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Old 01-28-2016, 05:00 PM
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Both rear bun panels on my roadster are handformed using an '85 Chevy van hood, old washing machine and a Howell's lower bun panel. Numerous patch panels on the rest of the car are washing machine sheetmetal also.

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Old 01-28-2016, 05:46 PM
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you guys must have some bad a$$ washing machines there... mine dents just looking at it...
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:13 PM
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you guys must have some bad a$$ washing machines there... mine dents just looking at it...
Well ,you can stiffen them up pretty good with a bead roller and using that metal for areas not needing much structural strength. I used some on the inner door panels. There was a rib that was part of the design of the washer that fit real good and stiffened it some in the right direction on mine. The rest is pretty sturdy due to attachments to framing on a regular interval. I wouldn't use any for outside body panels or floors. I used the corners for parts of my door tops/window openings and split 3/4" square tube for window channels that worked out great for me.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:51 PM
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It works for smaller patch panels, but like smallfoot said, you will need to add some kind of beads or reinforcement for larger pieces.
I used some corners myself to rebuild a hood lip on a Maverick. They had a smooth curve that really looked good on the underneath of the hood when they were welded in place.
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