I have seen many Gassers with ally panels in the interior, and the detail on the original panels, were very shallow, it made sense to add the aluminium.
Ok, got some more done. Turned a set of pulleys on my lathe, but chose only the crank, aux and charger pulleys. Found a pair of air filters in my parts box, made an oil dip stick from a used guitar string. The engine is now installed with the drive shaft and water hoses. The interior is nearly done. The body has now been clear coated, with the usual frustrating foreign particles making their way on to the painted surface. The way round this is to let the clear dry, and sand back to remove the offending item, and re-clear. I will let it cure now before polishing. The wheels are now on with the drum brakes, with brake lines to follow.