Category Archives: E-Type – Floors

Every E-type shell that is restored here receives new floors AND inner sills – there is just no getting around it… See how it is done here, and how we decide what pieces of the tunnel go or stay in the process.

1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Tunnel & Tie Plate

As an early car, the driveline tunnel was not quite the same as the usual E-Type – the RH gearbox side panel was a bit longer, and the car did NOT have the “wedge” panel between the RH gearbox side … Continue reading

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – New Floors

After the shell was dissected completely, scuffed down, and completely sealed internally, we were able to move forward with the project and weld in the floors and inner sills.  Take a look!

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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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Hidden!

After the new subframe was added to this shell, it was time to close everything in – hiding the subframe from sight completely. This makes our “hidden subframe” a great addition to any E-Type – driver, racer, or 100-point concours … Continue reading

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Floored!

Once the issues with the rear wings were all resolved, it was OK to go ahead and put in the floors and inner sills.

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Starting the sills and floors

It’s now time to start in on bringing this shell back from the dead. We started with the floors and sills, but did have to make some B-post repairs first…

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OK – Brace Yourself!

That’s what I put into the title of the e-mail when I sent these photos to the customer – it’s always a little shocking for them to see things at this stage! For me, though, the removal of most of … Continue reading

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E-Type Floors and Sills – the Monocoque Metalworks way!

It was finally time for the ’66 OTS in the shop to get new floors and sills.  This is almost always a “package deal” – where you’re kind of “in for a penny, in for a pound….” It makes the … Continue reading

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Footwell Replacement

The floors on this car are ROCK solid, but the footwells have suffered heavily over the years from various bashing from underneath, and rough hammering back out from above.  Since the sides of the footwells show prominently on a finished … Continue reading

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