Time to finally get the lighting and electrical power in the trailer permanently installed!

Just because we haven’t done anything on the Chevelle it doesn’t mean that we forgot about the trailer! 😉

Finally we have pretty much all the electrical power and working lights in the whole trailer!

Me and Sofi have spent a couple of hours or maybe more from September to December pulling cords and mounting power outlets everywhere and I have tried to find out where and what I want when it comes to switches, lights and power outlets…

Well after all I think it turned out really good!

A huge thanks to John Björkman that helped me fix the mess I created and got everything hooked to the electrical power central, thanks for that because I really don’t like this high voltage stuff! 😀

Felt pretty good to remove all the extension cords and the temporary electrical central that we have been using for the last 3-4 years!… 😉

Now on to next thing in the trailer what ever that will be!… We are moving on slowly but right now at least in the right direction on everything we are doing! 🙂

Saturday last week started early at 05:00 after a loong working week… But me and Max did have a mission to complete! =)

A huge thanks to Jörgen Berg at Lastvagnsverkstan in Smedjebacken for helping me and Max out on a Saturday to adjust the brakes on the trailer correctly, it’s a hell lot easier when you are able to test how the brakes are working after the adjustment when you got a stand up friend that got a brake tester for heavy vehicles and are willing to help you out on a Saturday!

Now the trailer is inspected and a proved and ready for what to come during the next season and we did also find time to change out a bad air damper to the truck cabin!

Lastvagnsverksta’n in Smedjebacken your one stop truck and and trailer repair shop! =D

More work on the truck and trailer, a little repair, the yearly inspection and a well needed wash!

Ready and clean! =D

My traveling buddies on the way to the yearly inspection! 🙂

Friday last week it was time for the yearly inspection on the truck and trailer, went pretty good! 🙂 But like always some small brake issue, that’s the bad part when you don’t use the rig enough…. Well a little adjustment on one axle on the trailer and we are ready for one more year on the road! 🙂

Truck work!

Max did remove some old rusty crap that is supposed to hold one of the air tanks, Sofi fabricated a new one, I helped to mount it back on the truck, that’s what I call team work! One more step getting everything around the racing circus ready!

Saturday was rig wash Saturday! A huge thanks to John the Sneaky Snake for spending the day washing off the truck and trailer! <3 😉

It’s been a perfect sunny but a bit chilly weekend to spend some time on the trailer!

I have spent pretty much the last month or more working on the trailer, whole days during the weekends and at least a couple of hours every work day and this past weekend wasn’t any different!

Spent some time cleaning it out and finish up some insulation that should been done earlier.

Max spent some time on the truck so we can fabricate a new holder beam for a air tank.

Finally some progress on the trailer! =)

I’ve got the air heater / air conditioner pumps laying around in the trailer for about 3 years now, I think… And finally yesterday they are installed and up and running!!! =)

Me and Sofi started to prepare the mounting for the outer pumps about 4 weeks ago, and then all the mess with the leaking roof took our time so we could never finish it….

And then me and Max finally got the whole assembly mounted on the front of the trailer last week.

Then some holes for the tubes on both floors, put the tubes and electricity in place and then the inside pump on the lower floor!

And HURRAY!!! 😉 Yesterday I got some help connecting the tubes, electricity and then start them up by people that work with stuff like this! =) Thanks a lot for the help Jocke!

All of you out there that been following the little trailer project That I started in 2015 knows that it have been a little bumpy road with some up and downs so far when it comes to the quality on the stuff that I handed over to other people / companies… And of course the problems and extra work for me and the ones that helps me out continues!…. 🙁

A couple of months ago I saw that it was coming out some kind of dirt / rust water or something like that just above the side door on the trailer on the right side below the piece that holds the roof together with the side wall, I assumed that it was just a bad sealed aluminum frame or so that made some water get in there when we were out on the road to England. But it was way worse!….

A couple of weeks ago it was time for me and Sofi to continue the work on the trailer, but… It turned out to as a clean up and redo work that someone else should have done… Instead they have more like destroyed the trailer!…

It was a lot of water trapped inside here for sure….

