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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
    Posts: 3,980

    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
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,413


    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
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    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
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,552

    Bandit Billy

    I just bought a 1941 ford 4 door...if you count the tail gate and glove box door.
  6. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 299


    What about this one?

    1954Olds98_01_1200-700x426.jpg 1954Olds98_02_1200.jpg 1954Olds98_03_1200.jpg
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  7. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 299


    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
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 299


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  9. aldixie
    Joined: May 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,634


    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
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,561

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    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
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,875


    Please tell me that it is photoshopped !

    Surely no one would actually do that ?
  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
    Joined: Sep 14, 2018
    Posts: 68


  15. ^^^ Not a 4 door fan, but this sure nails the stance.^^^
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  16. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,553

    Kan Kustom

    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:
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
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  17. 63savoy
    Joined: Feb 11, 2014
    Posts: 15

    from Illinois

    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
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 299


  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...
    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
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 634

    greaser 35
    from FRANCE

    I was a teenager in my head and I love my 4 doors mild kustom!:D

  21. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 924


    ] I always liked the big 65-67 Bonneville four door cruiser with 8 lugs and skirts..

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  22. statesblue
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 262

    from Luzerne Pa

    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
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
    Posts: 1,951


  25. Brian Penrod
    Joined: Apr 19, 2016
    Posts: 81

    Brian Penrod

    Love four door wagons and pickups.
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  26. Rambler man Dan
    Joined: Mar 24, 2018
    Posts: 30

    Rambler man Dan

    Wife has a four door 63 nova..
    I'm building a 59 rambler wagon..

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  27. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,957

    from KY, AZ

    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
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
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  29. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 508


    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
    Posts: 54


    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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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
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