During the whole Easter holiday me and Patrik did work on the trailer, about 16-18 hours a day in a cold dark shop so I can tell that we are pretty tired right now… (I can for sure tell you that without Patrik this trailer would never be done) Max also spent one and a half day and John showed up and helped out for a half day yesterday. Must say that I REALLY appreciate all the help from my guys right now! I am just like always the spider that needs to be everywhere but it feels good to see that stuff gets done without me doing it all by myself! 🙂

And we have now finally stopped tearing down the trailer and started to build on it instead and that feels so crazy good, FINALLY!!! 😀 

The big reason why we could start to build on it is that I last week got all the hydraulic cylinders and stuff I started to order in the end of November last year…. I also got a lot of material from Patrik Widd that helped us to water cut and bend some stainless plates and all the doors to the trailer, we got a ton of steel material for the lift gate from our awesome sponsor Bengtssons Smide, I went by Martin Lundqvist at Autocut and did get some last minute help to water cut some stuff.

Pictures from the past week below.

  

Finally time to say goodbye after 5 days and nights together! 

  
   
   
  
A day at Autocut with King Martin Lundqvist, a huge thanks for helping me out water cutting the huge squared steel tubings that will hold our lift gate to the trailer! 🙂

   
   
Over load!? 😉 A huge thanks to Erik, Lasse and Per at Bengtsson Smide for cutting up the pieces and getting us all the material to the lift gate, you guys are awesome!!! Also thanks to Erik for some great welding advice!

  
So what you see here is the lift gate, looks like we got some time left to spend on it before it’s all done?… 😉

   
 Finally, after three months delay from the company I ordered the hydraulic stuff from we got them in the shop just beside the trailer, so right now we are around Christmas in the building schedule… 😉

  
All the doors and some other stuff that Patrik Widd helped us water cut and bend.

  
Thanks to Johan Jarbeck at LSF Custom Paint for helping us out with material to paint the lift gate after fabricating it!

   
   

To make about 300 threads in the big squared tubings that are 10mm thick you need the right tools for the job! Thanks to our sponsor Dolle at Nicma Tools for supporting us with great quality  drill bits and taps! 🙂

   
   
   
   
    
 Fabricating, machining, welding all damn day!! 😀

   
   
Patrik is taking the suspension and the brakes completely apart so we can check it trough and rebuild so it will be like brand new! 🙂

  
Patrik cutting out some more stuff… 

   
 John went by to climb the trailer sides… 🙂

  
Marcus is not in the team anymore but he is still a big part of ÅBM Racing as a sponsor so he went by for about 5 minutes and got this dirty, don’t understand how he does it.. 😀 😀

   
   
Buhu, moisture damages… 🙁 At least I got a little bit happier when Max went by and helped us! 🙂

   
    

  
At least we are moving on with the damages… Old junk is away and new wood is in place, next step is getting new fiberglass in the wood.

  
Plastic fantastic! Thanks to Kenneth Holmberg at Swecomposite that did give us great advice how to repair and also went by with fiberglass material and all the plastic stuff we need to repair the trailer! 🙂

   
 A lift gate to be!.. Next step it’s to get this parts mounted on the trailer! So soon we might be able to get a car in it.

  
We have cut out some stuff, a lot of trash is it!

   
 The shop is cleaned up and it’s time to go home, hopefully we can get some more stuff done next weekend again! 🙂

/Andreas


The last couple of weeks the boys got pretty much work done on the trailer!

  

    
   
Patrik, PG, Max and John have spent some hours taking away all moistured wood and insulation in the walls and trying to dry it up with a torpedo heater.

   
   
New wood pieces are made and are ready to get in place with some fiber glass.

   
 
Patrik did cut out the front part of the upper floor so we can lower it and make more room so we can stand up straight in the bathroom when it’s done.

   
 Patrik also did some research about the brakes on the trailer to find out what might be worn out and then took them apart to check the condition.

