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Old 09-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Re-hanging Boler door

Hi all. I am gearing up to rehang my door after all my renovations. I ruined the original hinges so I will be using the ones from Scamp. I have been sear chin for answers/tip on two things;
1. Any experience putting back on the metal reinforcement bar that attaches to the inner hinge side of the door frame? From what I can tell I would line it back up, clamp the shell to the bar and attach, drilling in from the outside. Any suggestions on how to line up the holes that are in the bar when screwing in from the outside?
2. Tips on hanging the door in general; tricks on aligning the door and hinges to get the best fit. (we know the doors are notoriously bad fits)
Thanks for any tips you may have learned through doing these things already.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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There is Good and Bad in using Scamp hinges (which I have now on my Boler)

Bad
1) None of the holes align with the original mounting holes, both the spacing and the locations are different

2) Each leaf of the hinge are not parallel, in that they do not lay flat from the Boler body to the door. Shims or spacers need to be installed under the door side of the hinge for the door to lay flush and close tight

Good
1) the hinge offset is better when opening and allows the door to fully open back before it hits the belly band

2) the hinges are stronger with the additional bolt on the body side hold the hinge better with less slipping

Because you have to drill new holes I made steel plates for the inside that are drilled and align with the mounting holes. Large fender washers could also be used but would not distribute the load quite as well.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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I will need to do the same soon, just purchased a 1975 Boler...has the chronic sagging door. Seems they separate at the union where outside wall seperates from inside door bench, floor and frame....so finding not just a hinge fix.
Are you finding the same?
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:51 AM   #4
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wall separating from inside door bench

if i understand your post, this is precisely what has occured in our boler. would love to see some imput on this quandry. were you able to work a fix to yours, Beverly?
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:11 AM   #5
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...has the chronic sagging door. Seems they separate at the union where outside wall seperates from inside door bench, floor and frame....so finding not just a hinge fix.
Are you finding the same?
Common problem. Search this site for "body bulge".
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door sag

yes, thank you Roy. Have been reading alot since that post. Plan to learn how to do some fiberglassing next.
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