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Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Rod Graff » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:15 pm

The salon door on our 1970 32 is getting harder and harder to open. Seems that I will need to replace the rollers. The track is clean, but the rollers seem to still hang up and make the door stick in places. What have people used for replacements? Also, are there some top guide pieces that also wear out?
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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Bob Lowe » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 pm

Nylon
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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Rod Graff » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:26 pm

Bob. Please elaborate. I don’t have the door off right now.
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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Vance Nelson » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:38 pm

I put an aluminum bar stock strip in the doorway base and monel on the bottom of the door. Light use of WD40 on occasion with cleaning.

Hook the door - it will slide in seas.
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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Bob Lowe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:24 am

You can use the appropriate size nylon rod stock and cut off slices of 1/4" to 3/8" then drill a hole in the center for the axle. If the wood threshold is worn, do as Vance suggested and lay a strip of aluminum or bronze in the bottom.
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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Tom Overs » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:58 pm

Look on eBay for roller door wheels, I found some metal ones that work really well.

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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Noel » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:13 pm

There is or was a fellow in the Seattle area who makes them to order. Does anyone on the forum remember who this fellow is?
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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Mike Massingill » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:09 pm

I will be rebuilding mine soon.
Looking for ideas.
Does it have any height adjustment, or do the rollers provide height?
Has anyone replaced bottom panel with glass?
I will make the stop out of DeLeon so it is not such a pain to work on.
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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby 2Bucks » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:56 pm

https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/material?q=%3Aprice-asc%3AMaterial%3APlastic%3AShape%3ARound%2BRod

Page down to Delrin. Buy a rod of whatever size you need and cut the wheels you want.
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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Parry » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:06 am

I have just done mine.
I found that after nearly 40 years the rollers were fine but they had settled into the door and all that was required was the correct nylon spacers and new top guides.
While I had them off I have taken the opportunity to sand an varnish everything.
I have also replaced the draft excluder strip on both sides.

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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Joker » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:33 am

I replaced the nylon rollers on my 1990 42 EU with stainless steel rollers made by SWISCO. Product code: 81-156 SS
These Tandem rollers are adjustable in height, and make it easy to fine-tune the door after installation.

A slight modification was needed to get room for the new rollers, as they are longer than the originals.

Have used them for three years, and they works perfectly!


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Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Postby Mike Massingill » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:03 am

I replaced mine when I refinished the door. They are a Bakelite construction, had a flat spot that made the for not roll on the track.

Picked up nylon washers at hardware store and glued a stack with 5200. Rolls like roller skates, so door has to latch open now.

My shaft was 1/2" diameter was 1" over all I think. Since it sits on a 1/8" stainless rail, used three, the outer two 1 1/2" to keep it tight.

Total cost under $6.00, cause I built a set of spares. Will post pics from laptop or go see on blog, grandbankschoices.
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