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DoYouLikeItHere's Harem...

Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:30 am

So far I have owned 4 AstroSafariVans.
I'll try to post some of my pix in here as time permits.
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Test Fitting. Uh-Oh !
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Axle Out.
Modified Mounts lift engine to provide clearance for clutch Slave/front driveshaft.
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G80 3.73:1
Springs alone provide mucho lift.
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:45 am

Heres a couple more .
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Mount. 2" lifting.
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Here's my GT.
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Here Lies the good old girl. She suffered from a bent doorpost, and a caved in roof from some dancing girls. She leaked a lot if ya left her sittin in the rain, but it all pooled up on-top of the headliner, so that when you drove away, it would all shift and pour out onto the rear seat passengers. Oh, And her autotrans was pooped. We will miss the old girl, but she was only 390 bucks, back in 2006. And her transplants will live on in my 87 shorty soon to be 4x4. RIP .
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:10 am

Here's the shorty that I'm making into a 4x4.
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Oh, Hey look here's an Astro Van 4bbl Manifold for the 4.3 in 1985 or so. I put it in my boat. but it weighs a ton so having second thoughts.
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:19 am

R.I.P.
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in her better days.
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in her better days.
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My morning commute.
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:28 am

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March 2009
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I found a "Spare" Astro Factory T5.
And, I Made it into an Astro 4wd T5.
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Sure rains a lot here.
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:47 am

Oh, Here's pix of the oldest van of mine.
I sent its skeleton to the crusher this summer.
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She had a large rust hole in the frame, where the steering box is bolted on.
Plus I needed Pans and manifolds for a new engine I had just bought
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She was another good old girl.
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:58 am

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Badda Bing... Merry Christmas !
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Ready Set Go...
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Welcome Home.
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:08 am

October 138.jpg
Going.
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Going..
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Gone...
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Post by ihatemybike » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:41 am

Looking at your collection makes me feel like I'm not working on my collection enough.
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:47 am

ihatemybike wrote:Looking at your collection makes me feel like I'm not working on my collection enough.
Well, Thanks, but Trust me. I dont spend a lot of time on them like I should, notice the new engine pic taken in Dec, followed by it being installed in June... Bit of a lag there......
I've only been building up a 4wd for a year or so, should be done by next year maybe...
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:02 am

What I did with my kids today.
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Post by doyoulikeithere » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:08 am

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Post by draggnastro » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:38 am

cool! I want the rims off the silver one!

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Re: DoYouLikeItHere's Harem...

Post by mdmead » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:52 pm

Quite a collection! I hear you about committing time to the projects.... Mine has been sitting for WAY too long.
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Re: DoYouLikeItHere's Harem...

Post by T.Low » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:54 pm

[quote="mdmead.... Mine has been sitting for WAY too long.[/quote]




Your's isn't a project...it's a "cold case", it's archives, even a blood hound couldn't help if you ever want to figure out where you left off. :poke:
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