I was kind of surprised that there were no old postings about what must be a very common condition. Sure, a rattling door is easy to fix—albeit inelegantly—with a little piece of peel & stick foam, but perhaps there's a more period-correct way of doing it. Or am I making my usual mountain out of a mole-hill?
My door may be rattling, but with all the other cacophony going on, I probably can't hear it!
If you have a copy of "The Ford Model T Owner" by Murray Fahnestock, there is an article on economical ways to fix rattles and squeaks starting on page 134.
Correction, the correct book title is "The Model T Ford Owner"
Bob they made rubber snubbers that fit in the door jam to quiet rattles. I think I have a few around somewhere in my garage in Northport. When I get back there I will look for them.
Here are some ways with metal spring straps you can make. Some can be formed by using old Ford coil point spring, the metal piece with the hole.
On my touring, just easy to use felt self stick round furniture pads, the kind you place on feet, and spraying them black from the std. gray wool look.
I just leave my hearing aids home, then none of the rattles bother me. Of course, my TT doesn't have any doors anyway.
Who would even know if their doors were rattling? It's my teeth that worry me!
I put a small dab of clear silicon in the door jam and let it cure for a couple of hours then closed the door for a custom fit. No more rattling door.
Part of the Model T experience is finding noises at some speed and either fixing them or noting them to memory... Oh, My left front side light is vibrating... I must be going 28 mph... Oops, I can't see anything out of my rear view mirror, I am going to fast...YMMV
The local Ace hardware sells some little felt dots that have peel and stick adhesive backing. They are about $1.00 for a card of twenty. You can stick them inconspicuously on the door latch or in the door jamb, or both.
No more rattles. I keep a card of them under the back seat.
if it isn't rattling it isn't running!!!!!!!charley
I do what Royce just mentioned...I cut 'em in half the small dot) and they fit in perfectly, you hardly see it, and color them in with a black magic marker you really can't see them. Work great.
Go to the drug store. Get two little rubber plugs. Place one in each ear. Problem resolved.
LOL, Bob! I actually tried the earplug thing this past winter (once) when I was driving around with the top up and side curtains on. It helped, but I worried that I might miss any new noises that would warn me of an imminent problem.