Here’s a look at the hinge issues I was talking about. Wish I’d taken better pictures as I went, but you know how it is when you’re focused on something. For this close up, I’ll start with my “good side”—i.e. the driver’s door. Note the rot lower-right; that's the only rust-through anywhere. This is my driver’s door middle hinge. I’m only showing this because it is something to savor: The one and only good hinge on the cab. Here’s the top hinge. Not too bad. Somebody brazed a mirror bracket to it with no regard for damage to the adjacent door skin (you can see the stub of it in that first pick). I’m sure the bracket served, which is all that mattered back in the day. This is how it looks after I cut and ground the crap off. Adjacent door skin needs work, obviously. Now the lower hinge. Somebody “fixed” this by welding 1/8” plate to the inner frame and outer skin. One plate was brazed and the other welded—done at different times? I’m guessing the inner plate bound the door up, because looks like someone bent the lower hinge trying to fix it. But all this did was stress the upper hinges, causing cracks in the A-pillar mount areas. Anyway, I cut the plates off, revealing underlying damage to the door skin (earlier fix attempt?). The lower inner door mounts was really loose due to extensive cracking, as you can see. I’m assuming this was the problem that the plates were intended to solve. I cleaned the metal, welded the cracks, and the mount points are solid now. Ugly, but you can’t see them. View attachment 5020521 Re-mounted the door to have a look. Good so far. It opens, closes, latches. I’ll repair the skin next, which could be tough; dolly access is problematic. Also need to improve my metal shrinking skills, as they pumped a lot of heat into the door skin with all that gas welding. Shrinking metal is not a talent for me. I have a couple shrinking discs but have never gotten the hang of them. And when I use a gas torch to heat and quench, the results are spotty. Literally. But anyway, it’s progress. Next up: Right door. The “bad” side.