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"The Beast" 1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD #750860
July 23rd 2019 3:49 pm
July 23rd 2019 3:49 pm
Joined: Apr 2007
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Lloydminster Sask Canada
OutlawZ Offline OP
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Since i ended up scrapping my '80 G20 i have since moved on to this build. I have actually owned this van for 2 years now. But finally got it home in December of last year after the engine blew in our '16 Kia Soul. We ended up having to rush it into service because of this. So it is one of those rolling builds as it gets used occasionally when needed. Though at the moment it sits in the driveway as a movable storage due to a power steering and exhaust leak. Both of which i plan on dealing with by winter as i will be using this as my winter vehicle for this year at least.

Work done so far:

New Hercules all season tires installed just at the end of winter.

Parts on hand to go on:

Spare set of steel wheels from my old 2000 Astro cargo van for use for winter

The van itself is a 1999 Chevy Astro LT Awd with the quad bucket seats and no rear bench as it was not included with the van. More then likely i will end up building a bed back there with storage under it for recovery gear and tools. This will be more of an expo style build rather then the typical custom builds seen on here with some custom touches along the way.
By that i mean it will be fitted with a lift kit eventually along with some offroad lighting as the plan is to eventually use the van to explore ghost towns all over the province.

Anyways on to the pics..

From the first night we started driving it:

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Last edited by OutlawZ; July 23rd 2019 3:53 pm.

1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD "The Beast"
1980 Chevy G20 Curtis conversion
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Re: "The Beast" 1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD [Re: OutlawZ] #750861
July 23rd 2019 3:52 pm
July 23rd 2019 3:52 pm
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Lloydminster Sask Canada
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Getting the tires fitted at the shop

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From the first long trip we took with it to pick up the Kia after the engine was replaced.

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As the van sits today

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The van wound up with the nickname from my wife lol


1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD "The Beast"
1980 Chevy G20 Curtis conversion
Re: "The Beast" 1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD [Re: OutlawZ] #750868
July 23rd 2019 8:46 pm
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Pretty clean start man. I'm loving our 2000 we just got recently. Keep us posted on the progress.


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Re: "The Beast" 1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD [Re: OutlawZ] #750873
July 23rd 2019 10:18 pm
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Originally Posted by OutlawZ
The van wound up with the nickname from my wife lol


Then what would she call my 18 ft long 8 ft tall 5 ton G30 van lol

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Re: "The Beast" 1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD [Re: frscke1] #750876
July 24th 2019 2:29 am
July 24th 2019 2:29 am
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Lloydminster Sask Canada
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Originally Posted by kursed
Pretty clean start man. I'm loving our 2000 we just got recently. Keep us posted on the progress.


Pictures are deceiving as the rockers are rusted out badly under the cladding. Though that is something i will be dealing with eventually. The plan is to get new ones welded on professionally then laying rocker guard or bed liner over them. Once again reinstalling the cladding over them after done.

Originally Posted by frscke1
Originally Posted by OutlawZ
The van wound up with the nickname from my wife lol


Then what would she call my 18 ft long 8 ft tall 5 ton G30 van lol

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Big beast? Lol not sure.


1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD "The Beast"
1980 Chevy G20 Curtis conversion

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