This is a repost. It's in owners helping owners. No reply and I really need this info.
I'm reworking the door on our 73 Love Bug
(Boler type). Thought we had someone lined up to do it, but he fell through. So back to the patch job.
The existing door is made of 2 thin layers of plywood with a layer of glass over the outside. Door at its thickest is about just over 3/4 " with the outer overlap edge being about 3/8" thick. No space between the layers. There is also a pair of wood braces that are attached vertically to hold the curve in the lower part of the door.
All of the doors that I see on campers are thicker except for the outer 2" edge.
1 How thick is your door or should a door be.
2. How deep is the recess on the outside of the camper body where the door way steps in and the door overlaps?
3. Are these doors supposed to curve side to side at all? Or, does it only curve to match the curve of the shell? Do the sides or corners curve in at all?