Saturday, 2 August 2014

The Doors

Here are the doors after I dismantled them to bare bones and dropped them off to Minus-Paint.
Very clean and mostly original paint except for a small repair to the drivers side door on the leading edge (which I was never fully aware of the extent of it's damage).

Insides were clean as a whistle.

The residue is from the factory fitted tar paper stuff was a bugger to remove.

Here they are after being dipped - you can see some minor work that was carried out probably during the 1960's or 1970's on the leading edge of the drivers side door mentioned previously.

This is after being stuck in the de-rusting tank and then hand rubbed back to bare steel before the black etch primer was applied. Sensational condition.

The doors look fantastic. There is zero rust in both of them which is great news.

About 2 or 3 small shopping trolley dings in each door to be fixed (extremely minor) and some minor rework required on the leading edge of the drivers side door as already noted.

If you look closely at this image, you can see the date stamp inked into the door - 25  6  64.

This lines up well with the car as it was assembled during early September 1964.

The doors are now etch primed black and sitting in dry storage awaiting works.

Isotropic rem polishing