Originally Posted by Distantdrummer
I have read Inland Andy comments various threads about repairing "sprung doors", "bent door frames" etc.
He mentions that the repairable ones are the extruded frame models.
Is there a definitive list of what years used extruded vs cast?
I guess you can tell which you have by just looking at the area surrounding and under the weatherstrip ? Right ?
In the unfortunate circumstance of owning one of the cast ones, is there any hope? Of straightening it?
Also, Andy you have sold me on the need to drill new rivet holes so the skins can get a new "grip" to hold the "repaired" extrusion frame.
Are you meaning drill new holes in the frame (thru the existing skin holes) or new holes in the skin trying to hit the old existing frame holes. Or just new holes in both?
Cast door frames were used from 1965
to mid to late 1972 trailers.
The cast frame usually becomes bent because the main door flew open against the side of the trailer. That's another story in itsef as to why that happens, which can be totally avoided.
The cast frame, cannot be intentionally bent back into shape, without the huge risk of snapping the casting in half.
Other than those years, the door frame and door jambs were made from extrusions.
Whch door frame do you have?