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Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » November 29th 2020, 12:03pm

Hello Frank from the Netherlands.
Here is the progress of my van .
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby tungtide » November 29th 2020, 3:53pm

Hi Frank. Welcome from central Kentucky. I like that front bumper.
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby markmitch » November 29th 2020, 4:26pm

Hello frank and welcome from California-USA nice van
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby AstroWill » November 30th 2020, 5:19pm

Looking good!
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 1st 2020, 8:39pm

the place where I sprayed the car is at work. that large building on the fourth and fifth photo is where the car was inspected for the license plate.the car came from Belgium and was imported to the Netherlands
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 1st 2020, 8:48pm

today I found a nice set of wheels. they are only in Germany. and with the current corona rules I don't know if I can pick them up like this. I'm going to see if that is possible tomorrow.
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby icebrrg3rd » December 2nd 2020, 3:04am

Those would look very nice on it, hope you can grab them. And nice job on the paint, the van looks to be rust-free.

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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 2nd 2020, 5:40pm

tomorrow I'm going to pick up the rims, and then take the Astro out of storage again next week
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 2nd 2020, 5:42pm

here also a picture of our daily driver. a Mercedes Benz w124 diesel automatic
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby domsan » December 2nd 2020, 6:55pm

Welcome Frank !

the netherlands are not far from me :banana:
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 3rd 2020, 5:29pm

I saw on your Facebook that you live in Hamm. that is indeed not far away from the Netherlands
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby domsan » December 3rd 2020, 7:53pm

dutch astro driver wrote:I saw on your Facebook that you live in Hamm. that is indeed not far away from the Netherlands


that's right netherlands are about 1.5 hours to the border.
we also have a really nice forum for astro van here in germany :banana:

https://www.astro-van.de

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Postby domsan » December 3rd 2020, 7:54pm

dutch astro driver wrote:here also a picture of our daily driver. a Mercedes Benz w124 diesel automatic



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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 12th 2020, 2:18pm

the clear corner lights have arrived. this week I am going to a scrap yard to get an overhead console. I also want to get an analog counter there with a piece of cable harness. and a set of electric windows. then take the bus out of storage next week. then i will update the photos again
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 12th 2020, 2:20pm

I also bought a GMC Safari grille
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

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dutch astro driver wrote:the clear corner lights have arrived. this week I am going to a scrap yard to get an overhead console. I also want to get an analog counter there with a piece of cable harness. and a set of electric windows. then take the bus out of storage next week. then i will update the photos again

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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 12th 2020, 4:02pm

LOL
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby Astrocurious » December 15th 2020, 3:27pm

Hi Frank,

Its nice to see a fellow European (well I am until January :D ) on the site.

Thats a great van you have there and a nice modern colour.

My mother has a home in Belgium and we are regular visitors in the Maastricht area. I didn't think there would be many Astros around but on my first trip one shot past me on the motorway and I parked next to one when we went shopping!

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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dcsleeper » December 15th 2020, 3:32pm

what's that dot right in the middle of the rear bumper?

and for those that ask, there's two ladders and spare tire carriers right there...
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Re: Dutch AWD astro

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 15th 2020, 5:24pm

Astrocurious wrote:Hi Frank,

Its nice to see a fellow European (well I am until January :D ) on the site.

Thats a great van you have there and a nice modern colour.

My mother has a home in Belgium and we are regular visitors in the Maastricht area. I didn't think there would be many Astros around but on my first trip one shot past me on the motorway and I parked next to one when we went shopping!

103646

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Look forward to seeing your progress

Sean

nice van .

i hope to pick up the astro from storage this week .
then it must be prepared for the MOT.
but now we have a lockdown with the corona.
so i dont know if i can go to the garage and whether i can buy parts , because the shops are closed
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