So Bluesie the Floosie, our 1976 Dodge Camper van, got some new doors yesterday. Tom found them on 1988 and 1991 vans in a junk yard in Anacortes. He had to do some modifications on the side door toward the back but now they fit great.
Next he will paint them sky blue and antique white to somewhat match the rest of the van. He will put wood panels on the inside to match the interior too.
The old doors really needed to be replaced. They were getting pretty rusty, especially on the bottoms.
But in the process we are losing the stickers that were on the rear doors’ windows. The windows are not the same size so we cannot just swap the windows.
There is still a small amount of rust behind the rear wheels.
And behind the front wheels. The driver and passenger doors need replacing too but they are much easier to find.
We will keep Bluesie going as long as we can. The new doors will go a long way to making that happen.
In other news, Steve appears to like it here.