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My new barndoor – tractor

Posted in Allmänt/ General, Barndoor 1951, Dagens bild/ Picture of the day, Fynd/Finds, skrot/junk on juni 2, 2014 by 50split

The latest toy in my collection is this barndoor chassis from ca 1951. This showed up at swedish forum, Boxerville. It was put up by a ”new guy” and did not say much, he´d find it in a barn ”as is” and sold it ”as is” to best offer. My ”Alice”  barndoor misses all what would be chassis, and this would be grate as donor to Alice. This one is build as a ”epatraktor” = tractor made by cars or trucks back in the days, around the second world war, and the time after that. The epa is a shorted car, often w-o cabin area.   I don´t think this was done as a epatraktor, due to the linkage to the shifter was not ready to use, and the ”shifterpipe” was broke. So, I needed to swap that part in the gearbox nose, and put in a engine. The electrical system was og BD, so I needed to change that to a new, safe wires. The gasoline tank was just an old 5 liter can, and, old and rusty, so for safety I swaped that too. Then it was time for a test drive. Me and my father towed it, and, yes, it started!! Nice times! This weekend is a ”show n shine” for old things, like mopeds, cars, and tractors, so I will bring it to that show.


Now some pictures:

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That´s all for now! Stay tuned, for more crazy things!




RIP Alice Babs

Posted in Barndoor 1951 on februari 11, 2014 by 50split

Alice Babs, the first owner of my bus died today, 90 years old.


She, and my friends father, who was a vw mechanic in the 50´s, @ vw service station


I´m still looking for some parts for the front end, but it´s not any hurry. the bus will be on the road 2021, when the car turn´s 70 years old.

Roligt brev

Posted in Barndoor 1951 on februari 25, 2013 by 50split

Idag kom ett roligt brev från Länsstyrelsen i Stockholm.


1:a ägaren var Alice Sjöblom, Sångerska i Saltsjöbaden.




Åsså några bilder på hur den ser ut under idag. Trött, men….. OKEJ, visst Pata!

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Posted in Barndoor 1951 on februari 9, 2013 by 50split

Hittade en herre som håller på renovera en 52a lyxbuss, som har fina NOS delar till sin renovering, dessa behöver ju jag…. 😉

Trevligt med NOS!