Restoring a 1966 MK 2 Jaguar trim

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I was asked by a buddy of mine if I would re veneer the inside trim of a Mk 2 Jaguar that he is restoring to its former glory, having never done anything like this before ,I said I would give it a go. The burl walnut was purchased from B@B rare woods and I had lots of mahogany veneer laying around the shop for the edging.
The veneer was applied using Lee Valley’s cabinetmaker glue and a vacuum bag.
Here are some pics of the finished trim.

Tachometer and speed cluster trim

Glove box trim

Glove box with door

Drinks tray, when the tray is up you see burl walnut, but when down it is crotch mahogany
(I apologize for the quality of the photos, time for a new camera)
Thanks for looking

Even though it was quite challenging work I am pleased with the final product , and my buddy was happy also. He applied the finish to the trim.

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#1 posted 11-08-2017 01:24 AM

Well done…

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 01:28 AM

What a fun project. It will be just as fun to see the pieces in the car! Nice work.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 01:52 AM

WOW, you did a fantastic job. Looks better than original!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-08-2017 02:51 AM

Very nice Keith. I have a friend in Cobble Hill who does a lot of this.
Challenging task, well done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 11-08-2017 03:24 AM

That veneer looks amazing, nice job!

-- Jeremy New Haven, CT

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#6 posted 11-08-2017 06:15 AM

Way back when, I worked in a radio TV repair shop, my manager/owner did some of this work and allowed me to watch this craftsman doing his work for a friend of his ‘62 Astin Martin!

This kind of work is not for the faint of heart when you work on classic cars!

Nice work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 11-08-2017 10:46 AM

Looks good. Did you do all the windscreen and door surrounds as well? There’s getting on for 30 plus pieces I think on mine. Fortunately mine didn’t need any work when I purchased it a few years back. What finish did your friend use? Hope the glue holds up to the extreme temperatures!

-- Madburg WA

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#8 posted 11-08-2017 03:38 PM

A tough job, outstanding work, looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 11-08-2017 05:14 PM

Wow! It looks like you are doing an outstanding job on this restoration. That veneer is so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 11-08-2017 11:49 PM

Hi Guys, Thanks for the compliments,
Madburg:- Here is a picture of the rest of the parts , some mahogany and some plain walnut veneer as well as burl walnut,

The parts are dusty in the picture, they have just had the top clear coat sanded down for the final time.

A better picture

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