1996 AWD LT ***SOLD***

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1996 AWD LT ***SOLD***

Postby Astro Pop [OP] » June 9th 2020, 10:26pm

It's time to give up on the Astro. I don't have the time or facilities to replace the engine so Black Betty is going up for sale. My daughter borrowed the van and returned it on a tow truck. Overheated the engine now it misses on what appears to be two cylinders and spits water out the tailpipe. At 70 yrs old I'm getting tired of working on the van and need a better tow vehicle. So she's going away. It will be a really good deal, maybe the best deal in the world (to quote baby Pres.) for the right person. Here's the good:

ATRA rebuilt trans with needed upgrades (about 1,000 mi ago), 11" rear brake upgrade, 4 core full aluminum radiator, Cadillac steering wheel with functioning audio controls, Ford center console with B & M shifter, electric dual cooling fans, 4" lift with new poly body mounts, rear spring overload helpers, 250 Amp alternator, new fuel pump with access panel installed, all new computer sensors on engine and RV bed/sofa in back, front Jeep bumper with functioning LED lights. Best of all, it's always been in the Sacramento area....absolutely no RUST.

Just after I bought it (15,0000 mi ago)I put in all new front steering parts including steering box, tie rod ends (MOOG upgrades), shocks, ball joints, control arm bushings and loaded brake calipers. I also have a high flow air intake system on it with upgraded fuel injection system ( about 3 months ago).

Before my daughter overheated the engine I tested compression and found five cylinders at 150 psi and one at 148 psi.
The extra parts to go with it:
NP 233 transfer case and driveshafts to make it fit, most parts for adapting it also.
I live in Sacramento, CA. so for legal purposes I have to sell it for parts only no smog certificate available with the sale.

The bad:
A really screwed engine and needs paint or a re-wrap. The current Matte black is a wrap.

The whole thing is $2,500. That is less that the trans rebuild, which is still under warranty. Oh yeah the best part of all .... it has the very first ever Astro Gen 2 cup holder!!!
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby PowerCamper » June 10th 2020, 2:45am

Hello, Interested in your 1996 AWD LT Astrovan. Buying as parts is okay. Would need to sign over the title since I am in California also. What is the price? Thanks.
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby sixsix » June 10th 2020, 2:27pm

Astro Pop wrote:The whole thing is $2,500. ...
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Well, after all... what would Banacek say ?... “It is only a matter of time before armed citizens, waiting or not for the police, take things into their own hands, fire on the rioters for personal and property prot. & end up hunted like dogs.”

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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby dcsleeper » June 10th 2020, 11:07pm

Perfect platform for a swap!!

regrets, Astropop
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby Astro Pop [OP] » June 11th 2020, 12:42am

Arthritis and small garage makes it too hard for me. A solid base for someone!!
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby Astro Pop [OP] » June 11th 2020, 9:39pm

Okay giving up on the whole thing. Price is now $1,000 with pink, no smog.
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby PowerCamper » June 12th 2020, 3:51am

I am very interested in purchasing your van. It is best to call to discuss the details. Best not to post your phone number here but reaching you by email is probably the best. If you could let me know your real email. Thanks.
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby Astro Pop [OP] » June 12th 2020, 7:36am

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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby Astro Pop [OP] » June 13th 2020, 10:33pm

Sold to father son team. Father will teach son about auto repair..I feel good about that.
Replacement vehicle is not as versatile but I want more comfort. Don't be mad at me, it's still a GM!
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby dcsleeper » June 13th 2020, 11:03pm

Congrats!!!
On both!
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby MechBob » June 13th 2020, 11:34pm

Sorry to hear that,Pops, but I know what you mean.I have a 99 fairly clean, and an engine in a crate, but no garage.I know the time you spent on yours, they got a very good deal.
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby Astro Pop [OP] » June 14th 2020, 5:53am

There was one more kicker this week. I also traded in my Crossfire to get the Escalade. I'm finally down to just one car that doesn't need work!
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Re: 1996 AWD LT

Postby Leeann_93 » June 14th 2020, 5:26pm

Congrats on the sale - and I'm glad it sold to someone who's going to teach their kid to work on vehicles. That's a good thing.

Nice Escalade, but too bad about the Crossfire. What a cool little car.
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Re: SOLD 1996 AWD LT

Postby Astro Pop [OP] » June 14th 2020, 11:49pm

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