At long last I have been able to restart work. Left since the end of November, the steering column, dashboard, side window frame and exterior dash panel were showing signs of surface rust; working over three days for approximately an hour at a time this has been cleaned off and primer applied using No. 1 rust beater for added rustproofing. Prior to this, whilst laid up, I was able to design artwork for the plastic “Low racks” labels for the seat backs and these are currently being made by Patten Screen Print.
Today I reassembled the engine cooling fan and sprayed it silver and painted the fron dash panel with a second coat of primer. i also prepared the engine-side cab interior panel for painting next week.