JR's 51 Oldsmobile
The customer decided he'd rather have custom made inner fenders than the stockers hacked up to clear the new front suspension and since we were doing that, he also opted for a smooth firewall. The stock one was kinda ugly.
So we cut it out.
Then made a pattern from poster board.
We'll get to the finished firewall in a few minutes. Here's where we started on the fenderwells. First I laid on a bunch of tape to see if my eyes liked the idea in my head.
Since that was a pretty big expanse to cover with flimsy posterboard which isn't easy to shape, I whipped up some strips of aluminum angle to make a rigid frame to form the posterboard patterns over.
Then I made the posterboard patterns.
Then transferred the patterns to 18 gauge steel. Here's the finished firewall shot too.
While I was fitting the steel panels I held them in place with clecos.
Once all the fitting was completed, I bolted them in with stainless 1/4 20 button head bolts.