A bunch of 1950’s gaspump ready for restoration. Ljungmans Verkstäder, made in Sweden. They have all been sandblasted to baremetal now and bodywork started. Preping for primer and then paint. Will all be painted in diffrent gascompany.

Got inspired to restore my vintage gaspump a 1958 Ljungmans Star 87. Electricmotor, pump, wires etc was removed by me earlier so just the rest of the stuff needed to be taken apart and cleaned and highpressure washed. Lots of old diesel everywhere. Going to be a BP (British Petroleum) again like it was new 1958.

Visited the now world famous junkyard with hundreds of old cars here in Sweden. A magic place to walk around and LOOK at, not cut everything up. Really sad to see alot of cars that have been losing their frontclips, rearwindows and roofs. It was so much nicer here 15 years ago before it got famous on internet and everyone started to bring their hacksaws. Soon nothing left to see…














Went to Lesjöfors this weekend and dropped by this neat place with alot of cool things. Not so much for museums but this was well done and intresting, this local town produced lots of metal and products (specially springs for cars and machinery) back in the day and the town growed fast and was full of life. But today production is in China and the place is now like a ghostown. If you driveby Lesjöfors in Sweden, make sure to visit!









Today I started to sand down the black surfacer/primer so it was all smooth! Found some new dents that needed to be fixed also. And when it was all done it was time for shooting the Coca-Cola red paint. It was a hardtime to find the paintcode. Maybe it is trademarked. But the paintshop sells paint directly to the Coca-Cola company in Sweden so they had all the codes. It turned out great, looking really good. Next up is mounting back all hardware, trims and logos etc. The sign was in metal on the machine but Im going to convert it to a light up sign instead and using modern LED lightning. Also going to check up the compressor and all wirings before its ready to be put in service.









This is a well built portable/wireless modern stereo in a cool retro suitcase. It has loud speakers with lots of bass, aux/mp3 connection for smartphone. USB connection lso. Volume button, treble, bass etc adjustment. Built in charger and battery so this can play wireless on the beach or at a meeting/event for 10 hours without charging. We have built suitcase stereos since 2007.

Want a stereo like this? A ready to play “standard stereo/suitcase” like this would cost around $300 or 290 Euros. Send an e-mail to: 4sale@maindrive.org
And we will start building your retro dream stereo…


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The 4sale section is updated today, now you can pay easy with your Paypal account and the items get shipped the same or next day. Going to add more new stuff during the week. Click on the picture to visit the store…


This is a portable stereo in a vintage suitcase. It has Volume, bass, treble buttons. Amplifier. Dual speakers, discants and 12v battery backup and charger. Aux to hook up to your smartphone. Built the first in 2007. Going to build a new so this one might be up for sale. If you are interested to buy this suitcase (can ship) send a message to: 4sale@maindrive.org

Portable stereo in a vintage suitcase. Built my first in 2007. Going to build a new so this one might be up for sale...