Two friends purchased this old LiAZ 677 to make its body repair. Boys will be boys!
Removing its old skin…
From all sides!
A ‘naked’ bus.
This is what humid climate makes to the car! It’s so rusty!
First touches of a new skin.
They finished one side one month after they started the repair.
To work on the second one, they had to turn the bus around.
The completed side.
To bring this into order, it would take them two to three months.
The rear of the bus.
They had to remove rear stairs and make new ones. Here they are! (One week of work).
A new ‘butt’.
This rear wheel arch made them curse a lot.
They had to cut it off…
To install a new one.
New stairs covering.
They had to move from their old box because its owner raised its rent too high. So, this is a new box. Luckily, it is located just 200 meters away from the old one.
Keep on working, keep on cutting…
This is the LAZ 695N which is also on the verge of extinction and it has to be repaired too!
How do you like it in this color?
Drivers kindly called it ‘Natasha’.
It’s sad that in St. Petersburg they discard these buses…
Let’s get back to our old friend LiAZ. They had to move it to another place again because of the rent but this time it was a long way to go.
The driver’s workplace.
The LiAZ 677. It had been in production since 1967 till 2006. It contains 100 people and in rush hour up to 150. Number of seats: 29/35. Maximum speed: 70 kmh.
Its component parts can be seen from different angles.
A haulage truck is towing our bus.
From now in, it’s going to stay and be repaired in a new box.
Location: St. Petersburg