Work continued until Thursday on our Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie in preparation for the Milestone Event this Saturday. Visor fittings, exhaust shrouds, doors and related fittings, hinges and internal handles all were taken care of this week. Tidying up and reorganising the many spare parts also took place prior to Saturday.
A major step forward was achieved this week with the arrival of the second of two original headlamp cases for the armoured cars. The discussion has been which of the armoured cars should be the beneficiary of these two once they have been provided with the attention they deserve. These will be the subject of an Inside Track article given that we have commissioned the spinning of exact replicas for the armoured cars. The two originals now in the Collection will pave the way for two original restored examples for our Sd.Kfz.223 !!
The bump stop for all of the armoured cars has now been resolved. This is fitted to the lower side of the main stowage bin of these le.Pz.Sp.Wg. The bump stop and supporting bracket is ready for assembly on to the Ausf.A stowage bins. The result of this research culminating in the finished product will be published in Inside Track shortly.