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I need to replace the bottom of a fairly common looking wood and masonite overhead garage door. Can these be bought, or have to be made?
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Hi Glenn and welcome to the forum. I think you will need to provide more info and/or pictures to get an accurate answer.
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As Bob stated, You didn't give us much to go on. It will depend on when and where the door was made. See if you have OVERHEAD DOORS in your area. or check their site.
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Hi Glenn

You don't need to make one,,,many take the old doors out and many are still good shape, the installer takes them back to the shop and put them in a stack most you can have free...many are like new...when someone buys a new home they will have the door replace with the newer type, most of the time it's just a new look they want, the real good ones go in the shop and are resold at a great price.. some are so new they will be unpainted ...

2nd. hand wood outlets have them the norm

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Hey Glenn, greetings and welcome to the forum, glad you are here.

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Thanks! That web site looks promising. The doors in guestion are at least forty years old. The good news is that theres a HUGE distributor 20 minutes from here. If push came to shove I cold bring the section to them.
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Hi Glenn

That may be the best way

It can be alot of work,,you 1st.you need to get some 16 ft.stock that's not to bad then you need to move your router table outside of the shop and make a work bench out of some saw horses and 2ea. 4' x 8' plywood.then you will need 8ea. saw horse,two to hold the door up and the others for the work bench, then you will need to pickup some router bits to match what you now have..you will need a mate to give you and hand, not to say anything about 4ea.support stands to help you hold the stock up to match the router table top..and a hand full of clamps to glue up the door panel..you will also need to pickup some steel rods the rewind the door spring if you have the over head sping type..

As you can see it can be a big job,,the door installers have it all setup in the shop so you may be best off to have them do the job for you.. moving a 16ft or a 8ft door down the road is not a easy job..without a rack to carrie it on.. and it must be dun right or you will end up with some great fire wood..the section can't rack when you move the door down the road..(bounce around)

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