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tery

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2017, 06:20:34 AM »
Nice work ... you have a lot of skill .
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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2017, 06:20:34 AM »

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2017, 10:37:22 AM »
AMAZING AS ALWAYS

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2017, 11:05:22 PM »
Thanks Mark and Terry!! It has been a fun "resto" even tho I took a break for some time, seem to have overcome the hurdles, onto the finish line :)

Here is the interior, seeing as you see so little of it is is more then needed albeit a little crude

exhaust and air intake plumbing completed



stainless steel half fenders fabricated from K&S sheet


Jim.
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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2017, 05:25:29 AM »
The front windshield on them Astro's sat so low that the first time I drove one I felt like I might fall out the front of the truck -LOL
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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2017, 09:58:22 PM »
The front windshield on them Astro's sat so low that the first time I drove one I felt like I might fall out the front of the truck -LOL

So true...........one had to be careful if you had an itch that inmost vehicles you could scratch WITHOUT the world to see. ::)

Jim.

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2017, 06:23:25 AM »
^^^ Ha Ha  , yup - LOL
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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2017, 03:44:25 PM »
I debated whether to use the original Lindberg windshield (which is quite nice) but I had filed the inner section off and it left a distorted look so I put in a divider pillar and created a new windshield out of a blister pack.

grab handles, windshield wipers and mirrors added made form brass rod and plastic. Masterbilt heat shield added onto the exhaust

hooked into a Timpte 48' grain trailer from Promotex -an older build

hooked into a Fruehauf 45' Conrail Piggyback trailer from Athearn

Air horns are from Herpa/Promotex, front wheels are A-Line Alcoa's with the Lee-Town six spoke rear wheels -still from before the resto- were stripped and re-painted.


I think this one is near done.

Jim.

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2017, 04:14:49 PM »
Check the oil and lights , bump the tires and lets go.
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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2017, 07:29:00 AM »
Just Awesome !

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2017, 08:36:54 AM »
It looks phantastic!!!

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2017, 02:59:35 PM »
Great job Jim

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2017, 05:18:51 PM »
Thanks to everyone for your comments! It was a fun re-build!

Jim.
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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2017, 01:50:11 AM »
Thanks to everyone for you comments! It was a fun re-build!

Jim.

This was the Lindberg GMC correct?

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2017, 01:53:29 AM »
Thanks to everyone for you comments! It was a fun re-build!

Jim.

This was the Lindberg GMC correct?

Yes, it is.

Jim

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2017, 06:36:37 AM »
Thanks to everyone for you comments! It was a fun re-build!

Jim.

This was the Lindberg GMC correct?

Yes, it is.

Jim

Thanks.  I have a couple of those.  Great inspiration.

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Re: 1984 GMC ASTRO 9500 REBUILD
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2017, 06:36:37 AM »