I’m getting close to reassembling the LH door for my XK140 DHC, and would appreciate advice regarding the packing trims on the door frame.
The wooden frame is fitted with a steel doorskin, and aluminium front and rear endplates. The skin is attached in the usual way, by folding the edge flange over a strip of steel screwed to the edge of the door frame. Between this steel strip and the doorskin, and at various points around the edge of the timber, a strip of something about 1" wide and fibrous in texture has been tacked, presumably for padding and possibly to build up any low spots under the doorskin. This has mostly disintegrated over the years and I can’t decide if it is cardboard, or some sort of cloth or fibre. Can anybody help, please?