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Postby MechBob » January 29th 2020, 3:21pm

Welcome Rod's. Lots of good info here.
KF7BBL, sometimes 80m at night, and on 2m linked repeaters in the state(MT), which can also be linked to the Snowbird linked system.
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Postby Leeann_93 » January 30th 2020, 1:17am

My husband just got his ham license, but we're in MD.

Oops - welcome!
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Postby AstroWill » January 30th 2020, 7:19am

Damn amateurs :)

I'm licensed as well, don't practice as much as I should.

Trolls take away from productive work, best to starve the troll of attention by ignoring it and going about your business.
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Postby Juan Garcia » April 1st 2020, 9:44pm

I'm new member and I'm looking forward to sharing information about my astro van and also hearing about other peoples astro/ safari projects
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Postby Safarimeister » April 7th 2020, 3:35am

Been a member for 7 years and finally got my Astro. Located in Minnesota and could sure use some help installing a 4" lift. Any Minnesota guys available for hire?

If so, please send me a private message to discuss.
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Postby domsan » April 20th 2020, 11:56am

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Postby bear_in_camo » April 20th 2020, 2:03pm

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The [I haven't picked a name yet] is my first Astro/Safari.
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Postby Leeann_93 » April 21st 2020, 12:42am

Welcome!

Looks pretty good for a ‘98. But it does look like you need to pull the lower cladding to see what’s going on under there - might just have popped loose, but usually it’s a rust bomb under there.
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Postby aroundtoit » April 25th 2020, 7:58pm

Hi this is our first Chevy Astro project. We paid $500 so far.
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It had over-heated and fixed(?). Time will tell.
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We have already removed the roof-rack, cleaned 1 wheel, and removed the old rusted out battery tray.
It runs faster down hill
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Postby DriveDog » May 15th 2020, 8:56pm

Nice. Don't see any dents! Found locally?
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Postby VentureForthPhoto » June 6th 2020, 4:37am

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Noobie from Seattle here. Just bought a 2000 Astro AWD that's had a camper conversion.

Really glad I found you all! I'm sure digging through the forums will answer loads of my questions.

Task #1 is to do a minor lift. Being in Seattle, sounds like I should be contacting CopperFiremist ASAP (incoming).

I'll do my best to RFF before I ask any questions.
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Postby Leeann_93 » June 6th 2020, 4:01pm

Welcome!



btw....good job on including several photos to keep the natives happy ;)
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Postby Buzman63 » July 6th 2020, 6:44pm

Greetings astro-nuts..
Was seeking information on a just acquired 03 awd and Destiny dictated that this "forum" of like-minded "banana heads" found me.. Hmmm... Seems to me, there are 2 types of them out there,, those who absolutely despise the astro\safari vehicles, and there are those (like myself) whom wouldn't be with out them. (Them being plural as I now have 3..)
Am I crazy ? I certainly like to think so! My latest is my 1st awd and I'm continuing to meet the challenges (again plural..) That continue to arise and am thoroughly enjoying myself getting greasy.
I have many questions and will save those for the near future..
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Postby Leeann_93 » July 6th 2020, 10:54pm

Welcome to the madness!
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Postby sixsix » July 7th 2020, 1:28am

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Well, after all... what would Banacek say ?... “It is only a matter of time before armed citizens, waiting or not for the police, take things into their own hands, fire on the rioters for personal and property prot. & end up hunted like dogs.”

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Postby Mr. E » July 11th 2020, 8:30am

Hi all,

I recently purchased a 2003 Chevy Astro with AWD. It was a governemnt van in Portland before I owned it. I believe it is a base model and stock, except for a new 4 inch lift and 245/70r/16 tires. I plan on some additional upgrades, but will keep the van as original as possible. I hope to make it a capable family weekend adventure van. That said, because it is my daily driver, it will be more of a glorified tent than a full on camper conversion.

I look forward to getting to know and learn from you all.

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Postby Leeann_93 » July 11th 2020, 3:38pm

Welcome!

That looks really well taken care of for a government van. Nice find!
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Postby Wokka » July 19th 2020, 4:35pm

Yet to be named, but I assume "plus shipping" would be fitting...

2001 astro, Japanese import with 97,000km (thats 60,000 miles for the metrically challenged)

Her home is now in Umm Al Quwain, (basically the Middle East version of the sticks, a few hours drive from Dubai) where she will begin her life as a mobile workshop/tourer/tow rig as I tour across the MENA region.
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Postby sixsix » July 19th 2020, 9:36pm

Nice Low Mile ( not challenged - just stubborn ) Van - Welcome from Exotic Northern Kentucky.
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Well, after all... what would Banacek say ?... “It is only a matter of time before armed citizens, waiting or not for the police, take things into their own hands, fire on the rioters for personal and property prot. & end up hunted like dogs.”

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Postby AstroOafAdventurer » August 6th 2020, 1:43am

I just submitted my first post in the welcome forum and just saw this, I'll post a pic once approved.
But here it is for now.
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