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Old 08-09-2011, 10:55 AM
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NOVA owners, please help me taking a measurement

I'm converting a 1962 4 door sedan to 2 door and I need the length of the doors at the waist line, because I have to lengthen the front doors.

I'm relocating rearwards the pillars and removing a slice off the rear doors, then will weld the remains of the rear doors to the rear quarter panel.

the sections removed off the rear doors will be inserted in the middle of the front doors to make them longer.

Please if you own one of them 2 door models, take the measurment of the length of the doors for me.

thanks a lot in advance.

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Old 08-10-2011, 01:16 AM
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for what I can figure out comparing sections on website's pictures, seems like the doors are 11 inches longer on the 2 door models, could this be correct?

my doors are now 40 inches long, enlarging them to 51 inches looks good and acurate to me.

I already have the pillars removed and the doors ready to be cut, I need to confirm the measurments only before I fire the plasma up.

anyone up there can help please?
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I'm converting a 1962 4 door sedan to 2 door and I need the length of the doors at the waist line, because I have to lengthen the front doors.

I'm relocating rearwards the pillars and removing a slice off the rear doors, then will weld the remains of the rear doors to the rear quarter panel.

the sections removed off the rear doors will be inserted in the middle of the front doors to make them longer.

Please if you own one of them 2 door models, take the measurment of the length of the doors for me.

thanks a lot in advance.
Augusto.
Sorry i cant help you since I dont have one to measure. But I have a look this week end at our local cruise night where one shows up ocaisionally.
Interesting to see some do this to make a two door car. I thought of doing the same thing with my 4 door willys since I cant find a pair of 2door doors.
It would be a lot easier to do with a pair of 2 door doors and then position to post in place after hanging the doors and the weld up the quarters.
Maybe post some pics of your project
Good luck
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:40 PM
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I will post pictures of this project, it sure is less complicated finding a set of doors but they simply don't exist here, so I have to frabicate my own set.

I already have the front doors sliced in half, lots of rust and bondo showed up, seems like there's lots of work coming up.

thanks for your offer I'll be waiting for your reply.
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BTW I found out today that this is a 1963 model year, has my same age, hmm this car is younger than I tought

I decoded the tag that's on the firewall, I can't find the VIN, where is it located?
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:15 AM
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BTW I found out today that this is a 1963 model year, has my same age, hmm this car is younger than I tought

I decoded the tag that's on the firewall, I can't find the VIN, where is it located?
I believe they are on the dashboard, left side by the windshield.
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On a 64 chevy II the vin number is between the hinges of the left front door when it is open.
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I will post pictures of this project, it sure is less complicated finding a set of doors but they simply don't exist here, so I have to frabicate my own set.

I already have the front doors sliced in half, lots of rust and bondo showed up, seems like there's lots of work coming up.

thanks for your offer I'll be waiting for your reply.
I was unable to go tothe cruise this weekend but will this coming weekend.
Hopefully I gan get you a measurement.
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I have a 65 no post. Will my measurements work for you? Lmk. I'll measure when I get home from work.
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Augusto,
If by 'waiste line', you mean the body line in the center of the door, where the trim molding goes- it is 49 7/8" wide.
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I'm converting a 1962 4 door sedan to 2 door and I need the length of the doors at the waist line, because I have to lengthen the front doors.

I'm relocating rearwards the pillars and removing a slice off the rear doors, then will weld the remains of the rear doors to the rear quarter panel.

the sections removed off the rear doors will be inserted in the middle of the front doors to make them longer.

Please if you own one of them 2 door models, take the measurment of the length of the doors for me.

thanks a lot in advance.

Augusto.


Well
I finally got to a show and was able to take some measurements
I mmeasured three different cars two hard tops and one post and was shock at the measurements I got. 50"3/8, 50"1/4 and 49"7/8.
I guess maybe the reskinning of the doors could explain two of the measurements but the 3rd I cant explain. So I hope it helps
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