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Old 07-01-2013, 10:59:38 AM
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Hi!

New here on Smokstak, so I thought I should introduce myself.

And I excuse myself in advance for my poor English, it is not my native language.

I am a 36 year old guy from Sweden, have a big interest in everything with an engine, especially old home made tractors or Doodlebugs as you say in the US, which I collect at restore to drivable condition.

Wish you all a good start of the week and onwards!

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Magnus
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Welcome to the Stak !! My paternal grandfather immigrated here from Sweden. Nice to see some other guys interested in doodlebugs. I have several Model T's featuring both commercial conversions and homebuilt units.

Once again, welcome to the Stak, lots of great guys and gals on here.
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Very little commercial tractor conversion kits here in Sweden, most were home built or made by local blacksmith's.

But unlike most other country's they are still built in hundreds each year here, but now they are used by youngsters that do not have the age for drivers license, and are built on modern cars.
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Welcome aboard!

Where in Northern Sweden? My Great Grandfather was born in Ohtanajärvi, just south of Pajala. We visited there in 2009. It was a great trip. We also went to the tractor show in Oulainen, Finland on the same trip.

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Thanks Rick!

I am from a village outside Skellefteå, so not so far up north as your grandfather
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Welcome to the stak. You will really enjoy it. Bill K
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Welcome aboard Magnus!

There is a world of info here. You will enjoy it.

Would love to see some shots of your local tractors/doodlebugs if you come across something unique.

Stay safe!
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Welcome to Stak Magnus.......

It's always fun to know where our users are from.
I had a full blooded Swedish great grandmother but I never met her.
Even so, the way the bloodline trickles down the chain, I still have 1/8 Swedish heritage in me.......

Hmmmmmmm....... ........do Swedes eat lutefisK?.......
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Thanks for your welcome's.

"Steve Webre:
Welcome aboard Magnus!

There is a world of info here. You will enjoy it.

Would love to see some shots of your local tractors/doodlebugs if you come across something unique."

Here are some of my Doodlebugs or Epatraktor as the are called here!

This one is made 1946 from a 1935/36 Chevrolet truck by a farmer who used it to haul out wood from the forest. It have dual gearboxes and a PTO driven winch.

This one was made in 1960 from a 1951 Ford Popular with an extra gearbox from a Chevrolet truck and a rear axle from a Ford 2ton truck. It used to have a PTO winch in the back, driven from the Chevy gearbox. Also used for pulling timber.

This one is made 1960 from a 1949 Bradford CBL, that have received a complete drive line from a Ford Prefect with an extra gearbox from a Ford Anglia. It was used up to the late 70's to haul hay from the fields.

This one was made in 1962 from a Volvo PV834 Ambulance, with an unknown extra gearbox, and used for transporting grain wagons on a farm. Used to have a cab but it's wooden support frame have rotten down.

Well that was four of the ones I have, I have ca 20 in total. I can post more pics later.

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Welcome to Stak Magnus.......

Hmmmmmmm....... ........do Swedes eat lutefisK?....... "

Well in the southern parts of the country they eat lutfisk, here in the north it is more common with surströming (fermented herring)... but not without something strong to drink...haha.
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Hello Magnus, Noticed on your post you are from Sweden,am wondering if you could help me as my Swedish is non existent.I have a Ohlssons 4 hp hot bulb 2 stroke motor made in Sweden & have not been able to find any info on these at all.Serial No 138 Regards Brian.
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