Category Archives: E-Type – Doors

Doors are a real pain… They suffer badly from rust problems in the lower sections, and re-skinning them is very tricky. Take a look through these blogs entries to see how we do it here – including the fabrication of the skin itself!

Holiday Doorbuster!

You hear the word “Doorbuster” this time of year referring to all of the Black Friday sales, etc. Around here last week, it meant a little something different…

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E-Type Aluminum Racing Door

Earlier this month, we re-skinned an aluminum racing door for one of the top E-Type racing teams in the US. We’ve perfected the fabrication of the door skins – and door restoration in general – to the point where we … 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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Doors – with our skins!

Well, I finally got a chance to try out a set of skins made here on a set of doors. We picked up the new roller on Black Friday last Fall, and it worked out very well on the prototype … Continue reading

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SUCCESS!!!

Well – my new toy came through – the new roller is GREAT!  A picture is worth a thousand words on this one…

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Restoring the doors on this Series 1 E-Type FHC

As things wound down on the shell, we couldn’t put off restoring the doors any longer. We did alot of doors earlier this year, and I needed a break, so I put these off until late in this restoration. Eventually, … Continue reading

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Armor-plated Shipping!

The mission – get a pair of restored Series 1 coupe doors shipped to Australia without damage. The challenge – the maximum shipping size is just about the same size as the door itself – there’s really no room for … Continue reading

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’65 Coupe Doors for Down Under!

These doors are being built for a customer in Australia for a 1965 E-Type Fixed-Head Coupe. I LOVE dealing with guys from Australia – they always seem SUPER happy! And phone rates down there must be very reasonable, because I’ve … Continue reading

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1969 Series 2 OTS doors

Things have been nuts here lately – we’re buried in the shop and I seem to be buried at home too, so I’m WAY behind on blogging (as usual…).  So here are some photos of a set of 1969 doors  … Continue reading

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1966 OTS – Roadster Doors

There have been ALOT of doors going through here lately!  This is a look at the restoration of the doors on the ’66 roadster being rebuilt currently in the shop – the “lead sled”… We had to do these doors … Continue reading

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1961 E-Type OTS – Roadster Doors

This post details the restoration of a pair of doors from a late ’61 (possibly early ’62…) roadster.  The doors on the early cars have several subtle differences that set them apart from the average Series 1 door, and we’ll … Continue reading

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Passenger Side Door Repair

When I went to first look at this car, it was on a lift, and I picked up on this problem right away…  A previous owner or shop had re-skinned the door, and they actually did a pretty good job.  … Continue reading

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