What did you do to/with your van today?

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What did you do to/with your van today?

Post by ihatemybike » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:29 pm

Just a place for quick little posts.

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Had fun, yes fun, driving for several hours in Chciagoland's snow.

Pulled into an unplowed parking lot, had my daughter get in the drivers seat, then taught her how to do donuts, figure 8s and fishtails, then bring it back under control. She loved it, I think shes officially a hoon now.

Got stuck trying to back into my unplowed driveway, for the second time in three days. My wife really seems to like the fact that she has no problems with her Jeep and keeps pulling me free.
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Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Post by astrozam » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:12 pm

cleaned another 10" of snow off it :drinkers:

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Post by Rebel » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:32 pm

Tried to crank it up,,dead battery,,I moved on. ](*,)
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Post by Smiliesafari » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:58 pm

Drove to work. Stood around. Not much going on. Drove home. \:D/
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Post by dafrogtoad » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:58 pm

Stuck a battery in it..left it. Driving the '02 LT van just now...Will get back to the Astro after the holidays.

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Post by Bubbathegimp » Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:18 am

Considered sending it to the shredder and becoming "stro-less"
Tired of it leaving me stranded
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Post by reaper » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:36 am

I spent 3 hours diggin out steph's van.
We were stuck 3 houses down from where my family lives.
We never made it there,so I dug it out & we went home.
The big secret to how we got the "all season" tire astro out is
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Post by GEJ » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:54 am

Went to work at Lowes driving the LT.Did stop to get some stuff so I could hang out here all day.All the snow melted off both vans today.Going to be in the 50's today.Yeah Roch weather-give it 15 mins.....
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Post by SoCalli V8 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:46 am

Started it up, drove it out from my carport, did some bodywork....
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Post by SoCalli V8 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:04 am

I worked hard on my van today.... and nothing went right, I was not a happy camper.
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Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Post by crash » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:54 am

same as zam... started it, moved it back 10' .. cleared another 10" off, moved it ahead 10', shut'er down..

this has been the daily routine 4 out of the last 7 days. enough with the snow already, it's Christmas, it's white, move along!! ](*,)
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Post by Cobra » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:15 am

drove to beamsville for christmas dinner check engine light came on (not surprised) headed home after dinner and playing with the dogs felt engine mis a couple times...... got home and pulled a P0304 dammit....... hadn't been running quiet right but still....... dammit
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Post by 9dawgs » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:09 am

Washed my '99 Astro it and loaded up with all the junk my son left when he moved out back in October. Getting ready to head over to his "new" apartment to drop it off ! \:D/
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Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Post by Southern » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:03 am

9dawgs wrote:Washed my '99 Astro it and loaded up with all the junk my son left when he moved out back in October. Getting ready to head over to his "new" apartment to drop it off ! \:D/
Is the Astro going to your son as well? :poke:
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Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Post by mdmead » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:53 am

Opened up dad's shop, flipped on the light, looked at the dusty, subframe-less van with the 5.3L sitting on the ground in front of it....

And wondered if my wife would work on it after she finished blowing the snow out of the driveway.... \:D/
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