So waiting for the PAS box to return I turn my attention back to the tunnel.
looking for maximum access the panels will be detachable. Captive nuts and bolts
So cutting the holes for the controls was a bit of a faf. Case of measure 27 times cos you only get to cut once.
turns out I’ve made the well for the gearbox control too shallow so had to come up with a way of spacing it out. Looked for ages for a material that is not steel but also will not rot – like wood. Found something called No More Ply which claims to be pretty much inert. stuck some in a a bucket of water overnight and fair enough. It’s almost ceramic but not quite. Anyway it works well for this.
Decided there was too much dead space under the engine cover so have created the hole for the sunken shelf.
Tray tacked in place
Finished the tunnel. Ran out of screws and screw cups but all done.