Tuning GAZ-69 - the revival of the legend
GAZ-69 is a machine from the Soviet Union.For the first time this SUV was produced at the Gorky Automobile Plant in 1948 year. Since then, it was produced for a very long time, and only 25 years later it was withdrawn from mass production. Despite its solid age, this car is very popular and respected by fans of such hobbies as tuning. GAZ-69 (photo of this car you can see below) is still a pet, and its appearance is visible in many trophy races and competitions. Of course, for 65 years of its existence the Gorky SUV has become obsolete, and not only outwardly. Therefore, its appearance requires restyling, which many car owners are engaged in. In this article we will consider how to turn a 65-year-old Soviet jeep into a real monster called "GAZ (vaz) 69".
Tuning (photo presented)
As for the changes in design, it is not worth ittake on the cardinal actions. Many do and do, but in the end they get a really attractive SUV with a modern design. How do they do it? There are no secrets here - all the work in changing the appearance consists in several stages:
- Restoring the old body characteristics(in other words, welding work). For 60 years, this part of the machine can significantly rust, sometimes bend or wither. To make GAZ "candy", you must remove his body from the cab and completely digest.
- Then the next stage is its priming and painting. Here you can experiment and apply a metallic paint. What color it will be, it does not matter. It all depends on your imagination.
- At this stage, the tuning of GAZ-69 is not finished yet.Then you can take care of replacing the standard optics and installing additional equipment, namely the camera, winches, a new grille (and you can design it yourself) and thresholds. For the convenience of landing many motorists install steel footboards.
- Choice of wheels.Since the GAZ-69 car is off-road, respectively, its tires should not be afraid of dirt or snow. Ideally, you should choose wheels with tires in diameter of 20-22 inches, and their protector must necessarily have a tall figure with a distance of at least 3 centimeters or spikes.
At these stages, the external tuning of GAZ-69 can be considered complete, although it can be finished indefinitely.
Inside the car, too, does not differ luxury.Therefore, the salon tuning of GAZ-69 can never be postponed until later. When you modify it, you should first of all replace the seats. On the ceiling, you can install LED lighting, and dashboard and door cards to skin. Then you can install the air conditioner and audio system. The steering wheel can also be replaced, but not necessarily sporty. If the car is not equipped with a hydraulic booster (and about such luxury at that time did not even dream of), choose a more bulky "steering wheel". Otherwise, your hands will become very tired. And the best thing to do is install the power steering, which will make it much easier to drive the car during bends and when parking.