My new van

My new van

Postby Rvamobiledetailing [OP] » March 8th 2010, 3:39am

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I sold my 95 astro back in the middle of Jan. After having it posted on craigslist for 30 mins lol. My intent in selling it was to find a 96 or newer astro because i just really liked the new interior better.So i sold my 95,was suppose to get a 97 but it was sold before i could get to it. So for the last two months i have been trying to find another astro/safari,but came across this earlier today and couldn't resist.
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It's a 97 Chevy Express 3500 lwb.Has the l31 vortec 5.7 and 4l80e. Van has 300k on it but has had rear,trans,motor all replaced. Overall van is in great shape. The kicker is the guy was asking 500 for it which the tires (Michelin ltx a/s) where worth that alone. Then the guy gives me 20 back for gas for the van lol. So for 480 dollars i think i came out pretty good.The van is extremely dirty and has vinyl letters on it that will be coming off tomorrow and i will clean it up tomorrow. And that big *** rack has to go asap lol
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Re: My new van

Postby astro355 » March 8th 2010, 3:59am

What are your plans for it? Doesn't look like there is much of an interior in there.
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Re: My new van

Postby astroturf » March 8th 2010, 4:09am

Welcome back Jamie, Not an Astro, but still a Chevy. What do you think your MPG is gonna be with that beast? You'll have plenty of room for your stuff that's for sure. Good luck. Jim
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Re: My new van

Postby astroturf » March 8th 2010, 4:11am

Hey do you have any of that stuff that you picked up for your Astro left? If so, you might want to list it here. Jim
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Re: My new van

Postby Rvamobiledetailing [OP] » March 8th 2010, 4:16am

Yeah most of it i just listed it in a post in the fs section let me know if you want any of it,i will hook you up. And my plans are to use it as my detailing rig. Thats what i was doing with the astro before i sold it. Also it will be the tow pig for my eclipse gsx. As far as mpg,guy i brought it from said he was getting about 16 on the highway which isn't to to bad.
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Re: My new van

Postby Mr_Bowtie » March 8th 2010, 4:18am

Welcome back........wait what? :lol: .......nice Van & good price! :clap:
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Re: My new van

Postby webcat » March 8th 2010, 4:19am

I bet he's gonna use it for mobile detailing buissness
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Re: My new van

Postby Rvamobiledetailing [OP] » March 8th 2010, 4:20am

thanks lol
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Re: My new van

Postby Rvamobiledetailing [OP] » March 8th 2010, 4:21am

webcat wrote:I bet he's gonna use it for mobile detailing buissness


Yup lol and tow monster lol
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Re: My new van

Postby astro355 » March 8th 2010, 4:27am

Rvamobiledetailing wrote:Yeah most of it i just listed it in a post in the fs section let me know if you want any of it,i will hook you up. And my plans are to use it as my detailing rig. Thats what i was doing with the astro before i sold it. Also it will be the tow pig for my eclipse gsx. As far as mpg,guy i brought it from said he was getting about 16 on the highway which isn't to to bad.


Did you post that listing in the for sale section yet?
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Re: My new van

Postby Mr_Bowtie » March 8th 2010, 4:28am

Don't forget to change your Van info in your profile. Just cause you drive a different style Van doesn't mean we don't like you..... :shifty: No really we still like you..... :lol:
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Re: My new van

Postby webcat » March 8th 2010, 4:34am

Looks like it will clean up nice , mayby you could spray some bedliner on the front bumper for a cheap fix of the appearance , rest of the van looks pretty clean , i bought a metro transit van one time and took the stickers off and the paint was'nt quite as faded as where there were no stickers , so even though there was no stickers it still had the phone number and such on the side of the van , i wonder if you cant buff them out
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Re: My new van

Postby Rvamobiledetailing [OP] » March 8th 2010, 4:39am

yeah i want to rhino line the enitre back of the van and either paint the bumper or rhino line. I have alot of plans for it,but im in the middle of a expensive 4g63t build for the eclipse also lol so in time mods will come to it lol.And yeah there is a post already in the fs section for the astro parts
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Re: My new van

Postby Mr_Bowtie » March 8th 2010, 4:43am

I will have to check out your parts for sale. Keep us up to date on your new Van's progress.
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Re: My new van

Postby webcat » April 17th 2010, 9:17pm

so have you gotten anything done on it? any pics?
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