Looks a neat bit of kit. methinks you might need more than just the fitted 'hot tube' from the radiator to keep the winter chill on the steppes at bay.

The guy must have the patience of a saint to rebuild what looks like a total wreck. Good on him :D

Interesting post.

I had a model one as a kid, and I've always fancied one. I can see the angle grinder coming out and the old ford orion getting cut up soon.
I'd love one. even if it was just as a runaround to annoy the locals. I mean, they build them, why shouldn't they enjoy them wizzing up and down the roads now?