All of the available parts have been located and fitted where necessary to the Sd.Kfz.261 5.Serie. Some of the smaller missing parts are in the process of being made. A very small stamped part of the wheel assembly is currently being made. The drive shafts have been cleaned, blasted and primed (see lead image) as have a good sample of the rear springs. These will be drawn by our draftsman and sent to our spring specialist for new replacement examples to be commissioned.
We dropped off the pair of doors for our Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie at the sand blasters. These where quite corroded and would not have done our own blasting cabinet any favours. The air filters for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie, Sd.Kfz.223 4.Serie and Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie are progressing well. The replacement cartridges are next on the list to be made.
Given the huge amount of sand blasting that has been done in dealing with the original disassembled chassis parts the sand blaster system is booked for a full service. The new compressor in the Fabrication Workshop is also booked for a service as it has been worked non stop since lock down ended.