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#547824 - March 13th 2012 1:00 am Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro
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Registered: February 25th 2011 10:05 pm
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I have given up on my 85 pro street Astro. The rust and bodywork, just too expensive to fix. I sold the motor, tranny and a few other parts to pay cost transferring the pro street parts to my 98 LS1 Astro.


torching the narrowed rear suspension out

all cut out

The rear suspension removed from 98 Astro

inner panels cut for tubs, floor cut out - so rear frame can be mounted & welded in, frame rails will be cut out after narrowed frame is welded in
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#547836 - March 13th 2012 6:36 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Sorry to hear that
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#547855 - March 13th 2012 7:52 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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#547867 - March 13th 2012 8:26 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Thats ruff, but glad to see ur goin to go with the 98 smile

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#547881 - March 13th 2012 9:28 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: March 05th 2012 4:55 pm
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Loc: Haddonfield, NJ
Sorry to hear but glad to see the spirit will live on in another van. On that note, more pics please


Edited by pockets (March 13th 2012 9:29 am)

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#548463 - March 14th 2012 10:17 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: February 25th 2011 10:05 pm
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No worries about the 85, my 98 will be a nicer Astro. It has a 99 Trans Am all aluminum LS1 motor. It has air, tilt, power windows and cruise.
pictures from today:
We got te narrowed rear up, lined up, just need to weld into place.


here is van before we started
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#548466 - March 14th 2012 10:21 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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nice...gonna be lookin good for sure

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#548479 - March 14th 2012 11:14 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Very cool.
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#548484 - March 14th 2012 11:26 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
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but it is GREEN ! LOL Should be a sweet ride when done. . . . . now then, MORE PICS !
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#548489 - March 14th 2012 11:39 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: March 28th 2010 5:48 am
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Rust sucks so you made the right decision in my opinion. Top that off with the creature options and you'll enjoy it more. I look forward to following the work so please keep the pictures coming.

Randy

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