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 Post subject: Back from the brink....
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:53 am 
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I am merely driving my van
I am merely driving my van

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Hello everyone! After much procrastination we've decided to keep "Murray" our 1998 AWD LT with 298k from the knackers yard... I guess when you have the astro bug you have the astro bug! So '"the troublesome one" (as my missus calls it) is currently in the garage undergoing a '20 year service' and we are investing in a new engine (previous one head gasket blown, oil pump leaking), new gearbox (high and low slippage, random gear changes and then no gear changes) and various fun upgrades a coming.... I'll keep you posted! :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: Back from the brink....
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:42 am 
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Hi,

That is a true classic Astro. I really like the green / gray color.


It should be great with new engine and Transmission.

AP


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 Post subject: Re: Back from the brink....
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:46 pm 
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Location: southeastern ct
Congratulations to Murray for not taking one behind the ear at close range. I just love these vans! I'm currently looking down south for a solid body to transfer all the mods Ive done to my 99. Despite all my good intentions, salt rot has taken hold. I'm not going down THAT rabbit hole. Let's keep em roll'!!

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"I don't beat my rig-I use it to it's maximum potential"
1994 Safari conversion (sold) and miss'n it!
1999 Safari SLE AWD
np236 transfer case
Torsen rear w/3.73's
2" body lift
S-10 rear leafs
Corvette servo

Coming soon
Torsen limited slip cast iron front diff
Skid plates
Rock rails

Coming later
5.7 vortec V-8


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 Post subject: Re: Back from the brink....
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:15 am 
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I get chills without my van.
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Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nice looking van! Looks like it's worth saving and keeping!
Everything is fixable, and when they are in nice shape, then it's worth doing.

Welcome from South Florida!

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2000 Chevy Astro LS AWD | 31" LT265/70R17 Tires | 8" LIFT | 10" TOTAL
92 Chevy Astro Shorty | V8-350
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