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Daniel Jones
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From: St. Louis, MO
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posted 05-19-2003 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '87 Mustang GT was recently in a hail storm and I'm prepping it
for the paint shop. I've found a good hood but need to decide on
what to do about the doors. I live in St. Louis where they salt
the roads in winter and the Mustang doors all rust at the bottom
where the door skin is crimped over. It really can't be repaired
satisfactorily, so I see my options as:

1. re-skin the doors
2. new door shells (swap everything over from old doors)
3. used doors from the south or west

Any comments on these options? How difficult is it to re-skin
a door? Are new door shells available?

Thanks,
Dan Jones

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FISHTAIL
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From: Waldorf/College Park MD USA
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 05-19-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FISHTAIL   Click Here to Email FISHTAIL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would just go with the used Doors option here. There are pleanty of them around my area. I don't think you can still get new Doors, but you could always check year one, or texas mustangs and find out. As for the skins.....I wouldn't really reccomend that, I think you would be better off just replacing the door.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 05-20-2003 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can get plenty of used doors around here too but they usually show signs of rust if examined closely.

Dan

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 05-20-2003 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dan,
A quick search on the net came up with theses folks..
http://www.stangparts.com/

had a good inventory of doors for Fox Bodies.
sam

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