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Old 03-22-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

Im thinking of getting a four door 58 chevy
and peopel keep telling me i could make it into a two door....

i think it kinda sounds lame... i mean why not just shave the back door handes and keep the virstiality of a four door?
but i haven't seen one done yet..

do any of you have pictures of this compleated...

oh and why don't people enjoy four doors?
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

If you like it- leave it. Guaranteed this will turn into a 3 page fight that gets locked down. Don't worry what other people think unless they are paying for your car.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

There are quite a few pics of 4 doors with shaved rear handles around here. Nothing wrong with a 4 door man. The man hours and price of the parts would put your 58 over the top, unless you are loaded. Just drive it dude!
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

its your car, who cares what others think! only person you need to please is yourself! one of the guys on the board built a pretty bitchin' '58 4 door a few years ago, it was a pearl white with a metallic pagan gold roof with scallops.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

ha ha aha i didn't think about the panty wad factor o this question...
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:48 PM   #6
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

I say leave it. I like four door cars. I've had both, and I could care less how many doors it's got. What does matter, is what you do with the car.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:49 PM   #7
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

Hot Rod Lolita, go through this thread, and when your done, think about it...
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ght=1958+chevy
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:49 PM   #8
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

leave it a four door and enjoy it...although, shave all the handles instead of just the rears..I've done that on several cars and never liked it...looks way off balance
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:53 PM   #9
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

Its really lame to make it a 2-door IF your trying to fool someone into buying it as an original or IF you are just doing it because its what the majority says to do. But if its what you have and YOU WANT a 2-door for you then its not lame at all just a little more work.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:13 PM   #10
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

i don't care about the four doors i say theres just more to love ha ah

i was just curiouse about this convertion thing... i haven't seen it done except for in a magazine but they didn't really give good after pictures so the thing looked haggered.

i keep trying to do searches for this and can't find any thing on them what am i doing wrong?
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:17 PM   #11
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The minute you start trying to hide the fact that it is a four door it's going to start looking like an OSR, piece of shit, wannabe, "something". Shaving only the rear handles is the most ignorant thing I think I've ever seen done on a car. It's like frenching only one headlight......

Give it the attention you would a 2 dr. hardtop & it will be a nice car.

(Don't spend 2 dr. hardtop $$ on it though.)

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:27 PM   #12
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

Harrison is right, 99% of them look like crap.

Embrace what you have & build a neet Mild Custom out of it.

Shave ALL the handles, Nose & Deck, Maybe a '58 Impala Roof Scoope, And a Bitchen paint job & interior and Drive it.

The roof & side windows will NEVER look right if it was a fake 2dr.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:29 PM   #13
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Do your car, man.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:29 PM   #14
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I seem to remember that the two doors used slighty longer doors than the four door models. Correct me iff I'm wrong about this. So, unless you also move the pillar back, and lengthen the doors, the proportions aren't going to be quite right. That is, it'll look like a four door made two door.
I'd leave it and enjoy it for what it is.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:45 PM   #15
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

Like others have said, it's your car, but I don't think it's lame at all if you're up to the amount of work it takes to make it look even remotely right. I'll admit, there is a HAMBer on here who did a tech a while back and HE made it look GOOD, but DAMN it was A LOT of work, at least in my opinion. If 4 doors don't bug you, then fuck it, roll as is. If you really want a 58 Chevy that's a 2 door, think long and hard and don't half-ass it, plan it out.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:46 PM   #16
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

Like the song said, "it's your thang dowatcha wana do"
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:49 PM   #17
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leave it a four door and enjoy it...although, shave all the handles instead of just the rears..I've done that on several cars and never liked it...looks way off balance

i can understand about how it would look stupid now that you point out how it would look off balance...

thanks desoto for some other useful tips about what can be done to it... i'd like more if anyone has some to go around

and if i didn't say what i was thinking clearly enough about why i think it would be lame you hit the hammer on the head i think anytime you try to change something there is always going to be something off when you look at it. like choping off one leg and replacing it with a cane the concept might sound like a good idea but really it's just not.
i'd like more if anyone has some to go around.

i really like this car.. it has a lotta personality at least thats the feeling i got when i drove it around.

i don't want to follow the trend or do something just because everyone is saying that because the type of car isn't popular to change it so that i get accepted but i do want to make a badass car on a budget that i can afford.. and this car offers me both.

and since this topic kept coming up i wanted to eduacate myself on what it was about...

Im not even thinking of doing this.
like i said first off i think it's lame.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:59 PM   #18
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

I say 3 door, One on the driver's side............two on the other.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:04 PM   #19
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Default Re: how lame is it to turn a 4 door car in to a two door?

So did you buy the 58? Good on you if you did. If it's a pillarless 4 then don't worry about it. Shaving all of the door handles will look good. I've got a 4 door right now, and plan on keeping it that way. I'll find another car first before I spend time and $ converting a 4.

Here's a link to one of the 4 to 2
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=228873

A heck of alot of work, but looks good.

Get everything mechanical up to snuff, then concentrate on custom touches IMO.

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Old 03-22-2008, 05:28 PM   #20
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Damn, why didnt someone tell me it was lame before I converted mine!!! LOL
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