The last two wheel stations are being focused on with the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie. Each part has been degreased and scraped free of any offending post war paint prior to being cleaned once again and coated with the preservative layer. The last wheel station will be fitted by the beginning of next week – hopefully Monday. The tyres should be fitted thereafter by Friday. We have been gathering the rims, inner tubes and flaps in readiness for this work next week.
The angled steering and drive shafts on the Sd.Kfz.223 4.Serie chassis have been painted with the correct top coat finish. They were subsequently fitted to the chassis once complete.
The second Jagdpanther gearbox continues to take serious attention. The focus next week will be on the interior of the lower of 3 parts of the gearcase which contains the gear change mechanism and many other complicated fittings. These will all be carefully extracted and drawn before being returned to the gear casing once more.