|Get out the RVs. Finally.|
|This is the sheet metal product I used, but I offer this suggestion: Get a sheet of slightly heavier gauge steel if you want your magnets to have better staying power. The product spec tab says this is 30 gauge (0.32 mm), and it was all that was available in our local store. The smaller sheets sold by Home Depot cite 28 gauge (0.40 mm), and that might be better for both rigidity and magnet holding power, supposing you can find it in larger sizes. Gauge chart here.|
|The side wall of the Interstate is curved, so I did my usual thing in templating with butcher paper.|
|Pushing the pencil into the seam. If you do this, it will likely make a template that is about a quarter of an inch wider than what you really need. We had to trim ours down.|
|Tracing from the paper template onto the sheet metal. That familiar Sprinter T1N body curve.|
|This is where I plan to keep my magnetic do-done list - right behind the driver's seat (see this post for creation instructions). When I turn around to grab the seat belt, there's the list staring right back at me. It, too, is held on using magnets.|
You can see in that close-up photo above that the screws we used to attach this fitted sheet metal piece are reminiscent of Airstream's rivets. Once again, stylistic consistency is one of the keys to having any given DIY project turn out well.