Out with the old and in with the new!
Got the patch panel cut at 3/4" below the bend. Found out that the 3/4" wide blue painters tape makes a good way to mark the line to cut. It's starting to look good. I have not flanged the panel yet. One side is a little short, about 1/4" maybe 3/16th." I'm sure the whole thing is junk now! (just kidding, at least it better not be junk) I'm thinking I can just weld on a little piece right there from the not using part of the patch panel. I think I do some of my best thinking right after I post. I think if I center the patch panel and split that gap between the two sides that it might not be too bad.