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About Noll

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  • Birthday 04/22/1998

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  • Location
    Almonte, Ontario
  • Cars
    '74 260Z, '82 Lada Niva, 3x Subaru Justy, '00 Impreza OBS
  • Occupation
    Student

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  1. Noll

    Noll's '82 Lada Niva

    No pics, but I got the new heater valve in today. What a PITA that was. barely anywhere to swing a wrench, pipes that didn't quite want to line up, coolant dripping everywhere, and doing it essentially outdoors while lying upside down on the footwell wasn't fun. Still, it's done now. Just need to figure which of the cable clamps has come loose and the whole system will work again (currently when you try to turn the heat off it's just moving the cable sheath, something behind the center console must have come off.
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    Project SNAFU: A '74 260z

    After a few weeks, the 260 has returned with some different wheels. I really need to put a tarp on this thing now, although I suppose snow rotting the floors doesn't matter much when the floors are already trash. I also finally got a new phone (was rocking a 7 year old galaxy S3), so going forwards pics should be better, especially when in lower-light situations.
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    Project SNAFU: A '74 260z

    While I can't work on the car throughout the winter, I have been plugging away at the various removable bits that I can work on indoors. I finally finished refinishing the taillight surrounds; when I got the car they were covered in overspray and the wrong paint. Much sanding, steel wool, putty, more sanding, primer, and paint later, they look pretty decent. Not perfect, but just fine in my opinion. The paint is driving on the other side, then I'll assemble that one too. Compared to before, I'm really happy with how they turned out: I also did some patchwork on the dash centerpiece; one of the bolt holes had snapped off. The fix - a 3d-printed part, grinding, and some epoxy. It's not perfect (the cracks are still visible), but it is functional again. Sometime in the future I may putty and paint it, but it's fine for the time being. Next up I'm going to have a look at the center console, as it has some cracks.
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    Project SNAFU: A '74 260z

    Been a while since I updated this. Won't be any progress till the spring, but I have some sheet metal coming from a couple parted-out cars in the states, so should get this looking like a car again before too long once the weather is nice again. The Z is temporarily leaving for a couple days. The guy who purchased my 240z parts-shell also wants the 260z's wheels for his 510 (and I'm planning on different wheels, so win-win). One or two of the lug studs is stripped, so he's bringing it 15 min down the road to his shop to get the wheels off and then stick some random wheels on for me. I'll get the car back in a couple days.
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    Noll's '82 Lada Niva

    I've been on a bit of a hiatus from lada work again, as the cold weather and a lack of a heated garage makes doing anything really suck. My Ukranian parts order from a month ago did arrive today though: Clamps for the front brake softlines: new heater valve and rear brake t-fitting. I'll probably get the new valve in at some point before the spring, just to get it done. New p/s fender section. Looks like it'll need a little hammer and dolly work to be perfect, but for the $19.25 it cost, it's a good start. I still have one more order to make for sheet metal, but I have a lot of work to do with the front and rockers before I get to that work.
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    Noll's '82 Lada Niva

    I went out to the garage to tack the new piece in, and ended up welding up that rocker entirely. Pretty happy with my progress! My welding skills are still nothing fancy, but I'm miles better than the last time I tried to weld on this part of the car. Should need very minimal work to be ready for actual paint, especially as I'll be bedlinering the lower rockers. I didn't bother cleaning up the bits that will be hidden as much. Next up will be to fit and weld in the rocker strengthening piece, then the floor and inner rocker.
  7. Noll

    Noll's '82 Lada Niva

    Alright, little update for today. Cut out part of the front rocker that I've been meaning to replace for a while, and test-fit the replacement part in place. Just need to weld this in and fix the burn-thru on the front edge of this panel, and then I can move on to putting the rest of that corner back together (center section, floor, inner rocker, subframe outrigger, fender section).
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    Noll's '82 Lada Niva

    It's possible! The 2101's (white and green cars in my above pics) are based off a fiat 125, and I believe the doors are interchangeable.
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    Noll's '82 Lada Niva

    Thanks! It was one hell of an adventure. That's quite the journey as well! I actually ended up in Vladivostok for a day after taking the train from Ulan Ude (and from vlad, 4 flights to get home to canada). Pretty cool city!
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    Noll's '82 Lada Niva

    So, I've been a bit absent from this thread for a while, but for good reason. This past summer, I circumnavigated the world, mostly by (ludicrously small) car, and got to see 25 different countries doing so. It was quite a good time: [/url] In doing so, I also got to see quite a few Ladas, including an entire dealership: Since getting back, I've been preoccupied with other projects (namely my subaru justy and a '00 Impreza OBS I got out of a ditch for 600$ as a new daily): Now that that's all sorted for now though, I'm going to try to get back to making progress on the Niva. I've ordered some more misc bits from the Ukraine, and am hoping to make more progress on the front rust repair this week if time allows (new metal at last, with any luck).
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  13. Got most of the d/s floor rust cut out today. Still need to remove the fuel and brake lines to get the last of it by the rocker panel, and ran out of cutting discs when doing the front, so that'll be for another day. Frame rail is in pretty good shape, which is nice. Small hole by the subframe mounting bolt at the middle-right of the pic, should be a simple fix. The rear of the floor desn't have any holes, but the flange where it meets the back wall is pretty haggard. Not sure what I'll do about that yet, as the gas tank is right behind there so I don't want to cut/weld unless I have to. Might get some automotive body ashesive and coat the flange after removing all the rust? That would be more than strong enough. I'm thinking I might also invest in a cheap sandblasting setup to get all the rust out of the frame rail and other hard-to reach spots before paint and welding the floor back in over top.
  14. designed and 3d-printed a blanking plate for the hole in the dash: Then my new bluetooth to FM transmitter came in, and it turns out it's perfectly sized for that same spot: so I made a v2 of the blanking plate with a mount for the transmitter. Turned out to be a perfect press-fit first time, so that is nice. No in-car pics yet as I need to use the transmitter in my current daily till the justy is done, but you get the idea.
  15. With the newfound ability to properly weld acquired, I did some work on the d/s fender today. properly welded the bits that were previously tacked on: I did have a bit of a warpage issue when welding a piece on the front repair, but I hammered it out roughly into the correct shape, and should be able to finish it with a skim coat of body filler. Still have some more grinding of welds to do too, as can be seen.
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