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by Gav » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:57 pm

Hi JOC readers, I bought a MK2 nearly 2 years ago and some of you may remember it from I think the Feb2018 club rag. It’s still a work in progress but I have reached a major milestone in that it is now home painted! I thought I would put on a series of photos to where it is now and I understand that many of you will know the pain I have been through.
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by cannonball » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:07 pm

very nice, never seen a Jensen gasser before, 8) :wink:
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by Robinson D » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:57 pm

Ah, memories of when the paint came off my east coast MKII. Good job! Progress is measured on a calendar, not a stopwatch. Glad it is coming together for you.
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by Gav » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:58 pm

cannonball wrote:very nice, never seen a Jensen gasser before, 8) :wink:

Yes I think it’s a first! It’s on a set of rolling steerable axles that I made that has made working on the car so easy and kept it moveable whilst working on the body whilst enabling me to tackle the mechanics of the car completely independently. They took me a week to knock up plus a couple of old downer trailers but they have made life so much easier.
The rear bolts straight on to the rear leaf mounts and the front secures via 2 large pins through the lower A frame mounts.
They will be for sale once the car is back on its own wheels.
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by colin7673 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:37 am

Nice colour, looks like you have another in the background, green one, and a XJS in the workshop.

Now the fun begins, putting it back together, ax said before, calendar not a stop watch.. keep us posted
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by cannonball » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:20 pm

Gav wrote:
cannonball wrote:very nice, never seen a Jensen gasser before, 8) :wink:

Yes I think it’s a first! It’s on a set of rolling steerable axles that I made that has made working on the car so easy and kept it moveable whilst working on the body whilst enabling me to tackle the mechanics of the car completely independently. They took me a week to knock up plus a couple of old downer trailers but they have made life so much easier.
The rear bolts straight on to the rear leaf mounts and the front secures via 2 large pins through the lower A frame mounts.
They will be for sale once the car is back on its own wheels.


brilliant idea,, you even have that and the wheels painted nicely,, good luck on the rebuild
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by VFK44 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:51 pm

colin7673 wrote: looks like you have another in the background, green one, and a XJS in the workshop

Plus a Ford Econoline, an early Range Rover, and a 1920s Renault!
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by Gav » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:17 pm

Time to start giving this old girl its face and identity back
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by Kevin Birch » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:07 am

You see Interceptors and they always look meaningful, even the rotten ones. You have put the lights back in, with fantastic paintwork, but because it is on the dolly just makes it look wrong. Isn't it funny how certain things just don't work, and plays tricks on your eye. Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh it will be glorious, unless you decide to keep it 2 foot off the floor!!
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by Gav » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:06 pm

The legendary “Jim The Trim” has just finished fitting the Vinyl roof on my MK2. Really nice bloke, very Knowledgeable and great attention to detail. Highly recommended to me and now from me!
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