New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

Saw procedures

New Life For Grand Vitara

And no more roof!

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

Try to identify the model of the car!

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

Joining with the donor

New Life For Grand Vitara

The doors are smoothed out in order they could close normally

New Life For Grand Vitara

The donor is ready for the operation!

New Life For Grand Vitara

Putting the donor on top of the Japanese vehicle

New Life For Grand Vitara

The boot lid is flattened with love

New Life For Grand Vitara

Joining the door opening

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

The struts are prepared for welding

New Life For Grand Vitara

Making a window through which they will weld boosters

New Life For Grand Vitara

Such a window

New Life For Grand Vitara

Inner booster is to be welded first, only then – outer soft metal

New Life For Grand Vitara

Welding

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

Applying joint compound

New Life For Grand Vitara

Beautiful!

New Life For Grand Vitara

The joining has been successfully done!

New Life For Grand Vitara

Checking it on the wheels

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

Preparing the body

New Life For Grand Vitara

Ready for painting

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

Painting

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

Fixing the steering wheel and a door

New Life For Grand Vitara

Other complicated details

New Life For Grand Vitara

Moving to another box for a final assembly

New Life For Grand Vitara

Trimming the cabin

New Life For Grand Vitara

Sound insulation in the baggage compartment

New Life For Grand Vitara

Seats

New Life For Grand Vitara

Roof

New Life For Grand Vitara

Pasting in glasses

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

Cleaning

New Life For Grand Vitara

Dry-cleaning

New Life For Grand Vitara

The cabin is shining

New Life For Grand Vitara

And here’s what we’ve got!

New Life For Grand Vitara

Headlights are missing yet

New Life For Grand Vitara

New Life For Grand Vitara

 

15 thoughts on “New Life For Grand Vitara”

  1. I saw documentary about Russian car buyers which are getting from USA auctions completely wrecked non-restorable cars, even with blood over interior and then using professional Lithuanian mechanics making such Frankensteins and selling for big profit in Russia as low mileage cars, even saloons do that. Worst thing is that always this is Russian roulette and can never tell what past you used car has.
    I wish really big luck to this car’s next owner. Such “fedja” garages should be banned and sentenced.

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  2. West Texas roads can be very “sleepery.” Looooong distances without anything but dry land. Not that I’m complaining; just turn up my radio.

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  3. If you could do all that by yourself, then it’s not a bad idea to go about it and fix your car that only cause your time.

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  4. Pretty good quality work, when I used to sell used cars in California I seen a lot crappy work done and some of those dealers knew how crappy the work was and still sold them for a lot more then the cars were worth. If everything is properly welded and done to spec the car will show same safety characteristics in a accident. Just remember when buying a used car to examine them carefully there are professional repairs like this and there are people that try to fix stuff like this in there garage during there free time.

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    • “If everything is properly welded and done to spec the car will show same safety characteristics in a accident.”

      WRONG. Welded joints will generally be stronger if anything and will affect the engineered crumple zones of modern cars making such repairs potenially unsafe no matter how good the final product looks.

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      • Please, do not belive, that car was rebuild according to ANY spec. It is private garage, I am absolutely sure, minimum investment was done to rebuild it. Target is only one – sell it as high priced as possible with minimum costs.

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  5. OK where is the point? I not understand…really. Some one spend a lot of time to rebulid this car. Spend lot of many for new parts etc, and I dont belive that all was cheaper than buy another brand new car.

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    • Parts arnt new they are recycled. The car is usually purchased from auction or maybe a customer brings it in so the initial investment in the car is very little (compared to a new car). When you add everything up it still comes out to around 65% of a new car value.

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