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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

I know there is one hole for the door handle compared to 2. I can easily make the second cut out, but are there any other differences and is the existing hole the same as the 60-64 doors? Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

If its a 56-59 "ice pick" door.. yes.. cut the front slit as required.. bolt and go..
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

Ken - you rock! I have a stash of at least 8 or more sets of doors. All of my earlys are pretty rough and I have a buddy that is pretty sure he has some nice ice pick doors.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

The horror of modifying good ice pick doors.. Laughing

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My door tragedy .. .. Im actually going the opposite.. modifying perfect 61 convertible doors for ice picks.. Do what I like.. damn the naysayers. Laughing

Ice picks are kewl.. Wink

Wait till ya see what I do with the snowflakes.. Twisted Evil Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

Yeah, I know I will probably be sent to VW hell....populated by rotted out Supers with owners that only have maybe $1000 to fix the car.....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

I don't know how concerned you are with looking original so I will point out the other difference is the door stops in the front door jam. The 1960 down used a round rod and there are a couple large screws above and below the slot in the door jam for the rod. 1961-1964 have a flat strap door stop rod and no screws on either side of the door stop slot in the front jam.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

You will also want to check to be sure that the strikers are compatible with the latches.
You should be good to go if you reuse your original latches in the ice-pick doors.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:30 am    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

Shit....Didnt know about the check straps....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

When the door is closed.. ya don't see them.. Laughing

Is this a restoration.. or merely a resurrection?

Yes .. the door check rods themselves are round 56 through 1961 model year.. if you dont want use the round rod style... with a little work.. the later flat version can be utilized in their place.
From 1956 the door pillar pin is the same size until the end.


Bruce wrote:
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Pre '52 check rods are flat steel
1953-61 check rods are round in shape.
1962-later are two pieces of fat steel welded together

the list is not done yet.

53-55 check rods are longer than 56-61 check rods. Thus you can't use the later check rods in a ribbed door.
Also, the 53-55 rods have a curve to them.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Can I modify ice pick door for 60-64? Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
When the door is closed.. ya don't see them.. Laughing

Is this a restoration.. or merely a resurrection?

Yes .. the door check rods themselves are round 56 through 1961 model year.. if you dont want use the round rod style... with a little work.. the later flat version can be utilized in their place.
From 1956 the door pillar pin is the same size until the end.


Bruce wrote:
RareAir wrote:
Pre '52 check rods are flat steel
1953-61 check rods are round in shape.
1962-later are two pieces of fat steel welded together

the list is not done yet.

53-55 check rods are longer than 56-61 check rods. Thus you can't use the later check rods in a ribbed door.
Also, the 53-55 rods have a curve to them.
.


Restoration...We are thinking that we may be able to salvage the original door, but keeping this option as a plan B
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