The chassis is powdercoated. Sadly, I couldn't get away from work before the chap left for a couple of weeks in warmer climes so I can't collect it until the 7th Jan. I myself head for a few days in Tuscany on the 8th so its not ideal. Never mind. In the meantime, I'll continue to thin-out the loom. I think I'm nearly there to be honest. I might even break the monotony by carrying-out some of the mods to the engine that will hopefully prevent it from going bang. I've got a sump baffle plate so that can be sorted out. That'll leave me with the breather mods and replacement of the damaged covers. I also want to replace the clutch. Hmm... sounds like plenty to be getting on with actually.