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Old 11-08-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hi guys my names colin im mostly into mk1 cortinas i have one or 2 of them but im building an early prototype that fords built in 1962 ,it was called a saxon ,they only built 1 and as far as i know it went 2 oz and got broke up ,iv been building it 4 about 3 months thought you might be intersted here some pictures .
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had 2 make the car 19" shorter
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:40 PM   #2
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Here some more.
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had 2 make the door 2" deeper
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had to change the screen ap as its going 2 have a hard top
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and more
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making it stronger underneath
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:55 PM   #4
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fitted a fleet grill
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changed the front of the bonnet
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:05 PM   #5
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rear quarter 2 long so got 2 cut them down
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if you look at the picture its got a hump in the boot
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:12 PM   #6
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incredible job there, keep up with updates
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #7
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also the back panel is flat
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got 2 make the hard top this is going to be a big job
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that was a few pictures so far colin.
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Great job there Colin ,Dave mentioned that you were doing this ,we will have to pop up one day for a closer look
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great job there colin ,dave mentioned that you were doing this ,we will have to pop up one day for a closer look
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Great project, looks a little like an English T-Bird
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what a lot of work you have put into this! what engine will it be running?
looks good mate (y) keep us updated
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Got to love the cortina, this is gonna be a beauty though.
What engine are you putting in?
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #13
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[quote=GrimV8;5040981]Great project, looks a little like an English T-Bird [/quote
Hi Grim your dead right that what they called it the saxon thunderbird
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Got to love the cortina, this is gonna be a beauty though.
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just a 1500 GT i want it to be what it would of had in 1962 im tyring 2 get it as close to the picture as i can theres no picture of the so thats up 2 me .
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This is epic.. top stuff
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thanks mate dont know if its ok to quote another forum but if you go on buy sell cortina under saxon project your see lots more pictures .
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looks good so far keep it up and us posted
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looks awsome! really like it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:06 PM   #19
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Thanks guys its been a long time coming been wanting 2 build his for years il post some more pictures at the weekend .
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Great project will be watching this i adgree with oathers the british thunderbird...
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amazing metalwork skills!
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Thanks 4 the interest guys .
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Very cool looking car , and some superb fab work going on

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Great fabrication work! Do you have further drawings of the car or do you just use the picture?
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WOW flipping amazing skills too just build it from nothing..major impressed mate..
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Superb fab work there, keep the piccys coming.
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Love the fab work and the shape of that cortina is gorgeous
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Thats an amazing project mate, big up to you. I also like your rotissrie, we made a similer one but have it mounted on a transporter trailer, lol
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thats fantastic, your fabrication skills are amazing. keep us updated!
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Very interesting build - especially since I'd never seen nor heard of a Cortina Saxon before!

Is that the only picture you have of the official Ford produced car? Just interested to know how you know all of the correct dimensions for it?
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stunning mate love mk1 tinas alwasy fancied a crayford k1 but thiss looks so much nicer have seen that picture before
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My thoughts too - interesting car - glad it has found the right person to restore.
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Hi XR3I no no over drewings just that one picture at first i thought it was just a cut down cortina but no so many things diff like the door 2" deeper hump in the boot flat back panel etc i think that y no one has built one b4 ,one big problem i had was the wheel if the look there not 13" there 15" so where do you get them so i had 2 make them i used vw beetle outer rims and ford focus hubs i welded them 2gether the hub cap was hillman minx that took a lot of work sorting that problem out but had 2 build the car round the wheels .
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great job on the wheels colin ,see you tommorow at battlesbridge
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Bloody hell! That is one hell of a project, great work and superb skills on the metal work!
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