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    two old car doors

    any guesses of year and model. white one from a nash??
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    Just to narrow the search down a little, the left door is the driver's side rear passenger door.
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    I guess the left one didn't make it to the station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptEsteban View Post
    Just to narrow the search down a little, the left door is the driver's side rear passenger door.
    Possibly '37 - '42 Willys Overland. By 1941, most car makers had put the hinges inside the doors. Also, Willys was one of the few that didn't have 'suicide' rear door openings.

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    I'd go with the Nash Rambler (2-door) for the second. '51 or '52(?)

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    Two great guesses so far. I think DCMatt nailed it.I like Charlie P's guess too but I'm on the fence on that one.

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    these are some good answers ,thanks
    guys.
    brad

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    That Willys looks mighty close, but the vertical area at the rear behind the door handle, doesn't seem long enough.
    If you can look of those doors for parts numbers, etc., that might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptEsteban View Post
    That Willys looks mighty close, but the vertical area at the rear behind the door handle, doesn't seem long enough.
    If you can look of those doors for parts numbers, etc., that might help.
    You're right, Cap. That trailing edge just isn't the right shape for a Willys. But I'm confident about the date range.

    I looked again. There just aren't that many cars of that era with rear doors that have the hinges on the leading edge. I saw high end Pontiac's and Oldsmobile's with that. Cadillac, Graham-Paige, Cord had that. All the "working man's" cars had suicide rear doors. I know there were a bunch of other makers at the time. I can't find an exact match. But it has been fun looking...
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    I would say along in that date range, too.

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    There is a vey strong ($$$) resale market for early doors with original lettering to be used as garage wall art. That one is untypical (rarer), as it was used a road side sign, rather than a truck door with a company name.
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