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93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/5/11 8:40 p.m.

So an '87 Yugo is now sitting in my garage.

It is a bit dirty but nothing more then surface rust. The plan is to swap in a 1290 which I got from a guy who has had it sitting in his shop for $25. Add camshaft, header and Weber carb from a '74 X1/9. Lose weight where ever possible. For the suspension, the plan is X1/9 rear struts on the front and add 205/60-13 R-comps. Not sure about the rest of the suspension yet. Tomorrow I am going to clean and starting stripping it down.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/5/11 8:49 p.m.

Any one know where to sell Yugo interior and trim pieces?

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
12/5/11 8:52 p.m.

Good luck with that.

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 New Reader
12/5/11 8:56 p.m.

This will be cool...I know NOTHING about Yugos, but I always enjoy an obscure grocery-getter build thread!

CarKid1989
CarKid1989 Dork
12/5/11 9:00 p.m.

i hate you for many reasons. a) you own a car i want badly b) your making a challenge car out of said car c) ill think of something haha

Sweet project. Good luck.

Ill help if i can. I had a 1.5/1.1 swap Yugo

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/5/11 9:05 p.m.

As far as paint, I am thinking about a Abarth styled paint job. Light grey with red stripes but instead of saying Abarth on the side I was thinking about putting Yugo like below. Then putting a Yugoslavian flag on the roof.

JThw8
JThw8 SuperDork
12/5/11 9:34 p.m.

God I miss playing with Yugos......

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid Dork
12/5/11 10:48 p.m.
93EXCivic wrote: Any one know where to sell Yugo interior and trim pieces?

PM me your info and I will pass it onto my boss. He maybe interested in extra interior parts.

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Dork
12/6/11 7:04 a.m.

canoe

Matt B
Matt B Dork
12/6/11 9:50 a.m.
JThw8 wrote: God I miss playing with Yugos......

Only on this forum will you read something like this.

I know the OP already has a motor, and it's probably not challenge-budget friendly, but I've always thought it would be cool to drop one of the big superbike motors in one of those. Sure, the lack of torque would suck for a street car, but it would be a blast in a track-only challenger.

No one would expect the sound either.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/8/11 8:08 a.m.

I cleaned the car yesterday and got a massive amount of the grime of sitting outside for a number of years off. I have also noticed that Yugos seem to be made with the world's thinnest sheet metal.

Does anyone know how to get the rear wiper assembly off?

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
12/8/11 8:56 a.m.
93EXCivic wrote: Does anyone know how to get the rear wiper assembly off?

Pop the hatch, it unbolts from the inside.

GVX19
GVX19 Reader
12/8/11 9:00 a.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic: The Yugo is made from some of the thickest sheet metal:( It is the hevest car in its class. As for how to. I dont know ill go look at it today. Or just take the arm off and add a wind up key.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/8/11 9:16 a.m.
914Driver wrote:
93EXCivic wrote: Does anyone know how to get the rear wiper assembly off?

Pop the hatch, it unbolts from the inside.

I unbolted the one bolt on the inside but I couldn't figure out how to get it loose from the arm.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
12/8/11 9:57 a.m.

Guess I'm not much help without seeing it.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/12/11 9:03 p.m.

So I have cleaned the outside and I am stripping it out. I will add pictures at some point later. Does anyone know of a bolt in roll bar that will fit in a Yugo?

BoostedBrandon
BoostedBrandon HalfDork
12/12/11 11:40 p.m.

I don't think "bolt in" and "yugo" go in the same sentence. Kinda like "reliable" and "italian car"

gamby
gamby SuperDork
12/13/11 12:19 a.m.

I like where this thread is going.

GRM--where Yugos go to be admired and be awesome.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/16/11 8:46 a.m.

I want to do this.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/19/11 8:17 a.m.

Saturday I picked up X1/9 suspension parts, a Weber 32 DMTRA carb and manifold, Delta camshaft and Isky valve springs, a set of Yoko A-0008 and a three Fiat wheels. Work on the car has been fairly limited because of my lungs doing their best to escape my body.

GVX19
GVX19 Reader
12/19/11 10:27 a.m.

Remind me to get my shim kit when I dig out the wheels. You will need it when you change the cam.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w SuperDork
12/19/11 10:30 a.m.
GVX19 wrote: Remind me to get my shim kit when I dig out the wheels. You will need it when you change the cam.

Speaking of, bring the shim kit and cam over and let's make this X1/9 a bit happier.

You going to pick up the floor jack today?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/20/11 12:44 p.m.

Where can I find a header which will fit the Yugo?

ditchdigger
ditchdigger Dork
12/20/11 6:34 p.m.

http://www.fiatplus.com/stainless-exhaust-header-pr-303120.html

Yowza!!!

Maybe this one could be modded

http://www.fiatplus.com/no-a-c-exhaust-header-pr-285257.html

Nitroracer
Nitroracer SuperDork
12/28/11 12:50 p.m.

Learned something new about the Yugo today:

The Yugo initially failed the front-end collision test that it was required to pass before it could be imported. Reason? The testers removed the spare tire. When they put it back, it passed. Barely.

Any new progress to report?

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