Category Archives: 1968 2+2 to FHC Conversion – GE

The construction of a Series 1 Fixed-Head Coupe shell being built to replace the customer’s current Series 1.5 Two-Plus-Two shell. We built the new SEries 1 FHC coupe shell from a VERY ROUGH Series 2 coupe shell – so there is alot to see and learn in these blog entries!

One goes out, One HALF comes in!

This 1967 E-Type Fixed-head coupe shell was finally completed, and ready to go back home to its owner in Detroit, Micgigan – but only temporarily – as the owner and his family are beginning to make arrangements to move to … Continue reading

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E-Type Frame Rail and Bonnet Fitting

Finally, it was time to pull the shell out of the rotisserie, and mount the frame rails and bonnet.  We ran into a couple of snags on this one, but figured them out – as I’ve told customers in the … Continue reading

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Webasto Roof Frame Installation for an E-Type Jaguar

After the floors and sills were in, we were starting to get right down to it.  Months of work fitting things so that the rear wheel arches could be done meant that all of the work after they WERE done … Continue reading

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E-Type Floors, Sills, and Hidden Subframe – Oh My!

We do this on pretty much EVERY E-Type, so you’ll see floors and sills being installed over and over here – AND the hidden subframe – which we are now installing in pretty much every E-Type because it’s just SO … Continue reading

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The E-Type Coupe & 2+2 Rear Wheel Arch – CONQUERED!

Well, finally the big day (days) came – I couldn’t put off these horriffic rear wheel arches any longer… Jump back 5 or 6 blogs and take a look at the sneak peek of these while they were being dissected, … Continue reading

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Restoring E-Type Doors

OK – so let’s see – we’ve completed the rear end conversion to Series 1, repaired the bumper flanges, and fitted the boot floor and rear lower valances… We’ve completely replaced the rear chassis legs and EVERYTHING around them… We’ve … Continue reading

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E-Type Rear Bumper/Wing Flanges

I don’t know what these are actually called – but you know what I’m talking about… The factory was actually pretty ingenious in the way they made this seam easy to spot-weld, and then just hid it behind the rear … Continue reading

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Replacing E-Type Rear Chassis Legs

As if the messy rear wheel arches weren’t bad enough, I eventually had to admit that the rear chassis legs that hold the IRS in – and hold the whole rear of the shell together – were also too far … Continue reading

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E-Type FHC Rear Wheel Arch Preview

Well, here we go again – my old nemesis – the rear wheel arch on the E-Type coupe… In case your new to the blog, this is the repair that I dread the most. On bonnets, I can take ANYTHING … Continue reading

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E-Type Series 2 to Series 1 Tail Conversion – Recap

Hello!  – Once again I find myself needing to apologize for a long hiatus between the blog posts…  A big reason for that is the car you’ll see below – which is now completed – finally! This E-Type has been … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent…

We’ve had this project on the back-burner for a while, but it’s about to kick into high gear again – and stay that way until completion! This is the bonnet from the light-blue 1968 2+2 that we are now building … Continue reading

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Battening down the hatches!

Well, Sandy has come and gone now, and Monocoque Metalworks made it through unscathed.  We lost power for only 4 hours, and that was in the evening, so production in the shop kept on going without a hitch.  I hope … Continue reading

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Series 1.5 E-Type Bonnet Center Section restoration

We’re replacing the 2+2 body shell with a short-wheelbase coupe, but we are keeping the original 1968 bonnet – though it will be converted to Series 1 covered headlights just like the one we did last week. This car looked … Continue reading

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Disassembly and Dissection of a Series 2 FHC

OK – get ready for some ugliness! Most of the blog postings show all of the really pretty things we can do with E-Type panels, and even the ones with ugly stuff in them have a happy ending. This story … Continue reading

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Changing Gears!

The blue 2+2 has been around for a while now… She spent most of last year in the back of the new shop – still in light blue paint – some peeling, with the bonnet and the subframes on, and … Continue reading

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