In the past with the other Lorries that we have worked on, we have left the signs of ageing as it was part of the character of the vehicle. This pitting is rather severe and it may well be that when the other two members of the gang have actually arrived back in Devon and have had a look for themselves - and also bearing in mind that the Radiator top tank is really one of the first things that you focus on when you look at a vehicle, we shall perhaps do something about that. At the moment, our first thoughts are that we shall probably use the other Radiator on this first Peerless as the core on that one seems sound (still to tested) and in which case, we shall just put this corroded one to one side for the moment and use that on the second Peerless when the time comes. The first coat of primer put on yesterday is designed to protect it from any further deterioration in the mean time.
Tim is planning to make a flying visit to Devon on Saturday following the easing of the lock down and with the extra muscle available, perhaps some of the completed bits can be hung on the chasis whilst he is here - I hope so as there is a lot of stuff on the floor at the moment to fall over.