THE TeZon

THE TeZon

A body from a classic Volvo Amazon from 1968 on a chassi from a modern Tesla Model S. It’s a mixture of history, present and the future in a unique custom car of it ́s own!

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The FRONT

Yuppeeee, over last weekend i got some solid time to get some work done so i was able to..............after much thought and of course your input, shorten the front end:-0.
Yeah it just made the most sense, so I took the bumper off and took out 8cm and about one more in another spot. I am happy because its amazing how much better or how drastic difference those 9 cm can make.
After i did that I had to spend a bunch of time to make sure all measurements are really perfect, and then i started to build the hard attachment points. I put the fenders on to control the hight of the front grill, and then welded up the upper and the main front attachments on the steel Tesla bumper. Now its aaalll easy..............mmmm ok maybe not, but i now can finally rebuild the front fenders and complete the Fender rails on the Tesla itself. If all goes well, this is this weekends project. Check out pics and descriptions below of how i did all this.
Enjoy
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1 week ago

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bit by bit and pice by pice, Nice!!!!

Its getting there.

Auto Motor Sport “Recharge”
This month the TeZon project is featured in the Auto Motorsport Rechage Magazine:-) the article is written by Wiggo Björk who came up to visit me for a day with his dad to come check out the project. It was nice to meet them and spend time with them going over the project. I think he did a really great job writing a 7 page article........ go check it out.Image attachment

Auto Motor Sport “Recharge”
This month the TeZon project is featured in the Auto Motorsport Rechage Magazine:-) the article is written by Wiggo Björk who came up to visit me for a day with his dad to come check out the project. It was nice to meet them and spend time with them going over the project. I think he did a really great job writing a 7 page article........ go check it out.
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1 week ago

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Snyggt Tom! Vintage Volts by TZ

Send us a copy .. of the article and eventually car okay? 😉

Måste säga att jag inte är ett stort fan av elbilar (inget emot dom) men tezon är ett bygge jag bara älskar! Är alltid kul å se när de kommer uppdateringar om den, kommer bli grymt kul å se slutresultatet! 😊

This is HARD!!!

Yeah so I am at the point where i just could wait to do:-) and yet its really tricky. I am finally building out the front end. I started with making all the attachement points/ plates for the fenders. Then i made the rails for the fenders where they will be bolted on.
The whole process has been extra slow because i keep measuring, looking, thinking (ouch) and back at measuring. But eventually i figured out exactly where the front face will sit (the center grill). Not too high or low. Then to really get an idea of where the fenders will sit, well i had to Cut them up into three main sections. As i was afraid, since the Tesla front end sticks out quite far in the center and then actually is very rounded back to the wheels, this is very different to the Amazon which is relatively flat.
To have the Amazon fit “Over” the Tesla i had to kick the front section of the fenders out in my Opinion just a bit too far.
BUT finally the best way to really see how the car will look was to fill everything in (even with paper) and draw or tape out where the wide wheel flares will go up to. Then Peter Jr. and i had a coffee and looked at it. I also called my best Freind in Canada and we looked over all of it........well i have been asking for others opinions a lot on the looks.......
So what to you guys think? Please leave comments below:-)
I have decided to take the more difficult road and actually shorten the front end up by about 9 cm, and then i think it will look almost perfect.
Its very exciting making all these angles fit together so that all the proportions look juuuuust right. Now i just have to as usual, cut and weld, cut and weld:-)
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3 weeks ago

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As always I´m impressed with your energy! 🙂 And you are right. The fenders must be shorter in front of the wheels to maintain the shape of the Amazon. Is it possible to shorten more than 9 cm? Next step will be the hood... 😉 Have you decided how you will cut it? Keep up the good work! 💚

It’s looking good. What an amazing job!

Looking good, agree on shortening it looks a bit floppy right now!

Looks more tight 🚗👌

Texcite, Tesla Parts Poland !!

Finally, last two weeks i was away on a road trip down to Switzerland, France, Germany, Czech and Poland. It was firstly to go to E flyer Expo in Switzerland (with Purelflight the electric Plane i am helping with).
And on the way back i got to meet up with Marcin Garstecki and Tomek Mikitiuk the head guys who run Texcite! Awesome guys that have helped me to get the Red Tesla (our family car) up and running.
Now over the last few months they have had the TeZon’s MCU (the main computer) so they could re program it. Basically to get control of the cars systems Tomek (the man behind all the software work) had to go in and undo all the work that was done with the car in the US when I bought it. This involved unsodering the main memory chip off of the motherboard and sodering on a new one. Then he was able to instal his program into the system. Now, i have to hook up all of the control boxes.......basically put all the hardware back on the car, like doors, radar, cameras, ceiling wiring harness.....well hook up everything. Then I will bring the car back to life and connect it to Wifi, and Tomek can then get access to the car and start to up date all the software and re sync everything in the car. This will allow us to change the car from single phase North American system to the Three phase European system. Then since the software is so old now (almost 4 years old) he will over the air re run the updates about 4 to 5 times to get it to the latest software!!!
THANKS A TON GUYS FOR YOUR HARD WORK!!
BUT, i will do all this AFTER i build up the front end of the car...........Why??
Because i am so close for it to look complete that of course once the car is up and running i will want to drive it, aaaaand i think the first videos will look a lot better with the front end done:-)
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4 weeks ago

Rust in Rear 🙂

AAALLLLL rigthy. The rear end took a lot of work, (mostly due to rust) but she is all, fixed and done. I am really stoked at how increasingly well this car keeps going together. What i did in the back now is to join the Tesla to the Amazon so that the whole trunk is sealed up now. I call this “creek proof” for when you wade in deap water off road through creeks (yes i plan on using the car) then no water can come in.
Before i was able to join everything i had to first fix the rust and second also prep the interior. Actually, just click on the pictures below and i will write below each picture of what i had to do and why.
I think i will do a short video explaining this, but that will be in the upcoming days.
For now i am EXTREMELY PUMPED, because me finishing the back means i can Finally move to the front and start on it......yahoooooo
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2 months ago

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Looks amazing! Good work

Lookin' good, it's gonna be smokin' hot 👌

Good work you do Tom👍

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Rear Gates Done 🙂

Finally, all the pieces i seem to do on this car take me longer than i wish......so it is to get it done well I guess.
Again i had a bunch of rust to fix so I cut out as lot of metal a re built it all new. I also improved the car and strengthened the the top lid up a bit where the rear handel is attched. When you look really closely at all i do, well its Not perfect, but i think the lines are nice and with a bit of filler and body work we should get it great..............and i am loving for now to just seal the raw ground metal under a little bit of clear coat, kind of fun.

Also., a Big Thanks goes out to Alexander Woxlin from woxlinsdesign.se/ in sveg. Alex has been awesome at helping out with prepping some design work.......even though so far is been mostly on the airplane, but now we are also starting to play with the TeZon a bit. Check out the wheel logos.
Next i am sealing up the under back side of the trunk, and again fixing the rust there.........and then Finally once that is complete i can move to the front of the car.
Yaaahhhoooooo so it goes, i am almost ready for some fun interesting looking work.
Ok, take care all.

TZ
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2 months ago

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Keep up the good work! 🙂

Excellent 🚗☀️🙌

Beautiful model with your car!

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