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Projects 4 door custom picture thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by JimboSlice423, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    from Central Ky

    Pretty cool ole ride, Im not opposed to 2 door conversions but I like 4 doors too, sometimes better than a 4 door thats been converted to a 2 door, yours looks nice, I would probably strongly consider leaving that belair alone.
    Good luck with it whatever you decide, I like it!
     
  2. 'Mo
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    [​IMG]

    If you do cut it, maybe get a hard top windshield (shorter), and chop the top to match?
     
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  3. _justakid_
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459999734.736000.jpg
    Still stock other than the lowering and led tails but just thought I'd chime in. Some body styles work well with 4 doors, others do not. This car doesn't bother me too much anymore.
     
  4. that is way beyond my skill set! too much free hand fabrication, the two door conversion is more like square peg square hole, round peg round hole fabrication.
     
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  5. i don't hate four doors as much as i used to, actually I can appreciate them when done nicely, but i have no need for the benefits of a four door vs a two door. i'm thinking some blocks in the rear and maybe skirts for now.
     
  6. CowboyTed
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    Best of luck with "nothing!" I approve, since I'm building a four-door custom too at the moment (a London Cab) and I drive an Amazon two door as my daily driver.

    I've even entertained thoughts of customizing the Amazon. I'm imagining a reworked grille with a bullet like a shoebox Ford, some mild fender skirts, and a minor lowering job.
     
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    Our '58 Biscayne project, sadly some solvent did in that lace job by accident.
     
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  8. taildragger1957
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    Heres 2 mild 4 doors that i built. You'll never get the money out of them for the time and headache you'll put into them. But if thats not a problem for you. Then build on.
    My 57 buick
    Pictures-271.jpg
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    And my 61 belair
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    Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 7.00.05 AM.png
     
  9. F.C.Fury
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    I love that 61'!
     
  10. MOTOV8N
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    from Manitoba

    Cool photographs of your two cool 8 hingers!! Thumbs up man!! ...and i'll admit that i also really like that flat-top just parked on the west side of the '61!!
     
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  11. Deeluxe
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
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    from island

    Had this one for many years. Sold to a good friend. P8011312-1.jpg IMGP7155.JPG IMGP7156.JPG
     
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  12. oldrelics
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    from Calgary

  13. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    50customol.jpg add this one
     
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  14. Haven't seen any Mopar love yet. My 52 Coronet. Getting skirts and a rearend swap as we speak.

    [​IMG]20150911_163546 by Ryan Goodrich, on Flickr
     
  15. taildragger1957
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    Heres the only (kinda side profile) picture i could find... The car has been sold and traded a handful of times around the northwest. It is actually currently on portland craigslist for sale for a lot more than its worth.
    Pictures-126.jpg
     
  16. low budget
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    GOT PIPES?:eek:.....definitely unique. I guess if its gotta be bell flowers, may as well go wild;)
     
  17. Peanut 1959
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    Wouldn't want to change a flat tire on the back of that Coronet...
     
  18. Inked Monkey
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    Looks like the rear sections bolt to the end of the lake pipes.
     
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    Didn't Jim Potter do photos of this? Wasn't this in eighties book 'Grease Machines'? (Potter photos all).

    Shit I like that 3 door Merc. Rad!

    Inspiring thread.
     
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  21. Think it merely had a fucked chop.
     
  22. Flamed48
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
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    Here's my old Chevy ll 4dr
     

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  23. Yup, three bolts and its off. Removing the rear tires on this was already a chore after lowering it ( I swear these cars have the smallest rear wheel wells) so what's another 10 minutes?
     
  24. Inked Monkey
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    I have the same issue with my Buick. Bags on the rear made it easier.
     
  25. 'Mo
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    One more...(The teeth in the front scoops are silver table fork handles).

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  26. Awesome, truly.. Imagine a build thread on that car.

    BTW Background cars are tasty too.
     
  27. 'Mo
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    Not a Fordor (or even three...;)), but since you mention it...

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    The same builder as the Merc also did this Ford. Workmanship on both were flawless.
    Just check out the grafted Buick hood contours(!), and Olds dash.

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    If I can find his card, I'll print his name, because he is a true master of the craft!
     
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  28. peawee
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    peawee
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    from California

  29. tattoos by brandon
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    tattoos by brandon
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    from salem ohio

  30. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    [​IMG]

    I'm liking this. It's amazing how much difference shaving the door handles makes.
    The engine compartment looks "soup-er".

    Black body? Other plans?
     
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