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VintageChevyIron 
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11-09-22 07:56 PM - Post#2849866    
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Opened up the bottom of the door to see what I was in for.
Started working on the lip area getting the scale off.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BweyqrfTDoPLNBQm7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/J4tgV957wWQfKuYM9


Not looking too bad after today's efforts.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/m4hzCHBu2a3yeekw5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/G6WBGZ4Y5Phk3VMN9

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VintageChevyIron 
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11-13-22 12:26 AM - Post#2850006    
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Worked on a little hole filling.

Just need to smooth them out and see if I need any touch-ups.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/k72f8K5RRgZz1hu7A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/B2ro7PhDZ8w5neFN8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/H3XNSH4miV1zm4mm7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CgHc5TacJRf16JaL7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/U34V3YFAqMUJ5Lxo7



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Bad56Sedan 
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11-13-22 08:45 AM - Post#2850015    
    In response to VintageChevyIron

it is looking better,
next thing you know you will have it in primer.
thanks for all the pics!

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
VintageChevyIron 
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11-13-22 09:28 AM - Post#2850019    
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Thanks, getting there slowly.



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VintageChevyIron 
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11-16-22 12:22 PM - Post#2850117    
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Inside lip of passenger door bottom was not as crusty as the outside.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dvrWqukH64u4g2vr6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EBnc7s7JSjBx3heE8



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VintageChevyIron 
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12-12-22 01:04 PM - Post#2851202    
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Started fitting the lower door skin patch.

Inside lip treated with OSPHO and rust inhibiting paint.

I figure I will clean spots away where it will welded after the new lip gets folded over.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/p24Vw3mqx6KxgCG66

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nDFhvbfDSWg7hNtw8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WCudrza9UsGftAbd7



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Bad56Sedan 
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12-12-22 06:10 PM - Post#2851214    
    In response to VintageChevyIron

looking good,
I would have to sand blast all that,
then lay the 2-part epoxy primer on it until it dripped on a low humidity day,
then pop a top and sit there and watch it dry!
thanks for the pics, it gives folks hope and for those past such they can say, "Oh yeah, I remember doing that"
just think once you get all that done this this part comes up, stainless Repair and Polishing ! !



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VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
VintageChevyIron 
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12-13-22 02:17 PM - Post#2851230    
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Thanks, just working my way from front to back, trying to keep it a bit organized so it doesn't run away on me... :).

Doing the rough in so to speak of the heavier rust work for now to get a good foundation.

Then will fine tune each part, check for any pin holes, smooth welds out a little better, etc.



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VintageChevyIron 
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12-15-22 05:01 PM - Post#2851314    
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After a bit of final fitting, tacked in place.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6B3YpGZ3KAsr3d5t5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ACvCZHA6RS8VTQhF8

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VintageChevyIron 
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12-24-22 03:18 PM - Post#2851593    
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Since it warmed up to the mid 40's today, did some grinding/smoothing on the welds.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1WipP92H7AYtkT1K6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NECYHQFAqWw1nVFX7

And a little more spotting in between.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/44J7jjwS7es3ksUq5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FSRBbaNBgy1c4fEW6

Not a lot of progress, but still moving forward.

Merry Christmas Eve to all!!!

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Bad56Sedan 
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12-24-22 05:05 PM - Post#2851595    
    In response to VintageChevyIron

looking good,
just think once it's painted you will be telling
some about that repair pointing to the door saying,
"yeah I cut if off about right here"
then eventually the repair is forgotten because it blended right in.
Thanks for the update!

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
VintageChevyIron 
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12-25-22 07:14 PM - Post#2851626    
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Thanks, Merry Christmas!

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VintageChevyIron 
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02-14-23 03:48 PM - Post#2854487    
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Picked up a battery tray that I found on Facebook Marketplace yesterday. One rust hole in the bottom of the tray but the rest seems nice and solid. Mine originally had been replaced by a home fabbed one when I got the car.

Have it presently soaking in OSPHO then will add a little patch where the hole is, then seal it up for painting later.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pxbmQwvViFKxxf3T8


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VintageChevyIron 
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02-14-23 03:59 PM - Post#2854489    
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Back on some more work on the passenger door, just cleaning up the ends where the panel is not a great fit.

Still more grinding and finishing, will need some filler work before paint, but at least the rust will be gone.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bv2QBjCBRbpzkZap7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/28ZqA9XCjn4MfQfP9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BLdjMhyQdUc9xrhSA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cq5xo7irrNaW3BJV7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mYg4tzHErgnpBf9t6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bbRgNBpt6ttKwJEM8



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Bad56Sedan 
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02-14-23 08:14 PM - Post#2854497    
    In response to VintageChevyIron

nice,
once you do the clean,
you would never know it was there,
looking good,
thanks for the pics

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
VintageChevyIron 
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02-15-23 12:12 PM - Post#2854528    
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Thanks!!

