This short Niva has 4 doors: when the convenience of landing is above all
I respect Niva at least for the fact that this is the only domestic car in history that is found on all continents and in almost all countries of the world. With the possible exception of Antarctica (although one Niva did visit there!) And the Pacific island states.
And the farther from recently, the more often the lack of spare parts and not the most durable design pushes the owners to unbridled technical creativity:
VAZ 2121 (for people who are not particularly versed in the history of the Volga automobile plant, this is the "early" Niva with horizontal lights from the "six"), to which this article is dedicated, was exported to distant Egypt back in Soviet times! Ignore the German license plates, the owner screwed them on for a photo shoot. By the way, Lada Granta sedans were assembled in Egypt until recently.
You will be surprised, but even the North African climate does not spare the rather weak body of the Niva, so all the improvements of the old Soviet SUV started with large-scale welding and painting work:
The shape of the doors is slightly modified to accommodate the lifting mechanism of the so-called "". Why such a door opening scheme is called that, I think, it is not necessary to explain. As far as the author of the channel knows, this is the first Niva in the world with rising side doors :
The doorways are also reinforced, especially the right one (I’ll explain why below!), And the thresholds, into which strong steel steps are integrated. The front and rear fender flares are cut to accommodate beefier 215/75R15 tires. On such wheels, it will be easier for Niva to storm the Egyptian sands:
Another difference between the Niva and other domestic cars is the ability to order any spare parts and accessories anywhere in the world or even buy them on the spot. If you choose an SUV for a round-the-world expedition, then, as you can see, Niva can easily compete with Toyotas in terms of the availability of spare parts. For this project, headlights and a new-style radiator grille from modern Lada 4 × 4 have recently arrived.
Massive sheet steel bumpers and a powerful set of Chinese LED optics added brutality to the new style of the Egyptian Niva – the dream of any driver from the southern regions:
And the "icing on the cake" of the improvements of the Soviet SUV. For the convenience of planting children on the back sofa, the author of the project decided on an extremely unusual upgrade – he added another door to the Niva on the right side, moreover, in the best traditions of British limousines, opening towards traffic. The front lambo doors are not the strangest detail in this car:
The opening turned out to be not the widest, but in general, access to the second row is now no more difficult than that of some compact class B sedan. For the convenience of passengers, the backrest is also increased, and the sofa itself is slightly shifted towards the trunk.
If you notice a non-standard steering wheel, then that’s not all – a more modern instrument panel from the Korean Daewoo Nubira remained behind the scenes. The reason for the replacement is quite prosaic, native Togliatti plastic cracks in the scorching African sun: