Brewtus the 1987 Chevy Astro Aerolite // Stealth Conversion

December 7th marked the beginning to an exciting new endeavor for Vivian and I; converting a 1987 Chevy Astro Aerolite (since named “Brewtus”) to a stealthier and more efficient spaceship.

The Good:

  • Virtually Rust-Free
  • Decent Fuel-Economy (16MPG Highway)
  • Modest Size
  • Gorgeous Looks (Exterior)
  • Seems to Run Well
  • Has Power-Steering

The Bad:

  • Redundant/Inefficient Appliances
  • Poor Layout
  • Soggy/Leaking Roof
  • Broken A/C (Van & RV Systems)
  • Water Damage
  • Layers & Layers of Wall Coverings
  • Power-Steering Leak
  • Weight

We drove 6 hours into the middle of Oregon from Boise, ID to pick up this rig and plan to spend the next few months demo’ing & rebuilding the camper portion with hopes of a creating a functional and aesthetically pleasant home to live in full-time. I hope to document the tear-down & rebuild process in this thread as well as produce a video series to accompany it for anyone interested in following the project.

We would love to connect with those interested in the project through this thread and look forward to your ideas and help! I hope to update this thread weekly with frequent photo updates.

Dylan & Vivian

Greetings & Welcome!

I’m onboard and watching, keep us posted!


"Happy Holidays!" ~Van_Dweller

Thank you for the warm welcoming! We will certainly keep you updated!