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Old 07-13-2005, 07:33 PM   #169
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Time to rebuild the door.Pulled inner skin off today and lots of corrosion inside.The door is a bit bowed and I will have to straighten it out.
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:18 PM   #170
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Greg,
As I have been following this thread, it seems that you are replacing all of the skin save the end caps. Am I right here or did I miss that part of the thread???

BTW Looking great!!!!!
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:04 PM   #171
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The panels on the top of the end caps and the upper streetside panel are all that are staying.I would replace three of the end cap panels but none were available.
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:27 AM   #172
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This door rebuild is proving to be a bit of a challenge.Once the door is taken apart there is littli to give shape to the new door.It should be rebuilt in a jig.Not sure if I should build a jig or continue uchecking shape against side of trailer.It is pouring rain today so all stopped.
It also looks like I will have to build a new upper hinge.
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:47 AM   #173
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Another challenge with this door is thay it looks like it was rebuilt by the PO.The present construction allows water to get in below the screen door.Lacking a sample of a good door I will have to get a bit creative.
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:09 PM   #174
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Greg,

I have the same door. If you want any detail pictures, I'll be glad to provide them.

I'm not going to take it apart though.
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:35 PM   #175
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Thanks Don . I spent this morning cleaning up door bits and piecing back together. I have a plan of attack and will be able to get door together with what I have.Just need rain to stop now.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:41 PM   #176
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Things getting more confusing. Rain let up enough this afternoon that I was able to untape bottom of panel I have taped over doorway and crawl inside trailer to check door frame bows.Turns out the bows were installed upside down in my door according to shape of doorway.That changes how everything fits for screen door.I went through the photo archives and found there are several different ways the doors are put together.I'll have to put the door back together with clecos tomorrow to see how things fit.
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:46 PM   #177
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Put the door back together with clecos today.The way it was done makes sense now.They reversed the zed channels to provide clearance for the hehr window latches on the small door.The older doors used sliding bolts to hold the small door shut ,which gives a cleaner look on the outside with the door open.I've attached a couple of photos of how my door went together.I guess I will put it back together the same way as it all works like that.
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:54 PM   #178
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You are scarying the hell out of me. I have to redo the door also. Is it easily put back together if you use the same pieces? Mine is also bowed out at the bottom front and it's clearly the door is bowed. I wonder is they were made that way?
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:05 PM   #179
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It gets like that when the door flings open while towing.Happened to me when I first towed it.The good news is when the door is all apart it is fairly easy to bend the frame bows back into shape.Still not decided if I should make a jig.Don't have the wood here for it so may try slowly building door while checking it against body.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:55 PM   #180
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Made a new top hinge half at work last night and finished at home today.Cut fron SS sheet and bent on brake at work.Heated with oxy-acet torch and folded over ends at home then buffed.
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:10 PM   #181
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Still working on door.I have clamped door frame in doorway and taped skin over it.Used a strap duplicator to pick up holes then some temporary pop rivets.It seems to have worked out.Here is a pic of how I reshaped frame bows.
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:18 PM   #182
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Just thought I would throw in a progress report.The door is coming along well.The main part is done and I started today on the inner door.
The third photo is of the front right lower curved panel.It has three holes in it and is corrroded where the antenna steel plate mounted.Any ideas how to fix.May be either a flush repair or a good place to put a small plaque.
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