Having said that, for trimming the panels I used a combination of tools:
Good quality aviation (tin) snips - must have!
3" air powered cutoff tool - nice to have.
30" shear/brake/bead roller - schweet! but not really needed.
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Don't laugh, guys. For the limited amount of cutting I had to do, I used a small table saw with a metal cutting blade and the rip fence. It actually worked pretty well, but I'll admit it's not "period correct"
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Aviation shears, which are fancy tin snips, seem to work well on the fairly hard alloy that FFR uses for the panels. There are left and right cut shears and also straight cut . The left/right ones cut straight or, you guessed it, left or right. You really cannot make the right or left cut left or right, so you'll need both, About $15 each for pretty good ones. I'd avoid the cheapies on these.
I have had remarkably good luck making nice round holes up to about 1.5 inches using a 1/8" pilot hole and Irwin "Speebore" bits. These are spade bits for woodworking, but unlike some other brands, they have little "spurs" at the edge that do a really nice job of making a nice, round, clean, hole. Better and cheaper than a twist drill especially in the larger sizes. Just go slowly and it works great.
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