Real Deal Steel now offers reproduction doors for 1956 Bel Air two-door hardtop and convertible applications that include the convertible vent post. This addition to the doors makes it easy to fit convertibles, according to the company.
The earlier versions of the doors fit only two-door hardtops. The new doors can be modified to fit convertibles with minor welding of the convertible post that is included, according to Real Deal Steel.
This complete inner and outer door assembly includes all correct mounting points and holes for the Bel Air side trim. The door lock location is also in the correct position for a 1956 hardtop and convertible, according to the company.
The Real Deal Steel doors are made from 18-gauge steel, the same as original doors, and have twice the stiffness of the 19- and 20-gauge products on the market.
Real Deal Steel produces all-steel reproduction bodies for American classics, including 1940 Ford five-window coupes, 1955-1957 Chevys, 1967-1969 Camaros and Firebirds, and 1966-1967 Chevy II Nova two-door hardtops. The bodies are assembled in Sanford, Florida from high-quality steel structural components to exact factory specifications on Real Deal Steel’s proprietary assembly fixtures, according to the company.
All structural and skin assembly utilizes water-cooled 220V resistance spot welders.
In addition to factory-original bodies, Real Deal Steel also offers modification options, such as customized firewalls and mini-tub wheel housings, in addition to a wide selection of individual steel panels for American classics.