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Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 23rd 2012, 10:44pm

I just found a random 94 Chevy Astro AWD in Uncle Henry's. They said it needs work, so I emailed them and asked for a price. They said you would sell it for around $500, but if it isn't sold in the next few days, they will send it to the scrap yard! :eek: It has 135k miles. They just said it needs work, but it does run. I will continue to email them to get more details on what kind of work needs to be done, but I don't want to see this Astro sent to the scrap yard! :(
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby chevymaher » April 23rd 2012, 10:49pm

With that amount of miles it would be a sin not to save that one.
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 23rd 2012, 10:53pm

chevymaher wrote:With that amount of miles it would be a sin not to save that one.

I agree! But the owner needs the money, because he has cancer and needs the money for medical supplies. He said he could get around $500 from the scrap yard. I really don't want to see this van go to the scrap yard! :screaming: Too young to die!
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 23rd 2012, 11:27pm

Wait...what happens if the van is sold to the scrap yard...do they resell it? Or do they just crush the poor thing? Do you think they would resell it to someone?
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby paintdrying » April 23rd 2012, 11:38pm

Crushed or shredded.
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 23rd 2012, 11:43pm

paintdrying wrote:Crushed or shredded.


:crying-yellow: :violin:
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby chevymaher » April 23rd 2012, 11:50pm

This is what happens. crushed then shredded.
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 23rd 2012, 11:55pm

chevymaher wrote:This is what happens. crushed then shredded.


Thats so sad! Especially when it happens to a good Astro with low miles!
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby chevymaher » April 24th 2012, 12:02am

Yes it is. Don't feel bad for that one in the pic. 90 per cent of that one is in the basement still. The front end saved the van I driving now. It looks good but the belly was completely rusted out. A frame was rusted off.
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 24th 2012, 12:19am

Well, I'm going to see if I can come up with $400...maybe I can sell my laptop, because I already have two, and this one is pretty nice, might be able to get $350 for it. Problem is...this Astro is being sent to the crusters in a few days, so it doesn't give me much time. I will see if maybe he can hold it for me. :pray:
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby paintdrying » April 24th 2012, 1:31am

Do they have those title loan places up in Maine? Offer them a deposit. If he has cancer it is not like the 500 dollars is going to save his life. He could be looking to settle his affairs or or buy groceries.
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby tedanderson » April 24th 2012, 1:41am

Well when this van went to the scrap yard, they must have really liked it because they ended up using it as a yard-car... which is a vehicle that the employees use to drive around the yard as they harvest parts off of other cars.

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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 24th 2012, 11:44am

Ok, so this is whats going to happen. The guy emailed me and said it will take a sticker, it just needs a tune up and it has a little rust here and there, but it is a great van for $500. But I won't be able to have a look at it until this weekend, so I just hope he still has it by then. :handgestures-fingerscrossed: I still can't believe I found one with such low miles!
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby RECox286 » April 24th 2012, 7:24pm

Look at it with your eyes and head, not your heart. For $500, it may be a good deal, but only for a parts car if you know what that means.

Also, look at it while the sun is shining, so you can crawl in, over, under, and around to see things that count. Take a pair of gloves

and some hand cleaner and rags so you don't have to worry about getting a little dirty, which will make it easier when you go to

crawl under it, and touch things like the front end and steering parts for looseness. Check for evidence of leaks; black oily dirt where

there should be clean metal on anything that carries fluid. Also look for puddles, or drips of any color. When starting and idling, make

sure that it "sounds" normal; no exhaust leaks (put your hand to the exhaust pipe to restrict the flow) and listen to the exhaust for signs

of misfire. Driving: check brakes to stop straight, no pull, no squeels when not braking. Tranny to shift at normal points, and engine to

be as aggressive as the accelerator demands (no sluggishness or hesitation.) Other than that, look at the overall conditlion of the

exterior, doors open and shut as advertised, no cracks in glass, window winders work, tires not bald, nothing hanging down from the

bottom when it should be affixed properly. There are tons of things other than these, but hey, "what do you want for $500 ?"

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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby Big_kid » April 25th 2012, 2:34am

For $500, expect to find at least SOME of what Bob mentioned above. If it has none of that and is pristine, pass on it and call me IMMEDIATELY! (no wait- I don't have a spare $500 laying around at the moment). Never mind. If it's pristine, jump on it!
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 25th 2012, 2:38am

Big_kid wrote:For $500, expect to find at least SOME of what Bob mentioned above. If it has none of that and is pristine, pass on it and call me IMMEDIATELY! (no wait- I don't have a spare $500 laying around at the moment). Never mind. If it's pristine, jump on it!


I'm going to try to come up with the money. I might offer $400 instead, or $450. But he said he would email some pics of it...and hopefully I will go see it this weekend. If I sell my laptop, I will be using my old WinBook SI, with Windows 95 on it! But its well worth it to save a good Astro from the dreaded crushers.
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Re: Oh no! Trying to save a 94 Chevy Astro

Postby ccookie66 [OP] » April 26th 2012, 4:44am

Well...it will be almost impossible to come up with $500 before this weekend...so R.I.P young Astro with 135k. Image :crying:
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Postby Big_kid » April 26th 2012, 4:50am

Try as we may, we can't save them all. Some learn this lesson at a lower price than others.
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