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Evening,

I have achieved bugger all this week, part from adding the floor supports in the crew compartment.

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The floor is raised to allow for services and a rotary connection that attaches to the commanders chair support.

 

Jon

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This is a long shot I know but I am looking for details, pictures of the munitions storage in a late Panzer ll Ausf C. I have a copy of the storage plan or Beladeplan, dated 1038 but that shows the storage for saddle drum magazines for the MG34 and not the canvas Gurtsacs as used in the later versions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have emailed the Tank museum and I am awaiting a response.

 

Jon

 

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On ‎11‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 9:50 PM, John F said:

There are some images of the interior of a Pz. III here, I've no idea if the stowage of Gurtsäcke in the two vehicles is similar but it might give you some ideas: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587907

Thanks John but the Panzer II and III are totally different monsters, I have emailed the Tank Museum to see if they hold any information.

 

I have finished the floor in the crew compartment and the battery box and yes I know the tread plate is the wrong pattern but I couldn't find any of the right patterned stuff.

 

Jon 

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Was the floor originally dimple plate or “cross” pattern dock plate.

these guys in Poland has previously made all sorts of quality parts for German vehicles including dimple plate 

 

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Thanks Niels, i have already been given their contact details on another forum but i have yet to make contact with them.

 

Evening All,

I have been concentrating on the petrol tank cover, on the original this was an armoured cover welded to the hull, access to the fuel tank would have been from under the tank via a removable plate in the floor. To remove the cover in mine, you would have to lift the top of the hull but I have added inspection, maintenance covers for the fuel sender and the fuel pump. I have also made the cover in two parts so that I can gain access to the engine electrics without having to remove the whole cover.

Jon

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Evening All,

 

I thought that it was about time that I updated this thread, I have been making steady progress but  I am not sure in which direction, sometimes it feels like it's sideways. I decided that I wanted to get the gearbox working so that I could connect the drive chain up and check my theories but I am a bit fed up with doing temporary works and then having to go back and do it properly, it feels like I am doing the job twice. Although the whole vehicle will have to be disassembled for painting I have decided to finish any areas that I feel confident will not have to be reengineered. I have spent hours studying photos trying to make sense of items and their position within the hull, interesting but some times frustrating.

To the right of the driver there are two control panels, a larger one that I have shown before and that has now been bolted in place and a smaller one bolted to the side of the hull. The small panel, contains a water temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and the light switch.

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I will paint the bevels black when everything when I do the finish painting.

 

The throttle needed connecting up to the engine and as you can see from the pictures above, it runs just below the main control panel, through conduit and through the engine bulkhead to the throttle body.

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You can see the conduit in the picture below, it is bolted to the top of the gearbox, eventually,  when I have recreated a dummy box in mine.

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I have installed a battery isolator switch and routed the wires as per the original vehicle.

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The wiring duct from the engine bay to the front of the tank caused me some sleepless nights, I couldn't quite make any sense of the information that I had, until I found a picture from a unmolested interior and then all became clear.

The wiring runs along the side of the petrol tank in the 50mm x 25mm box, then down at a very un-Germanic angle, under the smaller control panel and into a connection box.

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Sorting out what the connection box looked like took some research time but I found it in the end.

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Last item for tonight, is the tool box below the small control panel, it slides over a bracket that bolts to the side of the hull. You can also see where the electrical junction box is situated.

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That's all for now folks,
 

Jon

 

 

 

 

 

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