SdKfz 261, Zundapp KS750, Marmon Herrington MKIII

Spot the difference in the image vs last week!

Our effort was on 3 fronts this week with the SdKfz 261 chassis being the main focus of attention. We spent a good while in discussion as to what process to follow in the restoration of the chassis. The work on the chassis has begun and will be covered extensively in Inside track as we discover significant differences in the design of this chassis versus other survivors. The chassis components are also receiving attention with the main brake cylinders being machined and the casings and arms brought back to good order. The top of the brake casing will need attention as this requires a rubber bellows and brake actuation arm which will have to be sourced or copied from another survivor. The wheel drives and hubs are receiving attention whilst taking care of the old brake linings!!

Research into our two South African Marmon Herrington MKIIIs is moving ahead at a pace. Auto CAD drawings are being produced by a member of the team. This will allow us to complete the superstructure of the late MKIII armoured car. We are also pushing ahead in South Africa to track down as much archive material as possible to ensure we do both of these rare vehicles credit.

The Zundapp KS750 motorcycle combination is progressing well. The side car chassis and drive have been fitted to the bike. We are researching how we will effectively be able to conserve the very original paint rich sidecar boat – removing the rust and conserving the original paint. More o that later as we progress.

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