In this episode I fabricate sheet metal brackets that go underneath the headlight brackets to support the turn signal housing and small grill. Porsche sheet metal fabrication from scratch isn’t the quickest way to build a car but it avoids buying the aftermarket kits available that need to be massaged to fit anyway. These brackets will transform these 74 fenders to a 69-73 longhood look.
Porsche Sheet Metal Fabrication using a Pexto Bead Roller
An old Pexto bead rolled the curved edges on the bracket that supports the turn signal housing and front grill. I formed these parts as accurately as I could based on the shaped of the OEM parts and factory original pictures.
The video shows me using temporary rivets to hold the various sheet metal parts together prior to final welding. The fit up of the various sheet parts is important in this complex corner so the more clamps and Cleco’s you have the better. I highly recommend the kit linked below:
Cleco temporary rivets
Enjoy the video and leave a comment if you have any questions. Thanks for watching!