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My 1952 ford 4 door to 2 door conversion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Maratrodz, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Maratrodz
    Joined: Sep 3, 2011
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    Maratrodz
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    from Wa

    My first time doing this. I have about 8 hours into this so far. Front door installed, post moved back and welded in. Rear door cut and tack welded in position. I think i'm doing pretty good for the first time.
     

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  2. cseay1949
    Joined: Jul 18, 2012
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    You made some good progress for a full days work .. looking good.

    I really appreciate anyone who can give some dignity to what was a homely four door by making it into a two door. I'm going to be doing the same to a 1958 Mercedes four door sometime in the near future.
     
  3. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    Looks dangerously like mine. Hope you have seen the link to my build and it helped.
     
  4. rocknrolldaddy
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    It does look like yours, choptvan. Nice job on the 2 door conversion...both a you's.
     

  5. AV88
    Joined: Feb 7, 2011
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    Looking good dude i feel your pain ,but it's well worth it ,have a look at my posts for any tips ,different car though ,it looks like you have it under control , enjoy
     
  6. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    Looking good!
     
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  7. chopt49
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
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    been there - chopped that .(see mine here)

    Good work so far - keep pix coming


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  8. 2dr_sedan
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    Man you weren't playing around! That's some progress for 8hrs work.
     
  9. But how will passengers access the rear seat?... lol
     
  10. Awesome! I have been back and fourth on doing this to my '56 for a couple years now. Some days I don't want to and some days I do:(
     
  11. j.Mack
    Joined: Apr 29, 2012
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    from Milwaukee

    thats impressive, I dont think I wouldve had the intestinal fortitude to do that lol.
     
  12. 29tudor
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    Lookin good man, check out my album in my profile there's sum pictures of my 52 2dr build
     
  13. Maratrodz
    Joined: Sep 3, 2011
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    Thanks all. I will be back at it this weekend.
     
  14. 40FordGuy
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    Back Seat Entry ? Easy...just use a "flip back" 2 dor front seat,....... Great project !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4TTRUK
     
  15. 40Standard
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    nice job. too many damn 4 doors around :rolleyes:
     
  16. Maratrodz
    Joined: Sep 3, 2011
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    from Wa

    Here is the drivers side that i worked on this weekend. Got the door installed door post installed and back section tacked into place. Cut out the old back side window and tacked the new frame in.
     

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  17. 65COMET
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
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    WOW;you make it look EASY,GREAT JOB!!!!!!! ROY.
     
  18. demonspeed
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    Wow, nice work. You're making it look so I easy I want to do it to my '54 now...
     
  19. Atwater Mike
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    I dunno...a bud of mine did a '55 Chevy he bought from Oregon. Had a terrible time finding tudor doors!

    I have a '54 Ford Coupe. Thank God! (I also had a '54 Ford fordor parts car. A friend was interested in it, had a rear-ended tudor. I suggested he convert the fordor. He said I was crazy) LOL
     
  20. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Looks good. On both of my conversions, I used the door jamb from the donor car instead of moving back the original pillar. Curious to know why you did that with yours, but it looks like it'll work out nicely regardless.

    Also, if your donor car didn't have a stock front seat in it, your 4 door seat can be made to fold forward by removing a couple of bolts on the sides, making the whole back of the seat fold forward. Not quite as convenient as a split seat but still very functional.

    Be sure to post more progress pics.
     
  21. Maratrodz
    Joined: Sep 3, 2011
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    from Wa

    I don't have a donor car just doors and side window frames that's why I moved the pillar back. The new doors close way better than the stock ones.
     
  22. looks great! keep up the good work!
     
  23. RED-EYE-KUSTOMS
    Joined: Oct 31, 2011
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    RED-EYE-KUSTOMS
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    from CA

    Lookin really good! Can't wait to see her finished up.
     
  24. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    Very nice work!
     
  25. Maratrodz
    Joined: Sep 3, 2011
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    Maratrodz
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    from Wa

    Been a while. Lost my job you would think I would have more time to work on my car but was busy trying to hussle up work. I will be starting on her again in the next few weeks. I will post updates then.
     

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