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Old 08-17-2018, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
Best Laid Plans

You know I thought I was going to have the inside of both of my doors in primer by now! Ha it seems I am never done with one thing till I see something else that needs attention. I fit the channels, made brackets for mounting and made a few internal repairs and straightened some parts.

I thought OK the inside is ready to be primed. I was just going to prime the inside with Epoxy and then finish the outside when I was ready. I finally decided I have spent to much time over thinking and counter thinking and it was starting to make my head hurt.

So I changed my plan and decided to strip the outside down to bare steel now and get everything cleaned, cut, fit, and ready to prime. Once everything is ready I will prime the inside and outside of the door, and the back side of the door skin. I will mask off a small area where I will be welding the panel and after welding it up the rest of the door will get fully primed with SPI. That will finish the door till ill I am ready to finish the exterior bodywork.

So tomorrow I will trim to fit the skin and maybe get it ready to weld in place. We shal see..
I like your plan. It is easier for me if I can complete a smaller job before moving on. The satisfaction of the completed door, deck lid or whatever, really keeps me motivated. .....good stuff.

I assume you will hold off final welding the door skin until you can fit the doors to the body?

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