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Hello Astrosafari!

Postby European Central [OP] » September 8th 2018, 2:57pm

I'm a long time lurker and fan of Astro/Safari vans.

I work for a small repair shop / car dealership and I've been buying every clean low mileage Astro/Safari I can find for about a year. They're reliable, easy to repair, and parts are easy to find and inexpensive. People have recently rediscovered them in a big way in my area. Nearly all of ours have come from the south, because 15-33 years of upstate NY winters have claimed most of the ones that started life up here.

When I was a kid my uncle had an early 90s Astro cargo as a company vehicle. It served him well until for over 200k miles until the effects of too many rustbelt winters led the company to force him to replace it. One time, after a sudden thunderstorm forced everybody to run for cover from a parade, we packed 8 people into the back of the Astro along with its normal cargo of survey gear. After a few minutes we all heard a cracking noise, followed by a loud hissing noise and a strong solvent smell. My aunt's seat, a box of spray paint, had failed spectacularly!

Anyway, I'm glad that I finally took the time to sign up.
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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby AstroWill » September 8th 2018, 10:55pm

Welcome to the site!

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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby Astrofarian » September 9th 2018, 3:48am

Hi and welcome. Glad to hear that you're saving vans. And I'm glad I DON'T have to tell at least one person here not to sit on a case of spray paint. Nothing like LITERALLY getting "black-balled"....just say'n…..

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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby 1lowcab » September 9th 2018, 3:53am

Welcome to the forums!


I'm in OH and in the market for a low mile, rust free southern, 03-05 awd Astro or Safari so keep me in mind when you get the next one in!!!!!
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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby WimpTech » September 9th 2018, 4:45am

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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby Mmusicman » September 9th 2018, 1:15pm

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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby European Central [OP] » September 9th 2018, 3:33pm

Thank you all for the warm welcome!
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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby joseluisrivera » September 9th 2018, 3:35pm

Welcome, and do you have any parts vans - looking for some pewter interior parts.....

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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby Leeann_93 » September 9th 2018, 5:30pm

Welcome!

I live in MD now but my brother and family live just outside Buffalo. They've had to sell 2 cars and buy newer because of the salt rot.
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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby markmitch » September 9th 2018, 5:38pm

welcome to the club! I am in California but I am originally from Maine to I understand the rust problems.
I am currently visiting East Teas and in a weeks time I have only seen 1 Astro/Safari here so stop taking all there vans ok? lol :rofl:
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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

Postby 90safari » September 9th 2018, 9:20pm

Welcome. And Mark, my 2 vans came from Texas, as I know about salt and rust here in Michigan (3 hours across Canada from Buffalo).
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Re: Hello Astrosafari!

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Nice to see some new people hanging around.
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