Noll Posted December 28, 2019 Report Share Posted December 28, 2019 I'm unlikely to make much progress on this for a while after I get it home (the 260z is getting done first), but figured I may as well get a thread rolling now. I've been on the hunt for a Lada sedan for a couple of years now, but they are absurdly rare around here, having all returned to the earth decades ago. Finally found one this week, and have been offered it for free on the condition that I can get it out of the field it's been sat next to for the last 20 years. It's been there long enough to sink up the body in dirt and leaves, so I'm sure the underside is trashed, and you can see the wiring harness through where the rockers should be. This isn't a huge deal for what I have planned though; new panels are dirt cheap (rockers are 15usd a side!!!), and I may very well be tube-framing it and replacing the solid axle with a IRS setup out of a miata or BMW. Also going to do a GM ecotec swap (mated to a mazda rwd 5 or 6spd), and some body modifications while aiming to keep the current patina as intact as possible. This is going to be a fun one. Hopefully going back next week to clear out the undergrowth and dig the car out so I can get it home before we get a big dump of snow here finally. Quote Link to comment
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