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people say im odd

Postby Necrocom4 [OP] » April 20th 2008, 2:23pm

my first car was an 89 chevy beretta:
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then i got an 87 volks scirocco:
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ive always been partial to vans. and i loved the beretta. it seemed so natural to me to purchase something that had the looks of a full size van but was small enough not to be. my new project is this 86 astro cs.
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hideous paint job i think. i guess the last guy had it painted awhile back to match a boat. seeing that the keys came with a 'Norwegian Caribbean Lines' keychain on them, it made sense.

the current idea i have with this is to make it look like an old, run down, muscle car. removing the running boards and the visor. well, i might keep the visor on. i dunno yet. painting it a stainless steel color and making each body panel look like its riveted together.and i have no idea what i want to do with the interior. all i know is theres lots of room and whatever i come up with i dont have to worry about if itll fit or not.

ive never worked on a carburated vehicle before. all my other cars have been fuel injected. people tell me its way simpler.
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Re: people say im odd

Postby dumb lady » April 21st 2008, 12:08am

How bout you turn your van into a Mad Max Mobile? :D
BTW, I'm odd too & so is my entire family. It's fun to be weird isn't it?? :ghost:
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Re: people say im odd

Postby gtkane » April 21st 2008, 5:31am

Can I join the odd club too?

Looks like your van is in decent shape for 20+ years old.
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Re: people say im odd

Postby Necrocom4 [OP] » April 21st 2008, 9:27pm

gtkane wrote:Looks like your van is in decent shape for 20+ years old.


looks can be deceiving. theres very little rust on the outside but its whats under the van that really shows its age. i already tried to take the running boards off. 1 bolt came out and the other 6 just spun in their place. basically, i need to dig out my grinder before i can start with anything. but what would be the fun of a car if you didnt put your own blood, sweat, and tears into it?
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Re: people say im odd

Postby gtkane » April 22nd 2008, 3:34am

That's why mine was blood red for the last couple of years!
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Re: people say im odd

Postby Necrocom4 [OP] » April 22nd 2008, 9:08pm

i forgot to mention that about 80% of the reason i got a van was because of this one:

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i have no idea what it was before but that guy did some major glassing to it. i dont think he ever finished that one but he did the same thing to about 3 or 4 other cars.
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Re: people say im odd

Postby danvan » November 20th 2008, 2:59pm

Did u remove the visor, Im looking to buy one, let me know.

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Re: people say im odd

Postby astro355 » November 20th 2008, 9:33pm

Mine is going to look like the van from A-Team when I'm done. I love it when a plan comes together.
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Re: people say im odd

Postby danvan » November 21st 2008, 5:27am

That pic is of a panel caravan.
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