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Projects The resurrection of Dagmar

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by royalbopper, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. royalbopper
    Joined: Dec 29, 2001
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    This is our daily driver Dagmar! She runs ok and shifts well and the brakes are really good, the interior was redone about 5 years ago when she was shipped to Sweden from california.
    The rest of her is pretty much junk so this will slowly turn into a build thread, the plans are a mild custom that we can drive to shows/partys all over Sweden. She has been in our family since august 2012. the po couldn´t do anything right so i see a lot of rewiring, welding, hammering, rebuilding and so on in the future! I think the rear needs to come a little closer to the ground and some trim must go, i have no real plans yet i will be winging it as i go!!


    Sigge!
     

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  2. CJS
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    I just heard on TV that if you have a resurrection lasting more than 4 hours you should contact a doctor immediately. Dagmar reminds me of the Frankensteine monster with that discolored left fender. Missing the stitches though. You'll have lots of fun with this one.
     
  3. royalbopper
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    2 inch blocks (vintage forged iron blocks not dangerous aluminium ones) and a set of airshocks
     

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  4. royalbopper
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    At somepoint someone rearended the old girl without any lubricant , and that gave her some problems with the trunkopening. the right side of the trunk is half an inch shorter then the right side

    I had to cut out a lot of rusted and bent stuff. i didn´t put in any bracing since everything was bent.
     

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  5. royalbopper
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    I pulled out one of my favorite tools, The vintage Blackhawk Porto Power!

    More pictures to follow when i use it to pull and push her trunk back to it´s normal shape!!
     

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  6. damagedduck
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    It's ALWAYS harder working on something that that had wayyyy too many hands on it before you got it! looks like your going to turn her around {for the good!}
     
  7. royalbopper
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    portopower
     

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  9. royalbopper
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    i Managed to straighthten out the right side of the trunk with the portopower, now i just have to weld in the new sheetmetal in the floor on that side .

    Then it´s time to do the same on the left side, she got hit pretty bad from behind but once i am done, the trunklid will close nicely again.
     

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