Simply put - I got an emt 929 arm, and then I got the iron plinth stripped.
GEtting the plinth stripped is a BAD BAD BAD move. what happened was becasue it is cast iron - as soon as it is was stripped the surface - by reason of being in a slightly moist atmosphere at the strippers - oxidised on the surface.
I have located an iron worker specialist - and they reckon they'll be able to strip and put on an undercoat - the problem with this is that they are on leave until August!
I am currently in the process of a house move - so it's all a bit tedious.
My wife, in her infinite wisdom chucked away some of my dismantling notes - I must say they were like hyrogliphics - but I am a bit annoyed, because i may well have to make a call to hans fabritius while i carry out the works.
So all is not well.
But I am very hopeful, becasue hans fabritius did sort out the electrics - so onwards and upwards.
In addition to this I am gonna have sufficient house space soon!