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Postby charlesives95 [OP] » September 29th 2020, 7:17pm

Hi all,

I've already posted a question in one of the other forums (and got some very helpful tips very quickly, thank you!) but I wanted to introduce myself!

I didn't expect to be an Astro Van owner but ended up unexpectedly moving up to Alaska for work this year. As luck would have it, a colleague leaving the same job had a '98 AWD Astro Van with 114k miles on it that she wanted to sell quickly. The only issue? Some accident damage from a t-bone on the driver's side, and a reconstructed title.

I bought the van for $600, and once I got here, was excited to see that mechanically, it felt like a much younger vehicle. I've been tinkering with it for the last month; with new door lock actuators, vacuum hoses for the climate control, seat belt buckles, and a tune-up, it feels like a relatively new van. A body shop was able to pull out one of the worst dents on the driver's side, which was causing a leak because the side window was not sitting flush with the body of the van.

I love this thing and have already taken it camping! I think it will last me at least few years, and look forward to continuing to work on it myself when I can. This is an awesome community and I'm really excited to be a part of it.
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Re: New member!

Postby markmitch » September 29th 2020, 7:21pm

welcome to the forum and nice van!
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Re: New member!

Postby dcsleeper » September 29th 2020, 9:34pm

Congrats!
That was a steal it seems!
What fun!
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Re: New member!

Postby sixsix » September 30th 2020, 12:32am

Welcome from all of us here in N. Kentucky.

That driver's side - it'll buff out right ? LOL
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Re: New member!

Postby Mmusicman » September 30th 2020, 1:38am

Welcome from the furthest opposite corner of the continent!
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Postby Leeann_93 » October 1st 2020, 12:50am

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Re: New member!

Postby AstroWill » October 1st 2020, 5:00pm

Welcome to the site!

For $600, well worth it, with care it should last a long time.

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