Late bay front panel replacement

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Adrian1975, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Hi chaps, I'm a newbie, I have just replaced the front panel on my 74 westy, I have a question on how to get a nice crisp edge on the door shut return, I've hammered it around and the shut line is crisp it's the flange that dont look factory, access is tight I know any ideas would be great, if I can post a pic I will try

    Thanks in advance
    Stay safe, stay well
     
  2. A pair of pump pliers and a piece of thick steel. Use the steel to protect the front face of the panel and then slowly squeeze the edge along its length.
     
  3. Cheers buddy, that looks a lot cleaner, when I get 5 i will introduce myself and upload some pics, but I'm trying to get as much done while off work
     
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  4. Do it gradually, top to bottom or bottom to top or middle outwards, but gradually so it all bends together.
    I doubt even the most skilled panel beater would choose to hammer that.
     

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