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4 door to 2 door

Postby young gun » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:27 am

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!

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Torker » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:44 am

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.
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Zub-Dub » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:04 am

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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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Torker » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:09 am

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...
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Abnormal » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:13 am

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

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Jetta2 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:21 am

Mk1 and Mk2 Jetta's were availble in Coupe versions (2 door).
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Torker » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:42 am

2-door Jetta 2:

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby panic-mechanic » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:29 am

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.
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby RoadHaWg » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:38 am

Step1: Sell 4door
Step2: Buy 2door



There may just be several years in between steps 1 and 2.
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby PoLonY » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:48 am

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

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby G-spot » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:22 am

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
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby araf69 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:28 am

Mk3 and mk 4 coupes where built not bought from golf 2 door models. I've seen on vortex
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby young gun » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:06 pm

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?

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Jetta2 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:19 pm

No, the Coupe's were never released here in SA.

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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.
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Coroner » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:22 pm

Jetta2 wrote:Mk1 Jetta Coupe:
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Oooh my sack thats nice :drool: :drool:
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby PoLonY » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:48 pm

i will kill for both of those cars :drool:

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby SpikePCR » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:07 pm

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

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby PoLonY » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:35 pm

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:

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby zain_c » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:17 pm

Coroner wrote:
Jetta2 wrote:Mk1 Jetta Coupe:
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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
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby mafosta » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:59 pm

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



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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby PoLonY » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:39 am

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:


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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Belix » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:34 am

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!
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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Jetta2 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:37 am

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?

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Re: 4 door to 2 door

Postby Irfaan » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:58 pm

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
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