feb 192013

Because it is almost impossible to keep track of all different parts by head, I developed a software application. This application can keep track all parts(currently 7341 separate pieces), needed to rebuild the Jaguar XK140 FHC. All these parts are taken from the “Jaguar Spare Parts Catalogue”.
For each individual part I store the following specific information:

  • Group (The car is divided into 15 groups)
  • Part (Each group is divided in several parts, for the whole car 139)
  • Item (Specific components, for the whole car 2565)
  • Number (Number as used by the jaguar part manuals)
  • Reference (Identification to a specific location on a picture)
  • Remark (Room for temporary or permanent notes)
  • Picture (Exploded view of a part, which shows all items available in this part)
  • Count (How many items of this type are in this part)
  • State (State of this item; Missing, Have, Cleaned, Finished, Mounted)
  • Material (Basis material of the item; Rubber, Bearing, Painted steel,  Washer, Nut, Bolt, Pin, Chrome, Fabric, Glass, Other, Gasket, Clip, Wiring electrics and Screw)
  • Price (Value for a specific item)
  • Weight factor (Small parts receive 1 and bigger parts for example 50, used for progress calculation)


A lot of parts can be found on one of the 36 available exploded views.


Exploded view of the rack and pinion housing

With the help of the filter, sort and report functionality it is very easy to;

  • Select parts based on (Group, Part, Item, Number, Count, Reference or Remark)
  • Sort all selected parts on  (Group, Part, Item, Number, Count, Reference or Remark)
  • Reduce all Selected parts based on (State or Material)
  • Write the selected parts to a report file

In the report file there is also a overview of the current progress , an example is shown in the table below.

Painted Steel97923897189513
Glass 10013115
Wiring Electrics2814019162

 Posted by at 20:24
jan 012010

XK150 01-General Information
XK150 02-Engine
XK150 03-Fuel
XK150 04-Cooling
XK150 05-Exhaust
XK150 06-Clutch
XK150 07-Gearbox
XK150 08-Front Suspension
XK150 09-Steering
XK150 10-Rear Axle
XK150 11-Brakes
XK150 12-Chassis
XK150 13-Electrical
XK150 14-Tool Kit
XK150 15-Optional Extras


XK150 01-General Information Body
XK150 02-Body Panels-OTS
XK150 03-Body Fittings-OTS
XK150 04-body panels-FHC
XK150 05-Body Fittings-FHC
XK150 06-Body panels-DHC
XK150 07-Body Fittings-DHC

 Posted by at 16:38