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!

Worlds fastest standard bore space Big Block Chevrolet with conventional cylinder heads are finally out from the trailer and back in the ÅBM Racing shop!

Haven’t seen the car since we loaded it after our 5.88@242mph pass at Santa Pod on Monday May 27, that’s about 4 months already! Must say that it makes me kind of happy to see it again, I actually smiled a little when I was just standing and looking at it. =) I mean it’s kind of BAD ASS! 😉 And also it’s mine!

I realized it was pretty dirty and in a big need of a really good clean up, good part is that it is winter now so it’s time anyway to take it apart completely and service / check everything trough!

Finally empty, maybe we can find some time to continue the work on the trailer soon? If we don’t find more fucked up stuff…! 😉

Pretty much nothing this year have been easy or turned out like we planned or wanted.. I just mean that it’s not funny to spend a lot of money and a lot of time and then don’t be able to use the race car, of course the trip to England was amazing and successful in all ways but we did have more plans for 2019 that got destroyed!…

About 2020, I don’t have any plan yet except that I would like to go to England again. But a lot of things needs to work out better before that, more info about that later on.

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!….


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