Repairs starting on the opposite side door now. The whole bottom of the door below the ridges will be cut off and replaced. The front part of the door looks better on the outside, but way worse on the inside.

   

The return back to the door skin is completely gone. Front and rear of this door will be cut off and made new. Outside skin folded and tacked up ready for welding.

   

Welded and hand planished. Was fortunate to be invited to the workshop of Peter Tommasini and he showed me a few tricks on how he bends the piece I folded up for the bottom of the door frame. Placed it in the English Wheel with little pressure and pulled down on it while pulling it through.

   

Peter is checking the outcome. A little adjustment over a tyre and done.

   

I used the same technique for the inside frame part as it is curved, so had to make sure it matched the profile of the door sill. Can see the new drain I put in as well. Inner frame work welded in and outer skin flange folded over by hammering and backed up with a dolly.

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