With a few simple tools from Eastwood, you can fabricate your own sheetmetal panels. Outlaw Motorsports shows us how to build a package tray close-out panel.
Today we took our 1968 Nova project car to Outlaw Motorsports where Ron Aschtgen showed us how to fabricate a close-out panel for our rear package tray. Ever since Outlaw installed our Morrison rollbar kit and ran the bars up and over the rear seats, we've had bare factory sheetmetal where our upholstered package tray used to be. Many street cars with rollbars must come up with a cosmetic solution to this eyesore, and our Nova is no different.
Fortunately, the Eastwood Company specializes in tools that can help the do-it-yourself guy, so we ordered a set of aircraft tin snips, a table-mounted open-jaw sheer, as cleco set, and a tabletop bead roller. All together, we spent about $400 on those tools, and Ron completed the fabrication job in about 5 hours.
Look for the full story in the January 2013 issue of PHR. In the meantime, check out the video by clicking here!