The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Commer, Aug 15, 2010.
How does it drive?
That kicks ass and sounds great.
LOL - yeah that guy looks nothing like you.
Looks like a real short wheelbase on the truck.
Thank you, guys.
Maybe too early to say, the drive was too short, but it is very firm and feels real stable, despite the short wheelbase (original Commer).
It's a very small PU in all directions and smaller it will be (height) .
I love this build!
Should be a bit faster than the 40mph top speed of my stocker!
Hi i realy like your car. Thought the soroundings in the movie
was familliar. You are only a couple hundred meter away from my
brother in law (Carl hills gatan) and some 1700 km from me
. Its a small world
Post some pics of your stocker as I never seen one.
Mine is a 1948 Q15 superpoise. Im guessing yours is the facelift model with the headlights in the front wings (would have been a bit faster too as they had an updated engine put in)
Great to see it running! That thing sounds awesome by the way...
Boy, they sure don't waste any space on...DOORS...in Sweden, do they???!!
How was the temp after your drive? Think it will cool well enough?
Cool build ! Welcome to HAMB !!
I just had this feeling when I saw your msg on my phone... I was sitting on an airplane... only wish I was going that way, Im on the west coast this week, What a great feeling takeing it down the street for the first time... that's awsome... get the fenders on it befor our next tech. meeting
I still want a ride....
Sounds good, very nice job, keep up the good work, can't wait to see her done..........
That truck is beyond cool!
I can see the similarity between the two models, they share the dashboard, doors and steering wheel/column.
When I bought mine it was only a shell, nothing of the interior or bed was left. And spareparts you can forget!!!
Thats why the radical mods.
Probably not much help with all the mods, but if you were after any info i have a bunch of old books here im happy to go through
Congratulations! That's fantastic! Sounds pretty cool! Looking forward to more progress!
Now hurry up and get the lid cut down! I can't wait to see what the profile looks like when the body is all together...
Subscribed, not really traditional but the spirit is just spot on. Great stuff man
Congrats on the successful test drive.
It will look great with the bodywork back in place.
I just found this thread. Looks like a great build. I was just in Malmoe late last year. If I make it back again, I will have to look you up to come see this in person.
You are more than welcome!
That would be great!
What I'm looking most for is interior pictures and some facts regarding what version was sold where.
I guess the flat bed was sold i Europe and the "Commonwealth", the pickup with steel bed, in the States. But that's just a guess.
Mine was sold as a flat bed, since there is no signs of a gas filler neck in the cab corners.
I was lucky, never thoght about the doors... but will lower the roof to be on the safe side.
I have no idea how the temp was, luxury items like gauges are not installed yet.
No seriously, the ride was really short so the thermostat never even opened.
There is two 2-speed fans under the radiator. I think it will be enough.
Will also fabricate an air scope back at the bed. (Who automaticly open up when I pass the sound barrier... or at 40 - 50 mph)
You scare horses, I scare little old ladies!
Life is sweet!
More rustrepair, lower half of the right door ready and some more waiting...
Put some "rusteater" on the inside of the celing to get a more firm surface.
First it turns white, then black. Half celing is done.
Some sanding is needed wich gives you that nice redish face colour...
I wish each and everyone of you a very mery X-mas and a happy New Year!
Love it! Your body language in every video says it all. Sure sounds like a hot rod to me.
Worlds fastest Commer.... Theres a joke there but im not going to make it welcome to the HAMB
Cuttin' rust, making templates... forming sheetmetal... I wish I'd bought an american truck!
Might just do so, just booked the summer vacation to... L.A CA!
You coming by Denver...??? I'd give you a ride in my Caddy...!!!
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