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Let's see 4 door to 2 door conversions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by alpar, May 9, 2012.

  1. alpar
    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
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    And how many end up being worth anything.
     
  2. Search for Ether's Merc build.
     
  3. alpar
    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
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    Must be more than one, let's see them.
     
  4. Squablow
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  5. Yummy
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    You beat me to it, i was going to reference your's!
     
  6. skyrodder
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    My old 54
     

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  7. carbuilder
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    From this.
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    Now on hold till owner get more funding UP.
     
  8. thunderbirdesq
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    How about this one...

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  9. here is my merch I started with a 4-door. I just need to get back on it.

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  10. 345winder
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    from this >>>

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  11. Wow, theres some pretty impressive cars shown. Im actually turning a 39 plymouth 4 door into a shortened roadster with a modified rear deck. Sorry, no pictures yet, but its going together far easier than i expected.
     
  12. Squablow
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    Some really good examples shown, but I know there's more, I just can't think of whose they are to search for them. There's a nice 49-52 Chevy from Australia, it's red, a red oxide primered 50ish Packard that's also chopped with slanted pillars, a blue 52ish Oldsmobile that's also hardtopped (might have gotten repainted a burgandy color), a green and white '54 Ford with a tri-power Y block, a 49-52 Chevy that was chopped as a 4 door, then converted, A step-down Hudson that I think was also in Australia, plus this...

    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=272171&highlight=kaiser

    Then there's this one, which does it to a 55 Chevy using only doors without a jamb donor

    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=228873

    These two I think should count, even though the process used more than just the doors and jambs

    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=466490

    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=673463

    And another '54 Ford that the whole body shell got swapped off of, I know it was just updated recently but I can't find it,

    This is the one by "Ether" that was mentioned above

    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=229300

    Don't know if these have been posted or not yet

    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=685848

    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=645383

    Both excellent
     
  13. brewsir
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    I built this 40 merc from a 4 dr a few years back. The japanese buyer took it to Winfields shop for paint and chrome...now it's in Japan.
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  14. Squablow
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    ^^ Very nicely done. I'm usually not a big fan of removable Carson tops, especially on a 40's sedan that has very little trunk length, but that one is a game-changer, the flow is excellent.
     
  15. koolkemp
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    Started with this ...

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    And this is a pic from a few months back, its a bit farther along now but I am takin a break for a bit to get other stuff done

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  16. Metaltwister
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    I did this one a few years back... His Aunt left him the car and so it had some family history. He always wished it was a 2 door so I made it happen for him.
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  17. Metaltwister
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    I know this doesn't count because I turned it into a 3 door. The curb side rear door was a suicide door so we added the post to the door and made it open with the rear door. Open the front and rear and the whole side of the car opened. It was my sons first build and I always teased him that it was golden, he could get the big women in the back of that ride. :eek:

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  18. MoparFinman
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    Thats a cool Mopar it looks good:cool:
     
  19. alpar
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    I like em. My aunt has 49 olds she will give me if I don't sell it. But it's damn ugly with 4 doors.
     
  20. 53choptop
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    Here is mine.
     

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  21. yetiskustoms
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    love the conversions!
     
  22. I have seen many real good conversions on the HAMB, with the two doors getting harder to find (at a good price) I think it is the way to go. What do you do with titles after the conversion? just save some photos to show it is the same car?
     
  23. mgtstumpy
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    Not mine, but a friend's '48 Pommie rod Vauxhall. Vauxhall never made tudors.
     

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  24. AV88
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    Good to see Them all in one place this is my 51 ImageUploadedByTJJ1336825946.309352.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1336826088.433063.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1336826214.017548.jpg
     
  25. Metaltwister
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    Yeah we did a 3" taper chop then pied the hood. We took 6" out of the rear door and added the 6" to the front door giving the front doors that long 2door look. Moving that B pillar back 6" gives the windows a better look in my opinion? Look at the stock Plymouth's and the windows are all close the same length.
     
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  26. Christian the Rat
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    Busy buiding a '51 Chevy into a custom car.
    Originally a 4 door. Cause of the lack of coupe doors here in Europe we had to extend the originals. Still a lot of work to do. Thanks for looking. Chris.
     

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  27. buick47
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    i dont have any photos, but im half way through converting a 47 buick
     

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