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VintageChevyIron 
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02-17-23 02:30 PM - Post#2854632    
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Got the battery tray out of the OSPHO and started work on it.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z4w6HVTdSsa87sqNA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dpJnoWyfv2jShGGU6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9z8UtPCN68qSgApu9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wh2buPTsi7FAZt8P9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RqduPcfwuGLcippy7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/A3wEoS5RCPrYf9fBA

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VintageChevyIron 
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02-24-23 04:16 PM - Post#2854964    
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A little more filling of some pinholes and some primer to cover the bare metal for the time being and the rough rust work on this door is finished.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vsXXrG7fh1jMSKM9A

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VintageChevyIron 
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02-27-23 06:37 PM - Post#2855152    
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Some better pics after the primer was done drying.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/U973jXJhvggdPtEH7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RYZ5JFBrpfVbqLDs9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CieikwKXUSKDaeys5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4Ca7dyYdQ2nKNMYk7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2ZwiHE9svPdKtGxp7



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VintageChevyIron 
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06-26-23 06:39 PM - Post#2859609    
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Been obligated to several other things around the house, property & shop so no real work done, but I was able to squeeze in a little shopping! :smile :

Another Ebay find that UPS just dropped off this evening. A windshield washer bottle & bracket, not 100% for a 57, but close enough to the correct era.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hoV7wxoCvdM4BBpd9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JHo6Hog7sQF9b5yo7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HVmegV7L8s66BGBAA

I think it will go just fine in the engine bay.

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VintageChevyIron 
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07-01-23 02:05 PM - Post#2859828    
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Break from the "Honey-to-do's," and back to some rust work on the driver door bottom & skin.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rKQTcsMp2AjU4NfVA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/knqHuqx1cvQzks7X6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ADtSiTRqcHrRSZxL7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/j4Jkozxxvf2Cikyd7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CbZVEHpTTPTbvuxU6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ehNQfBAkvzNmgnpL6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MGuoNZZ7hGjMgn6P8

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VintageChevyIron 
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07-01-23 02:08 PM - Post#2859829    
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Looking for some solid metal to cut to...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bxz5fcvUETfhYYMD6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5urJxQ36TPkiwovHA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bFzh8622Yqc5KxAH7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VHsnaD4xfgFHezib9



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VintageChevyIron 
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07-07-23 09:22 AM - Post#2860083    
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Time for surgery!!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VBJSZoLZPTH9gjFy9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZN3RcTv8LtiRr5qp7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nCgt8pm1cLFvVigR8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/i8CoLPRdZRuSe2456

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2yrRFCzHtzxkcFDz6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xa1iAbXe95r6PLAJ6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8xWDZdT3JnbTEKcR7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GXWe6n7byHwNCVvi7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7tUskp8bXP3Hxh4D9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BAAVd4ecPWsrZrNe7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GU5z1vCb3RfTU2JZA

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Bad56Sedan 
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07-13-23 09:15 PM - Post#2860284    
    In response to VintageChevyIron

i'm still watching,
that type or look of rust in the lower door is nasty,
would used doors be any better?
a repo door is from $1000 to $1800
inner lower door and out lower skin is about $300
plus shippping
A methodical approach like you are doing,
quality work is priceless!
it shows it can be done.
once again thanks for sharing

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
VintageChevyIron 
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07-14-23 11:02 AM - Post#2860304    
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Thanks!

I got the lower door skins for both doors & the inner lower section and a few other panels back in Dec of 2021, and this is my first attempt at this type work.

I figured the fenders & doors were something that in the worse case, since they were available aftermarket, if I screwed them up completely, I could replace them fairly easy.

I thought that the chance of completely messing them up would at the least be a learning experience vs just welding random pieces of metal together for practice.

Last time I priced repop doors, I think it was about this same time last year, it was just a touch under $2900.00 w/tax & freight for 2 hardtop doors.

My wallet is no where close to being that well stocked...





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Edited by VintageChevyIron on 07-14-23 11:07 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
VintageChevyIron 
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09-13-23 06:13 PM - Post#2862547    
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Spent a little time working on the door skin bottom.

Had a few pin holes show in the weld, but will take care of them later, time to flip it over and start on the lower inner side rust.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xghkxogBUZdZRUoW6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mNeUFchmVwaJC1oQ9


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Bad56Sedan 
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09-13-23 09:19 PM - Post#2862560    
    In response to VintageChevyIron

still watching,
looking good,
thanks for the pics,
keep at it

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
VintageChevyIron 
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09-14-23 09:00 AM - Post#2862567    
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Thanks!

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VintageChevyIron 
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09-14-23 02:35 PM - Post#2862573    
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Had a little time between other projects and after yesterday's primer had dried, I noticed a few more pinholes than I originally thought, so cleaned those spots off and filled them. Sadly, one of my grinders gave up the ghost in the process


https://photos.app.goo.gl/gACxNvKPLqfQy7nq8

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VintageChevyIron 
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10-20-23 04:49 PM - Post#2863468    
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Started on cutting out & fitting the inside door bottom.
Got close then stopped for the night while the inner door area that was surface rusted soaks in some Ospho.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rnmkfLJtf66eA8sa7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kMu5oq5KX5S9dHtJ6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ViguK3dBuKmE5Be37

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bRXAB7oYdJd16HES9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hwcJ3ktJVA5AcwDH9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/c4MX9PZQxYsaVuTQ7

Drilled out the spot welds that hold the strip at the bottom the door card attaches to.

There were a dozen spot welds holding that thing in...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MDscLjJqj4D8SURSA

I am under very close supervision so I can't even think about slouching...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Sps2e8qWKA6fYQAH8






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Edited by VintageChevyIron on 10-20-23 04:59 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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