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Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby Von Mackelroy [OP] » January 26th 2019, 12:08pm

Thought I'd join up after lurking for quite a while. Got myself a '95 extended AWD teal green Astro that I inherited when my dad passed away. It currently has 318+k on the clock and both sheet metal and frame are rapidly disappearing literally by the handfuls every time I hit a bump in the road.


Just picked up a '03 AWD tan Astro that lived all but the last year in Virginia. 88k on the clock, new brakes, not a single blemish on the sheet metal, minimal surface rust (gas filler door) and I have a friend with a body shop. The first order of business after the DMV was a trip to Ziebart to get a fighting chance applied against Wisconsin road salt. The van has a couple of leaks and drips that need attention come springtime but otherwise needs nothing (for now). Hoping this one comes close to the old van for reliability and longevity.
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby Mmusicman » January 26th 2019, 4:35pm

A clean well-maintained very low mileage 03 AWD... sounds like FANTASTIC find!
Welcome from South Florida!
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby markmitch » January 26th 2019, 4:52pm

Yeah great find and welcome to the club!! We like pictures so don't be shy with them.markmitch
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby Leeann_93 » January 26th 2019, 5:24pm

Welcome! My '05 spent most of its life in Virginia, as well, but out near the Blue Ridge Mountains, so mine did see some snow and salt. Not a lot, but some.

If the guys haven't mentioned pics yet, we love pics. Lots of pics.
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby Big_kid » January 26th 2019, 5:38pm

Welcome!

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We have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart?
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby sixsix » January 26th 2019, 6:29pm

Von Mackelroy wrote:Thought I'd join up after lurking for quite a while. ...

Just picked up a '03 AWD tan Astro ... 88k on the clock, new brakes, not a single blemish on the sheet metal, minimal surface rust (gas filler door) and I have a friend with a body shop....


Greeting fellow Earthlings.
Speak for yourself - as you are possibly in Fantasy land having just picked up the "Prince of Unicorns"...



AND - "I have a friend with a body shop" Now come on.... Next you'll say he has a lift , too Hahahahahahah

LOL - you are so welcome!



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Well, after all... what would Banacek say ?... Anyone that condones the actions of the American People during the Storming of the Capitol are as complicit as the Assholes themselves.
But no way does this let the Democrats or the MSM off the Hook.

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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby tungtide » January 26th 2019, 6:38pm

Welcome from central Kentucky. I have no friends in the body shop area, but I do have a lift. Your new to you van sounds fantastic!! UNICORNS do exist.
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby Von Mackelroy [OP] » January 28th 2019, 3:22pm

sixsix wrote:
AND - "I have a friend with a body shop" Now come on.... Next you'll say he has a lift , too Hahahahahahah

LOL - you are so welcome!



Mike

Actually... I have another friend with a couple of lifts in his shop. He has a fleet of trucks on the road to take care of and the lifts are usually open on the weekend.
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby Von Mackelroy [OP] » January 28th 2019, 3:26pm

markmitch wrote:Yeah great find and welcome to the club!! We like pictures so don't be shy with them.markmitch

Pictures one of these days. Ma Nature trying really hard to whip up a snowstorm out there right now (drove home in 8 inches of fluffy new stuff this morning) and by Wed. morning looking at -50º wind chill.


EVERYTHING becomes an innie at those temps. :?
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby konybravo » January 28th 2019, 4:14pm

The dark side of the globe welcomes you, as well! :rolling:
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Re: Greeting fellow Earthlings.

Postby TurnNburn » January 28th 2019, 5:19pm

Welcome to the forum. What are your plans with your new van?
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