The Dresockel pedestal mount for the KwK 38 for the Sd.Kfz.222 moved on. The co ax MG mount continues to be the focus with some on the team. The parts are steadily being disassembled repaired and cleaned. We had a problem with our large sand blast cabinet when the grit ran out. New supplies are in today. Cleaning will continue. Research is being conducted in parallel to the restoration of the pedestal mount. This is to ensure that the pedestal that is fitted to the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie is correct for the date of assembly and is correct for that particular version of the Dresockel. Our preliminary research on the subject appears in today’s Inside Track.
The upper supports for the fuel tanks are now done – only requiring drilling, blasting, painting and lining from here. That will take some time prior to everything being assembly fitted before final fitting.
We are expecting the fuel tanks before Christmas for the Sd.Kfz.222, both Sd.Kfz,223 and the Sd.Kfz.261 5.Serie. These will require additional fittings when they arrive. Very exciting.
The dashboard proof copy is in hand. We will now require 3 different types of wood for the final version. This will be written up for Inside Track as this is not a straight forward project given the number of shapes and sizes of instrumentation required.
Have a good weekend.