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Custom Four-Doors, Lets See Em'

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Firecracker, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Firecracker
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
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    Ok, I know that I am totally opening myself up to the cool kids who say that four-doors can't be customs or hot rods, but that's ok with me. First, Lets just define custom built. Websters says that custom is "built to individual specifications ." This makes me wonder why can't a person buy a car with more than two doors and build it to his or her individual specifications. But an argument about whether a four-door can be a custom is not what this thread is about. I bought a 1954 Chevy four-door. The guy that I got ti from had a two-door hardtop and the four-door. Being that I really don't like that hardtops that much, I choose to buy the four-door. Now, I'm looking for some ideas on what to do to the car. Right now I know that i'm goign to drop it, possiblly channel it, and maybe chop it. If anyone has any photos of a four-door custom that you aren't afriad to put up on here, please post them, or if you just have a few ideas post those two. What i''m not looking for is a whole thread filled with comments about how many doors that it has. I've just been waiting for Jesse James or Jimmy Shine to build a four-door and say that it's "bitchin'" and then everyone will be wanting to build a car with more that two doors. I hope that I can actually get some hits with this one.
    Cheers,
     
  2. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
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    I say Do it!
    Ive got a 53 chev mooore dooor..we love it!
    awsome drive in movie car
    fun for all the kids and extra passengers.
    dont have to keep opening up MY door and pushing up MY seat when some one in back wants out.
    some of the 4 doors in My opinion have some nice lines to them.
    I say Build What ya got! and enjoy it.
    screw all the guys that say they would not own a car if it was a 4 door..sounds like they might be walkin' or drivin' some dam honda than.
     
  3. Firecracker
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
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    yea, it seems like alot of people don't really like the four-doors because they don't fit into today's cool hot rod terms. I've got some of the body work done so far, but there's stil along way to go. I'll post some pics when I get it closer to being drivable.
     
  4. Kev Nemo
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  5. Four doors are SO hip that the next fad will be the 6 and 8 door airport limos.
     
  6. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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    There are plenty of "custom" built vans, sport trucks, tuners, VW's, etc.....doesn't mean they belong on a "traditional" HOT ROD/CUSTOM forum...."Build what ya want"......you'll hear that alot....go ahead, doesn't mean it belongs here however...the HAMB is not just an old car forum...

    I'm sure a 'few' guys "back in the day" built 4 door customs.....but it wasn't the 'norm'.


    Do a search.......there will be plenty of 4-door posts....probably a few from within the last week.....
     
  7. spudsmania9
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
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    from Arkansas

    I like it
     
  8. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
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    one of the few that look good,

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  9. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
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    this one is just nice, simple.
    lower it and add some nice wheels.
    I like that he didn't try to make it something its not.

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  10. happy hoppy
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    I would drive the wheels off this as is.

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  11. The Blurr
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    I say anybody who throws around "it's not traditional" is a total KOOK!
    Who fuck'in cares! I say you got a 54 chevy four door go for it, have fun with it while you are driving it. Driving it are the key words here. As apposed to the traditional guys with the bitch'in two doors that sits on blocks in the garage and never see's the light of day.
     
  12. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
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    just throwing these out.

    this one needs a chop

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  13. happy hoppy
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    If it’s a 4 door leave it a 4 door, few have made the conversion successfully most just look silly.
    A nice 4 door looks better then a 4 door turned 2 door that spimply has the rear door welded shut, the doors look stubby. I don’t mean to offend anyone, it’s just my opinion, and we all know about opinions.

    I could respect this one.

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  14. happy hoppy
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    this merc made me WANT a 4 door,

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  15. eric
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    Why do you need those 2 guys to build a cool 4 door and give their approval thats 4 doors are cool? i say you get that 4 door and build something cool for YOUSELF, not to please others cause your the one who has to drive it. i used to drive my 4 door '55 chevy daily and put alot of miles on it and all i used to hear was " cool car, too bad it's a 4 door" but you know what? i could give a $hit what they said cause they always were the guys driving a minivan or some other newer type of car. build your car for YOU. i have seen a number of guys on the board talk bad about 4 doors yet they open a thread and will say "i'm not big on 4 drs but thats one cool son of a bitch!", they actually see a 4 door that knocks them on their A$$. be the guy that wows them, don't wait for Jimmy or Jesse to do it for you....
    and just so you know, i'm rebuilding my 4 door!!
     
  16. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    My Merc under the knife, soon to be back on the road.....
     

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  17. gearsforguts
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    i like 4 doors myself,they are cheap and you can find them in nice shape,besides i dont like people crawling over my seats to get in the back
     
  18. DirtyThirty
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
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    Whole lot O' "two-door" guy bashing here...again...
    lots of presumptions...
     
  19. Firecracker
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
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  20. CHOPMERC
    Joined: May 11, 2001
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    my old one i sold 3 years ago....
     

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  21. BadLuck
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    heres one....
     

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  22. Silhouettes 57
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    Here are a few I found. More doors are cool.:cool:
     

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  23. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    anyone got some tri-5 4 door custom pics? i need inspiration for mine, i dont have a set direction of where i want to go yet...
     
  24. lucky
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    the sewer pickle!! well, I think it is...=mike='s old car... love that car so damn much..
     
  25. Mistersponge
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
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    I picked up a 57 Chevy 4 door last spring, and had a few "Too bad its a . . . " comments. I'm happy with the fact that I got a solid car for a third of the price of a 2 door. It also comes in handy for hauling all the friends around. I also need to find some pics of tri five moredoor customs.
     
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  27. VONRUBEN65
    Joined: Nov 3, 2006
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    from LOMITA

    Here is the lastest updated version pic of mine laid out now and back on the road
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    And here is 2 of my club brothers rides Beefs 52 and Klowns 54
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    Also forgot about my prospects 64 caddy made into convertible
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    Sent from my iPhone using TJJ
     
  28. 390Merc
    Joined: Jun 29, 2008
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    Never saw this one in person, but when I'd see pictures of it in a magazine, it just screamed "Lead East!!" Wild east coast styling at its best!
     
  29. LDNFAST
    Joined: Aug 29, 2004
    Posts: 389

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    My 55 poncho, which is for sale right now actually. And The Sewer Pickle was an inspiration for me also
     

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  30. LDNFAST
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    shes got a hood now though
     

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