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  • Sterkoder
    started a topic VOLVO FELT, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Mod. L3314

    VOLVO FELT, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Mod. L3314

    Volvo Felt, as it was called in the Royal Norwegian Armed Forces when used from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, or Valp as it was called in Sweden (help me out here Tommi).
    This is a very popular vehicle among military vehicle fans and veteran vehicle collectors in Norway. The word Felt simply means Field.
    Why would I start a new thread for this little car?

    Well, I had a few things going on in my life in the last month or so, only Ralf and his lovely family knows, so to get new thoughts and new energy..., and maybe to get to know new people in a new environment...., I simply purchased one today. Yepp, I just did...

    My individ, registered H-4596, is a 1962 model with 69.790 kilometers on the meter. It got fresh paint, a new top cover with new doors and new tires..., and it cost NOK 40.000,-.
    Crazy...?
    Don't think so. I've always wanted a Volvo Felt ever since I was in school, and in the 40 years since that, I've always turned my head smileing whenever I saw one in the street or on a parkinglot.

    For now it's parked at the salesman near Drammen, but in a week or so, I'll have it on a car transport trailer and then I will have my own pictures of the car.
    meanwhile, here's the salesmans pictures of the Valp :-)









    Last edited by Sterkoder; September 11th, 2017, 21:28.

  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you.
    Yes, it's fun to drive vehicles like this and we get "the look" from the public. Don't know if it's in awe or because they see us as plain idiots (haha).

  • pakarang
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    Awesome images all of them particularly the two last ones. Loved the yellow light detail and the somwehat rainy wet conditions of your drive.

    It must be quite fun to drive around in a vehicle like this I think.

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  • Sterkoder
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    This is "our" table whenever the weather is such that we need to be inside
    ​​​​​​60351505_10157697788474610_8010432508929769472_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    1943 Dodge and 1968 Volvo
    ​​​​​​60607742_10157697789484610_1234708483765436416_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    ​​​​​​60447738_10157697789439610_1211041113725468672_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Position light on the Dodge
    60524245_10157697789904610_6057249294455406592_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Me and my Volvo heading back home
    ​​​​​​60512775_10157697790034610_1956497928499494912_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    Time for coffee and vaffels at the Kaffebrenneriet Patrick Volkmar in vågen here in Kristiansund.
    It's the most cozy and nice café in the city, but as an example, no tourists from the hurtigrute can ever make it here because there are simply not enough time.
    Anyway, if you want to know more, use Google or Facebook.

    We met at Shell gas-station to drive to the café together
    61026800_10157697787209610_6178429906926436352_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    My Volvo from 1963 first, then a model 1968 Volvo, a model 1945 Willys JEEP and last a Dodge from 1944
    ​​​​​​60742684_10157697787324610_7933163607733305344_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Vie from our table towards the counter in the café. They also sell knitted clothes, and roll upon roll of yarn and books, mugs, sweets and what not.
    The main item for sale is the Varde Coffee, made on an old coffeemaker
    ​​​​​​60750372_10157697787364610_1242044786123210752_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    It was his birthday, so he sponsored a piece of apple cake on us (or apple pie, as you most likely call it).
    ​​​​​​61194139_10157697787384610_6302366561256603648_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    My friends caps. He was the one with the 1945 Willys JEEP
    ​​​​​​60430480_10157697787459610_4923810989863862272_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The old coffee maker. This burner and grinder burn coffee seeds and then grind them into the desired powder; to boil or to use it in a Moccamaster
    ​​​​​​60989288_10157697788314610_5939698324486488064_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Humor (sorry, only in Norwegian)
    ​​​​​​60433181_10157697788429610_8584517663282167808_o by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
    Last edited by Sterkoder; May 20th, 2019, 08:45.

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  • pakarang
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    Despite the wet conditions, it does look like you all had a great day anyhow. There is certainly a grate camaraderie amongst the entire group.

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  • Sterkoder
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    We stayed dry despite heavy showers
    ​​​​​​IMG_5336 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    My Volvo to the right (no need to say) and my best buddies Willys model 1945
    ​​​​​IMG_5345 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    We finally got some helium in the ballon. Not enough, but it worked
    ​​​​​​IMG_5374 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The point is to not grow old in mind. Keep up the spirit of being young boys and let the serious world pass by
    ​​​​​​IMG_5372 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    We're usually 7 vehicles when we meet, don't know why. This time we were 10.
    ​​​​​​IMG_5370 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    A guy had an old British army tent
    ​​​​​​IMG_5368 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    As we were gathered there, a Danish trailer truck hit the brakes out on the main road, causing some panic in the cars that followed. The driver switched on his emergency lights and backed into a nearby bus stop. He had spotted us in the sideview and also that we had a Ford MUTT there. He owned one himself in Denmark, and the funny thing was, our local MUTT here was purchased from Denmark. Just a little story to end this post :-)

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  • Sterkoder
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    Season opening 2019.
    The weather was bad, but we had a record of 10 participating vehicles, tent, military kitchen, grills, military bike and wartime blocking ballon.
    It rained so heavily that day (1st May) that I didn't dare use my Pentax. The following are taken with my iPhone 6S camera.

    A Ford MUTT Vietnamese war edition with our society flag
    IMG_5364 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Someone had taken a military trailer and converted it into a camper
    ​​​​​​IMG_5353 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    A warm great tasting soup was made on the military kitchen
    ​​​​​​IMG_5361 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    A former Volvo Felt ambulance being converted into a radio and communication vehicle. This is a model 1968 car
    IMG_5358 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Our chef is preparing sausages for the soup (haha). He is the Ford MUTT owner, by the way
    IMG_5349 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The military bike
    IMG_5341 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Kitchen, grill, table and benches under a couple of tarpaulins
    ​​​​​​IMG_5337 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Our camp
    ​​​​​​IMG_5338 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    12,5 hours driving. Then there are all the stops, when the driver need to and when the car say so.
    I know the way as far as Rättvik, as I've been in Orsa/Mora several times, but going all the way in a 1963 Volvo Valp? Mmmmm, don't know about that :-)

  • Tommi
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    Good question,
    actually, export control topics is one of my professional expertise areas. I would say that as long as it is de-militirized and don't contain any equipment that is "specially built for warfare" (like a bracket for a rocket launcher), it should be perfectly fine.
    63 km's? That's only 12,5 hours. I remember when I was a kid and dad drove us to Finland for vacation - it took at least 14 hours in an ordinary car... :-)

  • Sterkoder
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    Oh, ok. I wonder; is it ok for a Norwegian military vehicle to drive deep into another country, even if it is a veteran one and not operative in any way with regard to its original purpose? The most comfortable speed is 63 kilometers pr. hour.
    Anyway, all of my spare time outside the family holiday is already planned and dated, I will tell you all later ;-)

  • Tommi
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    Hey Sterkoder, it's 857 km's to Strängnäs - one way...! :-)

  • Sterkoder
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    Oh, thank you for what almost seem like a blessing :-)
    Yes, we stopped at 789 km last season, and I belive it will be around that number also this season.

  • pakarang
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    May you have many beautiful miles ahead with great experiences, and big smiles. May each kilometre bring you forward in safety.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Out of the garage, ready for a new season. New motor for the front heater, new dampers on the front axle, greased up and oiled, coolant topped and fuel filled
    ​​​​​​57070888_10157596830524610_342482994285510656_o (1) by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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