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DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » April 22nd 2020, 12:40pm

hi Guys
I would like to introduce you to my astro project.
Here are the pictures of how I picked up the car


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It is a 1995 Astro Van 4WD
I have some plans for the vehicle as you will see here.
So the car went from the condition had little rust what you could see.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby doogaloo » April 22nd 2020, 3:23pm

I bet it's fast...it's red! :lol:
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby augidog » April 22nd 2020, 3:56pm

doogaloo wrote:I bet it's fast...it's red! :lol:
well, everybody knows red is faster. I didn't think I would, but I like the color on an Astro. Looks great, domsan, and it's too bad that once again rot and rust detracts from what is otherwise a bullet-proof vehicle. I hope you find the parts you'll be needing to bring her back.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby markmitch » April 22nd 2020, 4:26pm

Nice! and welcome to the forum, By the way is it AWD or has it been converted to 4x4 already?
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » April 22nd 2020, 5:25pm

markmitch wrote:Nice! and welcome to the forum, By the way is it AWD or has it been converted to 4x4 already?


In Germany they are called 4WD or 4x4. I know that here is the designation AWD, just didn't pay attention to it when writing
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » April 22nd 2020, 5:37pm

First completely disassemble and see what comes out

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the axis behind it, rust and holes and holders destroyed

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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby Wiley » April 22nd 2020, 6:08pm

Wow this guy is not messing around.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby sixsix » April 22nd 2020, 6:51pm

Really !! Nice to see a true Astro Restoration.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » April 22nd 2020, 7:23pm

Thank you guys . if I do a restoration correctly

the rear wheel arches rust and holes.


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I had to build both end tips from scratch

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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » April 23rd 2020, 7:14am

further disassemble and remove paint, build up the paint from scratch

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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby AstroWill » April 23rd 2020, 7:31am

Lots of work ahead of you, thanks for posting!

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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » April 23rd 2020, 11:59am

Yes there is a lot of work, especially to get all the color down. I don't want to build a new paint on this paint. that would not go well

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I am currently working between 4 and 6 hours every day plus weekends all day


i hate rust and holes

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how good there is sheet metal and welding equipment :dance:
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby Astrofarian » April 23rd 2020, 1:56pm

Wiley wrote:Wow this guy is not messing around.


Truer words were never spoken.
Can't WAIT to see this one finished.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby Wiley » April 23rd 2020, 3:54pm

Wow I wish I could do this level work. Keep up the good work.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » April 23rd 2020, 5:00pm

thank you guys.
I like to work on cars and keep trying to outdo myself.

here are some more pictures for you


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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby sixsix » April 24th 2020, 9:24pm

What a Labor of Love... curious, what is your plan for the Van when 'finished' ?

I am no bodyman or expert or even an amateur, but after seeing your pics and the ones coming - your work looks great.
Some jaw-dropping work there, now. Don't often see those things going on with Vans.
Thanks ( and in advance ) for the pics.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby Rinny » April 24th 2020, 10:19pm

All in!! I love it. I will enjoy watching this. Thanks
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby 90safari » April 25th 2020, 1:57am

Agreed with those above me. I love seeing this kind of stuff happen and go on. While it might long like "black magic" to some, it's just long hours and hard work to others. Some people like doing it (as a kind of therapy), while others make a living out of it. Some real nice work anyway. Keep at it, we love pics.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » April 25th 2020, 7:16am

Thank you for your attention


sixsix wrote:What a Labor of Love... curious, what is your plan for the Van when 'finished' ?

I am no bodyman or expert or even an amateur, but after seeing your pics and the ones coming - your work looks great.
Some jaw-dropping work there, now. Don't often see those things going on with Vans.
Thanks ( and in advance ) for the pics.


when i have finished the astro i will drive it, bought the astro to transport my wheelchair. and the astro is simply better to drive in the city. at the end of this resto comes the 84 chevy suburban. it is still in its first state and would like to shine in new splendor again
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby AngryPunk » April 25th 2020, 8:33am

Great project. Please keep the pics coming.
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