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  1. #1
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    GD kit donor questions

    Afternoon all,

    before I go off and buy a load of the wrong bits, could some one confirm for me that I'm asking for/looking at the right components

    I would like to use the narrower rear end XJS donor to allow the use of deeper dished rear wheels. Any ideas as to a specific year ?
    Also should I still be looking at xj6 series 2 and 3 front ends?

    Thanks
    Greg

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    Greg,
    xj6 front end not that critical, just don't get a MK1 as they have thin flexy stub axles that cause pad knock off.

    Don't think the XJS had the narrow rear end it was the old S Type iirc.

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    Hi Try Peter Jones. He probably has the parts you need and knows all there is to know

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    I was with Peter a couple weeks back.
    i know that he does have some shortened rear end parts available.
    "Pete the B" on here.
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    Yes its definitely the older S Type that has shorter axles (1963–1968!) although these are getting harder to come by. Most people uses ones from XJ6/XJS that have been shortened.

    GD say to use Series II/II donor parts. The newer front upper wishbones allow for more castor.

    I think the latest XJS had outboard brakes, but could be wrong on that.

    And if you haven't placed your order yet, I believe GD are now doing the Euro in complete kit form and with the deep dish wheels.
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    Thanks everyone 😀

    I'll give Pete the B a quick message.

    I have ordered my chassis hopefully due in November, am going for the jag based option as I'm keen to build as much of it as I can.

    Has anyone had any experience of simply performance jag specialists down in Dorking?

    Cheers again
    Greg

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    also just be aware --- XJ6 does not mean the XJ6s that are known as xj40s (late 80s early 90s)

    also to be contreversial - when I spoke to GD about shortening the rear the response was --- do you want it to drive best or look best as jaguar spent absolutely millions developing this system and was in production from series one right up till mid nineties so it must be good!

    I do like the look of deep dish however Andy @ GD knows his stuff mechanically so I'm with him on this one. (of course he may have changed his opinion since then)
    Last edited by daveymuso; 19-06-16 at 06:32 PM.
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