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Offline ereyal

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Door rebuilt
« on: November 05, 2015, 05:16:01 AM »
Moving ahead in the restoration ,
and in the process of preparing the body for the metalwork and paint job , i started disassembling the doors

i noticed that someone over the years took some of the wood frame off, and what he did left is now rotten .

did any of you guys ever refurbished the wood inside the doors?

thank you!
Eyal

Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Re: Door rebuilt
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 10:56:29 AM »
John Ellis did the entire wood for his car.
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Offline John Ellis

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Re: Door rebuilt
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 06:34:56 PM »
Well not the entire wood, my doors were OK except for a couple of pieces which I replaced or cut-in.  I am surprised that your doors keep their shape. 

I can post some pictures of what the door wood frame should look like if that would help the cause.  In short, the wood frame wraps the entire inside perimeter of the door with a couple of cross members that stiffen the window area. 

Make sure that you clear any drainage holes at the bottom sill and replace the window channels and rubber seal so there is less of a chance that this will happen again in the future.
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Offline Henry Magno

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Re: Door rebuilt
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 10:23:55 AM »
I'm not sure but there may now be wood parts available in Germany.