Russian Afghanistan War vet fulfills childhood dream by constructing all-terrain car utilizing components from 12 completely different vehicles (VIDEO)


A 50-year-old veteran from Russia’s Kursk Region has constructed his personal amphibious all-terrain car by taking components from twelve completely different domestically made vehicles, together with a Lada Niva and 1980s hatchback Moskvich 2141.

After dropping his leg in Afghanistan, Yury Sukhorukov has struggled to move round. This has been exacerbated by the poor roads in his small village. In specific, the problem of attending to the close by river impressed him to make his personal car, which he spent 4 and a half months constructing.

Sukhorukov is from Guyevo, a settlement inside strolling distance of the nation’s border with Ukraine.

His new invention simply drives by mud and swamps, and might reach as much as 40 kilometers per hour.

“I had to think of something to make it easier to get to the river,” Sukhorukov, an avid fisherman, defined. “At first, I thought of making a small cross-country vehicle to just drive to the river and return home. Then I thought, no. I decided to make a two-man car. I have a spouse, a son. What if they want to go for a ride?”

The car was made up of non-working components collected from scrap yards, comparable to a rear axle from a Zhiguli. Other components, such because the caterpillar tread across the wheels, had been created from scratch.

Despite costing simply 100,000 rubles ($1,300) to construct, the Sukhorukov household has already acquired a proposal of over 600,000 rubles ($7,800) to purchase the off-road automobile. However, they’re in no temper to promote. In reality, the car has made them well-known in the area people.

“As per our plan, this is not the final result,” stated Evgeny Zorin, Sukhorukov’s nephew. “We will make a hatch that can open. We were also thinking about a panoramic roof.”

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