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Old 06-12-2012, 11:01 AM
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I like to view it as moving it in 3 increments. Do one increment all over, then do two all over, then hammer it down flat. This way you won't damage the outer skin. When you're doing a patch skin sometimes it's gonna wanna suck down on you so you have to prop it up to the proper contour before welding, especially true if you flange the existing old metal. If you flange the lower small patch like that you may stretch it and the bottom edge of the door won't be straight. Another option is a backing strip but I usually just flange it and deal with propping it up when needed. Not usually a big deal but something to account for. Also make sure your door frame has an even flange that's straight. If it's not straight your metal you are folding may follow it's shape.
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