This is my newly acquired '56 Olds (60k miles, one-owner, 100% complete) that has some pretty bad rust in the lower door panels. The front doors are the worst, with some areas missing and/or holes rotted through in spots. The backs are just kind of swiss-cheesed, but not missing any large areas. I've never tackled real bodywork like this before and while I want to "do it right", I don't want to get carried away. I'm already replacing the front floor pans, but when I move to the doors, should I: 1. Cut out the lower door skins and replace them with new, hand-fabricated skins (no commercially made replacements are available)? 2. Patch the larger holes and fill the areas with lead? 3. Take the easy route and patch with mesh and bondo? I wanted to avoid painting the car and leave it in it's patina'd as-found state ( I think the original paint with buff out and look pretty good) but repairing by any means will require a repaint to look right, so I'm not sure that's a factor in my method of choice. For those that have skinned doors, what should I know ahead of time? I've been through two of Gene Winfield's two-day classes and I'm pretty confident I know what's involved, but I'm open for suggestions or tips.