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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Mats W, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Mats W
    Joined: Feb 18, 2012
    Posts: 142

    Mats W
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    Hi all,

    As I’m new to this forum as of today I would like to take the opportunity to present myself:

    Name: Mats Winbro
    Sex: Male
    Nationality: Swedish
    Residence: Floastad (translated into English = Rivercity)
    Age: Born in 1964
    Civil status: Married
    Family: Wife Agneta and father of six children
    Occupation: Musician and farmer
    Record: Brother-in-law of H.A.M.B.-forum member Stefan T with whom I have shared the lead-sled interest since high-school. Actually I think it was me who dragged him into this custom-building morass some odd 30 years ago :) !
    Hobbies: 1) Music 2) Old VW’s 3) Farming
    Dreams: To build a ’32 5-window hardcore 50’s hotrod-style
    Blunders: Always having had low wages leading to missed opportunities to actually build/buy really cool cars
    Curiosities: Served as radio operator in the Swedish Army once, hence my choise of avatar (“Radar” from the M*A*S*H movie/TV-sreies)…

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    My present daily driver from March to October – a ’62 Ford Country Sedan 9-seater Wagon, bought in 2008

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    My first serious custom body work was done on this ’68 VW Type 3, built in 1985

    This car was built by me (standing) and my buddy Stefan T (sitting) and included top chop, building of full hard top side windows, new deck lid and new tuck’n’roll-inspired interior

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    My first ”Hot Rod” was a German made ’74 Ford Consul with a 4-cylinder Ford Pinto engine, back in 1986

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    My first American car was this ’54 Ford Customline with a Y-block, bought back in 1987

    // Mats
     
  2. 53Hattie
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
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    Howdy & Welcome, Always good to have another Swede aboard! Me also by heritage, GrGrandpa & GrGrandma Aagesson emigrated as young folks back in the late 1800s.
     
  3. Welcome from a half Swede from Michigan, My mother's name was Lundquist.
     
  4. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford
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    Welcome from Indiana.
     

  5. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Welcome from Finland!
     
  6. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 2,166

    Stefan T
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    from Sweden

    Welcome buddy and brother in law

    form old frend Stefan
     
  7. punisher7
    Joined: Jun 24, 2010
    Posts: 370

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    Member

    Welcome from Wisconsin!
     
  8. Orn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,058

    Orn
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    Welcome. You did a nice job on that 68 VW :cool:
     
  9. Mats W
    Joined: Feb 18, 2012
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    Thanks guys! I was told there were quite a few Americans with a Swedish heritage - pretty cool :) !
     
  10. Mats W
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    Thnx - kiitos paljon! You Finnish guys have built some of the coolest, smartest custom cars I ever saw :cool: !
     
  11. Mats W
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    Tack! Thanks for you comments on the VW - since me and Stefan T were really young (and short of both cash and experience) it was really tough to customize it without proper tools and stuff, but it was also great fun :p !!
     
  12. Mats W
    Joined: Feb 18, 2012
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    Thanks dude - I'll give ya a big hug next time you come around, he he ;) !
     
  13. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    Welcome from Texas!
     
  14. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
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    Welcome from Michigan. My old man was born in Bergen, and his Mom was a Swede.
     
  15. 31Slim
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
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    Welcome from Colorado!
     
  16. woodienut
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 349

    woodienut
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    from So.Cal.

    Welcome "Radar" from SoCal...formerly from Min-ne-sota home of lots of Sweds.

    Nielsen (the Dane)
     
  17. J-Gilmoore
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 232

    J-Gilmoore
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    Welcome! from another swedish farmer!
     
  18. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
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    so i send you a welcome, too! you got a lot of rock'n'roll-blood, i can see....
     
  19. Love your wagon! You guys build the coolest shit in Sweden. It's my dream destination spot!
     
  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,880

    The37Kid
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    Welcome to the HAMB from a half Swede, my Grandfather left in 1907 wish I'd asked him what town he lived in. Bob
     
  21. Mats W
    Joined: Feb 18, 2012
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    Mats W
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    Wow - I have family outside Bergen (that's in Norway by the way) - a pretty rainy town ;)
     
  22. Mats W
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    Mats W
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    Thanks man - I reckon Minnesota must be Sweden's 2nd biggest state :cool:
     
  23. Mats W
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    Mats W
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    Cool, thanks - I live at the VWest coast (Halland) :) !
     
  24. Mats W
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    Mats W
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    Rock'n'Roll - Tuck'n'roll - Whatever :) :) :) !
     
  25. Mats W
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    Mats W
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    Thnx - there are some good stuff built in Sweden and in Finland, I must agree there :cool: But that must be because our winters are so long and dark that we actually more or less live 24-7 in our workshops ;) ...
     
  26. Mats W
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    Oh another kid with Swedish roots :cool: ! Can't be that hard to locate the birthtown of your grandfather - hey, Sweden is a really small country compared to the US.
     
  27. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,230

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    Welcome from across the pond and down south in Mississippi USA!
     
  28. velkommen another Norsk hear with a interracial marriage
    married to a tough Swede!!:eek:
    been to both countries 2X when we was younger and could walk a lot more thank goodness
     
  29. E HANSEN13
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
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    E HANSEN13
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    Welcome bro from so cal....
     
  30. Mats W
    Joined: Feb 18, 2012
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    Mats W
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    Thank you guys :) !
     

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