left bonnet doors
I’m tempted by the look of the riveted bonnet doors (left), but for my choice of prototype I need the pressed steel doors with cut-out for the air compressor unit (below right).
right bonnet doors
Four options here. I need the pressed steel doors with cut-out for the vacuum exhauster (below right).
There are lots of handles on the bonnet sides.
bonnet handles etch
There’s a template for drilling the holes to locate the handles accurately.
I had to file the lower left-hand edge to allow it to lie with the four square holes matching the grille marks on the body. Securing it with crocodile clips I can drill 0.3mm holes through the body.
My new “archimedean” drill broke the first bit straight away. Obviously a skill I need to learn. Had more success with the bit held in a pin vice, twisting quickly and pressing gently, but one lapse of concentration and another bit snapped. Glad the good people at “Eileen’s Emporium” had advised me to buy their less-expensive bits.
There are 2 options for the bonnet side grille. I need the one with the thin wires inside.
And a cover at the base.
There's a cover on top of the left-hand fuel tank. I'll need the flat one.
The fuel tank cover and bonnet sides are fixed with epoxy. The side grille will need to be removed for painting. I've added one handle for effect - I’ll fit the others later to avoid damage.