Me and Max loaded my Volvo early this morning in the trailer and left the shop and headed for Jönköping, it’s finally time to get the truck and trailer painted! =D

The last time you will see it looking like this! 🙂 Really look forward to see the result in a couple of weeks from now when Björn Johansson and the rest of the guys at Kaross & Lackteknik in Jönköping have made their thing to the rig!

This day started kind of early around 6 this morning!…

Like you can see even Green Glenn is really tired after this day, hope the guys at KLT will take care of him! 😉

Time well spent! After a couple of days outside in the cold rainy weather and some money spent the last time on the rig me an Max took it today and made the yearly control and everything went smooth, both the truck and the trailer are in good condition and are good to use for one more year on the road! Easy to say that I’m satisfied right now! =)

Feels good to have our own rig!

Back at the shop again, but it’s not time yet for the winter rest. More to come, stay tuned! 🙂

Yesterday evening me and Max took the truck and trailer for a test drive after some work on the trailer!

Ready to go again, the plan for this year was to work on the truck and trailer to make it better and closer to ready and like I want to have it! But instead it’s been a lot about repairing brakes and boring stuff like that… Would been better to work on the inside of the trailer, but there is a new year next year for that I guess! =)

Last week me and Max took off all the wheels to get some new rubber on, been on my way to do this since I bought the trailer… but priorities and money have stopped that!…

When the wheels where off I just made a quick check on the brakes and realized that we didn’t have any brakes at all on one wheel….

For some reason the brake arm was loose… Doesn’t feels so fun that things just falls apart….

Time for new tires! A huge thanks to our partner Tobbe at T.Grundström Plåtslageri for letting me borrow his truck to transport the tires! 🙂

And a HUGE thanks to Jörgen Berg at Lastvagnsverkstan in Smedjebacken for giving me a super price on the tires and also helping me change them on a Friday evening! =)

When changing tires I took the opportunity to take a lower profile to get the total trailer height down a little bit!..

When I got back to the shop again I found some other problems with the brakes working outside the shop between the rain showers that I made some washers for to hopefully solve the problem with the snap rings not staying in the axle groove…. and then I also found a couple of bent brake hoses that I needed to change.

Then I found even more problems and spent the whole day yesterday outside in the cold weather in the rain and sun at the same time of course! 😉 adjusting the brakes and then finally late last night we got the new tires on the trailer and got it back on the ground and took it for a test drive, everything seems to work like it should right now and I hope it will continue like that now! 🙂

Last week me and Max got the truck back together again and it is ready for the trip to Malmö Raceway in little more than a week from today!

I did have a lot of trouble to get the brakes back together again, guess it’s because it’s an old model and a dragracing person is stupid enough to still use it…! 😉

I hate air brakes as much as I hate shitty persons that promises / say things and then do the total opposite!….

Thanks to Jörgen Berg for your support! I even got dad to spend some hours on it with me! 😉

Anyway me en Max (of course) did put it back together Thursday last week and took it for a test drive and everything works like it should now! 🙂

Max felt sorry for me I guess and made sure I got a really nice dinner afterwards! =D

Now it’s only the rest of the circus that needs to get organized and ready before TD round 5!

On the way to Mantorp Park I felt that something was wrong with the truck when I was driving it, something with the brakes… We could not see or find anything when we stopped on the side of the road… But I found something when I started to look really close on the brakes when we got back home to the shop, we got problem with an broken air cylinder to the right rear brakes…

Well it’s pretty easy to fix with some phone support from my friend Jörgen Berg at Lastvagnsverkstan I Smedjebacken! Gonna pick up what I need during the week and get it ready to go to Malmö in a couple of weeks. 🙂

Me, Max and Sofi did spend some time on the trailer before the outing at Mantorp. Did some cleaning, organizing and some improvements! 🙂

Late night in the trailer!

What a wonderful mess! 😉

Sorting stuff out that we been carrying around for years but never used…

Before….

After! =D

I did some well needed update on the trailer side doors! Feels so much better having everything on a position instead of just laying around in the trailer…

Trailer trash dinner! 😉

When you can’t find a paper roll holder that you like you better build your own! Been wondering for a long time what I should do with my 3.84 @ 315km/h personal best round rods, it felt so wrong to put them in the trash can… Now they will be around forever! Awesome products by CP Carrillo!

Love it, full control of everything when you need to have it! 🙂

And we were ready to go!

Pretty much nothing have happened on the Chevelle or the trailer since the end of May when we fired up the Chevelle at The Parts Stop Sweden’s SwapMeet except that I spent some time getting stuff around it in order for our first outing at Mantorp Park.

But last week Max had some time off and of course he decided to spend it here at the shop and service our truck replacing all oils and all filters everywhere on it!

He did also put one of our transmissions back together and made it ready to back in the Chevelle.

John went by also and spent some time on the trailer to make it more ready for some paint, hopefully that will happen after this season with help from our partner Kaross & Lackteknik in Jönköping! 😀

It actually gave me some spirit to start organize the winter mess in the trailer with parts and tools everywhere!!… 😉

A couple of weeks ago I also got all the necessary stainless steel material to fabricate the beds on the upper floor in the trailer, a huge thanks to Bengtssons Smide for always helping us out with the things we need, you guys are the best! 🙂

Crazy productive last 5 days on the trailer!!! 🙂

Me and Max went up north on Wednesday to pick up the truck and trailer after 7 months in the winter storage.

Back home in Stockholm and ready to start work on it again!

Where we stopped the outside work on it last year…

It actually felt really good to bring it back home again now when I got some spirit back to work on it! But it went back to the normal “I hate it mode” after about 65 hours spent on it the last 5 days… 😀 😉 Haha…!

Well we got all the stainless trim mounted on the trailer and now it is all framed in with stainless material from our awesome parter Bengtssons Smide in Täby!

And it looks crazy good!!! 😀

A huge thanks to Max, Sofi and John for the help during the past 4-5 days it would never been possible to do it without you!

We also got it all sealed up everywhere and we are getting it closer and closer to make it possible to get it painted by our partner Kaross och Lackteknik in Jönköping! Hopefully we will get a lot of things made on it during this soft racing season so we will be back on track for a full series during season 2019 in the Top Doorslammer Series!