Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

Two friends purchased this old LiAZ 677 to make its body repair. Boys will be boys!

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

Removing its old skin…

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

From all sides!

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

A ‘naked’ bus.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

This is what humid climate makes to the car! It’s so rusty!

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

First touches of a new skin.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

They finished one side one month after they started the repair.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

To work on the second one, they had to turn the bus around.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

The completed side.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

To bring this into order, it would take them two to three months.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

The rear of the bus.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

They had to remove rear stairs and make new ones. Here they are! (One week of work).

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

A new ‘butt’.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

This rear wheel arch made them curse a lot.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

They had to cut it off…

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

To install a new one.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

New stairs covering.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

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.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

Keep on working, keep on cutting…

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

And melding.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

This is the LAZ 695N which is also on the verge of extinction and it has to be repaired too!

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

How do you like it in this color?

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

Drivers kindly called it ‘Natasha’.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

It’s sad that in St. Petersburg they discard these buses…

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

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.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

The driver’s workplace.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

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.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

Its component parts can be seen from different angles.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

A haulage truck is towing our bus.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

From now in, it’s going to stay and be repaired in a new box.

Big Toys Of Grown Up Men

Location: St. Petersburg

6 thoughts on “Big Toys Of Grown Up Men”

  1. very interesting and Natasha looks good enough now to be filled with paying customers. The guys did a good job, thanks for posting this

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  2. Ikarus are damn good buses. 15-20+ ears among harsh operating conditions, and they still work.
    BTW, doesn’t the LiAZ have some Hungarian-made parts? I think I see some pieces with the Rába logo (like the wheel hub).

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  3. Liaz sucks compared even to Ikarus, not saying about contemporary era western busses like various Volvo models.
    Thought guys made great work to move again that rust bucket.

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