Very cool! I've got a '96 Safari AWD Conversion that will eventually be built in this vein. I bought mine brand new and paid $24k for it! :sombrero:
Thats for the positive feedback everybody. It was a pain getting this all uploaded, but not it's here to stay. It's nice to find your old projects on the web years later...One of my favorites. Thanks for expending the effort to post the photos and descriptions of your work. I've enjoyed seeing the Astro transformed.
Hey cool, I don't see many of these hi top's around town. That hitch I got from the junk yard for like $20. It's a big heavy duty Class III hitch, so it's plenty strong for the dirt bike carrier, here's a picture of it. As for the air shocks, If I put a load in the van and a bike on the back, I have to pump the shocks up to damn near 100lbs. Max is 120lbs, so in hindsight I might have looked for a different solution, but I really don't know what.Awesome build! Very similar to the '97 AWD hi-top conversion Astro I'm building right here in PDX as well.
What hitch did you wind up with enough capacity for the dirt bike and carrier? If you don't pump up your air shocks, how much does the rear end sag with the dirt bike on the carrier?