Got a little more done this weekend --- the new frame & jam for the door are about complete after a couple of restarts and rethinking. It now has a new jam that matches the angles from side to side instead of them being very different. Still was a pain dealing with the very slight compound curve that it is on. I am envious of buses with straight sides these days. Also cut and altered the entry step floor so that the new door will close flush onto it. Still putzing with the black tank but will be dropping it down about three inches from where it is now to accommodate hooking the lines & drains up. Still have about 15 inches of ground clearance so hopefully it won't snag on anything.
Also scored some interesting hinges for the new door that should go well with the Deco theme.
Door frame & jam welded up
Lower step cut back (black finish area) so the new door will close flush
Black/Gray tank will drop 3" from this position
Big, shiny hinges for the new door from a walk-in freezer
Still tons to do, but then...you guys know that routine. Onward!