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The Doors Are HUNG! - Feb 22, 2009

We hung the doors today. They are on for good, or at least until the next guy that decides to re-re-rebuild this thing takes them off. As for our rebuild project we fitted them and they are on. This is in preparation for painting the last pieces of the car. The cab, the doors, the trunk lid, the hood, hood sides, and grill. They will all get sprayed at the same time. We found a guy that cut and buffed the front and back fenders, did excellent work, and was hemming and hawing about whether or not he was going to be able/wanted to cut and buff the rest of the car for us. He came through, and is even going to let us use his paint booth, AND is going to help with his expertise on painting the rest. I have some advice for anyone getting into a project like this. If you are going to paint it yourself, you better make sure that if you don't have the knowledge, or ability to cut and buff it, you better work that out BEFORE you start painting. Most of the people I found qualified to cut and buff the car wouldn't do it unless they sprayed it themselves. It's reasonable since if they burn through the clear they'll end up being liable for $10,000 or more of painting. It isn't some small thing. Anyway, we've finally solved this dilemma.
On a side note, a good friend of mine passed away recently and willed me his 1949 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck. He's had it since 1966 and had it apart in another rebuild when he passed. So it's not all the way back together. I live in Oregon, the truck is in San Diego, so there are logistics I'm going through the get the truck up here. Once it's here and getting put back together I'll post photos. Crap! Another project!!!!!

More photos later, I've posted three of the new doors, no handles, no hinges. What a great looking car this is going to be. ONWARD!
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