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Sammy the Volga is home in the Tiny Russian Village…

Last night at about 8 p.m. a surprise came. Sammy rolled up next to the village home and she looked and looks beautiful. She still has one day of work left, but it is to install several pieces that they had to rebuild by hand and they are finishing those pieces up…

So in a couple of days, I drop it off for one day and she (Sammy the Volga) will be done in complete. Also it looks like Svetochka will be here on Wednesday and I am so happy. I miss my SweetPea…

{Later, when sunny, please put image of Volga right here…………… So foggy can’t see it hardly!}

Sammy the Volga; images two and or three days ago… Almost done…

And before painting…

Sammy the Volga is being redone from the ground up almost literally…

Now I am going to gripe… 😉

Sammy had four new (used) doors installed and three of the doors came from one car and the fourth came from another car. Svetochka’s door came from a car with power windows!

So guess who has a power window? Guess who does not? Boza and I are going to have to kneel at our Queen Svetochka, for only royalty gets special things like power windows…. Svetochka was tickled when she found out that she and only she had a power window. As Svetochka would say, “That is just right!”

Okay seriously! Fifty percent of the car has been painted with a crinkle rock and chip resistant paint. Then the whole car was painted on top of that. (I am so happy!) Sammy had four new doors, four sections two feet or more of frame work done, new rocker panels (Hand built from square steel pipe.), Gaz Gazelle rear shackles install for 3 inches of lift and a bunch more stuff. Much of which had to be built by hand. Just like the rear doors had to be sliced apart and some of the old doors welded to the new doors. These are the things that take time and they did a good job…. You would never know that they sliced and diced half the car…

We will get that 10 more years from our beloved Volga…

By the way; paid for in full by donations for the specific reason of saving a classic car such as Sammy. Svetochka, Boza and I want to thank all the people for the donations to rebuild Sammy. It has been amazing at the out pour of help to rebuild this Volga. You would be surprised at how many people on this side of the world adores such cars as this…. Total cost, besides time 80,000 rubles = $1300 and or 1100. It was worth it and Sammy has new clothes…

Thank you…

WtR

PS: Now we concentrate on getting Boza and his eyes operated on. The doctor said he can do this in August and as soon as we are back, Boza gets shunts put in his eyes for pressure relief…

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