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Astro Custom 105 Double Sleeper

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I found this pic and info at the Hanks truck Pix Forum. Built by a company in Brighton, Michigan called Cars & Concept Inc that did custom work and paint on Astros, Generals and Brigadiers.

The Astro Custom 105 featured 18" of cab stretch in 16 gu. aluminum, custom four colour stripes, quad rectangle headlights and custom grab rails.

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Ooooh, I like that!!!!!! That would be the ideal project to use my photo etch grille kit of that style grille, on!

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Ooooh, I like that!!!!!! That would be the ideal project to use my photo etch grille kit of that style grille, on!

Is it the one from Modelltrucks and Parts? If so, I bet it's a nice set if it's anything like the other GMC Astro grille(small) and the KW and freightliner sets.

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I'm with Ben on this one! I like it much better then the small grill in the kit, I just had a look at the photo etch grills and are they nice I could this one.

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Eveything is obtaine able ,but where would I get the retangel head lights from? some van kit?

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The van kits would probably be a good bet for the headlights.

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You are right the old AMT van kits come with the lights!

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Very nice looking Astro. Kool artwork.

Remember seeing one very, very, rare custom Astro's, back in late 80'S similar to the one on your pic, probably from C&C: extended cab, "H" grab bars, stacked square headlights in "funky" Mayflower VL paint scheme.

Wonder how long:(years) & how many were made by C&C.

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Something new to add to the "Projects" list!

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I have all the parts for this build, I'm going for it! wish me luck on the out come.

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wow ray what a find, that changes my thoughts on the astro. that one looks good all the way around. hmmmmmm..... maybe one in my future now, lol

dennis

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I have all the parts for this build, I'm going for it! wish me luck on the out come.

Good luck, Doug. Don't forget to post pics!

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Here's one real close to the drewing.

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It looks like their work, but the cab isn't stretched. It looks cool, though.

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That's pretty wild Chucky.

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Is it the one from Modelltrucks and Parts? If so, I bet it's a nice set if it's anything like the other GMC Astro grille(small) and the KW and freightliner sets.

Ray, sorry for the late reply on this. I don't check this section very often. The newer style photo etch grille set I have is from Model Trucks and Parts.

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Man, I really need to stop checking this thread! I am really wanting to build a big bunk Astro now!!!!!!

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Ray this is what Ben was talking about the photo etch grill>

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Eveything is obtaine able ,but where would I get the retangel head lights from? some van kit?

Hey Doug

I have some of the headlights that look very close to that left over from when I was casting the IH9300 conversion. I would be glad to send you a couple pair if they would help you out. All I have are the headlight buckets though, I never did cast the lens for them. Could always use clear sheet stock to make the lens. Just let me know

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I ordered that grille and it came last week. It's pretty nice.

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Hey Doug

I have some of the headlights that look very close to that left over from when I was casting the IH9300 conversion. I would be glad to send you a couple pair if they would help you out. All I have are the headlight buckets though, I never did cast the lens for them. Could always use clear sheet stock to make the lens. Just let me know

Thanks Eric I have that part covered, a Friend gave me some head light from an old AMT van kit.

Thanks Doug

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Quick question does the grill apper bent at the ends or is it a flat grill?

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