Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Doors

Spent a couple of afternoons stripping down the GT6 doors. GT doors are much lighter than a Herald's, and all the bolts and screws undid easily - even the large phillips-head screws behind rubber bungs that keep the quarterlights in place. These more commonly need to be drilled out, so I'm delighted - must be the result of a long life in a dry climate. Neither door has any significant rust.

The left door had a large shallow dent, which popped out easily enough with the handle of a hammer. It'll need to be dressed, but should come up like new. The surprise was the right door, which has had a couple of dents pulled out by a slide hammer. Once it was stripped the drilled holes were easy to see, as they have small worms of filler poking through!

So both doors will need some panel beating once blasted. But they should come up like new.


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