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Work started this week with reinstallation of the wooden section of the cab floor and the steel sections around the gear stick and handbrake, along with the reinforcing bar angle that fits underneath and adds to the rigidity of the cab and strangth of the floor.  Also an addendum to the testing was the panel light wiring and the bulb holder itself which needed attention to the connections to make it work.  It has a new bulb fitted.  Screws for fitting it have been acquired, 6-32 UNC for the fitting and 4BA for the cable clips along with the missing 1/4″ screws for the cab floor.  The aluminium sheet needed for the remaining O/S outer panels arrived at the beginning of the week.

The woodwork for the bottom rail was cut, fitted and painted, the short section immediately under the first O/S window was made from the original long piece which was sufficiently good to use again with repair.  This has been primed and painted wood grey ready for the outer panelling to be cut and fitted.  This completes the repairs to the frame so a bit of a milestone this week.

Final job this week was preparing the wiring  ready for the panel lamp to be installed.

Draught seal and cab floor around the steering column.

Bottom rail of offside frame.


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.


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.