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It was left on the old inner structure for a jig so it would not loose its shape.
Back to the old rebuilt inner structure. It just needs a clean up now.
Ah yes sculpture material, some old insurance repair work not looking to good but that is the way they repaired it 35 years ago fast & cheap.
The old skin was peeled back & removed
The original flange was carefully hammered over to the inner structure, looking good now.
The left door was not as easy it took 2 doors & patch section to make it nice & even doors needing work are not cheap. This car restored when done correctly is 125K plus it has 392 Hemi dual quad AC & power every thing remember its a drop top. When the top goes down the price goes up.
A little hammer, dolly work plus some welding repair & the inner structure is very usable
The left door is a mess the inner structure will be used & another outer skin from another door will be fit on to this frame
Now for door #2 the donor skin, but the bottom 3 inches were bad & the inner structure was rusted bad. In a lot more areas then you see here. But most of the skin was salvageable.
The repaired old inner structure & the repaired outer skin were derusted & painted with rust proof paint.
The inner structure needs some help straightening, holes welded & rust out in general
After several hr's of paitent welding as not to warp the sheet metal plus hammer dolly & shrink disc work the door is ready for epoxy primer very little if any filler will be needed.
New used repaired outer skin looking good just needing some minor hammer ,dolly & shrink dics clean up.
They are ready for epoxy primer now little to no filler will be needed for a show finish.
I stripped the door using aircraft paint stripper then sanded with 80 grit. I am not a big fan of blasting as it warps the metal & is hard on this original metal.
Right Door it doesn't look to bad here but as you will see it needs some attention.
Several places it has small rust thru & non factory holes punched in. They were welded & a couple of small patches made then ground smooth for the inner structure.
All holes will be straightened then tig welded.
The crease circled here will be straightened.
The right door after a high quality repair
The new repair section was cut & slightly English wheeled to get the correct contour still on the old inner structure for alignment. Then clamped checked before welding. No lap welds here just a tight fit tig butt welded.
The left door after a high quality rebuild using an inner structure from one door an outer skin from another plus a 3 inch full length repair section at the bottom they both are looking real nice.
1956 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible doors 1 of 30 cars built