"Out of site, out of mind" is a phrase that applies to many areas of hot rodding. It's easy to focus on the obvious and major items like engines and paint jobs, but getting the little things right on your Camaro is really what's going to make it fun to cruise and show off. Car doors are fairly low glamour, but they need attention just like any other area. Windows that roll up and down like they are riding on cubes of high-fat butter are a joy to operate. Aside from the mechanics, doors often end up "aesthetically challenged" after decades of being opened, closed, kicked, leaned on, and otherwise abused.
Luckily the aftermarket has made the task of rebuilding old Camaro doors a lot easier than the old days when parts were scarce and worn stuff had to be fixed and made functional. Today, if you have a busted latch or jacked-up roller, there's a replacement readily available, and chances are it will function as good as the original before it became a victim of time or neglect.
In this case, we had a '71 Camaro in the process of getting a new paintjob, so it seemed like the perfect time to rebuild the F-body's doors. The first step was digging out our Classic Industries catalog and order up the parts to make our tired doors look factory fresh once again.