The KWE Process
KWE produces modernised, re-engineered cars that are equivalent to new cars in handling and reliability but at much lower prices and shorter delivery times. To achieve this the company has developed a production process that ensures high quality, repeatable manufacturing for products that have traditionally taken a long and variable time to deliver.
Naturally, some of the detail is confidential but the basic process is outlined below:
Firstly we buy the best quality donor cars, thoroughly assessed
against a checklist of potential defects in areas such as rust,
bodywork, interior, repairs and electrical systems.
We then strip out the engine, braking, steering and suspension systems. The engine is externally stripped and sent off for complete renewal by Jaguar specialists. Meanwhile the body has been thoroughly cleaned and any minor repairs carried out. If an "HS" model has been ordered, the body is stripped of all internal and external accessories and sent off for re-finishing.
The suspension assemblies are fully stripped and all major
components are shot blasted and powder coated. The assemblies are then
rebuilt with all new or reconditioned parts including braking and
steering components. Certain key parts are selected to give the
required handling and ride characteristics. Upon return of the body the
suspensions are re-fitted.
The new engine is now fitted along with all the reconditioned ancillaries. A KWE-specified exhaust system is fitted, and the engine test-run. Final tuning is followed by a thorough electrical systems check and all defects repaired.
On "HS" models, the interior is now re-fitted with new leather, carpets, woods and headlining. On standard models the existing interior trim is thoroughly cleaned and the leather is treated. The external body parts are fitted including some or all of the chrome depending on specification.
The new wheels and tyres are then fitted and the car is now driven – at running in speeds! – to check suspension and braking systems and fine-tune the damper settings.
The climate control system is reconditioned, along with all the instrumentation and minor electrical systems. A very detailed lubrication procedure is then followed including many parts that would never normally be serviced.
The specified In Car Entertainment and security systems are then fitted.
Finally the exterior is power polished and any last defective fittings or blemishes are repaired. To mark the renewal of so much of the car the odometer is reset to zero miles.
The customer is invited to view progress on the vehicle at any time and progress pictures are posted on our website..
The car is then delivered with only running-in mileage of up to 1500 miles.
Full documentation of the KWE process with pictures is supplied on a CD.