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Astra Van (Modified)... Opinions ?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Phil W, 7 Feb 2006.

  1. Phil W


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,945

    Location: Jupiter


    Spec :

    Engine & Brakes

    2.0 16v (Redtop)
    Full Performance Exhaust System
    Pipercross Induction Kit
    GTE Front & Rear Brakes


    GTE Digi Dash
    Morrette Headlamps & Grill
    Single Wiper
    18" Alloy Wheels (Technomagnesio)
    Evo Bonnet Vent
    Flushed Tailgate
    GSi Front bumper & Spoiler (Smoothed In)
    Rear Lip Smoothed in
    Roof Tip Spoiler
    Cobra SAidewinders
    Momo Steering Wheel


    Kenwood Amps
    Kenwood Subs
    Kenwood Speaker
    Kenwood DVD Head Unit
    PS2 & Screens
  2. Zip


    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    That looks like a shaggin wagon now :p

    Im not sure what to think of it though :o
  3. TripleT


    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,424

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Oh dear lord! :eek:

    Pure ming :p
  4. PardonTheWait


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,024

    Looks like all the Escort vans that used to be all over Southend in the mid 90's

  5. Axeboy


    Joined: 13 Nov 2002

    Posts: 4,672

    Location: Scotland

    wouldnt be so bad if the lights were normal...

    i haaaaaaaate those double light conversion thingys
  6. Felix Da Housecat


    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,677

    Location: In a wheelie bin

    Spot on mate, and paint it a better colour, like blue, black or purple
  7. Rednut05


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 909

    Said from the heart. Why the single whiper to start with!?
  8. Minxy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,249

    The mk4 vans look much better modified.

    Last edited: 7 Feb 2006
  9. NathanE


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,022

    Location: London & Singapore

    I wonder how many attempts it took to turn the ignition off at the exact right moment to leave the wind screen wiper like that?
  10. DreXeL

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,265

    Location: Cotswolds

    Pure early-to-mid 90's Max Power..........

    .........I like it :o
    Last edited: 7 Feb 2006
  11. Morba


    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    got to agree on the mk4 looking better, was a nice one done by an audio shop at last rsoc (i know its not an rs :p).

    as for comments on escort vans, they were excellent, had a mk4 with rs kit n wheels on myself :D
  12. willd58


    Joined: 25 May 2004

    Posts: 5,797

    Location: Bristol England

    I like it too, its kind of retro chav. i am a big fan of the looks of modifed vans if its done well, dont think id ever own one though.
  13. Morba


    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    best van i remember was a mk5 with escort cossie kit n wheels!
  14. Fr0dders


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,275

    Location: West Yorks

    splitter isnt to my style, prefer a smooth lip rather than with an air gap between bumper and splitter

    and dont liking the quad headlight kit. Only one i do like is the for bugeye impreza, and lets face it, anything is an improvement on those lights.
  15. danza


    Joined: 28 Mar 2005

    Posts: 13,647

    Location: Drunken badger punching


    Hate the front. Kill it!!!

    As others have said, better wit a more standard light layout. There's a respectfully chooned up white Astra GSI (MK3) buzzing around my area atm (big rimz an fat zorst, nothing else though), and it's really quite a nice motor. Infact, I'd go as far as to say I'd hit it!!! I'm not sure why, it's just that I really like the shape of the mark 3. :D
  16. alextgreen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,194

    Location: Oooxbridge.

    Bin the bodymods and sit it on Vectra steels. Then go smoke some rodents.
  17. agw_01


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,690

    Some of these vans can look very smart. That is just a perfect example of one... if it didn't have those ugly front lights :(
  18. pinkaardvark


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,705

    Location: Cambs

    One I guess as it's a DTM single wiper conversion where the wiper parks in the centre by design.