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History Has your attitude concerning 4 doors changed over the years?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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    from SW Wyoming

    Redlines, black wheels, and chrome lug nuts. In my region, back 45 years or so ago, someone would have put air shocks and aluminum slots on it.
     
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  2. Squablow
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    So the younger guys are OK with 4 doors but the old guys hate them because 4 doors are for old guys. Got it.

    On the other hand, some here seem to believe that 4 doors have "more room", for families or passengers. I can't think of a single American car built in the HAMB time periods which is bigger as a 4 door than it would be in the equivalent 2 door sedan. Easier access to the back seat, yes, but a 2 door sedan and 4 door sedan, of every make and model I can think of, are the same size inside.
     
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  3. Hombre
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    This is a interesting problem or maybe question would be better. I personally am somewhat selective when it comes to 4 doors cars. There are 30's cars that I think could be cool being a more door car. Even stretching that all the way up to the 40 Ford 4 door sedan. But for me that is just about it. Anything newer than that has no value to me at all. I have no interest what so ever in building my fathers car, or even a car he would like, he was not a car guy, and a car any car to him and a hell of a lot of people is just transportation. I will never feel that way ever.

    I don't care how hard it is to get into, or to load for a trip, or how much easier it would be if it had those back doors. It's a Hot Rod hell man its not supposed to be easy!
     
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  4. I still LOVE my 4 door cars! Bruce. HPIM1201.JPG
     
  5. Bandit Billy
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    I just bought a 1941 ford 4 door...if you count the tail gate and glove box door.
     
  6. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
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    What about this one?

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  7. fyrffytr1
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    I would take this one in a heart beat. Too bad it is just a digitally modified 48 Chevy. CCC-48-Chevy-4-door-07-RH-W.jpg
     
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  8. fyrffytr1
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  9. aldixie
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    I still have my 50 Chevy 4 door, owned it for 16 years now. It will never be truly finished.
     

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  10. low budget
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    Found this in a old closed 4 door thread, I think these are cool anyway but.....glad I did a search :cool: upload_2019-1-3_20-22-17.jpeg
     
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  11. clem
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    Please tell me that it is photoshopped !

    Surely no one would actually do that ?
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  12. I just bought this 60 pontiac 4 door Jan 1st. Not a dent or scratch no rust. And all I want is the 389 engine. No Title so it certainly a parts car. Heck even if it had a title it would be a parts car.[​IMG]
     
  13. In my youth I disliked the 4 doors but since I am a old man I have grown to appreciate the 30's 4 doors.

    I've owned 2 mordor Deuces and it the right deal came along tomorrow I would own another, HRP

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  14. HerMink
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  15. ^^^ Not a 4 door fan, but this sure nails the stance.^^^
     
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  16. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    I used to say 4 doors are for Grandma's and Grandpa's. Now I say 4 doors are for the OTHER Grandma's and Grandpa's. Never surrender ! ;):cool:
     
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  17. 63savoy
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    I never gave 4 door cars a second look until a buddy of mine bought a 65 Belvedere about 10 years ago. Clean as a whistle and ran like a swiss watch. Very affordable too! Here's a picture of my 63 Savoy.
     

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  18. fyrffytr1
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  19. [​IMG]
    Old pic from years ago. People at shows always asked why I wasted my money on a four door. I asked them then "Which car is yours?" usually followed by crickets...
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    Fast forward 35 years. Same number of doors, same questions, same crickets. AND, a nicely optioned 56-7 Sport Sedan or 4 door wagon is still on my bucket list.
     
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  20. greaser 35
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    I was a teenager in my head and I love my 4 doors mild kustom!:D
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  21. Elcohaulic
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    ] I always liked the big 65-67 Bonneville four door cruiser with 8 lugs and skirts..

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  22. statesblue
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    I used to be narrow minded too. Then I met Byrdie, named for the original owner. A 1963 Chevy Bel Air survivor with 29,000 original miles on the clock. She was in the same family since new and I couldn't get over the fact that a son, grandson or nephew didn't get her and hack her up. So I bought her.
    Don't care if you like it or not.....I dig it! 2014-11-03 14.55.58.jpeg
     
  23. Depends on the car....
     
  24. chopped
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  25. Brian Penrod
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    Love four door wagons and pickups.
     
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  26. Rambler man Dan
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    Wife has a four door 63 nova..
    I'm building a 59 rambler wagon..
     

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  27. 65pacecar
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    I’ll try to grab a pic sometime but the guy down the road from me has a 62Chevy 4 door with a built 427 that he drives daily (except in salt). Don’t know him very well but see it around quite a bit, sounds great, you can see the headers peeking out below.


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  28. brokedownbiker
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  29. brokedownbiker
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    To me it all depends on the lines of the car.
    Shoebox Ford? Yes- the four-door and the two-door sedan have the same roof-line; once the door handles are shaved and drip-rail is removed, they look practically identical.
    49-52 Chevy's? Fleetline's (fastback's) yes, ; Styleline's are a big no to me, the sedan roof-line makes the car look like a big marshmallow (just my opinion of course).
    Just about all cars prior to the late 30's good equally good two- or four-doors; I actually think that most of the early 30's cars look better with 4 doors; they just seem more balanced somehow.
    Of course, I've been told that I am a little warped in many ways lol.
     
  30. Scrapin’Metal
    Joined: Mar 19, 2018
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    Dad back in the day would say" stay away" now they are an nice economical comfortable ride. Few upgrades and hit the streets.
     

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