There are many times in life when the term classic can take on new meaning, such as calling an old man a classic or telling someone a joke is classic. Calling a truck a classic usually means good things, unless that truck is old, tired, and worn-out, like the old man. Our '67 Chevy project had certainly seen better days, since it spent most of its life as a farm truck, working on a winery in Northern California. It worked hard for its previous owner, and maintaining the truck was more of an afterthought. Consequently, the mechanical aspects of the truck, especially the creature comforts like the roll-up windows, suffered and were in need of repair.

Neither window rolled up and down properly because the regulators were bent. Both doors had the usual rust in the lower corners of the sheetmetal and were bent from being kicked open one too many times. Additionally, the door locking mechanisms were either missing or inoperable, and the inside handles were also disabled. Basically, only one window rolled up and down, with help, and only one door opened from the inside of the truck. These doors needed one of everything replaced, so we decided to start over. This article will show you how to rebuild your own classic Chevy C10 pickup doors or start from scratch like we did and build new ones.

The Parts
Before any job gets started it's always a good idea to have all the parts ready to go. Here's a breakdown on what we got from Brothers and Goodmark to finish our door job.

Wear And Tear
Years and years of use and abuse can cause all these old door parts to become corroded and fail. After tearing apart the old assembly and inspecting it further, here's what we found:

Step 2: The Assembly
Now that the dirty work of tearing the door apart is done, the fun part begins! Inspect all the new parts to ensure nothing is missing and you're good to go.

The Final Word
If you have never taken on the task of building/rebuilding a door, don't be scared. With today's great aftermarket parts and the fact that it takes very few tools, you are just a couple of hours away from solid, rattle-free doors.

SOURCE
Goodmark Industries
625-E Old Norcross Rd.
Lawrenceville
GA  30045
770-339-8557
www.goodmarkindustries.com
Brothers Truck Parts
www.brotherstrucks.com
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