1988 Yugo GV $450, no brakes, wont idle, needs a CV boot and a few structural areas patched(very solid for a Yugo) driver side rear strut tower being the worst of it. Car has new rotors, calipers, pads, shoes, wheel cylinders and hardware. For some reason it has a VW grill and no timing belt cover or spare tire, kinda important in this car, the spare is part of the crumple zone. I plan to have it on the street long before fall. I should have well under $1000 in the project, including the car itself, when you can find them, parts for these are dirt cheap.
The tow rig, surprisingly enough the Chrysler product with 200k on it didnt give me any ****.
We didn't get the straps tight enough or something and it fell off the trailer after 1/2 a mile in town, this is the result, not sure what to do about it, if anything. After some random guys stopped and helped us pick it up and put it back on, followed by tightening the straps as tight as I could get them, the trip went smoothly.
It felt like it had some brakes, but it turns out there were none, when I rolled it off the hauler I learned how to drive a yugo in reverse quickly. This is where it stopped.
A couple undercarriage shots.
Decent interior with factory AM FM Cassette deck.
Most of the clutter will be removed.
Picked up these tires on the way home for $60, they are new 145r13 off a Diahatsu minitruck, made in Japan, no dot number(just a DOT style date code) as they are JDM truck tires, but whatever.
Fired it up and drove it carefully into this shady parking spot closer to the garage, this is where it will spend most of its time for the next month or two.
PLAN in roughly chronological order:
-Get yard driveable
-Remove interior, dash, heater, fenders and bumpers, treat all rust, weld in patches on structural ****, fiberglass everything else. Fix dings and dents, mostly with bondo. Rattlecan over my repairs. Clean interior and fix any issues there.
-Go through suspension, replace bushings and ****.
-Address powertrain concerns, timing belt, coolant flush, tranaxle fluid, CVs, carb, etc. Rip out all the emissions ****(AIR pump, EGR, EVAP) and build custom exhaust system from manifold back.
-Collect odds and ends needed, spare wheel, complete speedo cable assembly(the gear and **** that sticks in the trans is gone, just a plug in the hole), timing cover and hatch struts being the important ones. Some weatherstripping should probably be replaced.
-Assemble and put on road, use as ratty looking summer DD, maybe run it at the Woodward dream cruise(will really pop out in a sea of 69 camaros, mustangs, and 57 chevys).
-Park in fall.
-Paint properly next spring.
Tl;DR: My trolling car, 1800 pounds of Yugoslavian steel, the most useless thing I have ever bought.