05/11/2023

First job of the week was to apply two coats of Zinc Phosphate red oxide to the offside chassis rail inner face. The terminal box and griplock gland for the multicore cable has been mounted in the boot.  The chassis rail inner face has been silvered and the the griplock conduit, complete with multicore cable run from the cab to the boot stress panel along the inner face of the O/S chassis frame rail.  I am waiting on delivery of the correct size of P-clips to secure the conduit.  I started to  fabricate the cover for the wiring behind the front O/S wing as a fill-in job until I can secure the front-to-rear conduit.  I managed to make the side piece and top pieces and mark out the final piece ready for cutting on Monday.

Terminal box mounted in the boot. Multicore tagstrip in the foreground.

29/10/2023

Side rod brackets have been painted and fitted.  The lower side rod extensions have been drilled, painted and fitted.  Worked then turned to preparations for fitting the wiring conduit from the cab to the boot.   This included cleaning the chassis under the cab floor and prining ready for silver.  Drilling the rear bulkhead in the area of the lower electrical cubicle cover and fitting with the gland to accept the conduit.  The chassis from the main brake servo back to just in front of the rear axle has been cleaned and rust beater applied, ready for a coat of red oxide in the coming week.  The terminal box for the boot electrics has been sourced and work started on mounting the lid and the screw terminal strip.

20/10/2023

Work has continued this week on getting the siderod components ready to fit.  All the woodwork has been cut and drilled and the metal brackets, including a special one by the fuel tank mount, have been fabricated and drilled and are in the process of being painted so they can be fitted.

Side rod lower leg brackets for the offside, the odd one is necessary because the fuel tank is in the way.