So I am tearing in to my door finally and it will need a total rebuild. I will be reusing the perimeter frame and that is about it. When I took it apart, there was this plastic moulding that went in to the door frame and extended on to the metal skin on the inside of the door itself. Here are a couple pictures that will hopefully show what I am talking about....
In the first photo - it is the brownish material along the hinge side and bottom of the door. In the second picture, it is the brownish material up near the handle.
I am going to use new birch on the inside of the newly rebuilt door and need to find a source for this material or engineer an alternative to keep the wood door panel attached to the door - this plastic moulding sort of holds the entire door together. I'd rather find some aluminum trim / moulding that I could use in place of this plastic stuff.
Does this make any sense? I am looking for suggestions from you folks who have done this already although my door may not be the same as yours. Let me know what you think....
Post by montanablue on May 14, 2010 20:49:35 GMT -5
May I ask what year and make this door goes on? I just don't know which model has a double window in it. If it goes on a early 60's model, I would try to make one to fit that era. I have written down the plans for my door which goes on 64 16SC. I can send you pictures if you like. Rick
So the door rebuild continues. I am getting to the point where I need to put it all together and it seems like I absolutely need to weather proof the outside where the skin sits in the frame "lip". Any suggestions for what to use here? Can I use that TremPro stuff in an aluminum/aluminum joint? I see why the old door rotted away and would rather not have it happen again!
Thanks Rick. I was thinking that I had read somewhere to not use Silicone on these but I think that was in reference to UV stability issues but I can't be sure - I read to much some times.
I found some pressure treated 2x2's at Home Depot that are the perfect thickness, already dry and seemed like good idea in general. I decided to omit the window from the rebuild as I feel it is just too big and I was having heart burn cutting up this beautiful piece of birch with amber shellac on it If I decide later I miss it, I'll just put it back in or hopefully source a smaller window.