Repair or Delete?
So my back door is fairly rusted and clearly needs the windows removed, cleaned up, and replaced (not the glass itself). Since Iíll have our bed back there and the door would only serve as access to the under storage/ďgarageĒ, would you repair the door or simply remove it, skin the whole area over (after welding in new steel framing), and put an access hatch where the door wouldíve been to still have access to the garage area?
Iím leaning delete because A) it would create a central space for either a window ac or mini split, B) allow me to ditch the rooftop ac idea which opens up more room on the roof for a possible deck, additional PV panel, and/or skylight, C) remove and entry point to the vehicle in favor of a secure hatch.
Pics included for what Iím getting into with the door.