Door areas of the inner panel which were cut out to lighten the car for drag racing.
Donor panel being fitted for installation into new donor door. Using the clip holes of the inner door panel as a guide, this ensured proper alignment of handles, window regulator and panel clips. If you look closely at the top picture, you can see the red painted area of the original door latch positions under the new panel. Once the position of the new inner panel was correctly placed over the old, a marker was used to trace an outline around the perimeter onto the old panel. A body saw was used to cut the old panel just inside the line.
Donor panel being Mig welded into the new donor door.
Closeup of the Mig welds.
Final installation and Mig welding of inner panel.