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96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » April 6th 2012, 2:13pm

Hello fellow van peeps. I have been posting random pics of my pride and joy,but know I have a spot in the shop sooooo... here we go here is just a couple pics to start the build thread. Coming up full paint, airride, etc.... :ty:
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painted dash surround already too!
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby Jasen » April 7th 2012, 2:52am

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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby Birdshake » April 7th 2012, 8:24am

I really like what you've done so far and I'm really stoked to see what comes!
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby TDMobile » April 7th 2012, 9:29am

That's a nice looking van! What kind of paint scheme are you planning? If it's nothing outrageous, I would try to keep that color in it.
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » April 7th 2012, 9:41pm

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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » April 9th 2012, 1:20pm

Hey thanks for all the encouraging words. This week more pics and more fun!!! :rockon:
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby Black89cs » April 9th 2012, 1:41pm

What model Kenwood is that? I think I have the same one or pretty close to it.
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » April 10th 2012, 5:02pm

I'm not sure what model Kenwood that is...I still have to get the manual out to change the clock!! I like it because I can plug my ipod in to it...;)
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby Black89cs » April 10th 2012, 5:29pm

Both of my Kenwoods have iPod cables too.. that's the big reason I bought them.. that and they had rear aux in so I could do a better job hiding cables.
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » April 18th 2012, 10:31pm

I came across this pic from the day I bought this van
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I found this pic of the day I purchased this van
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby alexalexanders » April 21st 2012, 6:28pm

IS the dash piece that surrounds the radio painted the body color? If so i'd like to see more pics!
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » April 22nd 2012, 2:53pm

jdub: What is left to do to your Astro before Slamology?

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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby alexalexanders » April 28th 2012, 9:41pm

Post some pics please
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby paintdrying » April 28th 2012, 9:47pm

where did you get that billet grill?
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » April 30th 2012, 3:11am

tpibadassastro wrote:jdub: What is left to do to your Astro before Slamology?

alexalexanders: At a paint shop, they can put the body color into a spray can, "spray bomb". It will be factory exterior color, but has different stuff in it for sticking to plastic. I have a can of forest green for my Astro. I plan on spraying some green on my center consoles & maybe the dash piece, glove box, cup holders & ashtray. It was about $20 for the can. I am getting pretty close to doing some painting.



I am in the middle of the air ride and cutting the wheel tubs out of the front...will post a few pics in a couple of day!
As for the dash surround..I have about twenty hours in that thing. NO "spray bomb" on that beauty!!!
Clearcoat and the whole nine.

How do I attach multiple photos on my string to upload?? help!
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » April 30th 2012, 3:13am

paintdrying wrote:where did you get that billet grill?


One of my good friends gave me that grille.He had an accessory store.score for me!!!
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » April 30th 2012, 3:20am

TDMobile wrote:That's a nice looking van! What kind of paint scheme are you planning? If it's nothing outrageous, I would try to keep that color in it.


That is the factory color and I am going to keep it the same.
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » April 30th 2012, 5:51pm

A few more shots of what is happening...more to come!! :ty:
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » August 31st 2012, 9:04pm

Haven't had a whole lot of time but I got more done...the front is on air now,all new ball joints and everything cleaned up!
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Re: 96 Van slam

Postby jdubastro [OP] » August 31st 2012, 9:22pm

Here are a few random pics from my van!
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slammed to see where we are sitting at!
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