Just to summarise the progress so far. The dashboard is now covered in leather and ready to be screwed to go on the car but I need to paint the (double humped) scuttle top first because masking off the dashboard where it meets the scuttle edge would be risky. Unfortunately, the dash is being delayed, because although I will be spraying in my garage, the humidity level needs to be at not much more than 50%... and of late the hygrometer has been showing readings of +70%.!
I have had a few issues fitting the new petrol tank to the back board of the body. The tank "feet" should sit flat on the chassis and the back of the tank should automatically lay against 1/4" thick rubber strips screwed to the upright back board of the body tub. Unfortunately, the tank must have been made slightly "out" because although it touches at the top it leaves an unsightly gap towards the bottom. The tank is held to the body by two metal straps (with strip rubber padding) that are screwed to the body at the top (hidden by the hood material) and at the bottom by ring clamps bolted to the tubular chassis cross member. In what I can only describe as a "dodge" I have made it fit the back board. The feet will not be seen, but they sit awkwardly on rubber pads on the chassis. Sometimes we just have to compromise.
Both floor sections are painted and fitted and I have temporarily fitted the front wings and running boards so the body shop will have something to work to.
It has been a struggle getting both sides the same!