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Finally found "The One"

Postby Sardiver3 [OP] » July 14th 2017, 4:50pm

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Hello everyone, my name is Hess. I live in San Diego and would like to meet up with other Astro/Safari/ enthusiasts. After looking for months I finally found a local AWD Astro in the exact color I was looking for with only 80,000 miles. I am happy as can be although I think the van is too nice to do the camper build outs I was thinking of doing. I do plan to take out the two bolted down rear captain chairs and use a modular camping box system that I can add or remove easily for camping when the time comes but I will leave all the panels intact. I was going to put a roof vent in but I'm not cutting on this beauty. I will give her a 2-3" lift and toughen her up a bit with some badass Z71 decals and black wheels. Thank you in advance for any and all help I will be seeking from this site in the future
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby TurnNburn » July 14th 2017, 8:57pm

Welcome to the board. Looks like a beauty. And those miles.... dang. I think you might be getting a little ahead of yourself with those stickers though. But hey, to each there own.
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby AstroWill » July 14th 2017, 9:11pm

Reminds me of my first Astro, except mine was RWD, I got it ~80,000, same color, great shape.

Nice find and welcome to the site!

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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Leeann_93 » July 14th 2017, 11:17pm

Sweet! Welcome.
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Astrofarian » July 15th 2017, 2:56am

:handgestures-salute: Hi and Welcome from Manitoba, Canada. SWEEET looking AWD you found there, Hess! And thanks for your service, doing the job you do.
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby 1lowcab » July 15th 2017, 3:16am

Welcome to the forums! WOW, very clean and LOW miles, good find. :thumbup:
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby The Drummer » July 15th 2017, 4:14am

The collor on that van is the best there ever was on anything lmao ,i realy wish mine was that rust free dang .
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby sixsix » July 15th 2017, 11:50am

Welcome to the Fun and congrats on finding just the van you and everyone else wants.

Just wondering tho' ...
Astrofarian wrote: ... And thanks for your service, doing the job you do. ...

What service? and what job is he talking about... sar ? diver ? ...San Diego ?

Must be a secret code like the Sub guys use...



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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Leeann_93 » July 15th 2017, 1:09pm

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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby sixsix » July 15th 2017, 2:07pm

Good call, Leeann and wow - good eye, Astro !



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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby srdragonusa » July 15th 2017, 3:46pm

Welcome! Nice Van! I'm in North County, Vista CA. Would love to meet up, My Van build is in my signature feel free to check it out. If you like the stock look you could also check out Hotwire's build his van really maintains the stock look but adds quite a bit of [email protected]$$ too! I've lifted mine about 3" and it's my daily driver.

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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Sardiver3 [OP] » July 15th 2017, 8:40pm

Thank you for all the warm welcomes. Yes I've been in Law Enforcement for 28 years now. I am on the Dive Search & Recovery Team also. It's been a great career but things have changed in America and it's a much more challenging career now. I'm am close to retirement though and I'm ready for a new chapter. Paul I would love To meet up and share some knowledge. I'm in Poway so we are not far.
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Sardiver3 [OP] » July 16th 2017, 2:08am

Went plastitip on the wheels today.
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Sardiver3 [OP] » July 16th 2017, 2:10am

Are there center caps for these stock wheels? I think that would st these off.
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Leeann_93 » July 16th 2017, 2:24am

Yep.

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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Sardiver3 [OP] » July 16th 2017, 3:14am

Actually I took those off. I mean small center caps that stick out a little.
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Leeann_93 » July 16th 2017, 3:23am

Those are the stock center caps for those wheels.
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Sardiver3 [OP] » July 16th 2017, 3:25am

Something like these. Anyone know if these will work from an S-10?
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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Leeann_93 » July 16th 2017, 3:29am

Wrong bolt pattern. There are those for the Astro but they fit on different wheels and won't fit on those.

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Re: Finally found "The One"

Postby Rockridge » July 16th 2017, 2:09pm

Nice van. The 2tone on the stock wheels looks good. Maybe there is a small dustcap out there to cover the axle nut?
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