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Postby northern_star42 [OP] » February 6th 2017, 4:10am

Hello everyone!

I just purchased my first Astro, and I'm excited to find an active community for discussion and help with it!

I'm from the snowy wilds of Upper Michigan, and for a long time, I've been looking for a vehicle that really clicked with me. I owned a '08 Silverado, and it was fine, but was just kinda "meh" for me. Recently, a local dealer posted something that made me sit up and take notice: A 1993 Chevy Astro EXT AWD. After a bit of research, I stopped by and took it for a test drive, and immediately fell in love! It had only 78,000 miles on it, was super clean, lived most of its live in Arizona. It handles snow better than my Silverado, and is an absolute joy to drive. Long story short, the Silverado is out, the Astro is in!

The interior is also immaculate, and appears to have a lot of custom work done by a shop in Saginaw. Lots of classy real wood trim, forest green upholstery... perfect for this area surrounded by forest!

My hope is to do some modifications to turn it into a micro-camper, and it looks like I'm not alone in that endeavor!

I'm looking forward to getting involved in the community! I've attached a picture of my new beauty, which I'm tentatively nicknaming the Bean Sidhe.

Enough of my blathering. Hope everyone has a good week!
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Re: Howdy!

Postby AstroWill » February 6th 2017, 5:13am

Nice looking conversion.

Welcome to the site!

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Re: Howdy!

Postby WoodButcher » February 6th 2017, 5:19am

I've got a '93 shorty!
That top looks like it would be a good candidate for a pop-top. Welcome!
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Re: Howdy!

Postby Big_kid » February 6th 2017, 5:36am

Welcome! Sharp looking van!

:chevy:
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We have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart?
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Re: Howdy!

Postby The Drummer » February 6th 2017, 6:07am

Very nice van , you will love it in the snow for sure .
''USE THE TORQUE LUKE ''




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Re: Howdy!

Postby Lumpy » February 6th 2017, 4:56pm

Welcome.
93 with 78k miles. Hard to beat that!

You're going to have to change that turquiose stripe to something else, though. Otherwise I'll have to kill and/or kidnap you.


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Re: Howdy!

Postby northern_star42 [OP] » February 6th 2017, 5:01pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I really apprec...

Lumpy wrote:
You're going to have to change that turquiose stripe to something else, though. Otherwise I'll have to kill and/or kidnap you.



:eek:

Thanks Lumpy, made me laugh. :lol: It'll be on the list at some point!
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Re: Howdy!

Postby 1lowcab » February 6th 2017, 5:02pm

Welcome to the forums!
Very clean van, you can tell it hasn't spent much time in the rust belt.


You're going to have to change that turquiose stripe to something else, though. Otherwise I'll have to kill and/or kidnap you.


Ok, someone add lump to that list...lol!
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Re: Howdy!

Postby AstrofarianAstrofarian is online! » February 6th 2017, 5:05pm

Lumpy wrote:Welcome.
93 with 78k miles. Hard to beat that!

You're going to have to change that turquiose stripe to something else, though. Otherwise I'll have to kill and/or kidnap you.


Lump


You HAD your chance, Lumpy; his van CAME from Arizona, lol.

Seriously T, that is one cherry 93 you've got there. Looks like a time-capsule....hope it treats you well.

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Re: Howdy!

Postby Leeann_93 » February 8th 2017, 12:06am

Welcome, Yooper ;)

Seriously clean van, especially since it has spent more than a day in Michigan. Great find!
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Re: Howdy!

Postby northern_star42 [OP] » February 8th 2017, 1:19am

Leeann_93 wrote:Welcome, Yooper ;)

Seriously clean van, especially since it has spent more than a day in Michigan. Great find!


Thanks! I know the salt and sand are going to be hard on it, but I'm going to do my best to keep the rust at bay!

I'm hoping to get some pics up of the interior as soon as the current snowstorm passes (in a few days :P ).
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Re: Howdy!

Postby sixsix » February 8th 2017, 1:34am

Welcome to "The Show" - You must have the nicest sorta' stock GEN II with less than 100K miles in the States.

And don't worry , Kidnapping is off the table this Month.



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