After a couple of days of prepping the starboard side I was able to coat it with acid etch. That done I set to on the back end.
The first job was to shape up the back end. I had deliberately left these long. There will be a gas box either side so it has been cut to allow for the installation of these. I have cut the sheet for these and they are off to the press shop tomorrow. They will be rolled to follow the size of the bottle. I tried to do this myself but I was unable with the tools I have. It need some heavier kit. Both cutting the sheet for the gas lockers and shaping the rear was done with the plasma cutter. I am getting pretty good with it now.
Next I cut the hole that will be the rear hatch. I have cut it wider than the original door hole as I am not following their door installation method.
Tomorrows job is to thicken the edges as I did on the front.