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kamzack
04-26-2007, 12:38 PM
I know I'm gonna get some giggles and abuse for asking this, but I've big shoulders and can take it. The sharp tongues haven't run me off yet.
Any way I'd like to find someone in a dry climate that might have a 59 to 66 lark body parts car that might have front door post bottoms and surrounding areas that are somewhat rust free or not paper thin. Would like them cut above the lower hinge box, through the toeboard and at least 12in.inward 12in. toward the seat. I got this idea after seeing the immense gathering of dry Arizona Stude bodies featured in the current "Wheel"(Chuck N's place).
Seems if this dream could be realized, It would make it easier to fix these areas with exact replacements, as opposed to cutting and fitting something close.
If such a thing is out there, I'd be interested. The factory rust option on my 66 Daytona isn't real severe, but I want to do it correctly and have it be stucturally sound. Door don't sag yet, close very soundly. Car only has 51k, so worth fixing.
Thanks in advance,
Kim

Scott
04-26-2007, 12:51 PM
My 66 needed some work in that area, too. I called SASCO and they have NOS door posts. The trick is creating a jig to support the car while you take out the old one and put in a new one.

Roscomacaw
04-26-2007, 03:06 PM
No need to worry about silly remarks! It's certaily a fair question and I've provided such pieces off California Stude hulks in years past. I was actually hoping this 63 Wagonaire would have sound sections like you're looking for, but the car came here from up north and while the B-posts are fair, the A-posts are too rotted at the bottom to be much of an improvement to someone's project.[V]

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kamzack
04-27-2007, 11:27 AM
quote:Originally posted by Scott

My 66 needed some work in that area, too. I called SASCO and they have NOS door posts. The trick is creating a jig to support the car while you take out the old one and put in a new one.

Hey Scott,
Thanks for your comments. I called SASCO and they have no Door Posts left. I used part # and verbal description, even asked for parts back to 56, NAH. I'm patient, determined to find fair to pieces.
I've been going over in my mind how I'd support these areas, too. Ant suggestions would be much appreciated.
Kim