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four door coupe

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:32 pm

According to the AA BL made a four door coupe (scroll through the pics to the "body" page)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1977 ... =R40&rt=nc
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Re: four door coupe

Post by MarinaCoupe » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:47 pm

Nearly Eamonn,

Picture from BL development archive ADO77
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Re: four door coupe

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:53 pm

MarinaCoupe wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Nearly Eamonn,

Picture from BL development archive ADO77
Eamonn? Tony! (definitley a different body shape Chris!)

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Re: four door coupe

Post by Morris McKinnon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:07 pm

What about a two door saloon?
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I think BL missed a trick with this one ;)

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Re: four door coupe

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:55 pm

Cool!
Well Ford made a 2 door mk2 Cortina, which was also a Roy Haynes design, and fairly similar bodywise to the Marina.

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Re: four door coupe

Post by Morris McKinnon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:24 pm

I would love to try making a two door version of the saloon. Take a coupe, cut the rear half of the roof and boot area out and graft a saloon rear end in. Knowing BL they wouldn't have changed the front doors anyway, so no need to lengthen them! Mk3 front door glass cut to size for the rear windows, job done.

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Re: four door coupe

Post by MarinaCoupe » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:52 pm

ScreamingLordStokes wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:53 pm
MarinaCoupe wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Nearly Eamonn,

Picture from BL development archive ADO77
Eamonn? Tony! (definitley a different body shape Chris!)
Sorry Tony, too many handles to remember.

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Re: four door coupe

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:33 pm

No worries Chris, i think Eamonn came up with a parody that was similar to mine.

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Re: four door coupe

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:37 pm

Morris McKinnon wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:24 pm
I would love to try making a two door version of the saloon. Take a coupe, cut the rear half of the roof and boot area out and graft a saloon rear end in. Knowing BL they wouldn't have changed the front doors anyway, so no need to lengthen them! Mk3 front door glass cut to size for the rear windows, job done.
You make it sound simple, I'll look out for your post in the Readers Projects section!

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Re: four door coupe

Post by Morris McKinnon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:46 pm

ScreamingLordStokes wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Morris McKinnon wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:24 pm
I would love to try making a two door version of the saloon. Take a coupe, cut the rear half of the roof and boot area out and graft a saloon rear end in. Knowing BL they wouldn't have changed the front doors anyway, so no need to lengthen them! Mk3 front door glass cut to size for the rear windows, job done.
You make it sound simple, I'll look out for your post in the Readers Projects section!
Compared to the project I'm working on now, yes, it would be quite easy! :lol:

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Re: four door coupe

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:46 pm

I reckon there'd be less welding involved!

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Re: four door coupe

Post by Morris McKinnon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:27 pm

ScreamingLordStokes wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:46 pm
I reckon there'd be less welding involved!
Without a doubt :lol:

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