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#559979 - May 03rd 2012 9:36 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: GhostRyder]
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radicalran: I didnt know there was 2 BB pro street Astros by Toledo. I wouldnt mind seeing them.

Not sure about the cargo net, but it does finish off the sorta stock looking interior.

worked on the exhaust heat shields, it is taped on, still needs a little filing before final mounting.

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#559985 - May 03rd 2012 11:20 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: July 22nd 2011 10:45 am
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Loc: Southern Ontario Canada
Man that looks sweet!!
I like that you didn't tear out the whole interior and kept it as stock looking as possible. I've seen a lot of pro street cars that someone has cut away most of the interior and the sheet metal out of the doors and only shaved but a few pounds off the total weight
Great work!!

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#559993 - May 03rd 2012 12:18 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Shoot! 6 inches, that 4x4 territory lol It does look badass though!
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#560182 - May 04th 2012 12:50 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Bigair: Thank you. Keep it some what stock looking is the goal, any body can cut up a vehicle, it putting it back together that is the hard part. It has caused a lot of extra work, had to make a few trips to PnP for interior pieces. Fitting pieces around the roll bar was a biotch, but it was worth it.

drag: Thank you. My 85 pro street Astro (RIP), the header flanges and deep tranny pan would hit some times. This Astros deep tranny pan is not as thick and front bumper hangs down farther, just not worth damaging stuff. If it wasnt street driven & Michigan didnt have some of the worst roads in the country, would be different.
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#560377 - May 06th 2012 9:25 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Custom fuel tank done

side view, bottom is angled for a built in sump

installed

fill tube and vent, will be cover with trim and a carpet tunnel

fuel filler, later on will be replace with a flush pop out door, this will do for now
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#560470 - May 06th 2012 10:33 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Finished gas filler, it is a boat filler, wouldnt rust.

Put some gas in it, started rite up after building fuel pressure. Just need to do exhaust and a few little things, will be cruisin by the weekend.
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#560476 - May 06th 2012 11:56 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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Awesome!

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#560504 - May 07th 2012 6:30 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: December 17th 2003 12:00 pm
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Loc: Calgary Alberta. Canada
Wow, that looks great. Must have been nice to hear it come to life.
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#560845 - May 08th 2012 4:27 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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Loc: Michigan
Yep, awesome to hear it run.
Took it to car wash for a badly needed bath.
Took a few pictures, soory it was hazy and gloomy this morning.
New front end, went from an Astro sealed beam to a composite Safari, with a billet grille & Chevy bowtie


I think I will be raising rear end up 1 hole, about 2 inches, could use some rake.


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#560868 - May 08th 2012 5:26 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Loc: Shanghai China
Looks great!!! I love the grill and obviously the van sits right. I am impressed. Great job!

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