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    Posted: 18-October-2014 at 5:38AM
I'm liking it. Looks like the rear doors might have shaved door handles, or they could be welded shut. Found through Instagram. I asked for more photos:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-October-2014 at 5:46AM
where ever that car is it was probably ea$ier to custom the 2 door from the 4 rather than to import a factory 2 door?
 
first impression similar to a mid-late 60's Caprice/Implala with a more significant 1/4 window
 
but then the door is stubby, nice for parking lots with tight spots & opening into traffic LOL
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I'd love to know how they seal it with the windows up. Looks great
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It is a member of the FB pages overseas.
It is a 4-door, the B-Pillar is removable. He has it in place in order for the door to seal and removes it when the windows are down or cruising.
 
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cool, i like it!
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That is COOL. Nice wheels and tires too.
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I'd love to see how he made that removable. Might have to try that
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I also saw that on FB, it has a really cool grill too.
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i can't really see it too clearly in the pic, but looks like a vega "gt" emblem on the fender Thumbs Up
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It actually kinda does. Nice.
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the side mirror too Ermm i'm really diggin this 4 dr!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gpd294 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-October-2014 at 6:22AM
This looks pretty cool, but are we sure it's not another "photo shop" photo????
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i don't think so!^^^
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i like it! ive seen it before too, he said he can re attach the pilars.....i wouldve kept the rear door handels tho
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Ermm WHY??? ^^^
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The owners name is Andy Schmidig. He lives in the Netherlands. It really is a nice car.
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

Ermm WHY??? ^^^

why for the door handles or why for the pillar?

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the handles!, the pillar is awesome!!!(or lack of)
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I'd shave all 4 handles and put a good set of Sport mirrors on it.
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yeah, i'd have shaved all 4 myself, or put in an early 90's honda accord handle (flush mount and paint to match)on the front doors only


Edited by californiajohnny - 19-October-2014 at 10:02AM
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yeah, i wouldve shave em all or kept all four.....keeping one made it look like a 2 door from a distance with a awkward door position.....but none the less, it is a sweet car!
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

yeah, i'd have shaved all 4 myself, or put in an early 90's honda accord handle (flush mount and paint to match)on the front doors only


How about a Subaru XT door handle, which was flush too, but with a hinged flap that covered the hole when your hand wasn't there? It wasn't that great of a look, but it was "all" flush. It was different.
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I love XT's and SVX's. Not sure how a flush door handle looks on one of these cars, though.
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Well, our wagons have flush rear tailgate handles...of a sort. Gives me an idea.

Edited by unlovedford - 20-October-2014 at 11:03AM
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

Well, our wagons have flush rear tailgate handles...of a sort. Gives me an idea.


That reminds me of a dumb idea I had long ago. When I was hunting a new tailgate, I found a few wagon tailgates before the one Ranchero unit I ended up with. I kind of wanted to use the wagon tailgate, to be able to open it either way for the Ranchero. I'm glad I thought that through, and skipped that idea.

I did buy a wagon tailgate spring though, in case that large part would work for the Ranchero. It's a noticeably larger diameter steel.
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Hi, i'm not from netherlands...   
the 4door coupe GranTorino and me comes from switzerland




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72 4door Coupe from swiss!
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