Update: No baby girl. Yet. My wife is now 7 days overdue and we are eagerly waiting for the time to make the trip to the hospital. Baby 2 due! Hurry up and wait! I love being a dad. Pretty neat stuff.
Truck update: ugh.
This door is a real PITA. I’ve got the outer lower skin tigged in place (love that welder), and I now have to weld in the lower inner panel. I have a few ripples that I believe I will be able to hammer and dolly back to true, but some filler and persuasion will be needed. You can see the highs and lows in the photos. It has taken me a long time to get very little done on his door. Mistakes, learning curves, starting over, wrong parts shipped, what a curse.
But for a happy note, the rear suspension is back together. I just have to torque the U bolts and she should be good to go. Get shocks, brake lines, fuel tank done, but that is down the road still.
The hours got away on me during this sideways adventure. Here’s the damage:
I seriously wonder about simply getting reproduction doors but they are pricey, and I seriously doubt they would fit like the originals, even after all my hacking and cutting. If they are anything like other large reproduction panels, it would take a lot to make them work. Maybe I’m blind. Or crazy. Stupid. I don’t know anymore. This door is seriously in my kitchen these days.https://photos.app.goo.gl/a6PiDvFUtjd2WJnc6