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Noll's '82 Lada Niva

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#21 Noll



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Posted Yesterday, 02:41 PM

It's been a bit since I've done anything on the Niva because of the winter, so i decided to bring some small stuff inside and work on it in the warm.


First order of business was a pair of panels that bolt inside the front wheelarches and are supposed to keep mud out of a rust-prone area. Unfortunately mud was allowed to sit in there for quite some time, rusting the removable panels as well as the body of the car (as seen in a previous post).


New panels are available, but are a bit hard to find, and I had the materials to make some of my own sitting around, so that's what I decided to do. No pictures of the process, but it was pretty standard; trace, cut, bend, drill. The new ones are much lighter, and not going to rust due to being aluminum, which is great.


I will be picking some rivets up tomorrow to attach the rubber liners.