A “new” piece of equipment arrived at the shop recently. Mark found a punch press for sale from a local shop. Having a machine capable of punching holes in sheet metal at “The Panel Shop” can offer limitless possibilities, and the first order of business is to set it up for making louvers. Mark and Steve have a hand operated press that made these louvers before, but having this machine makes it a much easier task.
The shape and the length of the louver is formed by a custom die and punch fabricated to fit this new machine.
An example of what “The Panel Shop” can do is this hood for an E-type lightweight Jaguar bonnet.
Speaking of Jaguar sheet metal, The Panel Shop also has rear boot lid and wing sections in aluminum for an E-type.