1983 Chevrolet G30 (van) Sold!
for sale, $1100
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1983 Chevrolet G30 (van), 1T heavy duty suspension
190k miles, 60k average mileage: 19.1 mpg
One-family owned since new, adult driven
6.2l diesel, 700-R4 automatic transmission
PS, PB, PDL, PW, CC, dual A/C, dual heat, factory AM/FM/Cassette, tilt wheel, delay wipers
Huge dent on one side that does not affect form-fit-function, it's just major ugly -- insurance totaled in '86 because the floor has been pushed in a bit.  Subsequently driven by my father and I for another 160k miles.
Class II frame trailer hitch
Factory shop manual
(2) spare tires
Factory locking differential
Overdrive manual lockout/lockin switch
Comes with high-end tire chains (never used)
All tires are Goodyear Workhorse Load Range "E", for full ton carrying capacity ($175 ea); all tires are in very good condition.
Purchased and fitted to facilitate moving antique furniture; extra interior tie-down hooks are installed, floor is carpeted.
Reason for selling: I drive an Aerostar now, and haven't used this van 3000 miles over the past three years.
Over $1,000 of work performed over the last year.  Receipts for all work & parts for the past eight years, and more back to the day it was purchased.
Converted to electric cooling fans and custom control system.  Original mechanical fan & shroud included.
Some spare maintenance items: fuel filters, oil filters.
I've used Castrol Syntec exclusively for the last 90k miles.  Uses about a quart in 1800 miles.
Runs & drives great.  Weighs 5,750 lbs (that's nearly 3 tons!) with a full tank (31 gals), and has 600 mile range.  I've driven it to Portland and back dozens of times.
The batteries were last replaced in Fall of '92, and need replacement badly.  Othewise, it starts and runs perfectly.
The windshield leaks a small amount, which runs out along the footwell; the carpet does not get wet.  I have had two glass shops look into it.
I had Les Schwab replace the idler arm & u-joints last fall (and rebalance the driveshaft twice), and the driveshaft rumbles a bit at 42 mph now.  Six trips back and they haven't fixed it.  I give up.
The radiator has leaked from the top tank for several years, but not badly enough to warrant replacement.
Aftermarket grille is getting a bit rusty.
Someone broke off the antenna when it was parked last summer; I have merely hose-clamped on a replacement, which works but is ugly.
Despite $400 of work last summer, the A/C continues to underwhelm.
It could use a good scrubbing!

Currently stored in Blaine, Wash. (1.75 hrs north of downtown Seattle); I live in Bellingham.  Can be driven anywhere.
Contact: Al Savage, 360.715.3138  SOLD!

I will be out of the state beginning 22-Aug for two weeks.  It is available for viewing before or after then.

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Last updated 21-Aug-2000