Monocoque Metalworks is a fabrication shop located in Northeastern Maryland that specializes in Jaguar E-Type (XKE) body shell restoration. If you are restoring your E-Type, the best place to start is a rock-solid bodyshell (or tub), and we can help! We offer services ranging from the fabrication of a single panel to the construction of an entirely NEW bodyshell!
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FABRICATION AND SHIPPING OF ORIGINAL OR CUSTOM BODY PANELS – we have patterns and examples of nearly every E-Type panel and can fabricate any panel you need for your restoration. Before you spend hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on panels from the “usual sources” covered in low-quality, sloppy black primer – that may or may not fit properly, give us a try! OR, call us as the ONLY supplier of many of the smaller, internal panels that the others DON’T supply (or lists in their catalogs but don’t actually stock or even produce…) Want some extra holes punched? – or some original holes not included? – or the panel produced in a heavier gauge? – no problem!
COMPLETE RESTORATION OF YOUR TUB – we will take in your monocoque bodyshell, strip it down to bare metal, and replace all damaged or rusted panels using the proper techniques. Your shell will be returned to you in primer, dead straight, rock-solid, safe, and EXACTLY as it left the factory.
TUB EXCHANGE – looking to save time? Exchange your existing monocoque bodyshell for one of our already restored shells (subject to availability). You’ll arrive at the shop, unload your shell, and load up a completely restored, PERFECT shell and be back on your way in a few hours! With this service, we can cut your project time down by YEARS! Plus, you can exchange one body style for another – drop off a Coupe or 2+2 shell and take home a roadster!
TUB MODIFICATION – we can “beef up” your tub with heavier gauge components for vintage racing, or add complete sub-frames, roll bars or cages. If you can imagine it, we can fabricate it!
FABRICATION OF AN ENTIRELY NEW TUB – we can build you an entire floor assembly with sills, gussets, tunnel, etc. – a complete bulkhead (cowl/firewall) assembly – or an entirely NEW bodyshell!
COMPONENT RESTORATION – We will happily restore any piece you care to ship us and return it to you in as-new condition. This includes, but is not limited to: bonnet components, heaters, door shells, decklids, coupe hatches, etc.
E-Type restoration is a labor of love at Monocoque Metalworks! The shop is outfitted with INDUSTRIAL GRADE MACHINES – many of which are vintage machines themselves – carefully restored and modified with the correct tooling to produce perfect E-Type panels. As a result, you will be amazed by the crisp cuts, straight bends, and perfect holes found on our panels! We have forming capabilities that include shearing, braking, rolling, wire-edging, bead-rolling, notching and punching – in aluminum, steel, or stainless steel – up to and including 16-gauge (.060) or beyond. We utilize a combination of MIG, TIG, Spot, and Plug welding to ensure that your car is assembled with factory-like originality, coupled with strength and safety you can depend on!
Over 25 years of automotive restoration experience, specializing in E-Types. My first car was a 3.8 roadster, and I have driven, raced, wrecked, and restored these cars ever since. I know the cars intimately, and can provide references attesting to that fact. However, restoring the E-Type’s monocoque shell has always been my true passion – let me indulge myself on your project! You simply will not find a more experienced and enthusiastic partner for your restoration!
BOOK your restoration NOW! The waiting list gets longer all the time – don’t wait, call today! I have restorable Series 1 and 2, Coupe and Roadster tubs in stock – plus a large selection of doors, decklids, hatches, hinges, coupe and 2+2 roof panels, rear quarters, bulkheads, and bonnet pieces galore – you name it, we have it! Don’t wait until your car is all stripped down – call now and we’ll start building a solid tub TODAY and exchange it for yours once completed!
Located just outside of Newark, DE, with easy access to I-95. No job is too big or too small! Give us a ring and let’s discuss your project – whether it’s one panel or the restoration of an entire body shell, we can handle it – with the attention to detail and ENTHUSIASM you’re looking for!
Monocoque Metalworks – (443) 907-2287 – Chuck
References available – or come visit and see our tools and skills in action!