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Hey, guys...
My '82's passenger door is in bad shape ; doesn't close well, cause of Badly worn( no bushing) hinges , rust all the way along the bottom inside rail, outside rust hole at the front corner , leaks... And to top it off, this week, Both door latches broke off, inside and out! I guess everything Could be fixed, but seems like a lot of body work , and probabally a lot of $$ . I'm thinking just of replacing it . I found a boneyard door from an '80, that's in real good shape (including the hinges) for $90 ; the only problem is that it's an electric door ; I know there was a recent post on electric to manual conversions, but no replys....
What do y'all think.... Fix it, Replace it ?? If y'all think 'replace' , can I make the electric door work? My interior panels are in OK shape, so I hope to re-use them. The whole car needs a re-paint, so I'm not afraid to go Primer color for a awhile. If y'alls opinion is that the electric door wont work, any advise on where to buy doors? ( I think a remeber a post about this as well...) btw, I've already done the hinges on the drivers door.... it's in good shape.

thanks for the advise,
jeff
Orlando
 

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Sorry,

If the guts to your old door are good then replace it hinges and all. It is not all that hard to pull all that out of the doors.

I went the other way mine were originally manual and I got the kit from A1 Electric to conver the doors to electric windows, locks and I added poppers. The doors weigh a tone and then some so a good friend would be handy. You can replace the door pins. Most Auto supplies have the pins.

Just a thought.
 

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Jeff, buy the ele. door.
I just went through this with my 81. got hit in front fender and door. new door is $600= bare, used, I gladly paid $200 for complete used door{tampa}
I got the fender at the local u-pull,$25 {malibu}.
It is not too hard to rebuild the door{swap window regulators and lock} use all your original stuff{if good} or replace rubber with new stuff.
 
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