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Astro Van

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kgblazerfive, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. kgblazerfive

    kgblazerfive keymaster Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Will you guys still let me visit if I build this instead of my Blazer
     
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    hell yeah. one of the coolest trucks I've seen in TTC was the Canadaian built astro wacky flex van. That was sweet. They just have a cool boxy look to them, like a Micro Machine :D

    just make sure it has larger tires and clearance than the one shown
     
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    The clearence is accually alot better then it looks and the tires are 35, not sure I would want to go much bigger
     
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    dang! 35's, I guess Astros are bigger than they look to make the 35's look small.

    $1700's not bad, but I'm hesitant all that is mounted on the stock AWD running gear, or did I miss something?
     
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    Your missing, its a 12bolt with leafs from a chevy and 44 with the same. The AWD setup is IFS and basically an s10. The one benifit of the Astro is in stock form it only weighs about 3200# so 1/2 stuff should handle it well but I have 1-ton stuff so we will see.
     
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    Yeah seen his van I'm accually a member on the Astrosafari.com have been since 03'. I had built a 87 Astro with a v8 in it and then decieded that I wanted a Blazer so stripped the Astro now my wife is pregnant with our fourth child so we won't be fitting in the Blazer so I found another Astro and I'm probally going to build it. Don't ant a Burb cause they are to big. The one thing that I like about the Astro is they are relatively light like in 2x4 form #3500 and 4x4 like #5000 loaded. I'm hoping that the gas mileage will be decent when I'm done with it also.
     
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    I didn't realize that there was such a thing as "too big". :D
     

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