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new to site but returning to the van game from long break

Postby trickedastro99 [OP] » May 22nd 2009, 9:22pm

hi, my name is david but i have come to be known as trick on various other import tuner boards and im from tullahoma TN. I always liked vans as a teenager and picked up my first astro as a graduation gift in 2001. It was an 89 custom painted silver with maroon ghost flams, lowered 2 inches on red american racing wheels, 4 captain chairs done in maroon crushed velvet along with other interior pieces matched with wood trim, i forgot the exact system specs i had in it but it had 8 12s and 4 amps pushing 8k watts in a custom rear box (no rear bench) ... well thanks to mechanical problems and thieves i ended up getting rid of it for a honda accord which i started modding and quickly got into the import tuner scene (i have never been one to have a stock vehicle).

I have been into hondas for the past 7 years now and with 2 kids i found myself wishing i had a van again so i sold my latest project accord and picked up this beauty ...

1999 chevy astro with 140k on the meter
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has a few cosmetic flaws which consist of scratches and dings in body, cracked and busted pieces in door panels, 2 cracks in windshield, Anti-lock dash light stays on, and service engine soon light is on but the shop cant seem to pull a code off of it when they plug it in ... runs great with no problems that i can find mechanicly

future plans include
18" or 20" aftermarket wheels
lower it (as much as i would love to slam it on bags that wont be an option for a while with it)
mild system maybe 3 quality brand name 12s upgraded mid range speakers and tweater upgrade
roll pan in the rear in place of rear bumper
maybe a mild kit or i like the looks of the escalade front end conversions i have seen

well thanks for reading :ty:
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Re: new to site but returning to the van game from long break

Postby Positive P » May 23rd 2009, 12:05am

WeLCOme aboard and thats a nice lookin' 'stro. Any ideas for future paint?
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Re: new to site but returning to the van game from long break

Postby marcus38 » May 23rd 2009, 12:43am

these vans can be a chore to customize, just hang tuff and itll all be worth the wait!! im goin on year 2 with my latest astro build. im treatin it like a street rod build not rushed. not because of the money but to do it right. plus once its totally finished, that increases the chance of boredom so every year now theres somethin new to check out. welcome!!
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Re: new to site but returning to the van game from long break

Postby marcus38 » May 23rd 2009, 12:44am

heres the beast
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Re: new to site but returning to the van game from long break

Postby Mr_Bowtie » May 23rd 2009, 1:18am

Welcome and you got yourself a nice looking Astro to start with! Hopefully I can slip into something like that in the next couple years. :pray: :mrgreen:
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Re: new to site but returning to the van game from long break

Postby trickedastro99 [OP] » May 23rd 2009, 1:47am

thanks everyone for the welcome ... paint wise im not sure yet if i want to do an anime theme to be different or 2 tone black and sunburst orange ... im gonna take my time with it due to various reasons. i want to get the system, wheels, and drop done first then worry about major things after i finish my other recently aquired project which is a 66 impala 2 door hard top ... a friend gave ti to me and my wife since he cant finish it (he is old and has too many other projects). He already has it mostly stripped interior wise and all the chrome off of it outside i got to go pick it up and drop it off at my wifes uncle for storage till i can get started on it. her dad and uncle already have a built 350 and turbo 350 tranny for it on the way up from florida ... sorry got a little off topic there ... back to the van i missed my 89 for a long time and considering i picked this one up for 1800 i thought it was a steal
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