Originally Posted by JackE
So I want to fill in this indentation on both sides of the engine bay lid. With the roof raise I plan on deleting the rear windows and having a full canvas for a mural. I also plan on an array of lights on the back. I’ll locate the license plate down to the bumper where the Blue Bird tag is right now.
Any suggestions on how to get rid of these indentations?
I am reposting my last post in your build thread:
It depends on your skillset.
If it were me, I would weld in a piece of sheet metal the same size of the indent's outer edges then finish up with the needed bodywork.
You might get away with filling it with something like Bondo to fill it in, but Bondo does not do well when applied that thick.
You can replace the panel entirely. That is what I did on our back wall on the outside (i.e. the skin) due to rustout. Remounted the lights in a different configuration.
You might also use bodyworking techniques to pull that indent back out ... but the skin on these beasts is quite thick and it takes a lot of muscle to bend it to your will. I have done a little on ours, and it takes orders of magnitude more strength than automobile skins.