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Matt Trakker



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Join date : 2009-07-30
Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Free candy?   Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:46 pm

What the hell am I supposed to do with this thing?



Well this was obvious, but still...



Laughing
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Cadet57



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Join date : 2010-03-14
Age : 29
Location : Chicopee, MA

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:54 am

I'd rock an Astro. No question. Laughing
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MalibuSSwagon



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Age : 32
Location : Weare, NH

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:00 am

That looks alot better than what I was picturing a free Astro van would be.
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toomanytoyz
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Join date : 2009-01-20
Age : 40
Location : East Hampstead, NH USA

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:22 pm

I kinda want it.

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A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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V8Killer



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Age : 45
Location : Southern, NH

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:55 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:



Laughing




Razz   gay
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sdstick



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Join date : 2009-03-20
Location : Revere, MA

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:08 pm

LOL.... Razz Razz Razz Razz

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Steve


96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
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No Moa



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Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:10 pm

Holy moped. Fun to drive, just don't let anyone see you.
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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:29 pm

I know the game...y'alls jellis n'shet kehd...


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1984twodoor



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Age : 23
Location : Wilmington/Wakefield/Andover

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:47 pm

You thought your neighbors hated you already!?

Now they think you're a creeper with too many cars and "lawn art". I think what you're doing to those snobby Reading folk is admirable. Good for you!


Also, pedobear sticker is a must!

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95brmw



Posts : 1423
Join date : 2009-11-10
Age : 32
Location : Connecticut

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:54 pm

To the rape mobile!!

I've wondered if those van wheels would fit a B-body, I like them for some sick reason
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Matt Trakker



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Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:41 am

lol, van



So basically, the story with this thing is the guy I work with always bought Astro vans because they are in many ways superior to a full sized van for work as far as usability and especially gas mileage is concerned.  An Astro is/was basically a unibody van using the front half of a B-body frame as a "subframe".  To me I always considered them almost like a truck more than a minivan.

This one was/is getting long in the tooth for being a business vehicle so I found an 2500 Express passenger van with 50K on it, that is the new work vehicle, and I was offered this one if I wanted it...so I took it.  The van is in surprisingly good condition considering it has almost 260K miles on it and is a New England vehicle since new.  


The guy fanatically maintained it since he's had it and it shows, has a couple rust spots starting but nothing major. The bumpers are rusted under the plastic bumper covers.  It's not like I really care anyway, would you? lol.

I'll probably just drive it for work to keep miles off my other crapboxes.  It does run good and is reliable...it has an issue with the trans where on long drives (couple hours) it will start to bang into gear when you pull away from a stoplight (you shut the van off and restart to make it forget it's being retahdid), it seemed to have an intake leak externally (the heads and intake were redone at like 130K or so), some kind of an oil leak, and the AC doesn't work.  Whateva!

If it lasts me a while I might consider having an LS swap or an LT1 swap done on the thing and continuing to use it as a work van after that, there are plenty of them out there with v8 swaps, but you kind of need a lift and a shop to do that, lol.

I was kinda surprised how cool it looked with the Rallys swapped over, I got compliments already from people on the way to work oddly enough. The guy who had it gave me a ration of shet, kehd, over it though, and said I made it look like "the god damned Mystery Machine..."
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toomanytoyz
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Age : 40
Location : East Hampstead, NH USA

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:57 am

The rims and tiyahs do it. It was invisible before.

Those rims work on everything! Wink

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Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
American Ricer
www.badassofne.net
"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"
NO MORE UNICORNS!!!!!

LOWER IT!!! Wink
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Matt Trakker



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Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:42 pm

Haha, I know. This is the 4th vehicle I've had that set on.
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sdstick



Posts : 4277
Join date : 2009-03-20
Location : Revere, MA

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:48 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
.......If it lasts me a while I might consider having an LS swap or an LT1 swap .........

Says the guy who wanted to sell his impala because it needed a tranny.... Razz

PS: If you see me while youre driving that thing...DONT wave.. Suspect ... Cool

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Steve


96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:28 pm

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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:06 pm

Razz ... Razz ... Razz ... Razz

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Steve


96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
Whine..eee...Silver LS6
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95brmw



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Join date : 2009-11-10
Age : 32
Location : Connecticut

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:57 am

Hey look, your stock wheels on a B-body
http://burlington.craigslist.org/cto/4660645110.html

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ElKy



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Join date : 2014-09-01
Location : Pelham, NH

PostSubject: Re: Free candy?   Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:08 pm

When i saw the thread title, I was expecting something different...

in 2010 i flew out to Milwaukee with my wife and two friends for a get together with another forum i belong to.
we rented a mini van and when we went to pick it up, it ended up being a white van with MA plates...PERFECT!!
i picked up some washable spray paint and some masking tape...
Drove this around the city for 4 days...
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