Jump to content

Are these door skins original


Paul H
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello Paul and Paul,

Paul Barlow is right that you have to be careful of heat-distortion when doing the lower repair section.  In my experience, it is easier to fit a complete new skin.  Of course, you then also get the chance to coat all the mating surface with paint - something Mr. Triumph often neglected to do.

Let us know how you get on.

Tom

Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, Paul H said:

I purchased the doors to practice welding and spraying and as i only paid 99 pence on ebay for them is indicitative of the work that needs to be done so a total reskin isnt on the cards

Paul

Have you got a joddler? (ideally with a holepunch too)

I have repaired teh bottoms of doors a few times in the distant past, using flat sheet steel and simple bending techniques (lengths of bed-iron in the vice and a hammer)

I cut the old ones off approx an inch below the swage line. That keeps rigidity and helps stop distortion. Joddle the edge and overlap the repair. Works pretty well, though full skin better. But then again, the cars I did that work to cost sub £100....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, clive said:

Have you got a joddler? (ideally with a holepunch too)

I have repaired teh bottoms of doors a few times in the distant past, using flat sheet steel and simple bending techniques (lengths of bed-iron in the vice and a hammer)

I cut the old ones off approx an inch below the swage line. That keeps rigidity and helps stop distortion. Joddle the edge and overlap the repair. Works pretty well, though full skin better. But then again, the cars I did that work to cost sub £100....

I checked on New door skins and they start at £70 and for NOS £120 

Paul 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When I did lower door-skins, I found on one door evidence of previous damage/repairs including much filler, so it didn't give a straight or flat edge to weld to.  But with a bit of fettling (and some swearing) I ended up with a reasonable fit/finish.

Paul: how much are the repair panels?

Tom  

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...