I was happy with the test piece I bent from aluminum, so I transferred my pattern to a sheet of 22ga stainless steel.
Bottom side marked out:
The practice piece had a few scratches on it, so I polished up the edges of the bead roller to make everything smooth.
I made a tape template for the center piece.
I forgot to take pictures, but I bent and fit the center piece. I had Woody tack it in while everything was still bolted to the car.
This is really hard to get a clean photo of!
I bolted it to my fixture and delivered it to Lewis Welding. He will do all the finish welding this week. After these three pieces are welded together, I still have to design and bend the front section which will be visible from the engine bay.
I went to visit my Uncle Rich today, and snapped a picture of his 1968 Checker Aerobus. He found this thing in a barn a few years back. It hasn't changed much since he bought it, he is going to tinker with it this summer.
I posted more info about it back when he first found it:
Fro and Jeremy stopped out and brought some toys!
This one was fun!
Each of these papers requires a signature from the local police chief, fingerprinting, up-to-date ID photos, a federal background check (which takes 6 months), and about $200 in taxes. The hoops you must jump through to get the good stuff!