The project is to finish the restoration of this rare German armoured car next week with the eventual arrival of the auto electrician. We are currently unable to fit the Verbandkasten First Aid box and other fittings behind the Instrument Panel until the wiring there is resolved. This week has seen many tasks completed. The oil reservoir fitting for the one-shot lubrication system has been fabricated and will be fitted once the Instrument Panel wiring is tidied up.
The spare Notek front convoy light holder was fabricated and all related strapping and over centre clips have been assembled.
A new arrival was the armour for the Sd.Kfz.261 5.Serie armoured car project. This is part of the driver’s side armour including the complete side visor. The other sections making up this side panel are already with us and will be welded together shortly. The visor protective devices (brow pads) are one item to be taken care of next week. The material is ready and waiting for this task.
Another Riemann headlamp body has arrived bringing the total we now have to 3. We will use the newly fabricated and accurate copies to complete these bodies. One of which will be a challenge as it is peppered with shrapnel damage. Another scuttle shape/form original gas mask holder has arrived as well which will allow us to replace the newly fabricated example shortly.
The work on the plaques for the Instrument Panel for all the le.Pz.Sp.Wg. armoured car restoration projects are in hand with the drawings of these being sent for acid etching. We are very fortunate in that we have originals in hand to ensure the accuracy of the examples being produced. The main Horch plate correct for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie year of assembly is also in hand.
The radio Fuspr a and umformer have been fitted to the radio rack inside the Schutzschild turret.