Due to the reconfiguration of the machine (moving units) weight distribution became more evenly than the “69”. Not to shift back control arms RK from their usual place between them had to do the scenes. RK left the staff, as it has the largest gear ratio in low gear, which is important offroad. All rubber products suspension was replaced with polyurethane. Changed as Castres and installed a rubber with a diameter of inches running 35 “Cooper discovery STT” increased stress during rotation of the steering wheel. “Cured” is installing the power steering (Gur) from BMW E36, it is optimally suited to GAZ-69. However, I had to change the shape of the Pitman arm of the steering shaft in the forge and mount the adapter plate to the frame of the WTP and strengthen the latter, well, to make the adapter hoses under the pump from “Ford” to the Guru from BMW. Also installed the steering damper. Fuel tank 80 liters -homemade, made from sheet steel and is mounted under the sofa rear passengers. Brake system dual circuit, with vacuum booster from an Audi. Since the machine is quite high – increased track due to wheels with negative departure (- 20 mm) and the annular spacers 40 mm thick between the brake drum and the wheel disk. Front axle mounted mechanical hubs. Lever shock absorbers were removed and in their place welded brackets shock absorbers from the UAZ-469. Machine to adequately behave on the road, put gas-oil shock absorbers “Plaza” from the UAZ-469. The wheel (from Audi) with Gur coupled through two drive shafts in the bearing intermediate support.
When the preparatory work was done -took up the body.
As mentioned previously the car wanted to make an original and at the same time recognizable, so to speak, the current vision of the old GAZ-69. So how to alter regular body conceived modernized way had no meaning, I decided to make a completely new body. For him it took steel sheets with a thickness of 1.2 mm and 2 mm. “Deuce” – on the floor, a 1.2 mm – for all other body parts. And long winter evenings “now”: cut, bent, squeezed. The body is welded in two months. Then came the coating, preparation for painting and painting itself. As it is all done – I remember like a nightmare, but when everything was installed at the place turned out to be quite good.
The GAZ-69 is a very narrow side door (while driving especially), so for the convenience of landing both doors were enlarged and hanging on a front body pillar on the bearing “monopole”, the door locks are electrically operated. Torpedo and tunnel – “Audi 80”, front seats – “Audi A8” with electric drive of change of position, rear sofa – “Mitsubishi-Pajero”. Also installed a powerful heater from Audi, now even in severe frosts in the car warm. All wiring is also taken from Audi. Large front headlight (high beam) – GAZ-69, small (low beam) – VAZ-2106. Signal lights, “blinkers” and marker lights from an American truck “inter”. In the back of the body, in the floor, made in the recess. At first was stored in the spare wheel, and then – tent (made only a year). In the side compartments of the stored tool. Tent – material “Oxford”, insulated — lined on the inside with jacquard fabric. Floor is covered with automotive carpet. But even for the comfort of the driver and passengers with powerful stove from Audi – now and in the winter, the cabin warm!
The amplifier front bumper:
1 – the reinforcement (steel pipe d62x2,5); 2 – bracket (steel, sheet s25,2pcs); 3 – trim
Hinge joint swivel yoke spare wheel:
1 – traverse; 2 – axle; 3 – bushing; 4 – ring; 5 – bearing (80204, 2); 6 – distance sleeve; 7 – Circlip; 8 – amplifier rear bumper
New bracket from UAZ-469, welded to the old frame of the UAZ-69 to absorber Plaza
Back door – also expandable, are suspended on bearing “monopati” electric castle. For the spare wheel produced a “gate” (turning the console) with the castle, here also hung a pouch for bait.
The rear door mounted amplifier low frequency power of 1 kW. Also made good audiopreparation. Installed head unit mp3 with USB, 4-channel 2-component speaker system midbass -4, 4 tweeters on the catwalks on the side of the body and a subwoofer with bass reflex. Windscreen (laminated), custom made in Saint-Petersburg and glued to the frame.
Safety frame, consisting of uprights, longitudinal members and cross members made of pipe outer diameter of 50 mm. Pipe frame covered with artificial skin. Installed reinforced bumpers and sills; pan of the engine, the bottom of the fuel tank and the muffler is equipped with a protection made of sheet steel 2 mm thick.
The construction of the car is finished in December 2010, the Car was comfortable and very passable. Thanks to the motor which pulls very well at lower levels, are almost like the machine (you don’t have to pull the “stick” change gear). Successful and suspension – for the broken primer is like on asphalt.
All design changes made to the vehicle passport (PTS).
Now often asked to carry the wedding, just to be photographed next to a car or drive one. But mostly the car is used for its intended purpose – travel and stay active!
Yu MÄKI, s o l o n e C, Karelia
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