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Definetally building one

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    [sarcastic] That four-wheel drive sure makes it a capable vehicle [/sarcastic] /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Good Lord! Look at that steering lift block on the knuckle /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif What kind of mis-directed torque is running through that thing /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Is that one of those new light wieght racing driveshafts?
     
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    I think so.
     
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    yeah this guy did a crappy job, I'll do a slightly better one... not like its hard to do much better. A front driveshaft would be like light years ahaed of him.
     
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    Flexy K20 1/2 ton status

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    You can do everything you want to it, but it'll still be a Astro Van...........
    -fLeXy K20
     
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    Would sure beat sleeping in the front seat on overnighters though. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    You can do everything you want to it, but it'll still be a Astro Van...........
    -fLeXy K20

    [/ QUOTE ] Yeah it would be and I am not an astro van fan but my buddy is a fanatic and no matter how much I tried to get him to get a K5 or a k10 or a k20 he just insists on the astro.
     
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    Does that thing even have a frame under it or is it a unibody. ? I think I would be more inclined to put a van on a pickup frame then do the lift and stuff rather than rig something like that if it does not have a frame. That is if I would bump my head hard enough to WANT to do that, but that is why we live in America, /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif we have our freedom of opinions, no matter how bad they may be. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    Yeah I Just have fun designing the stuff and all and yes it is a unibody. I worry about what we will do in the rear because the rear single spring is wierd and hard to replace. My friend keeps saying, just make new spring mounts and put blazer springs, he doesn't get that its a unibody I can't just weld some spring mounts to the body and say good enough.
     
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    Looks like he's got a K5 behind it, at least. I alwsy thought the Astros were full-frame. Kind of like a truck chassis, that's why they are used for tow rigs a lot. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Looks like he's got a K5 behind it, at least. I alwsy thought the Astros were full-frame. Kind of like a truck chassis, that's why they are used for tow rigs a lot. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    Nope they are part unit body and so are the half ton FULL size vans built up to about 96. Camaros as well..ALLL ofthem. They have a front subframe and unitbody back. The newest may be all unitbody.
     
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    no just a front subframe. the rear spring mounts are semi beefy but they are on the body. The older ones(like this one and my friends) have a plastic or fiberglass rear single spring which sure rides nice but you can't put blocks on it or replace it easily. www.overlandvans.com sells replacement springs and they have lots of lift kits for Astros, 2wd and AWD versions.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]

    Looks like he's got a K5 behind it

    [/ QUOTE ] Bet that's where the axles came from. Good idea for the stock 1/2 ton axles after ya upgrade to 1 ton in your real wheeler. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Whoops, thanks for enlightening me, fellas. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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