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1950 Pontiac Chieftain SilverStreak Straight 8 parts?

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I’m new here. Searched for threads on the car and can’t find any that suit my needs. I just bought a 50 Chieftain with a straight 8 in it. I have a lot of structural integrity work to do on it before I worry about rechroming, etc. 

 

the floor pans and weather seals are all super easy to find. I’m hoping someone can lead me in the right direction for doors. The bottom of the doors are a little rotted out. Same with the trunk. I’m a machinist/welder, so easy fix for me.

what I’m looking for is if there are any pre-made door frames, or companies that make replacement doors for them. The outer shell is fine, only the frame to the inner door is screwed.

I can always fabricate something to make it nice again. It’d just be easier to replace it with stock metal.

 

TLDR; I need door frames, or replacement doors for a 2dr coupe. Same for the trunk.

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It's been about 14 yrs since I did my 52 and at that time I wound up using some Chevy parts. My right front door came from a Chevy. 

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In POCI magazine or Hemmings you should be able to find good used doors. Did you try Franks Pontiac parts.?

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@GARY F I haven’t really found anything, the guy who sold me my pontiac gave me a catalogue, but some of the part names can be multiple things. I’m not sure where to find those sites/ magazines

 

@SDLARS Would a 2Dr Chevy Bel Air match up? Or would a front door from a 4 DR match a 2DR? This is going to be my first Resto, so I’m not sure what cars interchange. Just got one tip for easy frame, engine, trans, rear, and suspension. The body basically drops onto an 88-89 caprice body with very little modification. That’s the extent of what I know.

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I would imagine the two doors would be similar. Will likely have to modify the chrome/stainless mountings.

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6 minutes ago, SDLARS said:

would imagine the two doors would be similar. Will likely have to modify the chrome/stainless mountings.

It's been a long time since my 1950 Chieftain 2-door, but I think that most 2-door cars have longer doors than the fronts of 4-door cars to improve access to the rear seat.  Check it out before you buy.

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I may have been too brief. I meant that the two door models were likely similar and the four door models were similar.

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