Originally Posted by constructor
The Constructor and I are having another disagreement on the 'project'.
He wants to add extra rivets to the door when use the 2X4 method to put the curve back in the slightly sprung door.
I think I have read you just drill out the ones on the latch side and reset. Plus it will look UGLY!!!!
What do you folks say?
The inside door metal should be removed.
Then the door frame is reshaped so that it fits correctly. The door gasket should be removed so that there is no pressure on the realigned door.
Then, very carefully, reinstall the interior metal, but DO NOT
use any of the original holes. Drill all new holes, scattering them out. When the interior panels have been completely reinstalled, and the door fits correctly, then and only then, fill in all the original holes. After just a few rivets are in place, check the door alignment again and again. DO NOT slam the door during this process.
Why do you use all new holes to reinstall the interior metal??
Because most of the original holes have been stretched. Using only them, will allow the door to return to it's "out of shape" position.
When all the riveting is done, and the door fits correctly, then you can install a new gasket, not before.