... and if you stick with it, you'll keep learning new things.
Nowadays it's mig it up half-assed, bondo, 50 mils of epoxy primer, and it looks the same... but there's a lot to be said for doing it right.
"metal is my friend"
: knocked out a couple of radio faceplates.
: Learned a few new skills making these.
: One sheet of metal, no cutting and