It all looked great until I had tacked the new panel in. The two parts have dipped in along the join.
If it was a smaller panel I'd put it back on the wheel and stretch it out. But that's now an option now it's all in one piece. So the only thing to do is to get the big hammers out!
The area was bumped out with the big mallet. Quite brutal really. You know, some people question the use of aluminium to make a body with, saying its too soft. Well I can tell you it's hard work bashing it out!
Obviously once it's been bashed about, there are loads of dents to smooth out, a gentle file over to highlight the low spots. Then I can see the areas to stretch up using a round Dollie underneath and the "Slapper". You have to put quite a bit of pressure with the dollie. To be honest, it's knackering!