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#564746 - May 25th 2012 3:44 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Again, that looks great. I really like how the interior turned out. Be a fun van at intersections to play with the tuner cars. yay
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#564781 - May 25th 2012 9:24 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: March 25th 2010 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted By: badassastro
Thank you Beast_Lee
Did some more interior work. Previous owner cut out some of the very rear headliner that hung down, used Astro to haul flat track bikes. Instead of replacing the headliner, we bend up some aluminum to fix the gap and painted to match.
Before:

After:


Cleaned it up and tokk some better pictures


LOOK'S LIKE A HOTRODVAN TO ME!!!COOL
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#564846 - May 26th 2012 11:39 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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either way i love it!
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#567762 - June 10th 2012 11:32 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: draggnastro]
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Registered: February 25th 2011 10:05 pm
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My 1st passenger, almost 3 year old grand daughter, Leannah

Brand new Strange coil overs, others were 10 years old & wore out.

Friends Chevelle, who helped me tub my Astro
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#567765 - June 11th 2012 12:00 am Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: March 28th 2010 5:48 am
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Cool! Lucky girl! I want a ride...

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#567869 - June 11th 2012 1:54 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: radicalran]
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She smiles ear to ear when I stomped on it.

Did a 150 mile round trip last weekend, averaged 19-20 miles per gallon. Really awesome, roughly 2 ton, 310 hp, 60-65 mph on hiway, tubbed and riding in style.
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#567875 - June 11th 2012 2:22 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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#568095 - June 12th 2012 3:57 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: badassastro]
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Registered: March 25th 2010 3:52 pm
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What size MOTOR do u have in there??????????
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#568172 - June 12th 2012 11:50 pm Re: Winter project, tubbing my 98 Astro [Re: LEANMACHINE]
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Registered: February 25th 2011 10:05 pm
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Loc: Michigan
It has an all aluminum 5.7 LS1 from a 99 Trans Am. 310 horse stock, still has stock exhaust manifolds and catalyst convertors.
Hopefully, this winter I can add some more hp. Cam 375 hp, 100 shot NOS 475 horse, port & polish or better heads 575 horse. The LS are awesome motors & dont take much to make good horse power.
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#570508 - June 24th 2012 11:07 am 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
Carpeted tubs, center piece & gas filler tunnel.

added safety feature, chrome 1 lb fire extingusher.


Today, will finished trimming rear panels for the carpet. All done except for a little interior paint & minor things. Plans are set for Nats, cant wait.
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