We are building the inner aprons on the is Ford and removing the factory Battery tray which is unsightly. We use a Mittler Bead roller to put in the beads, The Customer wants the engine bay to have a stock appearance so this tool will do the trick.
Mittler has every conceivable bead we could ever need.
When bending over a panel to strengthen the lip this roller set works great. We simply make a few passes to bend it over then use a flat wheel to finish it.
Here is another angle.
This thinner bead gets it even tighter
Then the flat roller finishes it off for strength.
This is the driver side panel and we will duplicate this panel.
The passenger side had a large shelf for the battery tray and we need the room for some components so we are going to eliminate the shelf for room and looks. As seen we have removed the old apron and marked the location where the beads need to be done on the new panel.
We start with the end and apply a bit of pressure and using the foot controller we lay down some factory looking beads.
Sweet and fast.
No pressure on the panel just let it glide.
Re- install and weld in the panel.
As seen a 1/4 round bead
1/8th step from a different angle.
Spoiler roll different angle.
3/8 flat bead
Opposite side 3/8 flat bead, to show a few different ones.