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Worlds fastest Commer...?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Commer, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. Outstanding!
    How does it drive?
  2. That kicks ass and sounds great.

    LOL - yeah that guy looks nothing like you.:D

    Looks like a real short wheelbase on the truck.
  3. Commer
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 77


    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) :D.
  4. Del Swanson
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 708

    Del Swanson
    from Racine, WI

    I love this build!
  5. Tortron
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 49


    Should be a bit faster than the 40mph top speed of my stocker!
  6. Heo2
    Joined: Aug 9, 2011
    Posts: 661


    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
  7. maniac
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 539


    I agree.....:cool:
  8. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,906


    Post some pics of your stocker as I never seen one.
  9. Tortron
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 49





    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)
  10. Great to see it running! That thing sounds awesome by the way...

    Boy, they sure don't waste any space Sweden, do they???!!

    How was the temp after your drive? Think it will cool well enough?
  11. chevydave1965
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 370

    from Iowa

    Cool build ! Welcome to HAMB !!
  12. Rat Rod Roach
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 261

    Rat Rod Roach
    from Aurora CO.

    Congrats Toni.....
    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....:D:D:D

  13. Jack60
    Joined: Nov 25, 2009
    Posts: 117

    from Maryland

    Sounds good, very nice job, keep up the good work, can't wait to see her done..........
  14. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,077

    from Hawaii

    That truck is beyond cool!
  15. Commer
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 77


    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.
  16. Tortron
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 49


    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
  17. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,372


    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...
  18. linkstar69
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
    Posts: 88


    Subscribed, not really traditional but the spirit is just spot on. Great stuff man
  19. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,394


    Congrats on the successful test drive.

    It will look great with the bodywork back in place.

  20. 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.
  21. Commer
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 77


    You are more than welcome!
  22. Commer
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 77


    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.

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011
  23. Commer
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 77



    I was lucky, never thoght about the doors... but will lower the roof to be on the safe side. :rolleyes:
    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)

  24. Commer
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 77


    You scare horses, I scare little old ladies!
    Life is sweet!

  25. 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!

    Attached Files:

  26. Love it! Your body language in every video says it all. Sure sounds like a hot rod to me.

  27. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Oddballs Rule....
  28. Worlds fastest Commer.... Theres a joke there but im not going to make it :) welcome to the HAMB
  29. 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!
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  30. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,454


    You coming by Denver...??? I'd give you a ride in my Caddy...!!!

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