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Hello guys and gals, it's been a while since I last posted an update on Big Blue, so I thought I would finally show where I am at. It's been a busy last 4 months, and mostly the bodywork/painting has been holding me up. There is a ton of pictures, so hold on...

-A.C.C. Black Carpets, and Fat Mat Insulation
-New Grill, Angel Eye Projector Headlights
-Wings West Bodykit
-Drop Leafs, Belltech Shocks
-White Face gauges
-VR3 Mp3, DVD Headunit
-New Catback Exhaust

Things I still have to put on thats sitting in the garage:
-Side Skirts
-Painted Carbon Fiber Hood
-Cats Eye Grill w/ Billet insert
-Finish Exhaust, High Flow cat

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raycer said:
she lookin gooooooooooood!! funny that i'm also in the process of re-installing the side skirts on mine. had to repaint them after the paint cracked when i hit a ramp :banghead: you'll probably have yours on before i the pace that i'm going.
i wanna see that hood installed too. i'm still looking for a deal on a pair of seats like yours. where are those tail lights from and how much $ do they set u back? good work man :cheers: salud!!
We will see how long it takes me to get the side skirts on... I am thinking my body guy is gonna take another month with those, he has been just swamped with stuff. I can't wait to get the hood on there, I hope it turns out like I hope. The seats were a steal for $49 for the pair off ebay. The taillights were also off ebay, they were a little pricey, I believe a little over $100 for the set, then I tinted the part above the rear back up lights. Thanks for the props.

johnny-77 said:
Looks good cant wait till she done its nice to see some ones progect moving forward. Good luck and be sure to have fun at it! :thumbup:
Oh I am having fun with it, sweating my @#$ off outside trying to work on this beast. I am ready for it to be fall already, that or a garage magically appear in my driveway.
Here is the latest on the exhaust now that it is done. 3" catback, Gibson muffler, and a 3 1/2" Gibson Tip. The tip looks like it could have been a hair bigger, I wanted to do a dual tip, but there was no way it would have fit in the opening since it's only 4.5" wide.

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It was a Belltech Rear Sway Bar kit (BEL5528) from Stillen for $165, free shipping. Here is a old picture before I lowered it and swapped shocks, and endlinks on the rear sway bar kit. Thanks for the props, and I'm gonna leave the tip alone at this point.

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It's part of the Wings West Bodykit the front and rear. I also have side skirts, just waiting on it to get painted. It is a replacement bumper just to clarify. So it's like a roll pan, if you get hit from the rear I think your van would be done since there really is no support. I like the look of it, but I was disappointed on how it attached. I was actually surprised at how well the tape holds, but I ended up having to make brackets for the rear bumper to sit on top of and attach to. I bought it off a fellow member who had it in his garage for a few years, so it was a little bowed in the middle. Here is off a website how the rear looks:

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More of the Wings West Body Kit for people who haven't seen it, I think it is the most subtle bodykit for the astro.

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Yea I was thinking about a hidden hitch, but not sure how that would work. I would hate to have to cut into it. Unless you could somehow make one that clears to the bottom of the bumper, goes back up, and is removable. But I think for now I will just accept that that ship is sailed.
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