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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:20 am

Hello,

This is my first complete restoration / build, made it for my wife. Please take the time to view the complete build on you-tube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2OENrnRZfA
I have too many photos to upload. Also I would not have been able to have done this without the help from Craig [Martin Robey]
Jason [Rejen] and Durran. Thank you.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:04 am

Beauty and the beast
My car and wife's new MK11 without the custom fitted front bumper installed.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:17 am

We found the car in Sonoma CA. 1971 MK11 with 155K miles on it. So the story goes, it was originally Hugh Hefner's ? Almost no rust.
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by VFK44 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:44 am

A real credit to the Jensen community. I can't imagine many people will see this car without wanting to be a Jensen owner - well done!

I'm not a big fan of the wheels & tyres but everything else is wonderful and the changes to the front end are tasteful and should not date. You don't need to worry about originality when modified looks this good!
"Just because Science doesn't 'know everything', doesn't mean you can fill in the blanks with whatever fairy story most appeals to you" Dara O'Briain
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:40 pm

A few of my guys helped get the beast out. We did spend a few hours pressure washing the years of grime away.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:42 pm

Removed the bulk of the interior before sending off for paint.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:48 pm

We lowered the front valence to match the height of the rocker panels. Also the front bumper frame pipes were lowered to be the same height as the back bumper.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:57 pm

Paint
We used a white paint from a 1958 corvette. Its a very complex color, Looks amazing. I never realized how many white paint existed until Jeff handed me a large plastic bin full of just white swatches. Hundreds. It was just chance that I happened to be checking on the progress of the body work when they were pulling out the 1958 corvette from the spray booth.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:03 pm

The interior body was in great shape. No real rust. A perfect example of a California car.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:10 pm

Sound Proofing
I spent quite a bit of time on the sound deadening and sound proofing. One of my main goals was to make the ride as quiet and comfortable as possible. Now that it is done and we have put some good miles on it. Amazing! Here"s a link where I got all the products from. The owner is a great guy and spent quite a bit of time learning me to the dark art of sound.
http://cascadeaudio.com/car_noise_contr ... rriers.htm
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:23 pm

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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:29 pm

VB-2
A vinyl sound proofing product was used for the doors and body areas. You can get a good idea of this from the how to install link.

http://cascadeaudio.com/car_noise_contr ... ation.html
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:44 pm

I spent more time fitting and getting the rubber door seals to engage properly, something like 40 hours. Cutting, bending, adding and a lot of swearing. The end result is a seal almost as good as a new well built vehicle.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:46 pm

Rejen
Rejen provided the complete interior. A few months after placing the order, everything showed up in a giant custom built crate. Carefully packed and ready to install. it was a pleasure working with Jason.
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by Mark I » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:49 pm

Trans Tunnel
The product used to cover it is a lead lined neoprene -VB-3. You lay it over and shape it into place using a rubber mallet. This is one of the most effective ways to reduce sound.
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