Hi from Gothenburg, Sweden

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Just got my second new edge here in Sweden. The first i had was a auto 2003 GT Convertible i bought 2005 while working at Volvo Arizona Proving groungs in Wittmann, AZ. Took it with me to Sweden when we moved back 2008 but sold it 2014. Now i got a 2001 5 speed GT Convertible, same colour as the previous one.
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This car is delivered new in Phoenix and later in San Diego before exported to Sweden 2008. I don't know if folks in US are aware of this but Mustangs were not officially imported to Europe by Ford before 2017, all are grey or private imports so not so common.
Some stuff already done, wheels, chin spoiler, CAI, Diablo handheld with tune, B&C coil overs all round and camber/caster plates. 80000 miles and runs OK.
Will be doing some stuff with it, beginning with Redlinegoods shift & brake boot, armrest cover and they will redo the steering wheel with new cover and thumb grips.
Next will be MM upper and lower control arms. Then some interior billet, list goes on...
Have to take this little by little, everything has to be ordered from US an not cheap after shipping, customs, taxes etc.
Lots of knowledge on this forum, just joined the facebook one also even if FB is not really my thing.
///Tommi S.
 

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Hey man, welcome to the forum. It sounds like you’ve got a really solid base to start with and that important. It’s neat to see these cars in places where they typically do not live. Make sure to keep us updated with pictures of the build.
 
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Thanks, will do.
It won't be much of a build though, just to get handling and appearance acceptable.
The rear axle is all over the place with 20+ year old bushings, bumpers, hood and bonnet have to be repainted, looks the paint on the plastic parts did not take the AZ sun so well, all metal panels look really good.
Would be nice with a blower but not sure they will pass the yearly inspection here.
Have to investigate that.
///Tommi S.
 

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I lived in chandler/gilbert at that same time(from '00-09) working for intel. It was fun to see the 05 mustang around from time to time with the crazy cammo paint prior to its release. Seems like a hell of a change going from phoenix to sweeden. I am not sure how long you spent in the desert but after my 9 years, 13 years after I left I still enjoy a rainy/cloudy day.
 
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We lived at Arrowhead Lakes in Glendale for 3 years. I worked as a field test engineer for Volvo Cars, Volvo was owned by Ford during those years. Tested "mules" for the coming Y20 platform cars. Had some 30 drivers driving the test vehicles there.
I am happy to have been there for those years, kids were small, not school age yet, but they picked up the language easily. That said i would not choose the desert to live in permanently, more used to the 4 seasons wee have here enven if the winter can be frustrating!
 

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it takes a strange person to really appreciate and love the desert but that would not be the first time I have been called strange. I didn't want to move away but I was single chasin tail back then.
 

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That is awesome! A very beautiful Mustang you've chosen!
 

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Wow.. I bet you get a lot of looks and comments over there being not so common?
 
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Yes, lots of thumps up and comments. Just looked and there are only 5 new edges for sale in Sweden now. The 2017+ cars are more common now that Ford started selling them here but nobody here buys a Mustang as a DD, they are all hobby cars.
 

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Great intro! Welcome to the Forum! Also, very sharp looking vert. Looking forward to hearing from you more.
Cheers from The Left Coast, USA!
 
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Thanks. The vert is what you could call a 10 feet car. Looks nice from 10 feet but both bumpers, hood and bootlid need repaint. Fenders and doors are really good. The seats are white and show their age. Need a good clean or redye. Steering wheel is now at Redlinegoods in Poland for new skin with thumb grips. Ordered new boots for e-brake, center armrest and shifter to match.
 

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Thanks. The vert is what you could call a 10 feet car. Looks nice from 10 feet but both bumpers, hood and bootlid need repaint. Fenders and doors are really good. The seats are white and show their age. Need a good clean or redye. Steering wheel is now at Redlinegoods in Poland for new skin with thumb grips. Ordered new boots for e-brake, center armrest and shifter to match.
Love to see some pictures as you go…
 

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