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Old 12-02-2019, 01:26 PM   #176
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Re: Grandpa's 72 restoration

Had some time over the weekend, my driver door gap was too big so I used some welding rod and welded up the gap, looks muuuch better. This was very easy and such an improvement in the gap, just took my time bending the rod to follow the door contour and welding slowly and far apart to not create too much heat. Also bent in the lower fender mounting tab to bring the fender in a little.

The lower door skin was kicked out probably 3/8" from cab corner, was able to correct that with a block of wood and large hammer. I think the driver side is aligned and gapped as good as I can get it.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:44 AM   #177
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That looks like a nice improvement, well worth the extra work.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:18 AM   #178
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Excellent body work. Based off the pictures you can hardly tell any metal was added 🤘🏼
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:06 AM   #179
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Thanks! These doors have fought me hard. Had to cut and reweld part of the rocker, cut and reweld the entire lower door seam, reshape the door bottom, add metal to gaps, grind window frame, etc. Sure am learning how to make things fit though
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