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Ever weld the rear doors to make a 2 door shoebox?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 56KUSTOM, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. A poor mans 2 door?
     
  2. PhilJohnson
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    Sounds like a good way to mess up a perfectly good four door car. Everytime I see this done it is very obvious that the car started life as a four door. The doors are too short to make it look good. I'd figure out a way to swap doors from a two door shoebox and then move the door pillar back.
     
  3. Squablow
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    Would be super easy to photoshop, just find a good clean pic of a 4 door and smudge out all of the door jambs and the rear handles.

    The proportions are not going to be right, I think it'll look like shit. I'm all for converting 4 doors, but you gotta do it right, with the correct length front doors and relocation of the door pillars. Shoebox 2 door sedans already have a long roof and the quarter window vents don't help on the stock ones, the 4 door with the back door welded is going to be even worse.
     
  4. bobscogin
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    No, a screwed up 4 door with non-functioning rear doors.

    Bob
     

  5. 31Hudson
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    I welded my rear doors shut because I didn't have the hardware to make them stay closed on their own. Still looks like a 4 door.

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  6. Fenders
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    Love the way the front fenders hug the tires... what's the car?
     
  7. Flyinsolo71
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    Go to Shoeboxford.com and look at the photos. There is one on there that someone did. It looks weird. To each is own.
     
  8. Flyinsolo71
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    Here ya go.....

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  9. Terry
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  10. PM choptvan . He did his 54 Ford into a 2 door, I think...
     
  11. 4 doors are cool look at shoebox chris's, maybe a 4 door chop?

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  12. |Tom|
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    That is one fine auto-mobile!!
     
  13. jamesgs4
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    31 hudson?
     
  14. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Original 4 Door :

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    The rest of the story :

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    The Seam :

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  15. choptvan
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  16. gasser300
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    You can also consider just shaving the rear handles.
     
  17. choptvan
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    Why? To have thaat appearance that you have no rear doors? Seems fake like billet to me. No offence intended.
     
  18. Kustomline54
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    Hey theres nothing wrong with havin a 4door car at all, especially now a days. Hell if it survived this long without getting scrapped or sent to the crusher its cool in my book.

    good luck
     
  19. Buddy Palumbo
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    I agree ...
     
  20. oldcarfan
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    i think yours would of looked better if you would of just shaved the rear handles. kinda looks like you have midget doors.
     
  21. DougHH
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  22. choptvan
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    Paint job? What paint job? It is only jambed. Overspray is what is on the car. Not the paint job she will have.
     
  23. sbaker
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    stick with 4 doors, 4 doors are cool in their own right plus they are rarely hot rodded, granted its kinda like hot rodding your moms ride but if you got kids its a built in excuse. A buddy of mine picked his 52 plymouth cambridge 4 door up for 800 and it runs like a top. Whats the point of messin it up? sure you could weld the rear doors shut, but it wont look like a two door, or you could try movin the b pillars back but thats a pain. I say either sell it and buy a 2 door or stay with the 4 doors.
     
  24. DougHH
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    yeah i wasnt dead serious when i said that. sometimes internet sarcasm fails. this is one of those occasions
     
  25. choptvan
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    I had that on another forum. No matter what faces you type into the sords, it still doesn't work....
     
  26. 1320/150
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    no... so it doesn't look like your collecting door handles... I personally don't like the look of the multiple handles,and don't think it looks fake like billet to fill them. I also don't like the idea of shaving them all so you have to find a way to get in when your poppers don't work when least convenient!!!
     
  27. DougHH
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    in my state here in aus, its illegal to shave the door handles without having a manual way to open the doors so to get around this i ran some cut down flat bar under the window and buck up outside between the window and the door and curved it over with an oxy to make a tab to push down that pops the bear claws. since i had to do this i had to install central locking since anyone could figure that out. since i did that i figured i might aswell make the central locking keyless entry. since i did that i didnt bother installing door poppers. problem solved ;) shave all 4 door handles. looks great
     
  28. roddinron
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    Honestly, in my opinion, 4 doors become LESS cool when guys just weld up the rear doors and do nothing else. You're not fooling anybody that knows anything about cars. I mean, what's the point? It's not the number of doors that hurts a 4 door, it's the shape and dimension of the roof, windows and front door. If you don't address those things, all you've done was take the one asset of owning a 4 door, namely the easy convenient access to the rear, and made it way less convenient/accessible than even a 2 door, and that's just lame.
    4 doors are accepted now, they even seem to have a kind of cult following, why mess up a car that has survived this long by trying to make it something it's not, unless you're going to do it right.
     
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    This is a great looking project. It has a kinda european flair. Any newer pics coming?


    On the original question of just welding the rear doors of a 4 door sedan closed, don't do it. It never has and never will look good or fool anyone into thinking it's a real 2 door.
     
  30. I forgot to mention I want to chop it too.It'll look like A Fonze lob if I weld the doors and chop it .Anyone have pics of a 4 door shoe box chopped?I couldn't resist buying this car for $800 it's so solid but ultimately i want a real traditional tail dragger and don't the 4 door is gonna cut it since I have a severe lack of body work skills and can only ask so many favors.
     

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