Tord Enström

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A photo of Tord's 1955 Triumph Tiger 650 custom that he developed in 1968. Tord built the bike in 1966. The same year he became friends with Staffan Runhag, who was one of the first hot rodders in town. Photo from The Tord Enström Collection.
After the Triumph Tiger, Tord built a radical 1954 Triumph Thunderbird chopper that his buddy Staffan Runhag named "Länsmans Längtan." Photo from The Tord Enström Collection.
Tord showed the chopper at the 1970 Hot Rod Show in Marmorhallarna in Stockholm. Photo from The Tord Enström Collection.
Tord's first hot rod was a flamed 1939 Ford Tudor street rod. It was Staffan that tipped Tord about the tudor in 1971. Working on and off the car, he completed the build around 1983. Photo from The Tord Enström Collection.
Tord did most of the work on the tudor himself. "I painted it black at the school where I worked in 1982. The following year I and Staffan painted the flames with a small Humbrol paint gun. That took 3 weeks working evenings. Ivve Hallberg pinstriped the flames baby blue."Photo from The Tord Enström Collection.

Tord Enström of Enköping, Sweden. Tord built his first custom bike, a 1955 Triumph Tiger 650 in 1966. The same year he became friends with Staffan Runhag, who was one of the first hot rodders in town. After the Triumph Tiger, Tord built a radical 1954 Triumph Thunderbird chopper that Staffan named "Länsmans Längtan." Tord showed the chopper at the 1970 Hot Rod Show in Marmorhallarna in Stockholm.[1]


Tord's first hot rod was a flamed 1939 Ford Tudor street rod. It was Staffan that tipped Tord about the tudor in 1971. "I bought it from Åkers Styckebruk in Strängnäs," he told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020. It had a broken down 60 horsepower flathead V8. Not having a garage to work on the project, it took some time before Tord started the build. He started by separating the body from the frame. The frame was then sandblasted before Tord started repairing the rusted body. "1975 I got a [[[1936 Ford]] cabriolet project for Christmas from Staffan Runhag. I built a house with a big garage 1976 - 1978." After saving up some money, he continued working on the 39 in 1981. Tord did most of the work himself. "I painted it black at the school where I worked in 1982. The following year I and Staffan painted the flames with a small Humbrol paint gun. That took 3 weeks working evenings. Ivve Hallberg pinstriped the flames baby blue." Tord installed a hopped up Mercury flathead 59A with three Stromberg 97 carburetors and Ford Comet heads. He ran widened 1939 Ford 15-inch wheels in the back, and 14-inch wheels up front. After completing the build, Tord came second in the Closed Class at the 1983 Hot Rod Show. Three years later, he sold the tudor to Pål Otto Aspen of Trondheim, Norway in 1986.[1]


After selling the tudor, Tord began working on the 35/36 cabriolet that Staffan Runhag had given him earlier as a Christmas gift.[1] The frame was boxed by Kristan Johansson in Bålsta. He also mounted a Jaguar front and rear end as well as a smallblock Chevy engine.
In 2002, the car was sold to another Enköping citizen - Jan 'Blomman' Blomstrand.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tord Enström



 

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