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New members, please include some pictures of your van...

October 3rd 2009, 9:27am

Just as the title says. Its great that new members are signing up everyday. And it would be nice to put a van to that member name. So please, if you can, post some pics. And if you have any questions about uploading pics or such, please, ask away.

Jim

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October 3rd 2009, 2:52pm

Harumph. If you keep naggin', I'll marry you too. Pictures of the van coming later today. In the meantime, here are some other pictures of mine you can look at:

http://www.mccormickphotography.com/

http://www.neutralhillsstills.ca/

If I had to describe my Astro in two words, it would be: Camera accessory.

One of the mods I'm planning involves putting a tripod mount on my front bumper and building a Canon EOS remote release into my dash for rolling highway shots. Seriously. Another will be a sunroof I can open and pop out of with my camera to take photos from a higher vantage point.

Sean M.

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October 3rd 2009, 3:11pm

I made this post a sticky in the New Members Lounge because I strongly agree that a photo should be provided when you join up. It helps us put a name to a face van. :P

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October 4th 2009, 2:20am

This is a great idea! I always want to see what everyone is driving. :rockon:

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October 4th 2009, 3:28pm

yes we like pics. oh austin i saw a van like yours on the back of a flatbed with a lowered and shaved blazer going down the highway yesterday.

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October 26th 2009, 11:26pm

Greetings Everyone,

New guy here from California (please don't hold that against me).

I kind of inherited my father's 2003 Safari after he passed last July. He was an independent mechanic for +40 years before he sold his business and went to teach at the local Vocational school.

The van has ~115k. No real issues. The van died on dad the very last time he drove it. He didn't get a chance to troubleshoot it before he got sick. I found the distributor rotor had burned through causing a no-spark condition. It was kind of a sad time for me because it just didn't feel right working on the van with him in the house in bed.

I doubt that I'll ever sell the van. Lots of sentimental value, especially for my Mom. She doesn't drive and they both went everywhere together in it.

He told me not to be a mechanic, so I became a mechanical engineer. I think I would have been happier being a mechanic. ;)

No pics yet. I do have one of the SPID though.

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October 27th 2009, 12:42am

Yes pics are nice and I apologize for taking forever to post some. I got a real camera now and not just a Iphone. But how do I create the albums in my gallery

Re: New members, please include some pictures of your van...

November 6th 2009, 4:47am

Welcome Paulo,
I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. Keeping, maintaining & using Dads astro is a great tribute to a 40+ year mechanic and something I'm sure he would want and be proud of.

Good luck with it and lets see some pics,


Munz

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November 6th 2009, 5:15am

Here's Vanna
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December 12th 2009, 8:35am

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My 88 Astro LT
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old cluster
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newer cluster i found in junkyard

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old steering wheel
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New steering wheel also from junkyard

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inside
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I got new duplicolor fabric and vinyl and I was excited to test it. Works really well but dries kind of hard and crusty.
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Passenger door panel painted black with dupli color

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December 12th 2009, 8:52am

(chadstro) would you be interested in selling the center cap off your old steering wheel

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December 26th 2009, 12:48pm

Here's my black safari, and all new.

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January 3rd 2010, 6:05am

Asto355 or any1 else hope your out there somewere I read what you said about putting a pic with the user name and man that would be nice I love seeing the vans others have and I am proud of my baby shes a 94 astro with new paint(silver) and 57 chevy swoops down the sides extra parts from practically every automaker known to man and full custom interior including hardwood floors I put n about 4 months ago and damnit I wnt to show it so others can tell me what they think n maybe get some new suggestions to make her better. Ive been taken pics on my cell phone and texting them to my email were they then go to a download file can i sumhow get them from that file to a new gallery so others can see her? if so how Im not the most computer literate but im tryin like hell :feedback: :feedback:

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January 3rd 2010, 6:22am

the way i do it is through my photobucket account, then i use the img code given by photobucket

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January 3rd 2010, 6:38am

Or you can just create a gallery on here. There is a link towards the top of the page that says "gallery" right next to a picture of a camera. Click that link and you can create your own gallery where you can upload your pictures too.

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January 3rd 2010, 6:57am

Crat3rs, nice ride :thumbup:

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January 21st 2010, 1:36am

Here you go, at 178,000 miles:
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January 23rd 2010, 3:46am

The date on the camara is wrong, I forgot to reset it when I installed the battreies. I took them on 1/15/10

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January 23rd 2010, 3:21pm

Sweet van!

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February 1st 2010, 12:46am

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2 ... 1436636980 :chevy:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2 ... 1436636980
hi i just found this site and love my astro
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