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OK....... New member here. I found this site but looking up parts for my van.
I just bought a 95 GMC Safari SLX model for $300
I have always wanted this type of van and I finally got one.

I gotta ask those, how do I post pics here. Not really familiar but if someone can point me in the right direction.

The van is a simple van but it's going to need some work. The owner passed away a few years ago and the family wanted to scrap the van at the junkyard but didn't want it to go there.

I wanna show my build cause I have seen a lot of information on this site so it's the least I can do.
 

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Where is that? Pass side footwell?
Welcome!
 

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Welcome from us in N. Ky.
Looks like the Side Door area - Good Luck w/ that!
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90safari said:
That area looks like it's just inside the rear doors.
I never thought to look at the direction of the 'Ribs' - good eye!

There are new seals avail.
 

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Welcome. That area looks like it's just inside the rear doors. For 300 you stole it, even if it needs some repair work. Looks clean, and that area looks like it's mostly dirt versus rust. :D
 

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Great find!
You did the right thing by 'saving it' from the wrecking yard. At least if it went to a Pick' n ' Pull, some of those on the list could have found some good parts on it.
The Gen 1 bodies/interiors are getting scarce in the Pacific Northwest P' n P's, but at least most of the ones you find are not sheet metal cancer victims.
Rod J
Issaquah, WA
 

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Welcome from us in N. Ky.
Looks like the Side Door area - Good Luck w/ that!
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90safari said:
That area looks like it's just inside the rear doors.
I never thought to look at the direction of the 'Ribs' - good eye!

There are new seals avail.
Yes the passenger rear Door..... i just ordered some seals..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M ... UTF8&psc=1

I hope it fits the sliding door and the rear door too.
 

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Welcome! We have been seeing younger people buying these old things,possibly because they are larger than the crap out there,now,but you will also find,more dependable.Good luck,keep us informed,if you can,and enjoy!!
 

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WildBorego said:
I just bought a 95 GMC Safari SLX model for $300
I have always wanted this type of van and I finally got one.
Nice find for $300, can't beat that with a stick!

Welcome to the site!
 

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Okay so now I need some help.......

I replace the Door handle....(driver side) made some holes in the door and installed it.

I replace the power window switch since the passenger side of the button was broken.
replaced the power lock switch since it was old and looked worn out a bit.
Replace the door lock actuator (Dorman 746-014) it wasn't working properly(felt weak)

Ok so now..... the actuator is stronger but I have to hit the button 2-3 times to make sure it locks.
I replace the Power Relay (SMP RY116) and the Power Lock Relay (SMP RY246)

Still nothing..... I can lock it but the button doesn't unlock!!!
Maybe a broken wire?
But the thing is if I hit the button on the passenger side to unlock it, the driver side actuator thumps like it's trying to unlock. I don't understand? Is the pigtail on the driver's side wired wrong or something???
 

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Found the issue... Broken wires (2) in the driver side-flex hose

But it's still not strong enough.... maybe it needs more lube or something?
Maybe the actuator is no good??
Well for now I found and fixed (butt connector) the problem
 
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