On the upper part of the door panel, the right side of this picture, is a stamped steel plate that's stapled to the cardboard panel. These are beefy staples that go through both the steel and the cardboard. These are not easily removed and I haven't a clue how the staples would be reinstalled.
Here is the sheet metal piece.
After sand blasting and painting I did a dry fit to the door. No issues here.
I decided to use industrial grade contact cement to bond the sheet metal to the door panel. It's very strong. The hockey stick and other pieces were attached to the new panel.
After the door panel was hung I installed the window cranks, door knob, arm rest, and door lock. I am pointing at the door lock. This reflector twists to lock and unlock the door. It's pretty cool.
I worked on the passenger door but I can't find the old door panel. I don't know if it's misplaced or I never had it. I emailed Dennis S. in Hawaii to find out if he remembers. No luck. Neither of us can say for sure one way or the other. So, I am going to assemble the door knowing it has to be redone after CDN.
It looks nice but it's lacking the upper sheet metal and the hockey stick.
So, the doors are ready but the seats are not done. Thursday night I'll take the Corvette to Dairy Queen for what many believe is the best CDN event. Richland shuts the street down making way for hundreds of classic cars. I'll post pictures Friday.
That's it guys. We are almost done.
Hope to see you there Max! You too Ty!