Tom has been making superb progress on our Jaguar E-Type Race car. The ethos of this build has always been to keep weight to a minimum, delivering the rawest possible E-Type racing experience whilst highlighting the incredible skill of our engineers. This car will meet all road legal requirements whilst being hugely competitive on the racetrack.
Tom has installed the custom rear quarter lights.
We created a template to shape the rear window perspex perfectly to the window frame before cutting to size.
The wiper motor is now installed.
Front headlights have been test fitted with custom moulded lightweight perspex. These still need to be trimmed to shape and fitted with sealing rubbers.
Tom has custom made a fuel pipe breather that is fitted within the fuel pipe line. This allows air to escape as the vehicle is being refuelled.
The E-Type handbrake has been sandblasted and powder coated by Darren and Chris in the paint shop. It’s now ready to be fitted into the car.
Tom has fabricated a custom seat frame from steel tubes. The seat runners have been installed onto the steel frame.
We have now fitted the rear window and rubbers. Picture left is the window being test-fitted, picture right is the completed job.
Last but by no means least for today’s E-Type update. The old wheel spinners have now been replaced with new, chrome spinners.
Great work, Tom. We’re inching ever closer to completion now. The next major task is to complete the wiring.
Our Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Racecar has been over to Demand Engineering for a full stainless steel exhaust. We elected to go for a side exit exhaust to suit the ethos behind this lightweight race-car build.
Tom has also fitted lightweight perspex glass to the rear windscreen, whilst strengthened glass is fitted to the windscreen.