View Full Version : Make a "no door"?

Gary Ruissen
02-25-2007, 11:12 AM
Is it possible to some how seal off the side doors to make a "no door"? If so, would removing the hinges/handles and weling the existing doors be the way to go or remove the doors all together and have sheet metal and bracing made up to match the drivers side. In addition, if any of you feel this is a crazy idea, please say so. I want honest opinions. Thank you.

Gary Ruissen

02-25-2007, 12:06 PM
if you would take another van remove the driver side panel and rib's it would be the best way to do the job..

Gary Ruissen
02-25-2007, 12:43 PM
Has anybody ever done this? Is it hard or easy? How did it turn out?


02-25-2007, 03:20 PM
i once seen a mid-70.s where someone tried it i think they tried welding the sliding door then bondoing it.you could tell it looked it.what your wanting to do is do able but it still is not the real thing it makes it have something missing by not being a true no-door for me anyway.

02-25-2007, 04:24 PM
the cleanest way to make a no-door or a no-rear door
is use a driver side panel and some spare wall supports, it's clean and the lines end up perfect
i used a driver side panel to shave my rear doors on my 65 chop
-the star spangled van i welded the 2 side doors together and shaved them into a no-door
and my gold 65 i welded only the left side side door and shaved it over leaving one forward door on the side only
star spangled van before> http://groups.msn.com/vintagechevyvanclub2/leadfootpics.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=5223
star spangled van after> http://groups.msn.com/vintagechevyvanclub2/leadfootpics.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=5220

gold 65 > http://groups.msn.com/vintagechevyvanclub2/leadfootpics.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=5921

no pics of my chop to share YET

Joe Russin
02-25-2007, 06:31 PM
This is not an Early its a well done no side door mod never the less.........


Like any other "custom" body mod its all up to your welding /body work skills or how deep your pockets are.......

On a scale of 1 to 10. I would rate it as a 7.Just due to the amount of prep work needed to get the doner panel/ribs ready for the swap.Not to mention the welding required to install the panels and not warping them from the heat of the welds........


[This message has been edited by Joe Russin (edited February 25, 2007).]

02-25-2007, 11:21 PM
I like the idea of side doors on both sides. Wonder what ever happened to the Georgia van that was on Ebay that had been coverted to an eight door?

02-26-2007, 07:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gregw98:
I like the idea of side doors on both sides. Wonder what ever happened to the Georgia van that was on Ebay that had been coverted to an eight door?
I am with you Greg, I would like to "add" doors to my 66 window van, have never had a desire to have a no door, the neat thing about a van is that it is so functional with the side doors....
too each his own...

Thanks, Ben
BZ,RZ & Cujo @ N.C. 66&69 ChevyVan