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    Help Needed!!

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm looking for some help and advice...
    I have what is left of my late dads SRV8, I believe he originally built it around 88-89, using a '78 Jaguar XJ6 as the donor car. From what I understand it was involved in an accident in which the fibre glass body was damaged. It was stripped down and a new body was bought for it. I am now left with pretty much all the parts, engine and gearbox etc. still on the rolling chassis. I'd love to get her back together. It's one of my earliest memories, being terrified I'd get sucked out of the car and hiding in the footwell, also one of my fondest watching my dad cry with laughter went tell friends about it as I got older!

    The first hurdle I'm trying to get over is getting the log book. I have many pictures of the car as a Cobra with the number plate on and when I check the reg on the DVLA website it lists the car as Red (which it was, but as a Jag I believe it was blue) and the engine capacity as 5.7lt which must be the Chevy 350 I still have, right? But when trying to get a new log book, they have asked me for the engine and chassis number. I have provided both but they have said the chassis number does not match their records and it should start with 2T. Would this be the Jag chassis no.? The Chassis number I have found is faintly stamped on the front cross bar of the southern roadcraft frame and is a 6 digit number starting 60. Is this the right number? Has anyone else got a SRV8 that would know? Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

    I have a mountain of other questions but for now I'll leave it here. Thank you.

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    Hi XJ6SRV8 (Name?)

    Based on the date you give, you have a very, very early example (mine is a 1999-2000 build).

    As the DVLA website say it's a Jag, then you may have a few issues ahead of your -although if you have proof it was on the road, i.e. mot's etc it may help you.

    Yours would of been registered for the road before SVA and well before IVA tests came about and at the time the rules in place where a bit laps to say the least. In that the cobra probably took the identity of the donor vehicle rather than a new one based on what the car really is - i.e. mine is registered as a Roadcraft.

    You may need to get the assistance of a Paul Jepson (try search on the forums for his details) with regards to getting the SR registered correctly - try this thread for contact info, not sure if still valid:

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showt...ghlight=Jepson

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showt...ghlight=jepson - this one is probably ideal, TopherSRV8 on the forums used Paul to get his SRV8 registered properly.

    I'd say that the 2T chassis number is most definitely the Jag donor. My VIN number begins SABTVR and is stamped onto the cross piece in engine area, in front of where the water pump pulley is. This website seems to indicate 2T is the jag number:

    http://www.xj6data.com/cardata/

    Are there any other letters/numbers before or after the 2T?

    The following website:

    http://jagrepair.com/images/AutoRepa...%20Decoder.pdf

    has this as an entry for 1978 on page 12 of the pdf.

    XJ6L 1978 UJ2T69451BW


    Good luck

    rgds
    Gary
    Last edited by nealgs; 22-09-18 at 07:40 PM.
    Conny - A Carnival Red Metallic (paint code Ref: Jag CGG/1811) Southern Roadcraft V8 ( SRV8 ) with 383ci stroker chevy.

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    HA sorry I'm Fraser,
    Thank you Gary for your quick response. Any info on this topic is a great help, much appreciated! I'll certainly look Paul up. Those threads were also very helpful. I found another thread though it with a very similar issue.

    - http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57758

    Maybe they have some answers...

    Cheers, Fraser.

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    Duhhhh - just realise the link I just posted was the one you previously posted in that last linked thread!! haha thanks again I'll keep my fingers crossed I can find Paul!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealgs View Post
    Hi XJ6SRV8 (Name?)

    Based on the date you give, you have a very, very early example (mine is a 1999-2000 build).

    As the DVLA website say it's a Jag, then you may have a few issues ahead of your -although if you have proof it was on the road, i.e. mot's etc it may help you.

    Yours would of been registered for the road before SVA and well before IVA tests came about and at the time the rules in place where a bit laps to say the least. In that the cobra probably took the identity of the donor vehicle rather than a new one based on what the car really is - i.e. mine is registered as a Roadcraft.

    You may need to get the assistance of a Paul Jepson (try search on the forums for his details) with regards to getting the SR registered correctly - try this thread for contact info, not sure if still valid:

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showt...ghlight=Jepson

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showt...ghlight=jepson - this one is probably ideal, TopherSRV8 on the forums used Paul to get his SRV8 registered properly.

    I'd say that the 2T chassis number is most definitely the Jag donor. My VIN number begins SABTVR and is stamped onto the cross piece in engine area, in front of where the water pump pulley is. This website seems to indicate 2T is the jag number:

    http://www.xj6data.com/cardata/

    Are there any other letters/numbers before or after the 2T?

    The following website:

    http://jagrepair.com/images/AutoRepa...%20Decoder.pdf

    has this as an entry for 1978 on page 12 of the pdf.

    XJ6L 1978 UJ2T69451BW


    Good luck

    rgds
    Gary

    Anyway thank you for your help and quick response.

    My name is Fraser, I had a look another at the chassis number today and this is what it looks like.. (hopefully the photo posts)
    I Know yours is a much later model but I was wondering if, this is indeed the chassis number?? Maybe someone else on here as an earlier one and they could let me know?

    Thanks, Fraser.

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    Im not sure what happened to my previous reply it seems to have disappeared!!? Anyway thank you for your help and quick response.

    My name is Fraser, I had a look another at the chassis number today and this is what it looks like.. (hopefully the photo posts)
    I Know yours is a much later model but I was wondering if, this is indeed the chassis number?? Maybe someone else on here as an earlier one and they could let me know?

    Thanks, Fraser.

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    Good for you for picking up your dads project. I built mine with my late father, it’s still a rich source of happy memories even now.

    Take your time with the rebuild, it’ll definitely be a marathon not a sprint.

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