Discussion in 'Zil' started by nb, Apr 13, 2006.
I have one of those English-language brochures, and the illustrations are very nice.
What I would dearly love to see woud be a plan view of the chassis of a ZIL-111. I have found a longitudinal section drawing, giving a side view of the chassis, but have not found a photo or drawing showing what the rest of the chassis looks like.
I would like to build a 1:25 scale model of a ZIL (from parts of various plastic kits), along with other Russian limousines.
russian by any chance lol
This is what I found on the net, perhaps, you can contact the person:
He/she has the book about all sorts of russian cars. He/she sais that can make a high quality copy of the book, or sell the book (but it is expensive). Zil-111 is one of the cars featured in the book. Attached is an example of the material, and probably this is the cross-section that you have mentioned.
That is indeed the cross-section I was thinking of.
I wonder how expensive a copy of that book would be, though right now I was hoping drawings might be already somewhere on the web. There seems to be a lot more information available on the web regarding cars like the ZIS-110 limousines than the ZILs. Several sites have scans from hobby magazines, which have been posted in this forum. Do any of you know of a website with pictures showing a ZIL-111 taken apart for restoration?
I have found online parts catalogs for GAZ-14 "Chaika" limousines along with modern Russian cars and trucks, with very useful line drawings.
Considering the ZIL-111 cars were not very common, I am not the least bit surprised they are not among those listed. I am just frustrated.
I guess at least some of us ;-) would greatly appreciate if you could give the URLs for these catologs; or if you could post them here it would even be better!
Az for ZIL-111, I guess it is an extremely rare beast. I have never seen one except for photos. You can email the person who owns the book, and explain what you need, you will not loose anything by doing it anyway.
I had to go digging for the addresses. Here are two of the catalog sites I was thinking of. Or should this be posted in a new thread in another section?
I have managed to stumble upon on one Russian car on a side street here in the US. It was an older GAZ "Volga" sedan, and I was glad to happen have my camera with me.
To return somewhat back to topic, I have a scan of an interesting line drawing I found in an old book.
I think this might be a prototype ZIL-111, with styling almost matching that of the GAZ-13 "Chaika". I do not have the book I made the photocopy from. I found it at the local public library several years ago and can no longer find it. I remember it being published in the late 1950s, by (if I recall correctly) a European automobile club.
Unfortunately, the book binding caused quite a bit of distortion in the rear end of the line drawing in my photocopy. Lines should run more or less horizontal.
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