Here's a low-cost and effective solution to a problem I was having. (Don't we all like those? )
When I closed the door on my Runabout, the bottom corner of the door stuck out from the body farther than the top corner. This seems to be a common problem. So I used two screw eyes, a turnbuckle, and some wire, all of which I had in my shop, to fix it.
Everything is behind the plane of the door panel, so it won't interfere with the fit of the panel. It takes surprisingly little pressure to tweak the door into submission.
You can see how the door is now even with the body all along its rear edge. You could do this even more cheaply without the turnbuckle, but it gives you an easy means to get the adjustment just right.
That's my kind of fix! Good job Mike.
Hmmm, my door sticks out on the bottom, I think I'll give your method a try, thanks!
Mike, Uncle Jack has been using that trick for quite awhile.
I've done the same trick on a couple of T's I found a similar set up at a junk store they were for the old screen doors. Probably paid $1.00 ea. for them. They have a 3/16 steel rod with turnbuckle, they work very well also.
I just cut them to fit then hammer a flat spot in the rod ends and drill a couple holes and attach it to the wood.
Kenny -- You've gotta get up pretty early to get ahead of Uncle Jack!
I know I didn't invent this method; in fact I probably saw it here a few years ago. But it worked so slick I thought it was worth mentioning again.
Mike,I don't want to ruin your day,but if you didn't put a locking nut next to turnbuckle,it will vibrate loose.
that's what the tin panel under the upholstery is for on the later cars! nail it on at the top then then twist the door to where you want it and nail the rest down it will stay there. then you will have a nice smooth surface for the upholstery. charley
I have got about 300 bodies out there with doors done that way.charley
Another way to do it, although not as cheap, unless you have some in stock is: align the door where you want it and pour some Kwik Poly down the back side of the wood (between the wood and sheet metal). When it hardens, you will be all set.
Unca' Jack -- No problem, I used Loctite.
I fixed the drivers door of a 1934 Packard V12 cabriolet the same way. Cheap fix for an expensive car.