With the aim of having our E-Type race car body shell painted in time for this year’s Bridge Classic Cars Classic & Sports Car & Bike Show Darren is really up against it preparing and re-shaping the intricate lines. Not to affect our current projects our race car is worked on in our spare times […]
1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1
Building up a couple of Jaguar E-Type rear set ups at the same time this week. First up, we have our E-Type race car back axle. Secondly we have our up rated back axle with adjustable shocks, all new bushes and bearings.
Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 will soon be rolled into the paint shop for the new colour transformation. Colours have now been chosen, samples have been generated and we are happy to proceed with a bit more shaping and preparation before we can apply the top coat. We estimate a week’s work left […]
This is a unique 3 stage colour we are testing and trialling. Most notably seen on the new McClaren, it is known as Volcano Orange and consists of a silver base coat followed by a top coat orange applied in varying levels. Below, from left to right we have 2 coats, 3 coats, 4 coats […]
Colours have been chosen, designs have been finalised and Monday 4th February 2019 is the day we’ll see our 1967 Jaguar E-Type racing car enter the preparation room ready for paint. This is a very exciting project for us being our own car for us all to drive and enjoy. bring on the summer!!
We are now starting to prepare our racing E-Type running gear ready to put her back on her wheels. Pete and Gordon are currently on their way to Stuart and the guys at Agriblast in Stanton to collect various parts as well as deliver our racing E-Type parts for blasting.
We are now very close to our amazing 1967 Jaguar E-Type racing project being ready for the full respray colour change. The exact colour has now been chosen but will be kept under wraps for the big reveal. The body preparation, to this stage, has been carried out by the guys at Simon Morris in […]
Work on preparing the bodyshell of our 1967 racing E-type is well underway by our friends at Simon Morris Commercial Vehicle Paintshop and Repairs. They are working on the preparation before handing her back to us, here at Bridge Classic Cars, to be painted in our paint shop. We aim to have our body shell returned […]
We are now in the final stages of the preparation on our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing prototype. the boot lid is now sealed. Within the next few weeks we are able to accept the body shell into our paint shops ready for the transformation to begin.
The day has come for our 1967 Jaguar E-Type race replica to head off to the paint shop for the full preparation and respray. Although we are now on the 11th hour, our choice of colours are yet to be finalised.
The inside of the bulkhead was in desperate need of repair so having cut out the affected area we have now replaced with new before sealing back up. Although this is a section that will not be clearly visible it is always out intention to complete the work correctly.
Work is progressing nicely on the re-shaping and alterations of our 1967 Jaguar E-type race replica. We expect the weld work to complete within the next two weeks ready for the paint shop to do their magic. Colours are yet to be confirmed as we have changed our minds a good few times but for […]
Our main objective, at this stage in the build, is to de-seam the car and weld up the boot area. The bonnet shaping needs attention as does the doors. Once we are happy that we’ve completed the task to the standard required we will start to prepare the body ready for the respray.
Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type racing series engine is now complete, ready and waiting to be fitted. We have carried out a full rebuild of the engine including the upgraded weber carburettors. Almost everything has been rebuilt, reconditioned or replaced: exhaust valves, inlet valves, cam buckets, valve guides, VS2 valve springs, head gasket, spark plugs, core […]
The shell of our racing 1967 Jaguar E-Type has returned having been been wet blasted. Wet blasting, similarly to dry blasting, is the use of an abrasive material and compressed air. However, unlike dry blasting, wet blasting uses liquid to enhance the levels of surface finish that can be achieved. The benefit of including water is […]