• 1997 Chevrolet Astro

    Thought I'd start a new blog for my new Astro as there's quite a few bits to do until I'm happy

    Watch this space for updates ..........
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    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      So the first thing to do is contact the paint guy to see what he can do about the paint as it's not good and I know I wouldn't be happy with it in its current state. So he comes round this afternoon to give me a quote which I was fairly surprised at

      I'm not going to spoil the surprise by telling you what I'm having done - you'll have to be patient. She should be going in within the next week or so - so not long to wait.
    1. AmericanThunder's Avatar
      AmericanThunder -
      So that's the first job in- hand. You still have a lot to do!
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      The list I have put together so far is long - just need a bit of time to start these jobs
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      So we still had a slot with our MOT'er for the Fiero which we obviously didn't need so decided to use the spot for the Van. Had five months left on it but not knowing the exact history of it - decided best to be safe than sorry. Well - she flew through

      The only things that will need doing eventually is the power steering pump has a slight ooze and the tracking is out on the NSF and left hand headlight is slightly out of alignment.

      So we are off to have the tracking done this morning.
      As I'm considering changing the front headlights - that's an easy fix.
      The power steering pump I will keep an eye open for and add it to the list.
    1. TransAmDan's Avatar
      TransAmDan -
      That's great news. Glad there was nothing major.
    1. AmericanThunder's Avatar
      AmericanThunder -
      And the van performed faultlessly with its first tow job too.
      Tracking now sorted.
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      Bought her a mate ..........

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    1. TransAmDan's Avatar
      TransAmDan -
      When do you get the rest of the caravan?
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      Quote Originally Posted by TransAmDan View Post
      When do you get the rest of the caravan?
      Lolololol @ Dan
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      Here it is fully up

      Attachment 85045

      It also came with full awning and skirts that go at each end
    1. AmericanThunder's Avatar
      AmericanThunder -
      The parts for the Astro now ordered. Estimated ship date is late Aug unfortunately so my bank holiday weekend plans are a bit awry now. Which also means I won't be starting the work until mid Sept so maybe it will be done by the season closer?

      Pics of the parts will be posted once they arrive.
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      Quote Originally Posted by AmericanThunder View Post
      The parts for the Astro now ordered. Estimated ship date is late Aug unfortunately so my bank holiday weekend plans are a bit awry now. Which also means I won't be starting the work until mid Sept so maybe it will be done by the season closer?

      Pics of the parts will be posted once they arrive.
      You beat me to it
    1. AmericanThunder's Avatar
      AmericanThunder -
      Quote Originally Posted by an88fiero View Post
      You beat me to it
      Gotta be quick!
    1. saleen 192's Avatar
      saleen 192 -
      You got A/T a skirt
      and skirts
      oh dame didn't copy the complete sentance lol
      service parts or upgrades?
    1. AmericanThunder's Avatar
      AmericanThunder -
      Quote Originally Posted by saleen 192 View Post
      You got A/T a skirt
      Down boy, your not my type.
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      Quote Originally Posted by saleen 192; View Post
      service parts or upgrades?
      Upgrades .........
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      As you know I had an exhaust cut-out on the van. This has now been removed and is for sale in the "for sale" section
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      And more new parts ordered
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      Oh and goes to the body shop tomorrow evening - woohoo!
    1. an88fiero's Avatar
      an88fiero -
      This evening we did some more things:

      Removed the Dixie horns and
      Removed the sub woofer!

      These will be up for sale soon.