Worked part time this week on The Italian Job, our 1965 Jaguar E-Type restoration. Careful and correct assembly of the engine Reynolds 531 sub frames and pressed steel picture frame were completed, then work could begin on the suspension and steering rack. The project is now complete enough to pass through the wiring harness, attach the steering column and attach the wheel hubs to have a rolling restoration!
Plated pieces for the upper control arm were restored by Electroshine Metal Refinshers Ltd. Their fine work reveals all the intricate machining of these parts. These were CAD plated without ACID pickling to avoid embrittlement. Original finish from 1965 was bright silver zinc .
This image depicts the intricate sandwich around the picture frame with the long 4-inch sway bar bolts passing through 5 components.
Nice image showing the plated control arms and stub axle carrier.
One of the most complex areas is around the steering rack which has 3 mount bolts and 2 limiting bolts sandwiched with the upper control arm bushing.