  
Or at least that’s what he told me… I don’t call this to check the brakes… This is more like sleep..!? 😀

 


It’s now one week ago since I got back home to Sweden again after spending two weeks in the Reid Motorsports / Pesz Power Performance shop in Wichita Falls, Texas. Must say that I did have a really good time with all my friends over there and I also got some new spirit to work on my own stuff again!! 😀

Since I got back I been working pretty much 24/7 to make everything ready and organized around the trailer, the boys Max, Patrik, PG and John have spent some time on it during the last week and also during the time I was in USA and that feels really good, I mean that they are working even that I’m not around! 😉

I have also almost put the whole new motor together to find out if something is missing or wrong but everything except for some small stuff is all done and that feels really good, you know it’s only about 6 weeks to the first outing for us, test and tune at Malmö Raceway in the end of April! 

  
The man and the machine!! 😀 Feels good!!!

   
 I did send my dirty laundry with UPS I did take my new Pistons in the suitcase just so I could start to put the motor together directly when I got back home! 🙂

   
   

Mounting sleeves in the block.

   
Pin the rear cam bearing.

   
Hone cylinders.

   
  
Checking the mains.

   
    
   
Short block assembled and all done!

  

Trying to get all the stuff around the new front mag drive in place…

  
Of course it needed some machining! 😉

 

In Wichita Falls with Brandon.

 
Really happy to have these people over there as my friends, feels good to escape from my ordinary life back home and go over and work on some others stuff! 😉

   
   
And it for sure was something to do, a lot of carbon fiber work and some safety updates on both cars.

  
Brandons hot rod turned out really good with the whole new interior!

   
 We went and helped some customers with there cars which was a lot of fun for sure! But I did miss the first race in the PDRA series due to the weather forecast did say it will be really heavy rain that weekend and instead of sitting in the rain just waiting they moved the race one week forward which I think it’s a really smart move so they at least can make the race.

  
Of course I did learn a lot of more stuff from this tuning genius!! 🙂 I for sure look forward to take my own car to the track an see how it reacts to all my new stuff!! 😀

  
And about new stuff, I got some coming with UPS really soon that I got and packed when I was over there!! 😉
 

 


Finally some stuff starts to happen for real with the trailer, but it’s been a really long way to get here… First the company that helped us to lower the roof and blast / paint the trailer underneath messed up so we got about 3-3.5 months after in our scheduled (and I’m still not satisfied with what they done) and to get that time back in missed working hours will be hard… I mean of course I can spend even more time on it but my guys in the team that got family’s and work and actually are having a life outside this racing thing can’t spend as much time as me on it and I am REALLY REALLY happy to have guys like Max, Jocke and Patrik “the Mas” around me that want to spend there free time in a cold dark shop doing what they can to help me out get this thing ready so we can use it to our first outing at Malmö Raceway in the end of April, it looks like it will be hard to make that dream come true but we’re working all we can to make it happen! 

Also I been working with a guy that was supposed to help us out with a complete deal for the hydraulic system to the tail gate lift, first time I called him I told him how I want to use the lift and that I need to have the parts for it like yesterday and after about 8-10 weeks when I done that guys job and helped the company they get the hydraulic cylinders from to design it just like I wanted it I finally ordered the parts in the end of last week… 

  
Looks a bit scared!? 😉

   
Out with some old stuff…

    
Naked and a lot of work to get this done, but this will make a lot of more room for us in the trailer.

Nice, dark, cold… So much fun!! 😀

  

Drawing day with Patrik Widd. 🙂

  

Patrik is really happy after cutting up a door specially for Andreas Arthursson 😀

    

I’m really happy to have these guys with me as a part of my team, love you guys! 🙂

   

  
Max enjoys using the large tools!! Just like always… 😉

  
   
 I don’t know the secret but it looks like they enjoy this and also have a lot of fun doing it… 😀 To be honest I don’t like to have water in the side walls on the trailer 😉

   
 Not funny… But it’s better to get it fixed now instead of waiting with it!

   
    
 One more drawing day at Patrik Widds place, and finally it’s time to start order material and start fabricate our lift gate!! Almost to good to be true…. A huge thanks one more time to Patrik for helping me out during the weekends! 😀