This is apparently how it looks when you have hired companies that works only with stuff like this like fabricating and mounting roofs on trailers and trucks etc. It’s really sad, I was thinking about change the roof on the trailer myself but I know I’m to slow and way to accurate and did not have a shop to keep the trailer inside so I decided to pay a company that only works with stuff like this to do it. Shame on me…. this have cost me way to much money and time!…

It started with this…. First time I saw it was in June or so, kind of sad that the side walls on the trailer got damaged because of bad work from the company I hired to change the roof on it…. I was hoping that the repair we did in the bottom of the trailer years ago should be the end of moisture damages… But no!

So I started with the fun work of removing all the silicon / sealing around the whole trailer… And once again it’s big and A LOT of work just remove it so all the water can get out somewhere….

And at the same time I saw the roof for the first time after the trailer got paint on it and more disappointments!….

You maybe remember that I was more than disappointed / angry about the bad paint job on the rig? And of course it did not end there, the whole “new” roof got totally destroyed because the people that painted it never covered the roof and just sprayed up paint / dust on it do it looks like shit….!

So now instead of continue the work and make some kind of progress on the trailer we needed to seal the whole roof again BUT… Before that me and Sofi did spend about 3 days of just cleaning the roof and take away the paint dust… You know the roof is pretty big 14 meters long and 2.6 meters wide, everything takes so long time to do because of the size on the trailer…

We used about 12 liters of thinner and a million of rags just to take the paint away….

After that it was time to make sure that the aluminum frame the holds the roof sits good and because of the bad work we needed to put in plenty of screws to make sure it won’t start to move…. Again!… Looks like shit now but at least it works, I hope!…

Then remove all the sealing up on the roof also and redo it with new material and make sure it will be stuck to the roof and not get loose like the earlier shit… Just a lot of fun work cleaning up after shitty people…

Just look how good the old sealant looks that the company that works with stuff like this made….

And then on top of the sealants I put a rubber paint that hopefully seals up a little extra to make sure it won’t continue to get in water….

Well I can sum this up with that I hate shitty people that don’t understand a simple instruction! From the beginning I’ve said that I’m gonna build this trailer and will keep it until I stop racing, a lot of people have destroyed that goal and pretty much all I do is repair and redo bad work on it, and it’s kind of sad.

Right now it would be good with a new roof, sand blast and paint it underneath, sand it down completely and paint it, exactly what I have hired people to do since I started to work on it!….

I know that I never will be totally satisfied with it because of the shit above but I hope that I soon can start to work and move forward instead of taking one step in the right direction and the ten steps backwards all the time…!

This is one of many reasons why we haven’t been out on the tracks racing this year!… And now when we starts to get ready with the roof on the trailer once again I hope that it will be time to unload the Chevelle that have been in the trailer since we left Main Event at Santa Pod in May!….

Status right now with 7 days to go until we need to leave the shop and start heading against England and Santa Pod Raceway!…

The car is in a million pieces and everything feels a little bit up side down right now… But there is no problem, i hope… It’s just a lot of hard work left and we will soon be ready to race! 🙂 Time to repair some stuff on the chassis and then start to put the Chevelle together so we will have a race car!

The best person on the planet and also my best friend, she is always here for me to help me out! =D

The bottom floor is pretty much cleaned out, or it is for now at least!…

Sofi and I have made some huge progress in the trailer, now it starts to feels really good, we finally got a home (or box to live in) 😉

Couch and TV installed in the trailer, it really starts to feel like a home and I’m more than happy about it!! =D

A lot of beds on the walls! 🙂 And we are still able to load 2 cars easily in the trailer just by moving the couch a little bit! Just like I want to have it, simple and a big open room in the whole upper floor!

And then easy to put down the beds and make them ready for the team, interested friends, family, partners / sponsors that might want to hang out with us during a race weekend so they don’t need to find a place outside the track to stay when they come and watch us race!

Now it’s time to clean out some on the bottom floor and then maybe start to work on the race car!?!…