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  1. #11
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    I think that will be on the 3th of August.

  2. #12
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    Wow, excellent refurbishment job you are doing.

    Are you doing the work in the Netherlands, or Russia?

  3. #13
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    Hi techno Guy,
    We organize our trips in Siberia, so that is also where the car is .

  4. #14
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    The ceiling is mounted for 90% now, while the rest will be done while mounting the sidepanels.
    So, we started with this sidepanels. Although the model of this car is over 50 years old, it seems that every car is unique.
    We have to customize every panel so it will fit properly.

    IMG_1114 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    But the result is very good

    IMG_1119 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1121 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Around the corner

    IMG_1122 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    And now the rest of the ceiling is finished properly

    IMG_1124 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Some tricks are necessary to get the ceiling as we want it.

    IMG_1125 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1128 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    The panels on the doors also look good.

    IMG_1147 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    From the factory, the doors in the front have no panels mounted, luckily in het set we bought, they are available. This looks much better

    IMG_1149 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Ceiling in the front finished

    IMG_1151 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    All panels are mounted. In the meantime I started looking for other tyres. As I said before, the current tyres are reasonable young but have the wrong size.
    We will choose between 31”/10.5/R15 or 215/90/R15, not much difference between them.

    This is the difference between the current tyres and what we would like to have.

    tyres comparison by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    215/90/R15

    safari 500 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    31”10.5 R15

    safari 510 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Problaby it will be the 215/90.

  5. #15
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    Well, the tires are coming over the course of the week so we do not have any pictures yet.

    In the meanwhile, we did a lot of other things of course.

    First of all, we painted the entry white, because that reddish look was awful

    IMG_1162 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    After that we provided the wall with self-adhesive carpet, which looks a lot better. The plastic parts are just positioned to show how it will be.

    IMG_1168 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Connected a charging point, nobody can live without it anymore

    IMG_1172 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    The next step is, of course, to put the carpet on the floor
    First, based on the old carpet, the new carpet has been cut out

    IMG_1171 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    The carpet in the cabin

    IMG_1173 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1174 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    After the edges have been cut to size, screw on the covers again

    IMG_1183 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Also neatly finished at the entrance

    IMG_1201 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    After fixing the plastic parts it looks like this and we can rest assured that this part is ready. Now only the chairs are left.

    IMG_1203 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1204 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1208 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

  6. #16
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    I love it! Keep up the good work!
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  7. #17
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    The UAZ's interior has been replaced, but since we will take guests with us, we need to have enough seats of course.
    For that purpose we had already bought 4 extra chairs. With the 2 already available we have 6. For now we will mount only 5 seats.
    For the sixth place we are looking for a folding chair, but this is only needed later.

    The chairs looked ok, but we decided to restore them anyway.

    So, first, we took them apart

    IMG_1008 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1159 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Before and after

    IMG_1193 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Filling of the seat

    IMG_1195 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1191 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1194 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1190 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    In the meantime we found a new passengerseat with a big discount

    IMG_1175 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    After restoring we started the rebuild

    IMG_1210 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Try out of the set up as we had it in mind

    IMG_1215 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1216 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Still a lot of space for the cargo

    IMG_1218 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Ow, that is too short

    IMG_1220 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Luckily we have plenty of space so we moved the middle seats a bit backwards

    IMG_1222 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Seats must be secured properly

    IMG_1232 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Fitting in between, the frames are painted black again

    IMG_1235 by Jaap van
    der Kooij
    , on Flickr

    Fixing the seats

    IMG_1244 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    With self-locking nuts of course

    IMG_1246 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Showing the new seatcovers

    IMG_1143 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    And this is how it looks

    IMG_1239 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1237 by Jaap van
    der Kooij
    , on Flickr

    IMG_1243 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    We still have to do a lot of small things, but we will manage that of course.
    On Friday the new tyres will come, and then we will be able to go to the mountains without any worries

  8. #18
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    Very, very nice! Lots of hard work, and I love the meticulous attention to detail. I just hope you don't feel too bad when your first client spills that GIANT sized drink all over the new wall panel, seat cover, and floor. You are doing a great job!
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  9. #19
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    Well, as promised I have to finish the story for now after we returned from our trips.

    We got the new tyres, as said before we bought the 215/90.

    IMG_1257 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Mounting and balancing the tyres (although I am not sur balancing will do anything with these tyres)

    IMG_1259 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1263 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Frontwheels

    IMG_1267 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    All new tyres:

    IMG_1271 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Besides a lot of small things we also isolated the hood a bit as it was getting very warm. Over this we put a layer of self-adhesive carpet.

    IMG_1250 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1251 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    During the trip we had to do some repairs as we expected, but it is an UAZ of course

    After the trips we evaluated the UAZ and found a lot of things we still want to change.
    1. Motor upgrade so it will run a lot better on 92, as it is now for 80. We hope to get some more power out of it.
    2. Replace the carburator for a more efficiënt model
    3. Replace the shocks as they are completely gone
    4. Repair or replace the gearbox, it is not-synchronised and second gear is horror
    5. A lot of small stuff….

    For now we put the UAZ in the garage, so it will survive the Siberian winter.

    IMG_1409 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    IMG_1410 by Jaap van der Kooij, on Flickr

    Thank you all for looking/reading and all nice comments.
    Interested in something different: come and visit the Altai Mountains in Siberia
    www.kaichitravel.com.

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