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    Default 4x4 UAZ-452

    So a friend randomly sent me this link and I searched for the model and nothing came up. He mentioned they were in the Ukraine tho haha.. I wonder if anyone on here has driven or seen one in action

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...45793359_n.jpg

    uaz_452_2.jpg

    uaz_452_1.jpg

    Thought it was interesting

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    Would love to see more! link is broken though, takes you to a seat of a Miata.

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    One of those was a support vehicles used in "Long Way Round".

    Here's the Mfg's site.
    http://www.uaz.ru/eng/models/commercial/
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    LOL, those were used in the Eastern Block, in the army and in situations where spacious 4x4 were needed (deliveries to mountain lodges, etc). They used to go anywhere, drove like a tank, comfort level was nonexistent. Simple and not very reliable vehicle, if I remember correctly.

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    A good friend of mine rode around in one of those for a month or so in Mongolia a couple years ago. Never had a problem. They are affectionately known in Russian-speaking areas as the "Buhanka" which translates to "loaf of bread" (that's what the vehicle looks like). IIRC they had front-mounted air-cooled four-cylinders but were a rough copy of the VW microbus. Every once in a while one turns up on ebay in the US. Seems a GM V6 will fit in it without too much trouble. Since the 452s are still in production, OEM parts are somewhat obtainable. I would love to own one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project510 View Post
    So a friend randomly sent me this link and I searched for the model and nothing came up. He mentioned they were in the Ukraine tho haha.. I wonder if anyone on here has driven or seen one in action

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...45793359_n.jpg

    uaz_452_2.jpg

    uaz_452_1.jpg

    Thought it was interesting
    You might like this site for English speaking info.

    http://www.russianmilitarytrucks.com/index.htm

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    I like several of the Uaz vehicles Been tracking them, really wanting either a 469 or a 69
    http://www.mortarinvestments.eu/prod...2#currency=USD

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    ok i have been in many of them and those used to be soviet time ambulances. underpowered very underpowered in USA standards . ( and keep in mind that soviet union was known for jacking car design and ides and making is much worst. lets see fiat became lada . Chevy corvier became zaparojets , vw bus became this thing, and unimog became gaz 66 and in all cases they were downgraded instead of upgrading it . so you be the judge if u want one or no.

    but if u gonna use it for offroad only then it may work >>>. sometimes lol
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    Whilst I'll agree the cars aren't up to much, the UAZ isn't even remotely like a VW, being 4 wheel drive with portal axles and front mounted engine for a start, how is that worse than a "high power" VW bus.
    The Gaz 66 is also an awesome truck, even compared to the MOG's of the same era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redneck44 View Post
    Whilst I'll agree the cars aren't up to much, the UAZ isn't even remotely like a VW, being 4 wheel drive with portal axles and front mounted engine for a start, how is that worse than a "high power" VW bus.
    The Gaz 66 is also an awesome truck, even compared to the MOG's of the same era.
    95% of those UAZ models didnt come with portal axles even this one in the pic doesn't have it, i yet wanna see one Russian made motor that can be driven 50.000 miles with no rebuild ( i lived in one of those USSR countries 12 years ) ,. mog is better because it came with diesel motor and lockers front and back and it was made in Germany not is USSR.
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