My neighbor just gave me his old 87' Astro Van (yes, just gave it to me,
great neighbor eh?) for parts or to sell. While the 700R4 would go nicely
in my El Camino I'd rather sell the thing outright so someone can get some
use out of it.
1987, Chevy Astro, 2WD. 4.3L TBI, TH700R4 transmission. 330,000 Mobil 1
miles (230K on rebuilt Jasper engine, original tranny). Starts, runs and
drives great, as it's been very well maintained. Doesn't burn oil, coolant
or anything else other than gas, he he he. The body shows it's age, paint
is decent but clearcoat is long gone. All of the sheetmetal is straight and
dent-free. Typical rusted-out rocker panels, but other than that very
little rust. Interior is decent, upholstery is clean and no rips or tears
that I can see. Great rubber (Uniroyals) with 95% of tread remaining.
What it needs: brake lines all the way around. The current lines are intact
but likely to disentegrate anytime now as they're pretty bad. There is a
gas leak somewhere high up in the fuel circuit, my guess is the fuel tank
sending unit lines are rusted out, but it could be somewhere else. There is
a decent oil leak, either front seal or oil pan, haven't really looked.
If anyone is interested and has SPECIFIC questions, I'll run out to the
garage and get the answers for ya. Pics available on request. If you're
really interested I might be persuaded into fixing the problems for a couple
bucks before you pick it up.
$500 as-is OBO. Located in East Central Ohio (Akron area). Post here to
the ng or e-mail me directly gmc(underscore)man(at)adelphia(dot)net If I
don't sell it here I'm putting it on E-Bay, thought I'd ask here first.