Looking for a manual van...

Looking for a manual van...

Postby oman [OP] » February 23rd 2016, 5:38pm

Looking to get my hands on a manual shorty. I know some of you guys probably check craigslist for vans like I do. If you see one, could you let me know?
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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby jmeb » February 23rd 2016, 6:09pm

There is a fellow in Laramie/Cheyenne Wyoming who emailed me a funky van he has, I'll get you his contact info if you're interested.

"I might have what your looking for. I have a 1988 GMC SAFARI VAN. It has been converted to a solid axle front end w/locking warn hubs. Has the 4.3 V6 with a factory 5 spd trans. It as just under 100k mi. I just put in the following parts: clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, slave cylinder, NEWLY rebuilt transmission, and all new u-joints all the way around. This thing is a beast of road and gets about 15-16 mpg average.
I don't need to sell it...just saw you werr looking for one. Let me know what you think. It's a one of a kind !"

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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby oman [OP] » February 23rd 2016, 7:04pm

Oh man oh man oh man… If I didn't already have a lifted van, I'd be all over it. I'd have to undo all his work though.
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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby sixsix » February 23rd 2016, 8:41pm

I think a Manual Shorty is going to be increasingly difficult to find, especially stock.
Interestingly, there are 2 ( scratch that, 1-the 86 Pass. sold) shortys a couple miles from me, 85 cargo is still there - not sure, but seems it was a 6 cyl, auto.



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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby oman [OP] » February 24th 2016, 3:46pm

That's why I'm starting the search now. If nothing turns up by the end of summer, I'll look for an otherwise perfect van and convert it.
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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby johnh1625 » February 27th 2016, 6:03am

My dad and I have an 89 5 speed astro (last year of them). Looked for several years to find it. Might be willing to sell it for a good price. New parts barely any miles on them- clutch, rear main seal, cooling system, ball joints etc, custom leaf packs, billstiens ect.
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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby oman [OP] » March 6th 2016, 7:00pm

So I'm still looking. The absolute ideal van would be manual, shorty, not lifted, passenger, and have that groovy red interior that some people don't seem to like. Only the first three are really important, and a lift by itself wouldn't be too hard to undo.
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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby oman [OP] » March 14th 2016, 2:17am

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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby AstroWill » March 14th 2016, 9:41pm

I'm sure you could find the parts, the shift linkage would probably be the hardest part to source but there is one listed on car-part.com

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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby icebrrg3rd » March 15th 2016, 4:49pm

AstroWill wrote:I'm sure you could find the parts, the shift linkage would probably be the hardest part to source...


You mean one of these:

AstroOffsetShifter02.jpg


I might know where it can be found...

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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby DRZ » March 15th 2016, 6:35pm

icebrrg3rd wrote:
AstroWill wrote:I'm sure you could find the parts, the shift linkage would probably be the hardest part to source...


You mean one of these:

AstroOffsetShifter02.jpg


I might know where it can be found...

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Re: Looking for a manual van...

Postby dblcaptn » March 23rd 2016, 5:25am

Dayton Ohio CL ... 4 cyl 4 spd for sale
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