Spent Sunday on the car. Had time to look at what i have in boxes and have highlighted a few more half done jobs on sub-frames and hubs but needed to get the shell finished.
due to not having any confidence in panels lining up i needed to look at the doors. One was a repaired frame no skin fitted but had a new Heritage panel. The second was the drivers door that had the bottom third of the skin removed and a repair panel sort of fitted?
Started with the passenger door checked the frame and the skin all ok so cut sound proofing to size and fitted to the door skin.
aligned the skin and clamped in position. Welded in all the right places and got down to the folding over of the edges.
To say I was not looking forward to this process is an understatement. What i nightmare all that hammering and stress that you are going to damage the front surface.
Tried to get my son to do the folding but he is far to clever to fall for that one.
After a small break for tea and bacon it was complete and not to bad.
There is a small bit of ripple on part of the lower edge but once painted you would have to lay on the road and look down the car to see it. Please with the result as panel beating is not a skill i would usually want to take on.
So having done the first one i thought the drivers side door should be a walk in the park.
The door had had the lower third of the skin removed and a repair panel sort of fitted.
removed the hinges to find that the fold of the repair panel had bee ground off and this exposed the rust, removed the repair panel to find the bottom of the door frame to be more rust than metal.
Looking at the panels i had i found the repair section so proceeded to cut out the rot and prepare the door for welding.
At this point it was early afternoon and the call of Magnor's and rugby was getting louder so will have to come back to it next week.
Need to order a new skin for this door before i can complete it.