I started reading this Back when you started. I lost track of it in Aug 2012 when my modem died!!.
No 'Net til Thanksgiving week!!!
I do like this, but wish it were an as new project & not a rust bucket!
I have built a few of these vans, and cut the rear doors out of all of the,
I don't know if they offer them again, but on my Blue Rescue van I used the
Mini Hinges from Auto World (Round2 Now) when they were still in Scranton, Pa.
The "L" shape of the pieces gives more gluing surface.
Another Idea, would have been cutting out the area of the hinge and gluing in Strip Styrene
in a thickness to match the size of the hinge piece but wider to cross over the opening more.
Drill it for the pin, then file it to shape . Not something to do on a Finish paint though.
A Better idea for that would be make Short Piano hinges out of Pie Tin.
Cut pieces in a "Comb" shape and Round over the "Teeth".
Insert the Hinge pin for correct diameter of rounding.
I can take some pic's of a 48 Ford Woody that is still in progress.
I started with the styrene hinges but they kept breaking.
The Styrene version is working for my 40 Ford S-D Rescue/Ambulance project.
Pic's I have in Photobucket only show the 40 & Chevy van with their doors open.
I need to take a couple with them closed.
Now I have the tin ones and they are holding better.