Category Archives: E-Type – Tunnel

Blog entries on gearbox tunnel repair. The gearbox and driveline tunnel on any given E-type body shell is a real toss-up – sometimes it’s perfect, sometimes it’s rusted badly in the lower sections, and sometimes, it’s just GONE – having been hacked out by a V-8 conversion in the past. Whatever the problem, we’ve fixed it here – and have patterned and fabricated EVERY SINGLE panel of the tunnel – from the firewall to the rear bulkhead – and ALL are available in our online store!

E-Type Forward Bulkhead “Firewall” Repair Panels

Many years ago, I began patterning and fabricating parts for building complete NEW E-Type forward bulkheads.  Unfortunately, the whole project went WAY onto the back burner when Monocoque Metalworks really took off… Soon, we are going to finish that goal, … Continue reading

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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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Bronze – E-Type Forward Bulkhead Top Panel, or “Scuttle”

Third place goes to this panel that we finally patterned and fabricated as a whole piece for a restoration shop that could not find the piece anywhere else currently. This is the top panel of all 6-cylinder, short-wheelbase E-Types – … 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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A Little Forward Progress – Finally!

OK – So far all we’ve done is take a ’68 roadster shell and cut and grind it down into almost nothing! Time to start moving in the other direction! Here are a couple of photos of the first repairs … Continue reading

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New E-Type Driveshaft and Transmission Tunnel

The next order of business for this shell is to close in the box sections where we have hidden the subframe rails, and also replace the crusty driveshaft tunnel and transmission sides with new pieces formed in our fabrication shop.

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Fully Synchronized E-Type Shell Rescue!

This is a 3.8 roadster with some GREAT history, and some TERRIBLE carnage performed on the trans and driveshaft tunnel in order to install a 4.2 synchro trans in the 1980’s. As usual, this butchery was performed by a “british … Continue reading

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Trick Shift…

Recently one of the shops I work with installed a Colotti 5-speed into an E-Type. It was a kit from one of the larger suppliers, billed as “bolt-in”… However, the restoration came to a grinding halt when they went to … Continue reading

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