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Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MtAstro [OP] » September 18th 2017, 2:11pm

Can someone tell me where to find a grill bumper guard for my 2002 Astro AWD? I have looked on the internet, but have not come across one. I want something like this.

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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby markmitch » September 18th 2017, 3:17pm

you have to look at truck guards and measure them to find one that is close.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MtAstro [OP] » September 18th 2017, 5:16pm

markmitch wrote:you have to look at truck guards and measure them to find one that is close.

OK, thanks so much. I was hoping to find one that would bolt on without modifying the bolt pattern.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby TurnNburn » September 18th 2017, 6:47pm

that picture is of cargocrawlers. PM him and he might tell you which one he used.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MtAstro [OP] » September 18th 2017, 10:23pm

OK thanks.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MI_Ghost » September 19th 2017, 2:51am

It is from a 99-06 chevy silverado 2500.
He had to make custom mounts for it. Nothing to difficult
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 19th 2017, 5:58am

Where are you located?
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MtAstro [OP] » September 19th 2017, 6:03am

I'm in Western Montana. I found this one on Amazon that I could make mounts to fit I think.
Also, I purchased a ladder to mount on the back and wasn't thinking about the 3 doors and how I am going too open the hatch with the ladder mounted. Maybe I can attach the ladder on the top of the L door, then make a special bracket to mount it at the lower part of the top L door, then have it rest on a rubber mount on the bottom of the LR door..... Any ideas?
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MI_Ghost » September 20th 2017, 2:09am

You will find that the winch will not fit unless you extend the mounting brackets out.
The astro does not have the set back grille like the jeep.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MtAstro [OP] » September 20th 2017, 3:34am

OK,thanks for the tip.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby LaughingVan » September 26th 2017, 4:34am

I thought what I'd do was I'd pretend I was one of those happy Astro van owners.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby WimpTech » September 27th 2017, 3:56pm

Hey Montana, not sure the ladder will work like that since you need to pop the glass far enough to open the right ditch door,then the left, then open the glass all the way to get in.
If you can get enough clearance between the glass and ladder then it's possible, but sounds like a PITA. If you figure it out please post your solution!
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MtAstro [OP] » September 27th 2017, 4:38pm

The way I was talking about is actually hard mounting the ladder to the upper part and resting on rubber on the bottom. Then you could actually climb up, and still open the window fully and open the two doors.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby WimpTech » September 27th 2017, 4:57pm

OOOOooo I see, cool idea!
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby MtAstro [OP] » September 27th 2017, 5:04pm

Wimpazz wrote:OOOOooo I see, cool idea!

Thanks, I wasn't even thinking about the problem of mounting when I ordered the ladder...... Duhhhh. I didn't want to send it back, and I really do want the ladder. I just hope it works out OK. I'll post the results after I install it. I really don't plan on using it a lot, just occasionally.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby astrotardis » September 27th 2017, 5:07pm

Looks like what he posted its just a grill guard and no bumper Correct?
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 27th 2017, 5:13pm

^ Thats actually a winch/push bumper with grille guard extensions. It's not your typical flimsy damage multiplier.

I dunno how sturdy those upper hatches are, but you could shorten the ladder and just attach it to the hatch. A gas can installed on the lower dutch door would serve nicely as the first big step up. There are many varieties of steel cans these days in case you needed one a bit shorter than the standard 5gal. cans most Americans picture in their minds. You could also cut a drop section in the bumper to fit a standard can too.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby WimpTech » September 27th 2017, 5:18pm

You'll probably need some kind of support on the lower horizontal portion of the ladder to rest on the bumper since it will elongate when weight is introduced. Perhaps a rubber baby buggy bumper or the like.
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby astrotardis » September 27th 2017, 5:20pm

97cargocrawler wrote:^ Thats actually a winch/push bumper with grille guard extensions. It's not your typical flimsy damage multiplier.

I dunno how sturdy those upper hatches are, but you could shorten the ladder and just attach it to the hatch. A gas can installed on the lower dutch door would serve nicely as the first big step up. There are many varieties of steel cans these days in case you needed one a bit shorter than the standard 5gal. cans most Americans picture in their minds. You could also cut a drop section in the bumper to fit a standard can too.


I think its just the guard. Its only 90 bucks and says it bolts to most bumpers? That's why I'm confused is it a whole bumper or just that top bar? Pretty sure its just that top bar
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Re: Off Road Bumper Guards Astro

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 27th 2017, 5:40pm

astrotardis wrote:
97cargocrawler wrote:^ Thats actually a winch/push bumper with grille guard extensions. It's not your typical flimsy damage multiplier.

I dunno how sturdy those upper hatches are, but you could shorten the ladder and just attach it to the hatch. A gas can installed on the lower dutch door would serve nicely as the first big step up. There are many varieties of steel cans these days in case you needed one a bit shorter than the standard 5gal. cans most Americans picture in their minds. You could also cut a drop section in the bumper to fit a standard can too.


I think its just the guard. Its only 90 bucks and says it bolts to most bumpers? That's why I'm confused is it a whole bumper or just that top bar? Pretty sure its just that top bar


Oh, you're refering to the Bestop thing. Yes, I believe you are correct. It's just the stinger portion.
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