A special thank to my understanding and supporting wife, for giving me the opportunity to spend so much time on this project.
Thank you!
Comments from other Ponton enthusiasts around the world are welcome. And from other visitors who not yet are Ponton enthusiasts..... Norwegian is not yet a world wide language..... so I do my best in english. Sometimes norwegianenglish.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

What a beautiful day!

First of all. Happy birthday to all norwegians!! And to the foreigners: Today we celebrated our national day. The 17th. of may is always a great day for all of us, but this year it was very special for me. I have been looking forward to this for many years, and worked hard the last years to finish the car. To drive around in a classic Mercedes at this day is very satisfying. People are dressed up, everybody is happy and the city is decorated with the norwegian flag and flowers. The car behaved as it should, with no technical problems. I am so pleased!!
These pictures are taken at our local marina. It is going to be a busy summer. Drive the Mercedes, or go with the boat? Is that what they call a luxury problem?

A beautiful rear end.
Lunch in the garden.
Proud owner and his wife.

"Drilltroppen" in front of the parade.

A lot of people in the city. No beer for me today, but that is ok!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I can't wait...

......for tomorrow. 17th. of may is Norways nationalday, and a big day for us with classic cars. I have spend half the day in the garage cleaning and polishing Silkesvarten. A friend of mine came over with some magic swiss products costing a fortune. But I have never seen a better result. I can use the hood as a mirror and read the newspaper! I will take a lot of photos tomorrow, so you foreigners can see how we celebrate "17. mai."

Monday, May 11, 2009

Back to the beach.

Tomorrow it is one year since last time we had a photoshoot at this place. I called the post for "Time for a break and outdoor activity" Last time the pictures showed Silkesvarten and Egils Austin Mini. The Mini is sold, but today Egil proudly could present his new car. A 1976 Jeep CJ7 Levi's edition, imported from California. A car in very good original condition!! Egil have been my helper the last two years. I couldn't done this without his help. Thank you Egil.

I hope you will enjoy the pictures of our cars.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Heaterboxes part eight-thirteen

In the morning today I finished project heaterboxes. Both boxes are in place and the flaps inside operates as intended. My brother did an exellent job with the repair, and I just had to do the finish. The flaps for floor/window regulation had to be a little modified to move free. After days of thinking and testing I found out how to connect the correkt wire to the correct flap.. (Without cutting a big hole in the innerfender.)

Here is the result of the heaterbox repair:

Water hoses and wires in place:

Right side. As you can see there is not much room between the box and the body.
Left side. The fan is not in place yet. Maybe today. After som gardening...