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Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Post by doyoulikeithere » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:01 am

1800 Canadian Dollars obo
Located on Vancouver Island BC Canada
Mail me at doyoulikeithere (at) gmail dot you know..

Many of you will remember this van from my posts on the site. Well the engine blew up a piston. Grrrrrr.
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So, There is NO engine in the van but it has the complete custom 5 speed 4wd drivetrain and lift and tires etc. It just needs a 4.3 engine.
Originally the van was an 87 2wd with a factory T5 transmission.
The OEM 2wd T5 trans has been modified into a 4wd trans with an NP231C tcase and a mechanical speedo drive. Trans and T-Case were both overhauled professionally.
S10 ZR2 Leaf spring lift with overland shackles, upgraded newer torsion bars, Manually operated front S10 axle. The seats and body could use a lil TLC but are sound.
I never thought I would be offering up my baby, but, I'm broke, in debt, and dont have time or money to work on this plaything anymore. She needs a loving home .
I also have a complete working 2WD T5 Transmission and Tons of other Astro Parts including Edelbrock Manifolds, Hedman Hedders, 4bbl Carbs, Distributors and more.
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1987 Astro - With 5 Speed & 4wd.

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Re: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Post by Astrophysics » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:31 am

Hi,
You should consider keeping it until summer. Just go to DMV and get a non op certificate and park it off the street. When the nice weather arrives, you may get the energy to get a used 4.3 -at pic your part.

Your fortunes will improve, and eventually you can fix it.

Just thinking,

AP

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Re: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Post by mdmead » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:15 pm

Bummer! Hate to see you have to sell it.
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-96 GMC Safari AWD Hi-Top Conversion -->Stalled 5.3L swap & 5" lift
-74 Ford Bronco -->Far from perfect but mine!
-99 V-10 Ford Super Duty Super Cab 4x4 -->Stock with 285 Cooper ATs
-00 Ford Focus Wagon -->The Red Turd
-95 Ford 24' Class C Motorhome -->My big block sleeper
-07 Can-Am Outlander XT -->My yellow 4x4 quad for work & play
-04 Ski Doo REV Summit -->Still several chassis behind!


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Re: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Post by vintageracer » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:27 pm

email sent
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Re: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Post by doyoulikeithere » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:32 am

Thanks AP.
It is off the street, thats kinda the prob. I have 2 vans off the street in my driveway, plus 2 big boats and a car.
I dont drive or use any of them but the car, and it is getting expired next week and off the street too ! I only ride a motorcycle during the summer months.
My driveway is clogged, I dont use the crappy boats and both vans each need an engine. Would be really nice to downsize.
MDM, I dont NEED to sell but if the right person comes along, they will appreciate the value of it. Dickheads who just wanna low ball or part it out can simply GF.
If I had to choose 1 van for using as a commuter to work in the winter on snowy highways, I would rather fix & keep my other AWD van, so its engine gets fixed 1st.
If I win the lotto I can drop a SBC into the 4wd van someday , or sell it regardless. After 17 years of astrovans, I'm kinda just into bikes these days.
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2006 Kawasaki KLR 650 - Red.
1990 Astro - AWD
1987 Astro - With 5 Speed & 4wd.

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Re: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Post by markinnh » Fri May 03, 2019 2:09 pm

to bad you don't have write ups on what you did to this van. I am quite sure many would like to know what and how was done to it. Did you sell it? is it still available?

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Re: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Post by doyoulikeithere » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:51 pm

havent really advertised it anywhere but here... so, its still here..

Kinda wondering if anyone wants the both of them for a sweet deal.
Brown 1990 LT AWD, Runs. Lottsa new parts. Torsion Bars, Exhaust etc. OEM gold honeycomb wheels.
Silver 1987 4wd lifted , dead engine. Custom T5 5 speed, Custom Clutch, np231C, mud tires.

Deal of the day, help me clean out my driveway ! Take both, 2 grand firm.. Canadian Dollars ;)
Located between Nanaimo and Victoria, on Vancouver Island BC..

Tons of extra parts if wanted like 2wd 5 speed astro t5 tranny and bell-housing, Edelbrock Manifolds, unused Heddman Hedders, a stack of assorted astro doors, windows , axles, you name it.. gotta go !!

I didnt to a big 4x4 build write up persay, but i did post a lot of pics and info on it as I was building it if you search it wont be hard to find on this site and of course I can answer any questions...

Email me at doyoulikeithere (at) g mail (dot) you know. :guitar:
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Re: Lifted 4WD 5 Speed

Post by Captn. Crunch » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:28 pm

I am SOOOO on the wrong coast. What I would give for that 5 speed lifted shorty!!
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