So we're getting ready to "explode" Mugsy The Duster for a full resto.
The car is going to be soda blasted to bare metal (I know all about the soda blasting problems with paint, so please don't fill my PM box) and repainted.
The door gaps on this car are PERFECT... the door springs don't sag a bit. I'm curious about two things;
would you guys leave the doors/deck lid on to blast and paint, or take them off and A) take up more room in the garage with big pieces laying around, and B) risk dinging or hurting the doors both before and after paint?
Cars were painted from the factory with the sheetmetal hung, weren't they? Other than no paint under the where the hinges bolt, does anyone see a problem with painting the car with the panels hung?
I'd be on the same fence about the decklid, because those gaps are perfect too, but I think I'm going to hunt for a Feather Duster aluminum framed hood and decklid, so they'll need to come off anyway.