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Bullitt
03-30-2017, 04:58 PM
Hi!
My name is Svein Apeland from Norway, and I am the owner of VIN 1598.
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Photo from previous owners ad.

My car is made in May 81, and has black interior, manual transmission and a wide side stripe.
Bought my car June 17th 2006 in Drammen Norway, and drove it home to the west coast of Norway. A six and a half our drive! Good times!
The day i bought my car.
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It was super hot that day, and since the AC did not work i ended up sitting in my boxers after a few hours.
The car was OK, but I always knew I was going to restore it. At first glance it needed new seat covers and some carpet bits. The fusebox was melted, and previous owner made it work with some new wires. Also some noise was coming from the gearbox when going into second gear.
The guy who owned it before me was also from Norway. His name is Odd Arne Nordbø.
The story I heard was that a swedish pilot brought it home to Sweden from USA some time ago.
I have some receipts dating back to 1987 when it was owned by Åke Westerlund, in 1997 when it was owned by Anders Jonsson, and in 2004 when it was owned by someone named Linus Lindquist. All three from Sweden. Talked with some swedish DeLorean friends who could tell me that the swedish license plate was MLU 577, and that it had not been registered since 1998 when it was owned by Vargön. If I am correct that is a company that makes alloy parts.
The car was sold new by Goldsmith Cadillac in Jamaica New York, to a company called Norman Lithographers in N. Amityville New York.
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Street view of Goldsmith Cadillac Adress.
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Forged document! :)
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More one my restoration process to come.

Bullitt
03-30-2017, 05:03 PM
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Bullitt
03-30-2017, 05:25 PM
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Bullitt
03-30-2017, 05:34 PM
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Bill6298
03-30-2017, 07:22 PM
Hi Svein, excellent pictures. Good luck with your restoration. You have a great car there. Love that you have the original hood.

Andy
03-31-2017, 08:51 AM
What does the red registrationplate mean?

Bullitt
03-31-2017, 09:57 AM
What does the red registrationplate mean?

Temporary testing plates. The car has never been registered in Norway. Only paid import tax. I was gonna wait till it was a classic. 30 years or older. Even though that is a long time ago! 😊

Bullitt
03-31-2017, 11:12 AM
I paid 16.300$ for it here in Norway back in 2006 (with todays exchange rate)

If I were to buy the car for the same price today in the US, I would have to pay 1700$ in shipping + 4500$ in tax. A total of 22.500$

Domi
03-31-2017, 04:01 PM
Thank you for sharing all those awesome pictures :)

Slammer
04-01-2017, 03:44 AM
Hi Svein. It's good to see your car as it was back then, and it looks like a complete running delorean. What exactly made you decide to take it apart and restore it?
And what about the side stripe, didn't you like it? Or was there any problems with it?

Bullitt
04-01-2017, 06:19 AM
Hi Svein. It's good to see your car as it was back then, and it looks like a complete running delorean. What exactly made you decide to take it apart and restore it?
And what about the side stripe, didn't you like it? Or was there any problems with it?

Well the car is still in pieces. I had to start this tread from the beginnig with more info on the restoration to come.
I was driving the car and fixed things along the way as they broke. Like clutch master and slave cylinder, starter, some wire problems. Then the throwout bearing started making noise. So that was when I started the process. Bought some time and money consuming cars meanwhile, so the Delorean was put on hold a few times. Ive learned now and is all inn. Frame and engine is done.
Installed new roofbox and is currently waiting to get the fiberglass body and other parts like louvers, black trim and facias back from paint. Hopefully I get the body tub back in the end of the next week
Always knew I wanted it restored some time in the future.
The plan was to have it ready by 2011 when it was a classic. That didnt happen, so the new deadline is summertime next year. Initially I wanted a later style car with silver wheels and without the stripe. (And black interior and manual transmission) But since they were hard to find I bought what I could get. I have now fallen in love with the early style, so Im keeping it as it was. Exception is lowered front, galvanized frame and UK exhaust. Stripe was worn, so I am getting a new one.
The car was kind of in good shape, but still everything has to be done. Worst part was probably the fuse box, carpet, seat covers, and roof box. Roof box was not completely rotten, but had to be changed.

Current status:
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More info to come.

Bullitt
04-01-2017, 06:37 AM
A dark short film made where I live. The title of the film is actually from where I grew up in a small farm town, 20 minutes from where I live now. Varhaug, where I grew up is a part of Jæren which is known for beeing flat, and ideal for farming unlike Sirevåg where I live now in a small fishing village. I did the stunts, hehe, and actually have a small part in the 8mm bit where I am washing the car. English subtitles.

https://vimeo.com/77335618

Bullitt
04-01-2017, 06:40 AM
Garage looks different now. So does the Delorean.

https://youtu.be/smog-kC9EVY

Bullitt
04-01-2017, 07:31 AM
A dark short film made where I live. The title of the film is actually from where I grew up in a small farm town, 20 minutes from where I live now. Varhaug, where I grew up is a part of Jæren which is known for beeing flat, and ideal for farming unlike Sirevåg where I live now in a small fishing village. I did the stunts, hehe, and actually have a small part in the 8mm bit where I am washing the car. English subtitles.

https://vimeo.com/77335618

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Bullitt
04-01-2017, 07:48 AM
A photo shoot for the male version of the fashion magazine Elle.
The guy on the front cover is Magne Furuholmen from the band A-Ha.

Bullitt
04-09-2017, 07:17 AM
Some pictures of disassembly

Bullitt
04-09-2017, 07:34 AM
Various new parts.

Bullitt
04-09-2017, 07:57 AM
Pictures during assembly.

Bullitt
04-09-2017, 08:25 AM
This is where I am at now. Had to remove all the paint from my fascias. Bad paintjob by previous owner. Front was easy, but the rear had several layers of paint and took me some more time. The fiberglass body is ready for paint, and the plan was to get it home before easter, Things got a little hectic at work, so it will have to wait till after easter. I will get a visit from the guy who bought my 944 and his friends in a few weeks, and was hoping to have it home by then. They have a spring cruise every year, and wanted to check out the Delorean. Rich people with many cool cars. The guy bought my 944 for his daughter as her first car. He has a lot of Porsches himself as well as som Ferraris, a Ford GT and a Bumble bee Camaro. (Remember new Camaros are expensive in Norway.) He runs an investment company for an even richer guy who invests his money in cars. He owns Porsches, Ferraris, Jaguar XJ220, Lamborghini Miura, Diablo, Bugatti Veyron, EB110 etc. He rents the second floor of our local Porsche dealer and stores some of his cars there. I delivered my 944 there, and got to sit in the Jaguar, a dreamcar of mine. Im tall, and this car was cramped. Check out photos.

Domi
04-09-2017, 04:37 PM
Awesome job done on the car :aniclap:

Slammer
04-10-2017, 04:44 AM
Very impressed, you are doing a lot of work and will end up with an amazing car in the end :thumbup:

Bullitt
05-09-2017, 03:35 PM
Picked up the body from paint today

Bullitt
05-15-2017, 04:50 PM
Put the roof harness back in and sealed it. Also put various brackets in place, gearbox asbestos plate, sealing around gearlever opening, pedals, brakebooster, and sealed various places inside.
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Lwanmtr
05-22-2017, 03:29 AM
Wow impressive work going on there

Bullitt
05-22-2017, 07:08 AM
Got a visit from Stian (dmcnorway user) and his friend to help my with this. Also got some help from my neighbour and brother in law. Stian brought the jig for the torsion bars. I fired up the grille and made them all some bbq. 517325173151730517295172851727517265172451725