Post your day to day photos here

Do you take the beast shopping? Or ferry the children to school? Can your truck be a practical, everyday vehicle?

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by aardvark64 » Thu May 24, 2012 10:52 pm

Zelda being used as an adventure playground:

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Best wishes, Colin
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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by Rob Reznik » Fri May 25, 2012 10:27 am

asg wrote:Some video's of Rob's Zil135 being loaded up on it's long journey to Australia.

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for anyone who thought I was being a 'wussy' loading it on with a winch - I was having a constant problem driving it on - it kept trying to dive off the bed to the right no matter how straight or what angle I approached - thought it was due to the lack of a rear torsion bar when I bought it (did the same then) but a new one fitted didnt seem to help - although its now in Australia I'm still confused to why it kept doing it? - tyre pressures all the same and a solid chassis which looked straight - no suspension on middle two sets of wheels if anyone has a clue? Also film makes it look tall and narrow when in fact its 2.8m wide - you can hear both engines running which I needed to steer it.

http://s708.photobucket.com/albums/ww87 ... 135017.mp4
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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by tangowhisky » Mon May 28, 2012 8:24 am

LIIIIIIKE! :)

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by duncan » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:29 pm

Hey hey now, dont let this topic die. Is everyone too busy fixing instead of driving :D

Here I am taking out the trash, last week:

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by markb+ » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:47 pm

After lots of late nights finally got the Zil ready to display some stoves at a local agricultural show (Emley show)

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Still need to get flues in so we can have some working stoves

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by Charlesm » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:31 pm

With not a lot more effort you can give the Gaz Sauna boys a run for their money =))

Really impressive conversion - I hope your customers were impressed.
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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by zilorkney » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:17 am

Looks great!
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Well done

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by duncan » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:23 pm

Greetings from Austria. Current small problems count: Gearshift lever broke off (welded on the road), injection pump drive broke (made new one from wood, bolts and glue), and exhaust damper rusted through (sounds awesome, but welded back because we need the exhaust brake functioning), one tire shredded but still usable (waiting for it to completely fail before replacing).

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by Zil lover » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:20 pm

duncan wrote:Greetings from Austria. Current small problems count: Gearshift lever broke off (welded on the road), injection pump drive broke (made new one from wood, bolts and glue), and exhaust damper rusted through (sounds awesome, but welded back because we need the exhaust brake functioning), one tire shredded but still usable (waiting for it to completely fail before replacing).

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Looks fabulous !!!

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by markb+ » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:44 pm

Charlesm wrote:With not a lot more effort you can give the Gaz Sauna boys a run for their money =))

Really impressive conversion - I hope your customers were impressed.
Looks great!
:-BD
Well done

Only problem now its all painted and kitted out i dont fancy taking it off road
Looks like i need another for off roading :D

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by Victor87 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:28 pm

Had to transport a table for my grandmother yesterday
here now : Snow, -10°c

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Passed near the old military base (in fact, old US missile depot from cold war... good place to drive an UAZ)

+ Driving UAZ in the snow > fantastic !

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by zoltan » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:14 pm

Autumn is the time for transporting firewood. With the Land Rover requiring some chassis welding the Uaz kindly offered to do the honours in return for a Nato hitch.

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Narrow track Sankey plus Uaz makes for difficult reversing when you can't see the trailer until it is pointing the wrong way. Will fit some spring loaded 'buds' for the trailer in due course
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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by Eastblock » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:49 pm

I wish I could have taken the 452 to the Faroe Islands. I could stash a lot of sheep in the back of that.....

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by aardvark64 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:39 pm

Covers off for some tinkering:

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Measured up the TGB in preparation for mounting the GPMG swivel on the roof. Discovered it has an aerial mount, too.

UAZ now has new fuel filter, re-built coarse fuel filter, and a re-built lift pump. The carburettor is still in pieces but should go on soon. It was full of oily gunge but somehow functioned. Still waiting to hear back from Todor for the next care package.

Funny to think there used to be a Zil squeezed in there.

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by maxbaber » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:35 pm

went for a drive around the lanes and found a friend, anyone know who's this is ?

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nice day to have the roof down though

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UAZ-469 now fully working.

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by acmatman » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:37 pm

I was up early this morning ,I was taking the Zil to a show 122km away.Put nearly €200 into the drivers side fuel tank .
So off we go got about 30km into the trip when the fan belt on the steering went ,back home 930am ,Murphys Law :sick:

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Re: Post your day to day photos here

Post by Dominik » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:54 am

4x4 corner:
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First trip without roof:
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Sunny day:
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Parking in my office:
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