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Ok so a month or so in this is what I have spent so far on my Jag

Rear parcel shelf Blind £39 Workshop manual £ 2

Blind roof switch £30 Oil filter £18

Leather Dye £ 10.60 Leather Feed £ 4.50

Sat nav And Radio upgrade £90 Carnival red paint £11.50

Shelf speakers and amp £80 Rust stabiliser £10

Door trim clips £ 8 Injection cleaner £12

Second hand set of cats shocks. £70

The Blind and switch are easy to fit but try to get the additional 3 wire loom that plugs from the drivers side of the parcel shelf to the blind motor. There is a image on the underside of the shelf that is useful as a cut out guide.

I took out the Sat Nav insides, trimmed the screen surround and fitted the insides of a Tom-tom xl

I removed the centre console and ran the USB lead to the rear ash tray ,so that I can plug the computer in to it.

I brought the entire centre with Sat Nav, Radio and Aircon in black as I could not get them in the right colour. I am please to say it looks right for the car. I got the code for the radio from an American site for six quid. Only issues are the short Aircon leads. The additional radio wires and one set of Sat Nav wires are taped to the wiring loom.

The rear shelf speaker is easy to fit but you will need half a dozen m8 fittings. The wire for the amp is already in the boot.

Externally I have removed each of the wing protectors and have derusted and painted the inner wings.

I am waiting for quotes regarding shock rebuilding. I am hoping to control the shocks from inside as either a hard or soft option.

Repaired the drivers side rear window lifter. took a while to do and will replace with new wires and plastic fittings later.

Cleaned sparkplugs only three out of the eight properly gaped. found Oil in many of the spark plug wells so I will replace the gaskets in the summer along with upgrading the timing chain set.

All in all I do very much like the car. once I replace the front drivers wing which has poorly repaired damage to it I intend to get the car re lacquered.

All the best

Andy H

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