Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-02-2008, 09:49 PM   #1
New Member
 
1974 27' Overlander
Bellevue , Washington, D.C.
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2
Entry Door Removal

My brother in law and I just inherited a 1974 Overlander. Unfortunately, the entry door is sprung. So we need to remove it to start the reallignment process. Being rookies, we don't know how to remove the door from the hinge. There is a pin but how do you remove the pin? Or do we have to remove the hinge? That looks tougher. I suppose there is a nut behind the two screws holding each hinge . . . but we have not removed the interior skin and hope not to do so. Anyone know the process of removing the entry door. Thanks for your help.
__________________

__________________
Koop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 01:23 AM   #2
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
hi koop and welcome to the forums!!!

take some pictures of the door, openednclosed...

and post them here for better help.

my limited understanding is that most door alignment issues are solved...

while the door is ON the trailer.

reshaping the door (while still on the trailer) often involves 2x4s, grunting and sweat.

the tiny pins can be driven out to split the hinge but doing so is NOT usually recommended.

again post some photos so that those who know can see what issues exist.

cheers
2air'
__________________

__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 10:18 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Fyrzowt's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Welcome to the forums!
Here are a few threads to keep you busy reading for a while. There are also links to other threads imbeded in some of these. Good luck.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ack-32835.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...out-34297.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ion-33968.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ose-31022.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...oor-26820.html
__________________
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 12:17 AM   #4
New Member
 
1974 27' Overlander
Bellevue , Washington, D.C.
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks so much for your replies and guidance. I'll try to get my brother in law to take a few photos but the information provided is really a great help. We're on our way and thank you so much for pointing us is the right direction.
__________________
Koop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 01:14 AM   #5
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
hi koop

disclaimer: i've never done a repair like this...

but i do enjoy watching others fix things!

it looks like part of the challenge is determining the issue (alignment, shape, loose hinges, accident damage) related to the door fit.

then it appears important to know if the door frame is forged/cast aluminum (older) or extruded (newer) construction.

since the cast material cannot be reshaped.

it looks like one approach is to remove the door 'inner skin'
shape the outer skin to fit and then re rivet the inner skin to hold the shape...

here are a couple of additional relevant threads....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...pair-1564.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f420...door-1553.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ack-32835.html

there are other threads with photos too.

i'm always surprised by how much the photos help solve problems.

u may need new door gaskets and that's a whole nother subject with many threads too!

good luck!
2air'
__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 06:50 AM   #6
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Koop
My brother in law and I just inherited a 1974 Overlander. Unfortunately, the entry door is sprung. So we need to remove it to start the reallignment process. Being rookies, we don't know how to remove the door from the hinge. There is a pin but how do you remove the pin? Or do we have to remove the hinge? That looks tougher. I suppose there is a nut behind the two screws holding each hinge . . . but we have not removed the interior skin and hope not to do so. Anyone know the process of removing the entry door. Thanks for your help.
It's not necessary to remove the door in order to realign it.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
entry door latch monbro54 Doors & Locks 2 09-10-2007 12:04 PM
entry door refinishing str8strm Classic Motorhomes 3 06-12-2006 01:14 PM
Entry Door Locks LRPorter All Argosy Trailers 9 06-02-2006 02:20 AM
looking for entry door 4 a '62 Tradewind scoxx30 Doors & Locks 6 11-17-2005 10:34 AM
Entry door latch Larry Brown Classic Motorhomes 4 06-21-2005 09:39 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.