Step down rocker fix
Step down rockers seem to like to rust out. The factory stuffed some sound deadening steel wool looking stuff inside the sheet metal frame rail. So a lot of times you will look behind the outer sheet metal and find it's rusted through in the structural part. This car was to be driven and the owner liked the patina look. But he wanted the car to be structurally sound. He asked me to not restore every detail. Just make it whole again. With these, I adjust the door first. Once the door is right and opening and closing like it should, then I support the body just ahead and behind the repair. My "control" reference is the door opening and closing correctly. Now I can start cutting. Make sure through the entire process that door stays right! If it moves, something needs to be addressed.