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Username Post: Droopy doors on "29 Sedan        (Topic#347691)
r_rickerman 
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10-16-17 02:50 AM - Post#2710974    

Best way to correct sagging doors. Hinges are loose and screws are not holding. Have heard of using wood hardener or filler - any ideas on those?



 
Tinindian 
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10-22-17 01:52 PM - Post#2711714    
    In response to r_rickerman

Best solution...replace wood pillars.
Second best.....drill out hole to solid wood, install plug and drill for screws.
Third best......Use epoxy type filler to stabilize soft wood and drill for screws.
Last choice.....Use wood plugs glued into old screw holes and drill for screws.
Depending on how much you use your car you can fill the holes in the "A" pillar, drill right through and use a plate and nut on the front side. This will hold the door secure but the holes in the pillar will gradually become oval. You could also make a metal plate and recess it behind the hinge. This would stop the bolt hole from becoming oval but eventually it too would loosen.
If you use the vehicle very much and/or do any driving on unpaved roads the only solution is new door posts. Luckily being a Chevrolet there are several suppliers of new wood already to install.

Happy Hobbying "New Series Big Six" 6-30 Pontiac Custom Sedan Assembled on June 6, 1930 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.


 
r_rickerman 
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10-25-17 02:15 AM - Post#2712058    
    In response to Tinindian

Thanks Tinindian!
How difficult is it to change the wood pillar? Looks like it might be a real process! Are there articles/films of the process that you might be aware?
Who might some of the suppliers be for the wood pillar?



 
Tinindian 
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10-30-17 11:38 AM - Post#2712722    
    In response to r_rickerman

A .39 second google search provided the following information plus many more.
Rodman's Auto Wood Restorations
Box 86 Wheeler St.
Hanna, In. 46340
Ph# 219-797-3775

http://www.chevywood.com/faq.html

https://www.google.ca/search?q=fisher+body+w ood+ki...

Happy Hobbying "New Series Big Six" 6-30 Pontiac Custom Sedan Assembled on June 6, 1930 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.


 
Tinindian 
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10-30-17 11:51 AM - Post#2712723    
    In response to Tinindian

A flat rate book that I have suggests that it is a 2 day/16 hour job. That would be for someone with experience and all the required equipment (like a 1930's body shop). I took a week to splice in part of a sill, two door posts and all the pieces above the windshield.
You really need to get a "Fisher Body Service Manual" 1930 or 1926-31. It is basic wood joinery.
You are probably going to need repairs to the front of the side roof rails and both sills. Besides the L and R front body hinge pillar you most likely will need to replace the roof front rail, the trim roof bow and the windshield lower cross bar or at least rework each of the above joints. There is no special secret to the joints, just accurate cutting and fitting.
Get the book first.

Happy Hobbying "New Series Big Six" 6-30 Pontiac Custom Sedan Assembled on June 6, 1930 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Edited by Tinindian on 10-30-17 11:52 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
r_rickerman 
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10-31-17 10:34 PM - Post#2712898    
    In response to Tinindian

Thanks for all of the beneficial info!
I had googled for the info but did not get what you have provided. Apparently did not use the correct terms.



 
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