Monday, November 13, 2017
Passenger's side door deconstruction
The gap between the fender and the door when the door is opening is a clue that something ain't quite right with this door.
The rust is a bummer for sure...the odds of finding another 64 door in good shape without rust are slim. If I were to look for a door, I'd also try to find one with a mirror hole (this one doesn't have one). The other option is to keep the doors from the 65 and have them worked to fix the dents...guess I'll have to dig in and figure out just how bad the rust is on this door.
Manually manipulating it is like nails on a chalkboard - scratchy, shrill and made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I'm going to try to clean it and lubricate it - if that fails I'll pull out one of my spares.
It looks like I'll be able to rebuild the driver's side door and maybe be able to fix the passenger's side door (for now) but a long term solution revolves around a replacement passenger's side door (or using the doors from the 65).