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Projects 2 door vs 4 door

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paulhunt2014jd, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. If somebody will come by the house and pick me up in their cool old four door I will gladly ride around all day!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019
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  2. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    My '57 title just says "car", doesn't even give a door count, but I've done what you did on other cars and it worked out fine. Yes, the data tag shows a 4 door sedan body style. But it also shows gold color with silver interior and a 6 cylinder engine. Unless I was trying to sell it and also pass it off as some stock restoration, I don't see the issue. I will continue to do them, because customizing is not a crime.

    But I'm helping derail the original topic. I'd drive a 4 door around if the price was right, can be cheap thrills, and an easy way in for newcomers to the hobby, I certainly won't shit on anyone for their choice of a 4 door build. But if I've got the choice, I'll start with the 2 door, or convert it.
     
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  3. proartguy
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 360

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    from Sparks, NV

    That’s what I’m talkin’ about! The GM fastbacks are some of my favorites and the four door models are practical with style. The back seat in my ‘49 Cad club coupe is very hard to get into.
     
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  4. One of the first, if not the very first, cars I just fell in love with was a 56 Pontiac Star Chief 4dr hdtp that one of my dads buddies had stashed out behind his place up on blocks. This was probably around 84-85 and he was willing to sell it to my dad for $150. It was missing the radiator, carb, and front wheels. Factory pink and white car. I was a kid and could not have cared less about how many doors it had bc I was just enamored by all of the chrome and stainless it had! My old man passed it up and a few years later it went to scrap, along with several other old trucks and whatnot, but it left an impression on me. It was the epitome of 50s flare in my young eyes.
     
  5. It really depends on the car and the builder, most of the 4dr's on here are great looking cars. Then there's the Cars 4 Dr hardtops and the obvious 57/58 Cad Brogham, 1962 / 64 Continentals, 36 / 37 Cord Westchesters, Graham Hollywoods, 35 thru 40 Ford 4 dr's, and almost all convertible sedans AKA Bathtubs like the ones on myTubs pages here on the HAMB https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...custom-tub-pics.1077707/page-43#post-13284072
    And all the "Gangster" Buicks, Cads, Olds, Pontiacs, and more, those 4 dr's with Tommy Guns hanging out the window.
     
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  6. johnold1938
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 360

    johnold1938
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    from indiana

    My friend turned Mordor into a THREE DOOR. Driver side Sedan look !
     
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  7. Years ago in Ocean City Maryland there was a taxi service that used old 4 doors. 50’s 60’s and early 70’s cars they way I remember it. After some cold adult beverage I rode in a cool 64 Galaxie.
     
  8. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,216

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    When I started driving in the late 70's it was not cool to have a 4 door ... But Coupe's were everywhere,
    back then ...
    Today ... More doors are becoming (ok) due to the fact they are more affordable .. and still retain the (Old Car ) cruiser factor ... My o/t 41 year old driver is a 4 door hardtop and my 53 is a coupe both cars get thumbs up everywhere I drive them
     

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