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New member here 95 Astro

Postby stewmagoo [OP] » August 27th 2018, 6:27pm

I have been after this van for a few years and I finally own it now. It's a 95 Gladiator Conversion with 213k on the miles. It is a low top conversion that I absolutely wanted and AWD. Was pretty grimy, me and wife cleaned in up. Lots of new parts on the van. Got some maintenance to do. Oil is grimy, and tranny fluid needs changed. I know that 95 is a "*******" year for the Astro. Do I have a 700R4 tranny or a 4L60E? Thanks! Stewart
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Re: New member here 95 Astro

Postby stewmagoo [OP] » August 28th 2018, 2:19am

By the way. 350 bucks and I drove it home. A couple of bumps and bruises but all in all good van.
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Re: New member here 95 Astro

Postby SportsBoy » August 28th 2018, 3:01am

Nice find, congrats!

You have the 4l60e in that bad larry.
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Re: New member here 95 Astro

Postby Big_kid » August 28th 2018, 3:38am

Definitely a 4L60E. I still have my old one in the garage, and another that came with my V8 donor. 95 may be a unique year, but I've not had any real difficulty getting parts. I adapted the transmission lines to use a 96 radiator (different fittings), wasn't rocket science. Nice van, for the price you can't beat it!
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Re: New member here 95 Astro

Postby WimpTech » August 28th 2018, 3:20pm

Hell... an AWD perversion van for $350... not one thing wrong with THAT right there!
Got more pics of the back?

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Re: New member here 95 Astro

Postby Leeann_93Leeann_93 is online! » August 28th 2018, 3:49pm

Welcome!

Nice find :)
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Re: New member here 95 Astro

Postby stewmagoo [OP] » August 28th 2018, 8:55pm

WimpTech wrote:Hell... an AWD perversion van for $350... not one thing wrong with THAT right there!
Got more pics of the back?

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Thank you! Funny you called it a perversion van. My dad always called his drop top a pervertible
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Re: New member here 95 Astro

Postby AstroWill » August 28th 2018, 9:00pm

Looks like you stole that one! Good job!

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