Category Archives: E-Type – Rear Wings

The trickiest repair on an E-type body shell is rust in the rear wheel arches of Coupes (FHC) and 2+2’s… We have spent YEARS perfecting the repair of this all too common problem – including careful fabrication of all of the pieces required. Better read through these blog entries before even THINKING about starting this very tough repair!

E-Type Rear Wings – Stage 3 – MAJOR Problems

This final entry in the “Jaguar E-TYpe Rear Wing Repair” Series is less about showing you HOW to do the job, and more of a look at what we can do here to provide a custom panel for your particular … Continue reading

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E-Type Rear Wings – Stage 2 – Botched Previous Repairs…

The second in our “Jaguar E-Type Rear Wing repair” series deals with the all-too-common situation where a past “restorer” has already been in there and made a REAL mess of things… In the distant past, there was a panel very … Continue reading

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E-Type Rear Wings – Stage 1 – Virgin, but Rusty

The following photos will walk you through the typical Jaguar E-Type Coupe or 2+2 rear wheel arch repair – when it is due to rust from moisture being trapped between the inner and outer wheel arch. This is what you … Continue reading

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E-Type Fixed-Head Coupe Rear Wings – Conquering my Nemesis!

Long-term followers of my blog will know that the repair that I hate the most is patching the rear wings of E-Type Coupes and 2+2’s above the rear wheel arch. The big problem here is warpage of the rear wing … 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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E-Type Fixed-Head Coupe B-Post Repairs

So the whole focus of this car ended up being those ugly rear wheel arches… I learned about a year ago that the way to do it is to FIT, but not install the floors and inner and outer sills … 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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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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1967 E-Type 2+2 – Wheel Arch Repairs, etc.

A couple of years ago, a customer from Washington DC brought up a tired and rust bonnet lower valance for repair and the installation of one of our new support members.  We did the work, sent down photos of the … Continue reading

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1968 E-Type OTS – Rear Lower Valance Repair

We’re coming down the home stretch on this ’68 OTS – and that’s good, because we’ve got plentry more E-Types waiting for their turn in the rotisserie! This Spring, we’re going to build new rotisseries – probably two.  The goal … Continue reading

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Rust Repair in an E-Type Roadster’s Rear Wings

In a previous post earlier thia week, you saw us tackle some poorly repaired accident damage in the LH rear wing of the 1968 OTS. Once that was smoothed out, we were able to move on to repairing the rust … Continue reading

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E-Type Series 1.5 Roadster Rear Wing Repair

Once the chassis legs and rear bulkhead were repaired, we were able to fit the floors and inner sills into place.  This allows us to form up and weld in all of the necessary patches to the bottoms of the … Continue reading

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My least favorite E-Type repair!

This one has to be the most nerve-wracking repair out there – the rusted out wheel arch on a Coupe or 2+2’s rear wing… Roadsters don’t have any inner panel in the rear wheel well – if you stick your … Continue reading

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Rear Wing Whatchamacallit…

I don’t know what this thing is called – I’m sure it has some official sounding name…  It’s the upper extension piece on the rear wing where it mates to the door chrome and convertible top tack strip – it’s … Continue reading

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Replacing an E-Type OTS rear wing

We’ll back up a little and show you this project from start to finish – in the end, we replaced almost every panel in the LH rear quarter – and it came out GREAT – have a look!

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