Bought a lada 1200s barnfind.

I bought a lada, it was in a barn for over 21 years.
I want to fix this car, and cruise it for the summer.
Because it was in a barn for over 20 years, there are a lot of parts i want to change.
When the brakes are done, and the excaust and a lot of small problems are solved.. i have to go to the rdw and get some papers and plates for it.

Already did some cleaning, and i found most of the parts i need already.
Really can't wait to ride this oldskool ride.



Did some cleaning/painting/bushing

I cleaned subframe's and control arms, and paint it black.
Also mounth a full set of powerflex bushing, and h&r springs and shocks.
And it has a lsd differential now, its a 3.64 188size.
Drives much much muchhhhh!!! better now, and great corner traction with the lsd.
Also possible to do some clean drifts now, and much less bodyroll.












Got some stickers for the car, and the helmet also:








Bought a drift project.








Working on the 4a-ge swap.

Did some measuring, and alignment.
I think the 4a-ge wil fit soon!, The engine mounts will be removed, and placed 2 inches and weld it all together again.

I will update the project soon again!





Cleaning the wheels.

I did cleaned the wheels a bit, and they don't look that bad at all.
Also did some measuring, and tryed the wheels with the centre reversed.





Bought a set of play mate 14 inch, 2 piece wheels.

I bought some oldskool 2 piece mesh wheels.
The brand is '' play mate '' , i never heard of it before ?
I did some research, but i can't find any information about it, so i gues these wheels are pretty rare.
When used google/images i found a lot of pictures, but not any of those wheels.
If you got some information about these wheels, please let me know and send me a message.
I'm gonna refurbish these wheels, and paint and polish them.

Diameter: 14 inches
Wide: 6 inches
Bolt pattern: 4 x 114,3 MM
Offset: Don't know yet



Some pictures of the wheels:










Sandblasting

I just made some modifications to my sandblasting unit.
Now i'm able to use it while standing with a straight back.
Underneath the unit i made some space for a vacuum cleaner, and some spare parts for the unit.



First it was like:


And then i made it like:







I think this is gonna work pretty well,

Gonna make some shirts,

I'm not a computer guy, but i made some simple examples for t-shirts in paint.
This is just for a example, and someone need to make them perfect and print them on t-shirts.


Parts, new old stock

Bought a new heater-valve, brand new old stock.

It's gonna look pretty nice if the engine bay is clean, without rust and some new and refurbished components.



Continued cleaning,

Did some more cleaning, it's a lot of work cause the black greasy stuff is very hard to remove without damaging the paint.




Cleaning up the engine bay.

This evening i did some cleaning, and i think it's gonne work out fine.
It was very greasy and there is a lot of anti-rust stuff sprayed in the engine bay.
Very hard to clean, so it takes a lot of time but it's gonna be shiny!


Made some progress with the carina ta60 -> 4a-ge swap ( ae82 & ae86 gt engine )

Finally there is some progress, i disconnected the engine and then i removed the engine.
Already did some cleaning in the engine-bay, and i put some lables on the wiring/hoses.
Now i can continu cleaning the engine-bay and remove all the parts i don't need anymore.
Also need to fix some rusty spots, but actually it's a very solid car.
The previous owner of the car mounted a volkswagen/audi window washer tank/pump, cause the orginal didn't work. So i need to find a original pump, which i can mounth in the original tank, which is still in the car.
I would like to keep the car original, or make it just like toyota should do it... and ofcourse a bit improvements and modifications to make the car perform better.

Some pictures of the engine removal: