View Full Version : My Doors

10-06-2007, 12:29 PM
The doors of my Cutlass Ciera SL 2 doors are completely rusted in lower part and I am in the search of new doors or old in good condition.

Below of door:

Face exterior of door to the top rod to chromium plate it:

Joined of lower part of door:

10-06-2007, 05:11 PM
2 door models are harder to come by, especially in Europe. Finding newer doors will be very tough

10-06-2007, 05:33 PM
A carriage-builder proposed to me to remake them for 800,00€ = 1.130, 85$.:confused:

10-06-2007, 08:49 PM
for that cost you could buy the doors in America and have them shipped!

10-06-2007, 09:09 PM
I would think so.:confused:

10-06-2007, 10:05 PM
for that cost you could buy the doors in America and have them shipped!

Thus for this price I could have new and deliver them at home?:confused::eek:

10-07-2007, 01:49 AM
Thus for this price I could have new and deliver them at home?:confused::eek:

Pretty much!:(

You can BUY a decent Ciera for that price here

10-07-2007, 08:45 AM
I suspect it, I know a little the prices of Ciera in the USA but I do not have the choice.:(

10-08-2007, 05:57 AM
Unfortunately, when GM built these cars, the door skins were just crimped onto the door frame with NO corrosion protection. On the 2 door coupes, the door frame tends to rust away before the outer door skin does. I have re-skinned a couple of these for a Citation-owning friend of mine, we had to take sheet steel and make a new lower portion of the door frame! It was a lot of work and is probably why the repair place you talked to wanted so much!
I have no idea what shipping to Europe would be, but I will be glad to keep my eyes open for a set of doors for you here in the Des Moines Iowa area. You said that your car is a 1990 model year, I am assuming that is has the seatbelts integral with the doors.
By the way, that is an awesome Ciera coupe you have! My 86 Eurosport coupe has to make do with 92 horsepower :(

10-08-2007, 09:19 AM
Thank you. Yes the carriage-builder my known as whom it should remake all the bottom of the door with new sheet. If you find doors for my Ciera, I would be very content. Not my belts are normal, not in the door. Yes it goes back to 1990. The models of exports are always better provides out of equipment. The French cars are equipped also better when they leave in another country.

10-11-2007, 07:02 PM
:eek: Wow, your doors look as bad as mine. I'm actually having problems finding new doors right here in NY. ::shrug::

I would do like other's stated and see if you can pick up a new set of doors from somewhere (be it here or in France). 800 euro seems like a large expense just fix rust spots. (Even if it is a lot of work).

...but that's just me. :rolleyes: