The Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie drove out from the Assembly Hall for her first drive in over 80 years. There were a few hiccups, the 4 wheel steering was engaged, the throttle control tended to stick, understanding the gear shift positions etc. All were overcome and the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie drove out and about before returning to her new home next door. This is adjacent to the Assembly Hall to allow the team easy access during the assembly phase of the Sd.Kfz.223.
The Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie of the Weald Foundation rear right fender was magically crafted back together. Significant panel beating was required to straighten all three panels before they were stitched back together to form an excellent original and correct fender for the Sd.Kfz.223.3.Serie. The left hand rear fender is currently underway. This is also original but has required a lot more attention that its right hand side family member. It was very badly twisted and has been subjected to significant heating and panel beating to end up in a good useable state. Both of these fenders will be sandblasted and primed ready to be fitted to the Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie hull.
The detachable search light for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie interior is now fully restored and is now fitted to its position between the 2 forward visors in the driver’s area. The MG Werkzeug MG34 tool and spares kit have been cleaned and assembled for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie and the Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie. This work has been written up and photographed and published in this week’s Inside Track.
Our Australian LP1 Carrier project is gathering steam. More parts were secured this week. Detail on the final drives and toothed sprocket ring are in focus. Our carrier is fitted with the incorrect LP2 final drives which will need to be replaced.