The stuff inside the door is like a fat piece of corrugated cardboard. Mostly air, really light, but it fills the void and keeps the skins from being able to be pushed in very far. I've seen similar stuff inside hollow core doors - usually the old flat luan covered ones.
Great job Ross. I will be working on my door in the next month or so and this should be helpful. I was thinking I would use rigid insulation as the filler media??? I really want to build a wood screen door to replace the aluminum one now there but by the time I get to that point I will probably rescreen and tighten it. Perhaps this will be an "upgrade" down the road.
Thank you for the pictures Ross I wish I had done such a good job of documenting! What I'm trying to remember though is not the actual door but the door hole not sure what to call it. With the door stop on the floor. Gees I wish I knew terminology. Does that make any sense? Thanks again!
Thank you for this documentary. My door is missing the aluminum trim along the bottom. Where can I find a new piece?
I'm with ya! Me too.. I have been looking and trying to think if I could scap another aluminum exstrusions to work. Something I could at least mitre the corners and trim up the sill. I'll let you know if I have any success. It seems to be quite common, this piece falling off.
I wish I had taken pictures, but I didn't. The 1971 Scotty that I restored was missing the bottom of the door frame. I used a piece of 1/4" x 1 1/2" Aluminum Angle Iron, Mending Brackets and JB Weld and created the missing part of the frame. I then took a piece of 1/8" Aluminum Angle Iron and JB Welded it to the top of the bottom piece to create the door seal lip, just like the ones on the top and sides.
Post by pathfinder3081 on Oct 19, 2012 20:40:53 GMT -5
Hey Ross, Yes I was looking at some of your door repair pics and text today. Got the brain ticking. I remember seeing some aluminum "T" of an approximent size at Northern Tool Supply, or perhaps Lowes. I'm going to stick build it, scratch the lines with a scribe, and see what I can pull together. I checked out your Scotty rebuild today. Nice work man...