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by WoodButcher
Thu Oct 20, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: G Van - General
Topic: 95 GMC G2500 - Rear suspension sagging
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: 95 GMC G2500 - Rear suspension sagging

I got new for my astro at SD Truck spring, Google your part # and shop around. Got Amazon Prime? let them pay the shipping.
by WoodButcher
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: G Van - General
Topic: 95 GMC G2500 - Rear suspension sagging
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: 95 GMC G2500 - Rear suspension sagging

Coil springs?
Coils in the front, leaves in the rear. Leaves are easy to beef up or replace. If you have a coil in the rear it is aftermarket, like a coil over shock to carry more load or fix a problem.
by WoodButcher
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: G Van - General
Topic: GM Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: GM Parts

The boneyard will be your best bet but there are other possibilities. Fleabay, parts vans on craigslist and facebook. Do a google search. I bought a g20 for the drivetrain in my '93 safari from craigslist.
by WoodButcher
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Newbie - 1995 GMC G2500 Vandura
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Newbie - 1995 GMC G2500 Vandura

Welcome to the site LG, looking forward to more pictures.
by WoodButcher
Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Torsion bars needed source???
Replies: 39
Views: 3500

Re: Torsion bars needed source???

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by WoodButcher
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: G Van - General
Topic: Control arm work SOS
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Control arm work SOS

I think that new shaft was installed w/o the shaft tube and "insulators"
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by WoodButcher
Tue May 24, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: What is correct front axle clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: What is correct front axle clearance

Yes, unfortunately I'm unfamiliar with the AWD systems. I did not build my '05. The 4wd TC and transmission from the tahoe may be able to swap in. I built my '93 and know that between the v8 / v6 transmision 4l60e 2WD were interchangeable. I've read in the forums about TC swaps in order to get 4wd c...
by WoodButcher
Tue May 24, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: What is correct front axle clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: What is correct front axle clearance

It is not uncommon, the newest astro is 17 years old. find one with new motor mounts and you will have clearance. My '05 when it was built in 2015, granted it's a 6.0 ls swap, lq4 steel block not an aluminum block (add 100 lbs). The motor was lifted 2" to get the small bit of clearance you see ...
by WoodButcher
Sun May 22, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: What is correct front axle clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: What is correct front axle clearance

Bad motor mounts in my '05 cause that issue. Fact that is a 6 liter might have a little cause in that problem too, lol. I'll change the rubbers for poly mounts and put a 1/2" plate under them.
No, there should be clearance there. Find a new wrench!
by WoodButcher
Sun May 01, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: G Van - General
Topic: Radiator Support Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Radiator Support Swap

Ahah! I see now, I thought you were after astro info. It is one of the mods I've given serious consideration for my '93. I had an '87 Beauville model w/ the stacked headlights and chrome grill. It was beautiful compared to the base model w/ a single sealed beam so I can understand your hunt. Here is...
by WoodButcher
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: G Van - General
Topic: Radiator Support Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Radiator Support Swap

Welcome, I really don't understand your question, are you looking to swap noses, same years, same style or swap from first to second generations? You see the 1985 -'94 are first gen, '95 - '02 are considered second and third is 03'- to '05. '95 - '05 are the same body style throughout but some of th...
by WoodButcher
Tue Apr 05, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: rough idle

hmmm, of the suggestions, these are the only things I haven't explored: 1. Check vacuum 2. Check electrical grounds at studs 4. Check O2 sensor readings on OBD 2 scanner running real time data 6. Check compression at spark plug holes with WOT How in hell do you do #6? Every time I have done a compr...
by WoodButcher
Sun Mar 06, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Spark Plug Wire Boot Question
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Spark Plug Wire Boot Question

Those wires will do fine, maybe a little better than stock. Just watch the routing. That is the reasoning behind the mixed boots. If you pulled the original wires you would see which goes where. Sorry I can't help you on that as I haven't had a 6 cyl astro in a few years.
by WoodButcher
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: new guy
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: new guy

350 will be an easy swap. Common and reliable it will get you around for a long time to come. Welcome to the site.
We need pics BTW,,,
by WoodButcher
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: New member

'77 Chevy? love it, keep her running for at least 30 so you can have your fiftieth together! :cheers: