Tail brace tubes
Then using the template, we band sawed the rough shape out of a piece of .190 sheet steel and fine tuned it with the grinder.
Here they are prior to finishing, bending and drilling.
Also, the lower end of the front brace was made too.
As was a top end. Luckily, we had an original brace to use as a pattern!
Also, the upper and lower ends of the rear brace were also cut.
Switching to the turtledeck, quite a bit of time was spent trimming the last bulkhead. Several times we had the stabilizer on and off to make sure the bulkhead was a tight fit. I subscribe to the motto "measure twice, cut once" but in this case, I left the stringers long for one final "fit". They will be cut flush next.