Last week (14th) saw the start of work on the bulkhead. The main (lower) bulkhead appears fine. But it’s a different story with the top section.
As can be seen in the photos, the bottom flange of the top section is pretty corroded.
My options? Strip and repair the top section or buy a replacement. Time is not one of those comodities on my side, so I have decided to replace it. One of the members on the Military Lightweight Forum has started refubishing and repairing top sections and then galvanises them to sell. So that’s the way I’ve decided to go. Watch this space for a nice shiney galv panel arriving soon.