Hi !I'm Sven from Sweden and this is my web page, which I´ve made in dedication to my interest in my old veteran car.
The car is a -65 Ford Falcon station wagon. I bought it in 1978 and drove it daily for about 10 years. I used the car a lot as well in my business as in my private life.
1992A few years later, about 1992, I was lucky and got some extra money, so I left the car to a friend, Göran, who repair rust and bodywork damages. From USA he also ordered new (second hand) doors and fenders and hood and trunk cover. Then he fixed everything with the car body. So I guess the car at that point was more than halfway renovated.
There is still a lot of small details missing and lacquer the chassi, So I was waiting for the big money to fall down on me :-) to finish my favorite car. As you can understand I'm not good at welding and such things so It takes a lot of money to hire friends to do the job on my car. The only thing I am good at is to fix the electric problems since I have worked with Electronics a lot of years.Unfortunately I can just work on the car in summertime, because I have no garage with heating, and the climate in Sweden makes it impossible to work with the car in the winter if you havenīt a warm place where you can stay.
So because lack of money and lack of interest, nothing happend with the car for many years (again)
Summer 1998 I thought that if I ever will get this car on the road again before I get retirded, I have to do at least one big project with the car each year.
Summer 1999 This year me and Börje did a complete restoring of the brakes. The car has drum-brakes all around.
Summer 2000 Nothing happend with the car this year.
September 2001 Well it has not happend very much for the two past years, but this summer I have bought and installed a complete rustproof exhaust system. Now I can hear the beautiful sound of the engine again, it purr like a cat, even though I have only started the engine occasionally for more than 10 years.
Summer 2002 Almost nothing happend this year. I did some electrical work, like connected the rear tall lamps, (and direction indicators). I also installed a new pair of horn, with the real classic sound.
Summer 2003 I didnt do much this year, just an overhaul of the ignition system and the carburettor.
August 2004 I ordered a new carpet from a company Yankeeparts, in Gothenburg in May, and got it and installed it in August. It has beige colour like the original carpet. The car looks real nice from inside now.
August 2005 Finally the car is lacquered (spray-painted). I have been waiting for years for this to be possible, a friend with name Peter painted the car.
October 2005 I got the windshield installed and the two rear side-windows. A guy, Esbjörn helped me.
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