The XK

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Love that To Do list and a venture into a good dose of mods.

I can remember an XK 150 hillclimbing in my class when I started in the early 1990's.
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Thanks Mike…good to hear from you….it is a lovely colour, you’re right…the original for mine is darker…but more of that to come

Hi Graham…an XK150 as a hill climber…wonder how good it was at that..?
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1963 3.8 E Type
( 11 years in the making…………………….)
1952. XK120…the next one ……….……..)
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Enjoyed the update

By the way....

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150 Hill climb car..
Not that good, but driven really hard and was smooth but dramatic. Added some variety to the class of 13 cars, but far too slow (bit heavy I think).
IIRC he did a year then took it circuit racing. Big bloke, big beard!
Car was a bit ratty.
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I dropped in on Barry last week for a natter about life, electric cars and WW2 Dodge Trucks. So we covered a lot of ground. But i left at 10 and just missed you i think.

Am happy to offer independent testimony to the quality of this build by Mr C. Absolutely stunning in the details. I shan't spoil it for others by sharing my favourite details (their are 2) which you havent got to yet!.

Cant wait to see it in paint!

Would wish you continued luck with the rebuild but between the 2 of you, you dont need it.
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Cheeky bugger……

Hi Andrew…thanks for the kind words…it has been a journey for sure…..and something of a challenge at times…but so far the skills of Mr C have yet to be beaten….. 8…..am intrigued which are the favoured 2 details…let’s see if I highlight them as the story unfolds…. :)
1974 2.7 Carrera
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1963 3.8 E Type
( 11 years in the making…………………….)
1952. XK120…the next one ……….……..)
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you have already mentioned both in passing but not in the detail and it is the detail is important as i am sure you would agree!
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:)
1974 2.7 Carrera
(full restoration. now as an RS Touring)
1963 3.8 E Type
( 11 years in the making…………………….)
1952. XK120…the next one ……….……..)
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Part 12

So….where were we….ah yes….Sussex….

Like is without doubt a series of chapters…some positive…and some not….some rewarding and some challenging…but the positive ones help or do hopefully make up for the negative, and in my case, despite the minor set backs when building or maintaining the cars I have, they have all been positive and give me a sense of purpose….and more often than not put a genuine smile on my face..

So too are the relationships with the people who are part of that..none more than Barry…

I don’t need to write too much for the next part…it’s all in the pictures…the years of skill and craftsmanship….and above all the complete faith I have in him to help me and breathe new life into something

To fix 70 year old metal you need a kit of parts….and when those parts simply don’t exist….or even if they do it isn’t possible to trust the accuracy of their manufacture….well…..they need to be understood….made…and blended to be invisible…almost the pinnacle of designing out the detail and leaving hardly any evidence the work was done….but I know it was and these pictures record the fact…

I hope you enjoy this even just half as much as I did……….this was a very, very good Friday evenings viewings in the pub….


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Thanks for reading….
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1963 3.8 E Type
( 11 years in the making…………………….)
1952. XK120…the next one ……….……..)
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A thing of beauty
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Yep - lovely work
The simple things you see are all complicated
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top top top top quality stuff
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Always a great joy to see this particular chapter open page by page.
We are all lucky to see this type of car sorted out and these pictures, to me, feel a gentle smooth planned transition from rust to riches.

I guess the glass profile is all flat laminated and custom cut so will fit the opening, every part of the front window (s?) inset has been changed.

Hope Barry can deliver a bumper Xmas update to tide us over. :)

Fabulous. :drunken:
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I’d put money on Barry having made a template for the aperture shape before removing an original metal.
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Genius


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