I have continued working on the cab this week with removal of the vacuum gauge leaving the dash ready for paint preparation. The underside of the cab has been Vactan-treated then had two coats of zinc phosphate/red oxide primer and is ready for workshop grey. The same applies to the steel work reinforcing the timber frame between the cab door and the dash panel. Externally the steel dash panel has been treated with Vactan and I have started to fill the repaired lower section of the exterior dash panel in front of the spring.
The cab side window has been removed; this necessitated using blobs of weld on the screw heads then removal with a mole grips as the only successful method of undoing them.
Neal cut the replacement glass for the driver’s mirrors for me so these can now be assembled.