Absence and illness are the reason for the gap between this and the previous entry. Last week I made the steel striker plate for the boot door catch and made and painted the steel cover plates for the body mount openings in the boot. Last weekend Rebecca helped me fit these as I was unable to get my head into the boot due to a bout of Labrynthitis. Over the last few days I have stripped, straightened and painted the two sections of rain deflector for the nearside. The small shaped piece that fits above the last window towards the rear has been fitted along with all the wooden triangular supports at each window dividing pillar. The long piece, at over 15ft is very unwieldy so I have only painted the inside in the ochre colour, ready for fitting.
Whilst I was painting the rain deflector I also painted over the sealant applied around the edge of the boot floor lino.