Real progress on the paint treatment for the Sd.Kfz 223, Sd.Kfz 222 and the two MKIII South African Reconnaissance Cars. We have the analysis for these vehicles which will provide us with an accurate basis for their restoration. The reports will be written up in due course in Inside Track.
The bearings for the differential and gearbox for the Sd.Kfz 223 have been recorded and ordered from our trusted supplier. This will enable these two vital drive train components to be reassembled and fitted to the chassis. The chassis will require the findings of the paint analysis which are now through to order the paint. The correct paint will be applied to the chassis and reassembly will then follow.
We have selected a new silent compressor system which is 3 times more powerful than its old predecessor which has slowly given up the ghost. The new compressor will provide significantly more power to our air tools and sand blasters which are often operated in tandem.
The work on the new roof of the workshop is nearing completion. This includes additional insulation which will make a huge difference to the team and the vehicles in the dead of winter and middle of summer. Climate control is very important to us not just for energy savings but most importantly for the artefacts – our collection.
Another day’s work required to finish the Sd.Kfz 261 chassis which will be completed next week.