The three musketeers (me,moms and sis) went to a small town, in the south of Dalarna (Dalecarlia), called Ludvika. Took care of some horse related business in town and got really hungry and look what we found! A small 50´s Café called Priq! No fun intendedI quess.. means dotin Swedish!Exelent coffee and pancakes! What a nice Priq!
Full with spamcakes and fleamarket findings
we went to see my auntie who lives outside Ludvika.
She brought out some great "fika", as allways, and some old Photo albums and look what i found;
So there I was, teaming up with "The TinMan" for a new adventure. Creating a new look for the Fiat without making it to obvious for the eye. It had to look like it came straight from the factory.. sort of anyways. I knew that I needed time to try and fail so I made a deal with Tomas that I would take care of the grinding and preparation before painting the little sucker, it both spared his back and gave me a place to do my dirty work. I´d been Solder-spackeling on my first bike build but with pretty poor result so I was a little bit hesitant doing I myself with the car. But what the hell.. Nobody knew what I had in mind so I started slowly to form the tallights consolesmyself. At this point, there was no return and the tinker-ghost had me firmly in its wonderfulgrip!Thank you and good night.
"TinMan" Ugly taillights Hanging with the "big boys"
So first things first.. Taking care of all the pannels round the car and sealing some parts plus changing the look in the back by removing them ugly ass taillights and replacing them with nu consoles and taillights from achevy -41!That´s my first idea,anyways!Feels great!
I´ve got the tinker bug bad, brothers and sisters!
Life presents it self in all kind oftinkering ways! Today was one of those days where you go.. What the.. Me, my moms and sis was out biking as usual and stopped by a nice price store. Outside the enterance was a beautiful old bicycle(Svalan made in Falun, Sweden)locked to a drain pipe. I was checking it out and thought, - man, someone realy cares for this old bike! I follow the guys into the store and well inside I bump into an old friend. She says, - So did you check out my bike outside? -That´s your bikeoutside, I replied!? -Yeah man, I´m into restoring old bikes.. Turns out she´s been doing this for a while and got great connections!We´re gonna swap stuff and have alot of fun doing that!
She´s SMALL! But I can fit inside her, no sexual reference what so ever... It´s like in StarTrek! Like two dimensions. Outside she´s so small but on the inside she´s way big (Here with a brut that didn´t take no for an answer)( She ruffed him up, real good!)
Ok, so I´m now a proud ower of a SMALL car. She runs ok, looks ok, but is she really OK? Some rust of course but how much? Some oil leakage but from where? The biggest problem though.. I don´t know Jackshit `bout cars! Well, another T&E project for me. My head´s ringing "SEEK HELP".. I know how to make music not restore cars, god dang ! For the first time I actually followed the ringing sounds (Tinitus) and after digging through friends and asking around I found Tomas,the pic above all happy and shit, whom later became a very dear friend! So rust and paint was taken care of..so I thought.. But there was something, some wierd feeling that snuck up on me..
My moms, sis and me where out on one of our regular biking rounds but this time we took another route than usual. The lake that we almost had circum has been one of my favorite lakes since I was a child. When the circule almost came full there she was! Orange, small, sassy and Italian!AND for SALE! 126, digits that did not have any meaning to me, yet.. I stopped and glared. I had to move in closer. -MAN! She´s so cute, my moms shouted down the road!Yes.. She´s cute.. I replied.. in a haze.. she´s cute.. and I´m fucking broke!! AAAAAAAh.. -It´s totaly you! My moms voice much closer now. -I could easily lend you the money.. moms even closer..
I bought her right then and right there!My first own car!My first car project had come to a very abrupt START!Fiat 126 Berlina -75
Another spontanious buy by yours truely! I found her on The Internet and we started the dance.. German beauty and charm v.s. Money and rust! The Germans look good! I´m half Geman thank u very much! 100% Good looking..Anyways, I bought her stressed for time and moneys.. Dark outside and only a flash light to guide me and Tomas, who drove me there! Bad move but man I´m happy! I´ll post pics on the progress and the agony! And most of all the JOY!