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New Guy from Detroit

Postby Gone Blue [OP] » August 3rd 2009, 5:16am

Hello to all from the Motor City! I just bought a 98 AWD Base Astro yesterday with a 108,000 miles on it. This will be my weekend running around town rig and tow vehicle for a couple camping and snowmobile trips per year. I am a big fan of on-line automotive forums like this one. I also belong to www.chevyhhr.net and www.allfordmustang.com for my other rides. I have already been searching a couple topics here on a few things that dont work on the van. Great site with lots of good info. Thanks, G.B. :rockon:
2" Overland Van's Lift Kit, 235/75/15 Cooper Discovery ATR Tires, KYB Gas Adjust Shocks, 98' Overhead Console added.........
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Re: New Guy from Detroit

Postby Matrixx » August 3rd 2009, 5:56am

Hi Gone Blue

Welcome to the Forum and thanks for the kind words.:)

That's what makes this site so much more informative, It's the membership, knowledge base we have here that keeps us going strong.:)

Enjoy the site.:)
96-GMC Safari - Rwd - Original Transmission - Exhaust - Air Cared - 3.73 Limited Slip Rear End - Motor Replaced - 91 octane (Chevron) for the last 14 years - MFI Upgrade - 640,000 Kilometers.
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Re: New Guy from Detroit

Postby Leeann_93 » August 4th 2009, 1:49am

Welcome!
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'93 AWD EXT vin W - real broke
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Re: New Guy from Detroit

Postby SIGHTS AND SOUNDS » August 4th 2009, 1:53am

welcoem to the site...pics are good lol
96 chevy astro ,burnt orange, 20's, xenon body kit ...looking for cat grill...more to come
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Re: New Guy from Detroit

Postby wboyne3 » August 4th 2009, 3:40am

Welcome fellow Michigander!!
235,000 miles and running strong.
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Re: New Guy from Detroit

Postby Gone Blue [OP] » August 12th 2009, 2:24am

Thanks to all! G.B.
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Re: New Guy from Detroit

Postby astro355 » August 12th 2009, 3:39am

Howdy fellow astro owner!

:text-worthless:
Diagnose 1st, never be a parts changer!

355 small block chevy w/ modified 700R4

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Re: New Guy from Detroit

Postby Mr_Bowtie » August 12th 2009, 11:18am

Welcome! :chevy:
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Re: New Guy from Detroit

Postby Gone Blue [OP] » August 12th 2009, 7:52pm

I finally took some pics of the old girl. It looks way nicer in the pictures than it does in real life. There are plenty of dents and scratches but no rust. It was Ziebarted which must of helped. Check out the roof mounts. I am going to replace them with a factory roof rack. There was also two eye bolts mouonted throught the top of the bumper that must have been used for tie downs. I plan to fill these holes with a pair of 6" Hella driving lights. All and all I am pleased for $1,900. G.B.
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