naki_k wrote:Come on please say it’s ready to drive!
It's been for ages, just not legally so...
naki_k wrote:Enough tinkering now?
You know me better than that: never!
But hey, there's also a house that's still not finished yet...
I had to nerd out on my flooring first before I could pick up the XJ-S work again:
I have ALMOST finished the XJ-S exterior work now, having shortened the car over 2" in the process...
Here's the visual narrative:
1 - unbolted the rear bumper center. Two bolts, both of them yielded without requiring ultraviolence: nice!
2 - discovered that the bumper beam held a rodent nest...
3 - rebuilt the rear fog lights, not present on my US-spec car. New bulbs and wire grommets, of course.
4 - a thorough clean for inner & outer rear bumper, then used NOS spring clips to reunite the two.
5 - stripped back the boot carpet, unbolted the two bumper shockers and hammered them out.
(6 - drilled through the wire grommets on the body, fitted foglights to 'new' bumper, as well as the adapter rods)
7 - fed foglamp wires through the body grommets and test fitted the bumper assembly
8 - bolted up the adapter rods: job done!!!
And for those asking 'why?': this is what the rear looked like before this little intervention: