Your tank looks smashing! You often have to compromise and use a component that’s not strictly original, but as long as it finished properly I would be the last to complain.
Seems that, at a time when Scott’s could be bought cheaply, some had very bad taste in choosing colours, when repainting. Yours was in ghastly maroon, and mine was, at one stage, in metallic light blue!
I’m very pleased that you have started your renovation series. It certainly brings new life to the forum. Looking forward to the coming issues!