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4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:27 am
by young gun
Hi guys I'm posting for a friend!

He also has a jetta mk2 4 door and really loves the look of the coupe' so he was thinking of maybe undertaking such a task.
How much work would be involved? Is it a simple case of just welding up the door and filling in the gaps?
Any info or links would be appreciated guys!

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:44 am
by Torker
Not advisable - the front doors on a 2-door/coupe is normally bigger than on a 4-door, simply welding up the rear doors will create a 'lopsided' look. I've seen it on a number of Citi Golfs and you can see immediately that it is a 4-door with the rear doors welded in. The right way to do it is to source a set of bigger doors and move the pillar back.

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:04 am
by Zub-Dub
Torker wrote:The right way to do it is to source a set of bigger doors and move the pillar back.

Or just get a 2 door to start with.

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:09 am
by Torker
Zub-Dub wrote:
Torker wrote:The right way to do it is to source a set of bigger doors and move the pillar back.

Or just get a 2 door to start with.


I think either way is gonna be nearly impossible in South Africa, I can not recall seeing a single 2-door Jetta 2 in all my years so they must be pretty scarce...

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:13 am
by Abnormal
Zub-Dub wrote:
Torker wrote:The right way to do it is to source a set of bigger doors and move the pillar back.

Or just get a 2 door to start with.

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Don't think the jetta came in 2 door

+1 for source a set of bigger doors

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:21 am
by Jetta2
Mk1 and Mk2 Jetta's were availble in Coupe versions (2 door).

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:42 am
by Torker
2-door Jetta 2:

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:29 am
by panic-mechanic
I have seen 2 locally - both in LHD. As said - the catual door opening is bigger and the pillar is further back. If you simply weld the rear door closed it always looks odd.

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:38 am
by RoadHaWg
Step1: Sell 4door
Step2: Buy 2door



There may just be several years in between steps 1 and 2.

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:48 am
by PoLonY
RoadHaWg wrote:Step1: Sell 4door
Step2: Buy 2door



There may just be several years in between steps 1 and 2.

and a change of country in between lol

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:22 am
by G-spot
Jetta2 wrote:Mk1 and Mk2 Jetta's were availble in Coupe versions (2 door).


Ive seen a few mk3 and mk4 jetta coupe's on international forums as well

I know there were mk4 coupes produced by vw, not so sure about the mk 3

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:28 am
by araf69
Mk3 and mk 4 coupes where built not bought from golf 2 door models. I've seen on vortex

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:06 pm
by young gun
Thanks for the info guys will pass it on!

I agree it is obviously better to just buy one but I have never seen a ciupe in s.a did they even come to us?

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:19 pm
by Jetta2
No, the Coupe's were never released here in SA.

Mk1 Jetta Coupe:
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Mk2 Jetta Coupe:
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If you bud can source Mk2 Golf 2 door doors, side windows, etc then he can possibly do it, but the expense will be a bit harsh.

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:22 pm
by Coroner
Jetta2 wrote:Mk1 Jetta Coupe:
Image


Oooh my sack thats nice :drool: :drool:

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:48 pm
by PoLonY
i will kill for both of those cars :drool:

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:07 pm
by SpikePCR
PoLonY wrote:i will kill for both of those cars :drool:


A buddy of mine has both of these cars. I will get some pics to upload. He was selling it at some time

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:35 pm
by PoLonY
SpikePCR wrote:
PoLonY wrote:i will kill for both of those cars :drool:


A buddy of mine has both of these cars. I will get some pics to upload. He was selling it at some time


yes please :drool:

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:17 pm
by zain_c
Coroner wrote:
Jetta2 wrote:Mk1 Jetta Coupe:
Image


Oooh my sack thats nice :drool: :drool:


x10000000000000000 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

i've never seen a 2-door mk2 Jett. but i have seen a LHD one running the streets down here in CT, looked a bit neglected tho

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:59 pm
by mafosta
SpikePCR wrote:
A buddy of mine has both of these cars. I will get some pics to upload. He was selling it at some time



if your bud dies we know who dunnit :wink:

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:39 am
by PoLonY
mafosta wrote:
SpikePCR wrote:
A buddy of mine has both of these cars. I will get some pics to upload. He was selling it at some time



if your bud dies we know who dunnit :wink:


:oops: :hi:

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:34 am
by Belix
Moving the pillar back would mean filling in the metal where half the rear door would be. I've seen repair panels in ETKA for mk2 2-doors but doubt they would still be available, at least from VW RSA.
All things considered, probably easier to import one!

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:37 am
by Jetta2
When I considered doing this, I found out the price for rear quarter panels from a certain friendly VW parts guru.
How does 9K sound like for ONE panel?

The Vaseline factory will be out of stock for a while :lol:

Re: 4 door to 2 door

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:58 pm
by Irfaan
Not advisable, will look kak, but if they could build a CITI limo in soweto im sure this can go right if those longer doors are sourced