted : 17 June 2018 11:25:18

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Very impressive work ThumpUp . I can see you’re enjoying your build, and there’s a lot of detail going on there Love
Keep it up

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#3 Posted : 17 June 2018 11:32:12

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Thanks Gray.....yes really enjoying the build. Received the dash and bits yesterday and will have to decide if it should be covered in black or dark brown to match the console.......Mellow . I'll post some more pics shortly of the doors, chassis and wheels.
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#4 Posted : 17 June 2018 11:40:50

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Good to see another Jag build with some great additions fittedCool

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#5 Posted : 17 June 2018 11:53:55

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Very nice additional details. WTG

Cool Cool Cool

Also congrats on your "Blue" medal for starting a diary.

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#6 Posted : 17 June 2018 12:15:53

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Looking good, nice work.

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#7 Posted : 17 June 2018 13:26:26

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Thanks Delboy......appreciate your comments!
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#8 Posted : 17 June 2018 14:39:48

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Very nice work, looking really good....Cool Cool

Have just sent you a PM....

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#9 Posted : 17 June 2018 14:48:02

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As promised progress pics of doors, chassis and wheels....No dash yet as still trying to source thin "skiver" leather for covering.
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#10 Posted : 17 June 2018 19:08:33
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Looks fantastic, well done Cool
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#11 Posted : 19 June 2018 09:21:46

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Really good job.
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#12 Posted : 19 June 2018 12:22:07

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A big thanks to all who commented on my build so far. Keeps inspiring me to do better! Some good news.....I managed to source some very thin "sliver" leather which I want to use to cover the dash. Haven't received it yet but its on its way.
I will post some detailed pics when I have prepared. I also followed Roys decision to use authentic dash instrument detail. The speedo and rev counter in the kit are fine as these look like replicas of exact OEM equipment which was fitted to early Series 1 E types. The other small instruments , however, do not have the proper detail.....even though its very small and difficult to discern with the naked eye.
I found some original pics on the Smiths and Lucas websites. The Ammeter was originally a Lucas instrument with just "C" and "D" on the gauge representing charge and discharge. The other gauges were all Smiths manufacture.

So, onwards and upwards!!
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#13 Posted : 19 June 2018 15:42:14

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All sound really good. Look forward to seeing how your new touches turn out....Cool Cool

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#14 Posted : 27 August 2018 11:30:26

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Well its been a while since the last post....holidays and waiting for parts. However, I did some rework on the fluid reservoirs and the doors. I wasn't happy with the detail on the brake fluid reservoirs so re did them with the correct colour wiring. Also the doors which I previously covered with skiver leather but I didn't take the leather over the roll at the top of the door cards so have now rectified this. So the next steps were the dash, the rear luggage compartments and the two rear wheel arches.
The dash was a bit fiddly as Roy previously commented. If you are going to cover your dashboard, get the thinnest fabric/leather you can get as this will be easier to work. I used 0.5 mm skiver and it was still quite an issue especially the cut outs for the speedo and rev counter. I ended up using some of my wife's jewellery memory wire to make some bezel surrounds. I have decided not to cover the top of the dash as it gives some nice contrast.
For the rear luggage area I used the same skiver leather that I used on the doors, dash and transmission tunnel. Good contrast with the chrome skid strips!
Looking forward to the next deliveries......
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#15 Posted : 27 August 2018 23:17:56

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Nice work on the dashboardBigGrin coming along nicely.

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#16 Posted : 28 August 2018 07:08:50

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BigGrin Looks good to meeCool
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#17 Posted : 07 January 2019 14:01:55

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Just a quick update and a few pics showing latest assembly stages. I've covered the back door with leather (like Roy!- thanks for the idea!). It was a bit fiddly having to file off the plastic bosses where the screws used to be but it was worth it. The back door has smooth lines with no protrusions. I used the same dark brown leather that I used on the doors and center console. Next I did some detail on the windscreen wipers. Instead of painting the edge of the wipers black (to represent the wiper rubber), I glued some very thin pieces of black tubing cut into small strips. I think they look better than a painted edge.
For the door frames and sills, I left them in the original colour and just gave them a clear semi matt spray. I was worried that even with a very thin leather covering that the doors would be too tight and not open and close easily. I did include a foil trim on the edge. I was also thinking that foil on the door catches would also peel off when opening and closing the doors so decided to paint them with metallic chrome paint.
For the upcoming stages I am planning on fitting a micro controller to control the lights and indicators. I've done a prototype which allows the headlights to have bright and dipped functions, brake lights as well as flashing left and right indicators. It runs with a web app and also with Amazon Alexa. When I receive the additional wiring harnesses and connection pcb I'll post some details and pics.
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#18 Posted : 07 January 2019 17:38:07

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She's looking greatBigGrin look forward to seeing your lighting mods.

Al
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#19 Posted : 07 January 2019 18:52:31

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Ill be interested in the microcontroller for the lights,

Ive bought all the LED's to put in the other places on the dash and things and was wanting to make a more extensive lighing option available.
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#20 Posted : 07 January 2019 20:25:00

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Looks excellent, looking forward to seeing your mods.Love ThumpUp

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