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The hinge mounting area is cracked and rusted.

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Another view of the outside.

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The rusted metal is cut away from the door.

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The rust is cleaned up and ready for the new metal.

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New metal is tacked in place.

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The hinge area is repaired and the hinge reinstalled.

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The area around the hinge is rusted as well. We'll need to cut this out and replace it.

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The upper hinge needs some reworking as well.

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More repair work is needed on this hinge.

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The metal is cut away from the hinge.

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The finishing work begins where we welded in the new metal.

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The hinge area is being smoothed.

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The top hinge is being smoothed.

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After sanding.

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Over in the paint booth, the primer is sprayed on the driver's door.

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After primering, the door is returned to the body shop and the primer is smoothed.

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The passenger side door is being readied for paint.

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The driver's door is hung back on the truck. We mask off around the door area and scuff the paint in front of and just behind the door to make a good paint blend to match the truck.

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The passenger side door is hung and taped off as well.

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Before we proceed, some more repairs are needed. This time in the door jamb. The rust around the hinges needs to be cut out and repaired.

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