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PostSubject: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:11 am

I am honored, and all happy about the attention!

I currently just have one wagon running. The -92 Roadmaster since i decided to give my son the -72 Estatewagon for christmas.. For me, the Citroen C5 and Volvo 855 doesent really count Embarassed  they are kind of embarrasing to me... We met up at the annual carinspection and shot these pics of the father and son combo.





I found the Estate 2004, sitting in the pine forest, behind a barn after a customer at the speedshop told me that he had seen it like ten years or so earlier, so a couple of hours of driving and walking around a couple of miles dirtroad i found it, sunken down to the center of the wheels, and pretty moisty, rusty and moley, got to the owner and he told me that he rebuilt the transmission 13 years earlier, drove 3 miles, and shot the transmission again, and pushed it out of the way, and left it.. I made him an offer that would cover the original 455, and he was kind of happy to get rid of it, i think.. A quick fix later i had it runnig again cheers 



I drove it like this for a couple of years, with a strange rise in the fuelconsumption, the 455 had new HP heads, Camshaft, intake, headers and so on, and on over the months, until it just wasnt justified to run it as a daily, even though it was FAST in the end.. I took it in to the shop and changed to a 350/700 combo, rear axle from a astro van, and airbagged it. Went on to the body, and changed some rusty / dented sheetmetal, and painted it sharp black instead
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New quarterpanel


New electrical system


And new paint

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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:20 am

The roadmaster is in the quick fix state now.. Have deleted the wood mouldings, fixed some rust, changed some lights, wheels, and a new soundsystem, and gave it a semigloss black (i really like black wagons!) Cut the springs and had me a new exhaust, just for the sound..

Looks like this for now..


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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:13 am

I never was a fan of most 70's wagons, however, this might be the only one that looks good and very cool. The black paints highlights the chrome. Without the wood-grain and roof rack it looks sleeker than an otherwise stock wagon.

Great that you saved it. Your German Shepard must be a good co-pilot to have. (Looks cute in your passenger seat.)

Oh and that action pick of it sliding in the snow in your avatar is awesome. Black car kickin it through white snow.
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:42 am

It IS a kind of cool pic, huh?



The shep(s) are always with me... This is Tiny, my sweet little girl..



If anyone is interested to see some more pics of my cars, (and more) This is the adress for my facebook album, welcome! https://www.facebook.com/jimmie.eriksson.73/photos_albums
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:08 pm

Good story and great cars! Glad you are representing the wagon faithful over there!

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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:38 pm

steel-and-fire wrote:
I never was a fan of most 70's wagons, however, this might be the only one that looks good and very cool. The black paints highlights the chrome. Without the wood-grain and roof rack it looks sleeker than an otherwise stock wagon.

Great that you saved it. Your German Shepard must be a good co-pilot to have. (Looks cute in your passenger seat.)

Oh and that action pick of it sliding in the snow in your avatar is awesome. Black car kickin it through white snow.

While I always thought the clamshell tailgate was pretty neat,never really liked the overall body style until I saw your black beauty.Seems appropriate that you train those beautiful shepherds and haul them around in and ON your wagon! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:49 pm

I´ll throw in a pic of Me, the black beauty male, Pesk, The red little one, Lazy, and the grey Tiny.. The puppy; Hank Williams IV is missing, propably out in the snow, digging for some keys or something



Thanks for the kind words, i almost regret giving it to my son when i hear your opinions..

Hank was busy finding the Buick keys, he is a proud little one..

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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:17 pm

Those are some beautiful children you have there.That puppy is going to be a big dog judging from his leg size and a proud one too.I know you train these guys for other groups but how do you ever let them go?It would kill me to give up one of my eskys for any reason.
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:34 pm

Thanks! They are my pride and joy, and i second on Hank.. He will be a big fella. And i actually think he will be the best dog i have met, so far..
The Pesk, Hank, and Tiny is our own dogs, and we only compete with them for our own sake, they are family, and will never leave us. Dogs like Lazy only comes for a month or three for exersice, and evaluation, i only do this in a very small scale.. A couple of individuals a year, so they leave a mark, but i am so focused at the goal to give them a new job, or a new home so its not that hard to let them go.. Every dog has a lession to give us, and a mission to complete in a new home. i am fine with that. But god knows, i really love the shepherds, every one of them! It might show?

I would love to see your esskys, we have pretty many polardogs up here by the circle and i think they are such beautiful breed!
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:25 pm

Good stories I sent a FB request.... Jeff Dennis
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:01 am

nice cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:18 am

Nice write up and photos. Like Skelly on the front fender Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:08 am


Thank you for sharing! I love your wagon.....very cool pics too!!

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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:30 pm

Very nice cars and beautiful dogs. I trow in our German sheps, Just finished building a small wooden hide, they sat in it right away. One female (4 years) and a male (8 months)

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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:02 pm

I think the 72 would be my favorite as it is a little bit out of the ordinary. How did the 350 work out? I had a 72 two door hardtop. It also had the 455; big engine, kind of a dog, no pun intended. Looks like you get as much snow as we do in New Hampshire, always have big piles of it.

My oldest daughter was an exchange student in Turku Finland. She has been to your country. While in Finland she stayed with Fin / Swedes as there called; one parent of each.

Thanks for telling us your story.

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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:46 pm

The 350 is about the same as the stock 455 actually.. Only cheaper, and less noisy (TH700) Thanks everyone for the attention and good feedback!
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PostSubject: Re: Swedish June wagon   Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:12 am

Just found this. Great story.
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