retro look?

retro look?

Postby Darrenmb [OP] » October 16th 2011, 2:36pm

Hello folks, I have a 98 astro cargo van, going to be using it for work, but i simply dont want to or have the ability to leave it looking plain, has anyone here gone for the 70s look? maybe some cragar mags and some side pipes??? If so any pics???? thanks in advance

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Re: retro look?

Postby DaveAstro » October 16th 2011, 6:53pm

I haven't seen many of the new style done rerto, but I bet it would be pretty sweet looking.
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Re: retro look?

Postby icebrrg3rd » October 18th 2011, 5:27pm

Well, no side pipes (yet) but got the Cragars. No fancy paint job or porthole windows either.

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The running boards are off now too. Here's the other side.

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Re: retro look?

Postby meetthespeakers » October 18th 2011, 8:31pm

This was the first thing that came to my mind...

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Re: retro look?

Postby Darrenmb [OP] » October 18th 2011, 9:00pm

Not sure i like the woody one, but love the look of the cragars!!!
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Re: retro look?

Postby hotrodmike » November 13th 2011, 9:19am

ImageHey dude,I like your post,Im all about that retro 70s,and 80s look,and The Cragar SS is Timeless,I love em!Here is another photo for you of my Kuustom Astro van.
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Re: retro look?

Postby chevymaher » November 13th 2011, 1:54pm

I love the look of Craigars.Had them on everything when I was young.I just dont envy you cleaning in the lugnut area.Why I switched to corvette rallies on everything.Really easy to clean. But they do look awsome on your van.
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Re: retro look?

Postby tedanderson » November 13th 2011, 3:42pm

I agree. Cragar S/S wheels never get old.
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Re: retro look?

Postby hotrodmike » November 13th 2011, 6:40pm

I hear you There,They can be tight to clean around the lugnuts,Thats why i use a cordless brush,and polisher tool with small soft brush heads to get in there,and it makes it a lot easyer :banana: I love those Corvette rallys also.
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Re: retro look?

Postby 356redux » November 23rd 2011, 8:57pm

i saw one at sema many years ago with cragar ss wheels/ metalflake paint, porthole window, side pipes, and flares/ airdam. Surely somebody out there has to have a pic of this van? It was the same year that california customs had a tone of astros at the sema show. I would love to see that thing again.
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Re: retro look?

Postby 356redux » November 23rd 2011, 9:03pm

some great retro parts to be found here

http://www.trucknvans.com/Van-Accessories-s/721.htm
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Re: retro look?

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