The long gap in recording progress has been due to other commitments and some some minor illness.  However work has been going on, concentrated around the cab.  The following items have been removed to allow access and restoration of these items: the headlight assembly, the driver’s seat, the wiring cubicle and combined control box and main switch unit, the interior light switch bank, bell and flasher unit panel (above the driver), and the horn and cab light/step light switch. A lot of the aged wiring and redundant wiring has been stripped out of the cab, the indicator switch remains.  Some replacement high-current cabling to feed the lighting switch panel has been ordered.  Two new sidelight units were obtained (very expensive!) which means I have a spare now.  The access panel to the destination box will need to be removed as the hing is sagging and it doesn’t close properly.  The windscreen wiper motor remains to be removed too.

The plan forward now is to get the fuel tank dispatched for refurbishment, the cab floor repaired, the cab painted and the chassis painted in the area behind the fuel tank.