This is the start of a panel which I made from three separate pieces and (butt welded) together to obtain the shape needed for a left side dash panel.
At this point the panel has been welded.
Now with proud of the weld ground we can manipulate the panel and plannish the welds to relieve the heat effected zone.
With the panel plannished you can clearly see the stress is practicly gone.
Next I have to round over the edge so it fits in it's new home.
These panels are one of a few that will transform the inside of a 62 chevy into morfed mid year style corvette dash sort of
In this photo you can see the 3 dimentional or compound curve in the panel