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My new ride

Postby jeff's93astro [OP] » November 13th 2009, 2:21am

insurance company finally settled with me so here she is and i do have projects i plan on documenting and putting on here since i know how yall love lots and lots of pics and some of my future projects are manual to power windows maybe even do the locks, possibly a interior redo, tint the windows and a head gasket replacement since i ran a coolant system cleaner through it to clean the iron deposits out of it taking the head gaskets with it :banghead:
These pics are after i pressure washed to whole running gear since the van is from south georgia where the is a lot of georgia clay and everything was a redish-orangeish color i cant handle having a dirty vehichle :chevy:
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Re: My new ride

Postby astro355 » November 13th 2009, 4:04am

Oh, pretty!
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Re: My new ride

Postby Jasen » November 13th 2009, 4:36am

It's even the right color.
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Re: My new ride

Postby Leeann_93 » November 13th 2009, 4:37am

Very nice!
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Re: My new ride

Postby rev_les » November 13th 2009, 5:07am

These pics are after i pressure washed to whole running gear since the van is from south georgia where the is a lot of georgia clay and everything was a redish-orangeish color i cant handle having a dirty vehichle
....................especially a dirty WHITE vehicle, lol............. Nice one !!!! I'd love to find a first gen van,the only ones I find either people think they're made of gold, or the van's been infested with those metal eating cockroaches.
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Re: My new ride

Postby jeff's93astro [OP] » November 13th 2009, 5:19am

they didn't think this one was made out of gold i got it for $400 no rust, its a shorty, and it ran
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Re: My new ride

Postby rev_les » November 13th 2009, 5:35am

you stole it, lol! It looks like it's really clean, you got a good deal, when I first started looking for an Astro, I found first gen vans, beat up and eat up , with mileage between 250K and over 300K miles, with morons asking like 5 to 7 grand for them....I couldn't believe it. I ended up finding my '99 ( about 5 years old at the time) with 74K for 5400, which was reasonable.
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Re: My new ride

Postby Mr_Bowtie » November 13th 2009, 12:46pm

Very nice! You would be hard pressed to find a Van of that year up here without rust on it......especially for $400 and it runs. :banghead:
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Re: My new ride

Postby ihatemybike » November 13th 2009, 1:48pm

But I bought Grumpy for $250 in Milwaukee. Only real rust is on the core support.
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Re: My new ride

Postby Munken » November 13th 2009, 2:41pm

Looks good! :thumbup:
Did the insurance company take the "old one", or did you keep it?

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Re: My new ride

Postby 91astroluv » November 13th 2009, 4:13pm

Congrats on the new ride, I too anm stoked about my shorty with no rust (texas van) but fear the little scratches and tiny dings
are going to be food for the northeast rot roaches.

I got the astrofestivarian crime van for 6 beans.

let the mayhem begin! he's got a new to him stro!
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Re: My new ride

Postby jeff's93astro [OP] » November 14th 2009, 12:23am

insurance kept old one
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Re: My new ride

Postby Mr_Bowtie » November 14th 2009, 3:14am

ihatemybike wrote:But I bought Grumpy for $250 in Milwaukee. Only real rust is on the core support.


Thats why I said that year Van or Gen 1 Vans without rust are hard to find. Sometimes you get lucky though....... :shrug:
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Re: My new ride

Postby jeff's93astro [OP] » November 14th 2009, 3:25am

i think the thick covering of georgia clay kept mine from rusting :lol: I reckon no rust is good for 212,000 miles
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Re: My new ride

Postby Leeann_93 » November 14th 2009, 3:38am

jeff's87astro wrote:i think the thick covering of georgia clay kept mine from rusting :lol: I reckon no rust is good for 212,000 miles



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Re: My new ride

Postby Mr_Bowtie » November 14th 2009, 3:45am

Rust or no rust thats a really clean body for that many miles. Good find! 8-)
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Re: My new ride

Postby 91astroluv » November 14th 2009, 11:01am

So that's what they mean by "A clay treatment"! lol
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Re: My new ride

Postby Munken » November 14th 2009, 2:07pm

91astroluv wrote:So that's what they mean by "A clay treatment"! lol


I think that's when wrinkled old ladys trying to be smooth and young. They smear them in with clay.......And take proper charge.
The problem is that they insist on washing off the clay. :lol:

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