Whats together must come apart... at least five times or more. Working on stuff like flooring in the cab Mattias shows his sincere and natural empathy by lowering the floor an inch in the rear end to make more room for my fat derieree. Bed subframe and this and that is on the to-do list... This is goin to be a blast!
The Strombergs with the first prototype of the kristal velocity stack in the foreground and some of Ludvigs creations in the back. The poster - My Wide Life - is one of many units in the launch campaign för Ludvig 2010 spring collection. It was created by Sunny side up advertising agency (where I work) and it's due to that cooperation that the crazy idea of making this hot rod came about. Ludvig mailed me a couple of days after we met for the campaign brief. He sent a picture of an old tudor rat rod with wild pipes and asked if it wouldn't be cool to... And of course it would. And here we are! And it's fun.
Check out a feature of Ludvig on TV 4 . You'll get to se him work in the glas hut making a wild tiki cheif spirit demon type of great krystal thingie. And see some from his studio includning the stack design for the Strombergs.
...territory to make real bad jokes aluding to the word bed. Bedtime story, let's go to bed, som man bäddar får man ligga (swedish, sorry!) Bedder safe than sorry... I could go on, but I'll spare y'all, you'll be bedder of.
This incredibly boring paragraph leads me inte saying that the Juxtapos now has the bed in place. At least for a while and for measurments and planning and such. The floor of the bed will cover up the kickup and make a real nice piedestall kinda plattform for the soon to be ready Krome-Krystal bonanza gas tank.
Stay tuned and we would really enjoy if one or two of the exisiting and potential visitors to this blogg would comment, cheer us on, diss us or just ask questions or make statements or give us ideas, jokes, smart remarks or anything.
All of a sudden we sense and feel that this project will become reality. And that's a great feeling and Mattias has alot to do with that. Even though alot is left to do, imagination runs wild and fills in blanks and adds both details, crystal and Blasters paintjob.
Watch Ludvig tomorrow on swedish TV 4 in the morning and this blog later since we might get a pic with the bed mounted.
For all you earlybirds Ludvig will appear on swedish TV 4 tomorrow the 23 oct. Seems like you'll get an inteview, an insight to his creative headquarters, the steamin' hot glas hut and wisdoms and insights about art and stuff - And hopefully some about the Juxtapod!
So wake up, turn on and take in!
If it turns up on TV 4 Play I'll post the link as soon as it's there.
One down 5 to go for the Strombergs that is. It's the first nearly finished beautiful swedish crystal application for the Juxtapod. And the way light breaks through crystal... Magic, pure magic.
Stay tuned for more. And be sure (if you're in the Automotive industry, that is - its a business show) to see The Juxtapod in progress at Automässan 2011 19 - 22 january at Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg.
Check out www.automassan.se for more info
Bit by bit the Juxtapod is coming together. The metal parts under the expert hand of Mattias. In the case of the Torpedo (which is the swedish name for firewall ) he's tried to keep alot of the original pressings and features and to adapt it to the new mill, a Chevy 348 V8, which is considerably different from the original 4 cyl flathead (4-banger as it nicknamed I believe). He works in the higher echelons of quality and craft and it shows
On a visual inspection it's so sweet in precision and fit it looks like the firewall was melted into place.
So hot it's smokin'!!!!
A place for worship and contemplation. Nothing makes me reflect and ponder more than crystal skulls in top hats, rabbits on acid and spacy inkas and big red hand ghouls...
And what do I reflect and ponder about then? Well mostly that glass and crystal stuff is darn fun when Ludvig holds the pipe and that the Juxtapod is going to be wild and outta control! Just the way we want it!
The shrine is from Ludvigs show att The Glassery in Stockholm. Go visit IRL on the net!
See link to the upper right on your screen.
Mattias sent som pics. of progress. I cant wait to get up there and check it out for myself. Parts of the bodywork is in place (not finally, but in place) over the frame so you can see the posture and stance relatively. When the Radirs and rubbers arrive safely in Sweden and are mounted we'll see even better. Seems US shipments are a constant worry...
We're discussing distributor/magneto issues right now. Suggestions are welcome if anybody has the urge or the time to share opinions with us! The more the merrier!
And on that note! Please comment and give us your support, wisdoms, critique, love, ideas, folly, anger, joy, sentiments, yada yadas, insights or whatever! Just make some noise!