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95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 15th 2020, 3:09am

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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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 15th 2020, 4:14am

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I figured something out lol
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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby SheldonYoung » November 15th 2020, 2:34pm

Looks Great! Congratulations, and Welcome.
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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 16th 2020, 3:32am

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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby markmitch » November 16th 2020, 3:48am

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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby dcsleeper » November 16th 2020, 1:15pm

Where is that? Pass side footwell?
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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby sixsix » November 16th 2020, 2:37pm

Welcome from us in N. Ky.
Looks like the Side Door area - Good Luck w/ that!
EDIT:
90safari wrote: 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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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby 90safari » November 16th 2020, 8:12pm

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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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby Rod's TrucksRod's Trucks is online! » November 16th 2020, 9:58pm

Great find!
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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 17th 2020, 2:33am

sixsix wrote:Welcome from us in N. Ky.
Looks like the Side Door area - Good Luck w/ that!
EDIT:
90safari wrote: 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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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby MechBob » November 17th 2020, 2:40am

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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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby AstroWill » November 17th 2020, 5:30am

WildBorego wrote: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!

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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 17th 2020, 5:50am

AstroWill wrote:
WildBorego wrote: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!


i got lucky!!
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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby AstroWill » November 17th 2020, 6:05am

You definitely did. What are your ultimate plans for the van?

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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 18th 2020, 2:37am

AstroWill wrote:You definitely did. What are your ultimate plans for the van?


My daily driver.
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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 18th 2020, 2:39am

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Just installed the rear seal, holy crap I can feel the difference trying to close the doors.

Hope this helps with the water.
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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 21st 2020, 10:18pm

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Replace the factory Delco radio and the factory speakers on the dash, still gotta work on the rear ones next.

So now I have tunes all the way around.
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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 26th 2020, 4:54am

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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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 26th 2020, 4:56am

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Re: 95 SAFARI

Postby WildBorego [OP] » November 26th 2020, 5:51am

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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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