I tried forming a front roof panel using a scrap of 22 AWG sheet. Well what do you know it worked! I surprised myself because I am so bad at forming steel. I need to fix my technique a bit when I bash out the final part. Here are the problems:
- Chatter marks left by my caulking tool (a flat chisel with the cutting edge ground off). I simply need a wider tool that I can radius nicely to avoid marking up the panels. A modified brick chisel should do the trick.
- A horrible gap between the old and new panels. I need to mark and cut straighter. Really no excuse for this.
- The depth of the rail is a little too flat in the middle of the part. I need to mark the curve with a pen to ensure I get the curve right.