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  • 1953 Champion on C/L for $1200

    Wish I had room for this car in Iowa.

    http://waterloo.craigslist.org/cto/5009472432.html

  • #2
    Isn't that a 4 door with the rear door handles shaved? Or am I missing something?
    Still probably worth $1200. Too bad there's no title.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 54Frank View Post
      Isn't that a 4 door with the rear door handles shaved? Or am I missing something?
      That's pretty much what the factory two door sedans were..

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      • #4
        Twchamp I saw that to bad the trunk lid is so beat up. With 2 dr ht doors and the top and rear front part of the 1/4 panel cut off it could be a convert 2 seater.

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        • #5
          So that's how the factory made 2-door sedans; took a 4-door and welded the rear doors shut? Seems odd to me...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 54Frank View Post
            So that's how the factory made 2-door sedans; took a 4-door and welded the rear doors shut? Seems odd to me...
            It wasn't really quite that crude, but not far from it. The body shell between a 2 and 4 door sedan is the same. The two door just has a filler panel where the rear door would be. That's why you see the seam between the filler panel and the rear fender. In 55 they added some gaudy chrome to cover the seam.

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            • #7
              There was a 54 at Denton Texas one year that had suicide doors for the back doors hinges and door latches from a Saturn.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mbstude View Post
                It wasn't really quite that crude, but not far from it. The body shell between a 2 and 4 door sedan is the same. The two door just has a filler panel where the rear door would be. That's why you see the seam between the filler panel and the rear fender. In 55 they added some gaudy chrome to cover the seam.
                I think they made them in that manner so the rear quarter panel was the same for 2 door and 4 door. They do look odd, first one I remember seeing I thougt someone had done a great welding job on a 4 door to convert it to a 2 door.
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