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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:45 am 
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97CargoCrawler wrote:
Been busy moving and getting settled. Just updated my van pix (see earlier post). I thought there'd be many more lifted van pix here by now! You guys been slackin' or what?


Hey Crawler where did you get your grille guard and how did you mount it. It looks sweet in the pics.

I'm hoping to do some experimenting with a snorkel kit soon. I know a lot of folks on this forum told me I would have to seal up some other components to wade through the deep stuff but I ain't skeerd! I'll post some pics when I figure it all out. :-k




Looking forward to that post. :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:39 am 
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I used an airfilter from a late 80's full size van and have the snorkel going on top of the rad the support when I did the V8 swap. JFYI the 95 Astro Safari vans have their snorkel on top of the rad support also. The only year they did it that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:59 pm 
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Never saw this post, here's the my old one.
95 Astro 2WD, 2" subframe blocks, Overlands 3" HD coils, Overlands 3" shackles, custom 2" axle blocks/traction bars, extra leaf in rear. 31" tires, stock Chevy rims


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:37 pm 
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Nice looking van, Blazer, really nice.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:46 pm 
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T.Low wrote:
Nice looking van, Blazer, really nice.


Was when I sold it, guy relisted it on craigslist only 6 months later, who knows what happened to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:22 pm 
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BLAZER wrote:
T.Low wrote:
Nice looking van, Blazer, really nice.


Was when I sold it, guy relisted it on craigslist only 6 months later, who knows what happened to it.


Hey Blazer, I didn't know you sold your van! Bummer...any hopes of getting another? Or do you have one already?

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:57 am 
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Here's Mine almost complete
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1997 Astro LT 4x4 48,000 Miles,
Custom Lift: 3" body spacers, torsion keys,
4" leaf spring relocation mounts (by ME),
added a leaf spring from a 94 S10 blazer.
All this gives me 5-6 inches of lift.
General Grabber AT2 31X10.50R15
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Western 7' 6" plow pictures coming soon...
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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:19 am 
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lookin good,nice stance :supz:


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:25 am 
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You guys are really making me wish my van was lifted...

Sadly, I have no money for that.... :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:29 am 
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Thanks Zam, I have some more trimming to do in the rear to make it match the front better. Took 4 years of dreaming of a lifted van to get this far. I have way more time than money but my fabrication skills are improving!

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1997 Astro LT 4x4 48,000 Miles,
Custom Lift: 3" body spacers, torsion keys,
4" leaf spring relocation mounts (by ME),
added a leaf spring from a 94 S10 blazer.
All this gives me 5-6 inches of lift.
General Grabber AT2 31X10.50R15
Custom fit Brush guard
Western 7' 6" plow pictures coming soon...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:11 am 
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97cargo... did lose the use of the slider with the wheels sticking out that far?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:48 am 
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Brandon...AWESOME looking van!

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:31 pm 
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1996astro wrote:
Here's Mine almost complete


Wow, great looking van! Can you submit some closeup pics of the fender trim on the front & rear?

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'99 Astro 4X2, (RIP) 4" Overland Lift, 31X10.50/15 BF Goodrich AT T/A KO,
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:22 pm 
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1996astro,
Nice looking stance! And altogether nice looking van!

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2" Overland Vans Lift Kit, Add-a-Leaf, Shackles, Torsion Bars Cranked 1"
AGM Deep Cycle Marine Battery w/Isolator
Helwig Rear Anti-Sway Bar
Auburn Gear Pro Series Limited-Slip Differential
BFG AT KO 235/75/15
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Dearly Departed 1990 RWD Shorty owned since day one.
Sold Feb 2007 with 193k miles.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:34 am 
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Wow, Brandon, that Astro van is drop dead gorgeous. Well done!

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