FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

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FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby tinworm [OP] » October 24th 2012, 7:43pm

This van is mechanically sound, and is suffering mostly from paint issues. The body I would say is in decent reasonably undented shape, there are a few small dents and scuffs and a few areas with some surface rust, but overall, this thing is surprisingly clean as far as rust is concerned. It was in the southwest for much of its life. It has about 130K on it

The biggest single body problem is the roof is delaminated paintwise, and was spray painted, and its showing some start of surface rust.
Also, there is a clicking noise at first start up which I am thinking is a lifter noise, goes away when the van is driven a bit. No smoke or hard starts, just an audible click which subsides as the engine gets warmer.

Essentially here's the story, I got this van as part of a package deal about 2 years ago, drove it around for a bit, sold it to my buddy, and hes thinking of moving, so he sold it back to me just recently. It runs pretty decent, I drive it fairly regularly now that its back in my hands, and it does fine on the highway, plenty of power and responsive.

Inside its complete and in decent shape, there are a few shocking coffee stains (going to try and clean up the carpet).

other issues are, the passenger window won't go down and the driver side rear door is missing the piece to stop it in place when open. Also it needs a blower motor switch.

Basically, heres the deal, this van needs a home. For myself, the PO (my friend), and the PO before that (who I got it off of), its just been a sitting extra vehicle, and it could really use an owner who will actually use it. Its at that level where it could go up or down, someone invests some time and some money, this could be a hell of a van.

Here are some pics of it, PM me if you are interested in taking a look. The van is located in Providence RI. I am also open to offers or trades from fellow astro/safari owners. I took this van back to use as a cargo van while my other one is having some major work done, but personally, id rather beat on something else. If anyone has a cargo or regular passenger astro they would like to trade straight up for, id be open to discussion.

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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby RUH_ROH2K » October 24th 2012, 8:19pm

if i had the money and/or space i wouldnt mind taking on the project in all honesty, i do need a second van but my current van needs a few issues taken care of before i could even think about it, good luck finding her a good home
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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby Philly758 » October 24th 2012, 8:23pm

That thing, IS, awesome. I just so happen to be headed to Plymouth MA this weekend for a wedding...
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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby tinworm [OP] » October 24th 2012, 8:36pm

Philly758 wrote:That thing, IS, awesome. I just so happen to be headed to Plymouth MA this weekend for a wedding...


ill be around, you are welcome to drop by sunny providence and take it for a spin. if for no other reason, id be nice to get a second forum members statement of condition.

Or, you could travel to the wedding in early 90s style slightly crusty. :mrgreen:

Other things ill trade it for are-
small pickups, any types but preferably 5-speed.
other model vans, all types considered, large or small.
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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby tinworm [OP] » October 25th 2012, 2:43pm

sale pending already. Ill post back yea or nea
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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby Philly758 » October 25th 2012, 2:49pm

tinworm wrote:sale pending already. Ill post back yea or nea


Good luck. I really want it, but my girlfriend feels differently...
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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby tinworm [OP] » October 25th 2012, 3:15pm

Philly758 wrote:
tinworm wrote:sale pending already. Ill post back yea or nea


Good luck. I really want it, but my girlfriend feels differently...


these dam girlfriends, seriously. Mine just stopped me from flying to the midwest to pick up some ratty POS rusted out volvo I used to own when I was 15. She said something about it being "a waste of money and time over nonsense", and "trying to rekindle a relationship with an inanimate object that i already broke years ago" ect ect, the usual GF nonsense. I think "a fool and his money are soon parted" was in there too.

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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby chevymaherchevymaher is online! » October 25th 2012, 3:18pm

tinworm wrote:Good luck. I really want it, but my girlfriend feels differently...


these dam girlfriends, seriously. Mine just stopped me from flying to the midwest to pick up some ratty POS rusted out volvo I used to own when I was 15. She said something about it being "a waste of money and time over nonsense", and "trying to rekindle a relationship with an inanimate object that i already broke years ago" ect ect, the usual GF nonsense. I think "a fool and his money are soon parted" was in there too.

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Come on lets get this straight. If somebody gonna waste money it will be her.
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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby Philly758 » October 25th 2012, 4:08pm

chevymaher wrote:Come on lets get this straight. If somebody gonna waste money it will be her.


Just the other day she sent me a link to a $600+ pair of shoes.

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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby tinworm [OP] » October 25th 2012, 4:43pm

mine must be unusual then.

She is singularly frugal when it comes to expenditures, and will carefully weigh the pros and cons.

For instance, recently she was looking into a new car when she had some major repairs on her DD to do. After doing about 2 weeks of research, decided on a used subaru wagon (the version right before the current bloated model), then collected all the information on the deals in town, and did a comparative cost analysis on projected costs of retaining her 96 volvo wagon, and making payments on a used subaru with projected maintenance on that as well, and decided to keep the older car and dump a few grand into it.

This is even with me egging her on to buy the subaru.
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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby tinworm [OP] » October 28th 2012, 6:01pm

van is sold. Went to a family of 5 who will actually use it. Feel good about the sale, owner was a pure chevy guy, and just had to have the van.
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Re: FS or trade for another van- 1991 Astro RS $800

Postby Big_kid » October 29th 2012, 3:14am

Glad it worked out for both you and the new owner. Did you refer him here?
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