This is how I fixed the door that was not flush to the body. You guys might know this already, but for those that do not, a T friend taught told me what to do.
I bought the wire, I hooks and I forget the name of the other unit. Twisted it, which slightly bent the rear door inward to bring it near flush with the body.
All turnbuckles have a left hand thread on one end and a right hand on the other. If you put a nut on the right hand side, and use it as a lock ,so when you get that door where you want it,it will stay. I weld up the loops so they don't open up also. I put these in every door I do.
Good advice thanks Jack.
Thank you Jack. I knew that a number of years ago, but guess my age is catching up with me as I forgot it. Thanks again, Bill
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Good job Robert....
Duncan and Fraser used a different technique on their colonial bodies. Each of the 4 doors has a strip of 2" x 1/8" flat steel screwed to the wooden framework within each door, with two screws at each end. Any door which does not line up with the bodywork has some twist worked into the flat and the screws done up again. The twist in the bar exerts a twist in the door frame to make it fit the apperture.
Allan from down under.
Why not put together a short article and submit it to Jay, the Editor of the "Vintage" Club Magazine. That way it lives longer and gets to more people than on the Forum.
Did that on the '24 a little while ago, the door was sagging and hitting the corner.
wire and turnbuckle fix
much better, no drag
ford fixed it with the tin strainers somewhere about 1917. thats the way i do it.you can move the door in or out about 1 1/2".charley
Allan, I need pictures.
Same for you Charley, what is a "tin strainer"?
tony i have pics,but outlook wont send pics,i can send text but ??????????charley