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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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    Yes, the salt arguement is a good one, specially since my Volvo is the very first one, THE number 1, off the production line for the Royal Norwegian Armed Forces.
    Feel a strong responsibility to take good care of it then, since it is kind of Norwegian military history

  • Ralf__
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    I have waited for this argument. But i was not sure, if you are using salt in Norway. No question, we do also and that is why my Midget has to stay inside in winter, even when it is good weather. Of course, he also is not allowed to see rain in summer. I have fear, he will shrink even more...

  • Sterkoder
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    Of course, Ralf, you are correct.
    Not even snow should stop the "army", but: on winter roads in Norway they use salt to prevent freezing and icy roads.
    Salt and an old army field wagon don't mix, at least in my head.
    My car has no rust today, and I want to keep it that way. That's why it's parked indoor for the winter :-)

  • Ralf__
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    Right. They are made to carry you everywhere! No one shall stop the army! But you know, they are moving slowly. And so should you.
    ABS and ESP is modern stuff developed by some weak computer nerds. And more for German highways, not for limited Norwegian roads. Gnihihihi!

  • Sterkoder
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    Well, the tires are made so that a number of large rubber blocks touch the road, in a pattern that drain water.
    The blocks are not cut like a winter tire, and they are specially made for bare asphalt/gravel and terrain. Wouldn't dare to take this one on the road on slippery and snowy asphalt. Remember, there are no ABS brakes either nor ESP control.

  • Ralf__
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    I guess i would have driven to work with the FELT! He seems to have all-season tires!

  • Tommi
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    It looks actually a bit symphetic!

  • Sterkoder
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    I guess my military veteran field wagon Volvo had the same look as me this morning, at 06:30 AM, when I shoveled my way towards my civil car to change BACK to winter tires
    volvofelt by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • 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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