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Boot badges

Postby CliveRothwell » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:42 pm

So, my car is a November 1985 3.4 series 3

The simple question is what are the correct badges for the boot please?

I had thought that the plastic letters style that appeared to be stuck onto a black horizontal bar were the correct fitting but having read again Nigel Thornley's book, Original Jaguar XJ, I am wondering if in fact, the simpler, rectangular alloy badge is the correct style. If this I the case, then were the engine sizes in the same rectangular size also used please? An idea of correct positioning in mm from a given datum point would be handy too.

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Clive

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Re: Boot badges

Postby mike020150 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:07 am

Hi Clive,

Have you checked the Jaguar Classic parts site to see if the parts book there lists a VIN change point? It might be worth a try. Mike.
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Re: Boot badges

Postby RichardSEL » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:13 am

Hi Clive,Have you checked the Jaguar Classic parts site to see if the parts book there lists a VIN change point? It might be worth a try. Mike.
Is this the place you mean?
https://www.jaguar.co.uk/about-jaguar/j ... parts.html
"Or contact us direct on 02476 565708 or [email protected]"

If so, then when I spoke with them earlier in the year for a Mk IX part, they couldn't have been more dis-interested.
Eventually saying they only have information on E-type
Gone: '59 Mark I, '56 Mark VIIM, '59 Mark IX, '01 XJ8 Sovereign 4L LWB, '01 XJ8 Sport 3.2L, '01 XJ8 Exec 3.2L
Current: '03 Strange Rover L322
In trim shop for total refurb: '73 Owen Sedanca 4.2L
Stalled in storage '61 Mark IX with 4.2L

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Re: Boot badges

Postby mike020150 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:33 am

The site I mentioned is www.jaguarclassicparts.com/uk. There, amongst other things, you can find copies of the parts books for older models which can be very helpful when looking for part number changes and the appropriate VIN change points. Mike.
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Re: Boot badges

Postby CliveRothwell » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:33 pm

Its all a bit pedantic really. SC Parts give a date of August 1985 as the changeover, Jaguar Classic Parts list a VIN number so between the two, you'd think that you can identify the correct badge. Well, possibly not as Jaguar Classic give VIN nos to 482169 and from 482170, the problem with that being it doesn't give 2 images of the different badges, although SC Parts does show 2 badges both "from August 1985".............

What I really need is the build date to nail it fully!
Car's VIN is 440090
Not that any of it actually matters............

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Re: Boot badges

Postby mike020150 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:52 am

Hi Clive,
Paul Skilleter's book, 'The XJ Series Jaguars' shows a pic of a 1983/84 (pages 70/71 A reg) car having the plastic badges you describe. So, from your car's VIN before the VIN change point, I'd say it's fair to assume you were right to fit the earlier style badges for 'Jaguar' and '4.2'. Dates of first registration were often very different from the build dates which you could get by buying a Heritage certificate from Jaguar . Mike.
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Re: Boot badges

Postby RichardSEL » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:37 pm

The site I mentioned is www.jaguarclassicparts.com/uk. There, amongst other things, you can find copies of the parts books for older models which can be very helpful when looking for part number changes and the appropriate VIN change points. Mike.
Thanks Mike. Stored away somewhere safe so in the future I'll know where I lost it :D
Gone: '59 Mark I, '56 Mark VIIM, '59 Mark IX, '01 XJ8 Sovereign 4L LWB, '01 XJ8 Sport 3.2L, '01 XJ8 Exec 3.2L
Current: '03 Strange Rover L322
In trim shop for total refurb: '73 Owen Sedanca 4.2L
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Re: Boot badges

Postby CliveRothwell » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:53 pm

Thanks Mike , I'll have to track down a copy of that book too.

Clive


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