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Old 12-26-2004, 10:02 PM
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79 Town Car Suicide Doors

Hey folks, glad to be here!!

My wife and I are working on a 79 Lincoln Town Car. We are planning on a "mild" custom, but I guess most of 'em start out that way 'eh??

I really wanted a 64 with the suicide back doors, but we have a 79, so I figure why not suicide it?? Does any one have any suggestions on a supplier and any problems I might run into?

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Bill & Lori
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:46 AM
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Welcome! Sounds cool!!
you may have better luck with your post here..
http://hotrodders.com/f32

seems like a HECK of a fabrication job. im guessing youd have to habricate a new Bpillar for it..there are plenty of "suicide door" kits in the mags, but those just seem to be the latches, and I dont have any personal experience on that one!!

good luck!
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Thanx for the reply.

Yep, it is looking like a bunch of fab work. The biggest problem I am trying to work around is the way the bottom of the rear doors arch over the wheel well. This leaves only about 18" at the top to mount the hinges. I am worried that this will put too much torque on the hinges. Will keep looking for some heavy duty ones.

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Old 12-27-2004, 02:30 PM
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hmm.. I think to make it more like the 64's you should just straighten the back door out... Those doors are pretty huge right? cant you make a smaller rear door that just goes straight down from the line where the window meets the roof?
probably a lot of fabrication there too, but the door would be sturdier. Maybe you can start with a set of 64 -69 front and back doors and the matching b pillar and work "out" from there?? cool idea, either way. I just recently passed on a 79 licoln town car that was PRISTINE and only 500$.

Those babies have SO MUCH potential to look cool. I want to do one up really bad, but I dont have any "boat" parking at my house!!
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Those sound like some cool ideas, we appreciate it!!

We plan on dropping it a bit, putting on some 17", shaving a bunch of the tacky chrome, and painting it black or red. It has the big glass roof over the front seats, so that adds some unique looks too. The car only has 60K on it and is in really good shape.

I took your suggestion and posted it on the other board, Beenaway2long suggested a company called Hagan, I think I will contact them too and see if they have any thoughts....

500 bills sounds like a real good deal for one of these boats!! Parking can be an issue for sure, they run about 23 feet long!!

Thanks again for your input!
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