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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Double R Restorations, Nov 3, 2013.
LOL! Thanks Charlie.
Not much progress lately. I have been working on the garage. I did take the time to compare an nos skin with a repro that I had in the garage. Here are a few of my findings:
Here are some differences of the fold at the top of the skin where it welds to the frame.
Repro Skin :
Some differences in the profile where it meets the fender:
Some differences in the flange width and the way the flanges were folded:
Overall the repro is a nice piece and with a little work, it will work fine. You can see the video here.
I finally started to prep the passenger door skin to install on the frame. I decided to use the Trim stud screws. I used them with 3m panel bond. I placed the panel bond between the two layers of the top of the door skin. I also placed the panel bond on the freshly blasted and cleaned trim studs. Hopefully they will not loosen up over time. I test fitted the molding clips several times along the way. I cut the screws down some on the back of the door skin so that they would not interfere with the door frame. After drying overnight I sanded them one final time, cleaned, and applied some SPI epoxy primer. I really wanted to use the molding rivets with my stud gun, but just could not get them to hold to my satisfaction. Hopefully the screws will work ok. Here are some pics:
Thanks for checking my progress, Watch the complete video here, also don't forget to subscribe. Thanks, Russ
I watched it and wonder how long the panel bond will last?
Cliff, I'm not sure. That panel bond sets up really good. We shall see.
So I got the passenger side door skin and door shell ready to go. I started working on the drivers side and I noticed the skin didn't fit that well. I knew the door had been in an accident and I thought the shell was ok. Turns out I missed it.
My door shell
Watch the vid here:
Knowing how good of work you do it will be seamless