Complete Rebuild

Being stored away in a barn the car was in a poor condition and partly in pieces. In order to prevent further damage it was carefully disassembled and conserved. Engine and frame where OK, whilst there was some rust on the body which consequently required extensive rebuilding work.

Restoring every part

Where ever possible every part of the care was completely cleaned, checked, if necessary refurbished or even rebuild. Great care was taken to its originality and long lasting protection. Engine, Gearbox, Differential was rebuilt using new bearings, pistons, sealing’s, etc. The clutches as well as all brake pads were exchanged, the radiator was rebuild fitted and the electrical system was completely rebuilt. A detailed report on the restoration can be found at www.oldtimergaragegr.ch.

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Impressions

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Door lock in its original state

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Light switch cleaned and with primer

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painted

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Rebuild Lucas wind shield wiper motor

Rebuilding the engine

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Original condition

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Carefull removal of the engine

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Disassembly

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Crankshaft checked, polished and fitted with new main and rod bearings.

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All pistons and rings were replaced.

Pistons with rods balanced and optimimized.

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Cylinders bored and honed

Rebuild of the engine starting

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New spark plug wires.

New radiator hoses, etc.

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Mounted onto the chassis

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XK120 SE Models are equipped with two 2” carburators

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Rebuild water cooler

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Gearbox: The red paint helps preventing ioil leakage

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Gears, bearings are checked and synchronizer rings lapped.

Dashboard and Eletrical wiring

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Rebuilding the dashboard

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covered with fine leather

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Wiring behind the dashboard

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Ready for reassembly

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Large pedals: An option at the time

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Alle new wiring with cotton harness

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Rear weel house right side

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Rear panel with two boxes for 6V batteries. Mounted in serie they provide 12V power for the car.

Brakes

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Rudge weel hub with central nut

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New rear brakes

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Front brakes

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Wheel brake cylinder. Interestingly handbrake mechanism!

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Body and Chassis

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Beaten like an old battle ship

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The body was immersed in a rust remover bath and primed  “Dultan”

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The reconstruction of the body was extreemley time consuming.

No platic filler was use! The body was rebuild using pewter only

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Damaged body parts were cut out and reconstructed.

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The entire body is sanded down to bare metal .

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The aluminum parts such as the doors, bonnet and boot lid are leached.

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Two component primer sprayed from top

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and bottom.

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The warped and broken slats of the trunk lid were replaced and re-fitted.

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The refitted trunk lid.

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The entrie chassis was sanded and primed with a two component primer

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Doors and bonnet are made in aluminium.
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Preparting for painting …

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The first layer

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additional  6 layers follow,

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until a perfect dark black, brillinat surface emerges.

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The black beauty back home

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Head light are mounted and fitted.

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Interior

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The interior is remade  exactly to the original as sixty years ago.

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Only the finest and best leather is being used

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Hardwood floors, insulating mats

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Carpets fitted

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The wooden seat rests are rebuild as the originals.

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Seat frames painted in their original colors

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The seat backs are upholstered,

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strained

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knotted

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check for comfort

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and fixed

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The cords provide a tight-fitting

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New hard wood floor in the trunk

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Fine fleece is fitted.

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Carpet for the luggage compartement

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Spare weel under the luggage compartement

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Typical XK120 SE: Stainless steel exhaust with two tubes

Sample of the documentation prior to the restauration

The cover of the fuel inlet

Below a sample of the detailled documentation of all parts during disassembly by the preceding owner.

IMG

 

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The locking mechanism

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The holding plate with hinge and opener spring.

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