Saturday, December 22, 2012

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings and best wishes for the New Year!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Car and motorcycle overseas shipping

A few pics from a visit to the company Nordtrafik in Gothenburg, for some weeks ago, showing what newly had arrived in Sweden. This company is well experienced and a specialist, when it comes to International car and motorcycle overseas shipping….lots of fun!


Sunday, December 09, 2012

Seeburg 1947 "Trashcan" jukebox

My friend “Tvåa” have looked forward to this day…. the day when the Seeburg 1947 "Trashcan"  jukebox should be delivered, after it has been fully restored.
It all started in February this year, when we have a trip together to the place  “Mel's Drive-In”. We find a "Trashcan" for sale in one of the members home, but it was in bad condition and needed somebody who could give it the right care and passion.
It was not easy to move this heavy music machine up to the 3rd floor, but with good technic, human power and intelligence, we fulfill…..without any damages. 
This will be a great addition to his home and will fit in with his other odd parts from the art deco era. It is not only a nice decorator piece, together with the matching original wall box, it sounds great.  

It all started in February this year, we find a "Trashcan" for sale.




Friday, November 30, 2012

Ekens Gassers Swap Meet 2012

Last weekend I visit Ekens Gassers Swap meet in Stockholm with my friends Stefan and Chrille.  It’s a long trip to go from where we live, a very early morning, started from home at 3.00 a.m. but it was worth it, lots of goodies as usual. This Swap has a great mixture of people, both bikers and hot-rodder’s as well the range of good old parts.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pontiac Firebird -68

Pontiac Firebird was in 1968 offered in five separate versions and engines alternative. My buddy Dicks Firebird is the hardtop coupe version with a four-barrel 326, giving 285 horsepower. He bought and imports this car from US, it was ready to go for the road. First it have to be approved by the Swedish authority for vehicle inspection, to have a registration certificate.

Than it all started, the oil pump gave up on it´s very first trip on Swedish roads, you all know what can happen than. Now he has to find a new engine for replacement….Than it start to fail miserably and everything's gone straight to hell..... He find a lot of others to be take care of......
Dick is a real optimist as well very skillful in what he’s doing, now he working on to exchange all sheet metal on the car including widening the fenders….More to come!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Searching for a Pickup

Have been looking for an old pickup for a while, have found lots of them in the market for sale, for example this one “1940 DODGE PICKUP, all complete original, has some rust and a title”.
Believe I have to consider if this is the right one…..for me!


Saturday, November 03, 2012

Guest mechanic from Volvo Racing Team

Hugo, guest mechanic from Volvo Racing Team, stops by the garage earlier this week. He really knows how to speed up the work, look what he achieved with a lively interest… and a monkey wrench.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sidecar project

The Flathead -47 will be equipped with a sidecar, mentioned  earlier on this blog. The sidecar body I bought was full of Bondo made by a real optimist, who has used all the entire tricks. So I have to sanding that damned body to see what’s remains!  Not too much remained so I have to find another body. Now, one of my friends helps with the metalwork for the "new" one, still some work to do. The chassis were actually all right and are now painted….

Wonder if this project is only nostalgia, emotions, or if it is only for fun?  Will it be possible that I extend the riding season? For sure, kids like them and that will mean I will like it. As somebody said, “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood”.
I should know both negative and positive effects regarding sidecars, because I used to have a very nice Panhead 1948 with sidecar for long time. After restoration, I sold it for some years ago. Probably that is the reason way I start with this project again…Never sell anything!
No doubt, it is to RIDE a motorcycle but to DRIVE a sidecar!   

The Panhead 1948 sold to Denmark


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dreams and wishes…..

Sometimes I believe the old days were easier. To find out I would like to be back in time for a couple of days and nights!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Backyard Garage

There are a lot of things in life which are very important. For us who have this specific hobby the garage is one of them…. I had the opportunity to visit my friend Gustav in his garage for some weeks ago. This Garage stand out itself as well the skills, desire, experience and knowledge Gustav and his neighbor have together. I’d like to share the picture taken during the visit, of what going on here…..!