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Old 12-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #5791
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It's very clean for the year, body is basically rust free underneath, but somehow the hitch is kind of rusting away and some of the rear bumper. It has the fairly well known GM 4.3L lower intake manifold coolant leak, so a time consuming but not very expensive repair.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:05 AM   #5792
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I'd love to see pictures of that build, what a cool project!
Yeah same here, Fastro sounds like an awesome vehicle.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:00 AM   #5793
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Saw this one posted elsewhere, caption said 1937 International Harvester with custom body.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #5794
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For those of you with the Astros, is there enough room with the rear seats pulled to fit a smallish bike? I've got a KZ440, overall length of about 81 inches (according to eHow...so who knows) and a height around 40 inches.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #5795
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For those of you with the Astros, is there enough room with the rear seats pulled to fit a smallish bike? I've got a KZ440, overall length of about 81 inches (according to eHow...so who knows) and a height around 40 inches.
Forget the dimensions but it's juuuuust barely long enough to fit a fullsize dirtbike lengthwise. Height is another story. Way too low unless you compress the living shit outta the suspension.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:34 AM   #5796
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Forget the dimensions but it's juuuuust barely long enough to fit a fullsize dirtbike lengthwise. Height is another story. Way too low unless you compress the living shit outta the suspension.
Gotcha..that's what I was assuming while still hoping I was wrong. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #5797
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Anyone running a newish Chevy express van with AWD?
Curious if they are any good at all or not even worth considering. I know it won't be as good as a true 4x4. I'm not looking for a offroad vehicle though, just something that could handle snowy/icy roads.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #5798
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Anyone running a newish Chevy express van with AWD?
Curious if they are any good at all or not even worth considering. I know it won't be as good as a true 4x4. I'm not looking for a offroad vehicle though, just something that could handle snowy/icy roads.
There was a guy selling one over on Expo Portal earlier this month. He had good things to say, here's the link. Might be worth checking with him.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #5799
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Saw this one posted elsewhere, caption said 1937 International Harvester with custom body.

Nice.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #5800
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Anyone running a newish Chevy express van with AWD?
Curious if they are any good at all or not even worth considering. I know it won't be as good as a true 4x4. I'm not looking for a offroad vehicle though, just something that could handle snowy/icy roads.
I have one. Best "4x4's" I've owned for sloppy roads.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:11 AM   #5801
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Shit! This came up for sale locally...



It's a 6.9 IDI; and a good homemade camper conversion.. 200k miles; he is asking $6000; a bit too much considering this is the mileage when the IP needs to be serviced/replaced...
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:59 AM   #5802
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Have had my 95 Astro for 11 years and now has 240k+ on ODO.
With my air shocks installed I have had my 94 and 95 CB1000 "Big One" in there on many occasions and miles. Also My Harley Dyna and my KTM300EXC with forks compressed and bars swung down. It can be done no problem. Just put the front wheel up against passenger seat. Still room to spare behind bike as well.
The Astro will fit a 4'x8' sheet of plywood.
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For those of you with the Astros, is there enough room with the rear seats pulled to fit a smallish bike? I've got a KZ440, overall length of about 81 inches (according to eHow...so who knows) and a height around 40 inches.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:17 PM   #5803
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Shit! This came up for sale locally...



It's a 6.9 IDI; and a good homemade camper conversion.. 200k miles; he is asking $6000; a bit too much considering this is the mileage when the IP needs to be serviced/replaced...
If it's a 4x4 replacing the engine is still cheaper than a regular RV...

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:58 PM   #5804
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If it's a 4x4 replacing the engine is still cheaper than a regular RV...

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:38 AM   #5805
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Not cheap, but you do not see too many 4x4 Diesels

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/3508950258.html
1995 ford 4x4 van runs mint clean no rust it has a 7.3 ltr. Turbo diesel Powerstroke the van has 110k original miles, 33" bfgoodrich mud tires i also have an extra set of rims 16 " aluminum power windows am fm cd aux its shelved in back has a bench seat in back that is removable custom front seats the van is bad ass asking 8000
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