XJ6 series 1 '72MY rear bench

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RichardSEL
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XJ6 series 1 '72MY rear bench

Postby RichardSEL » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:47 am

Bit of a strange one this as trimmer now preparing for my Owen Sedanca's cabin re-install. He's given up on my rear bench seat that's got springs too rusted and a fracture to the frame:
Rear Bench topside.jpg
Rear bench underside.jpg
I've found what I'm told are a set of series 1 rears. Are they?
Seller is willing to sell the bench only:
XJ6 ser1 rear seats front.jpg
Trimmer says don't buy, does not match. Does anyone recognise what I've got if it's not XJ6 series 1 bench
The series III rear bench from an underside pic I've seen doesn't have springs at all, just foam. (?)
But not being an original series XJ6 guru myself would welcome your knowledge...
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: XJ6 series 1 '72MY rear bench

Postby mike020150 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:25 am

Only some Series III VDP cars had the option of 2 separate seats in the rear so they are not series 1 seats in the pic. Mike.
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Re: XJ6 series 1 '72MY rear bench

Postby RichardSEL » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:54 am

Only some Series III VDP cars had the option of 2 separate seats in the rear so they are not series 1 seats in the pic. Mike.
More encyclopediac knowledge! Thanks again :wink: I've got one pic coming of a rear bench underside from Barrow -- hopefully it'll save me from a 660 mile hike to collect (less £50 courier) :!:
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: XJ6 series 1 '72MY rear bench

Postby Mgcjag » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:49 am

Hi Richard....your bench is the same as the one that came in my 71 daimler xj6....Steve
Steve.. 1969 S2 2+2 E type..Daimler Sovereign S1 1971

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Re: XJ6 series 1 '72MY rear bench

Postby RichardSEL » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:30 am

Hi Richard....your bench is the same as the one that came in my 71 daimler xj6....Steve
Yeah, that's the one I got offered as XJ6 but isn't, it's Daimler as yours. Apparently JDS were the only spec to offer individual rear benches

Went down to the trimmers again on Friday so just waiting on confirms from Barrow for the below find:
Jackson XJ6 ser1 bench cover.jpg
Jackson XJ6 ser1 bench underside.jpg
underside will cleanup & then Kurerust
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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