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New project?! 83' Chevy Good times president
#769526 January 10th 2021 11:44 am
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Maybe i got a new project....
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1983 Chevy Van with a good times president conversion :

Texas Import
Carbed 305 Engine
Th700R4 Gearbox
Most likely low mileage (speedo says 49xxx but

I would say it's in very decent condition for it's age :
Completly original (exept roof spoiler)
Very little rust

Actually i only wanted to buy a S10 pick up ,but ended up buying the pick up and this g20 van (maybe another van )
The previous owner of these cars died last year and a friend of him had to sell these cars now.
The Van was standing in a corner and wasn't offered anywhere and it was sitting there ,dry,for over 10 Years .
So i've bought both yesterday and drove the van back home .


Can anyone tell my what the reason for the rear conversion was (i mean the seperated area in the trunk)?

I've did a little research about the company who converted them and it seems like they've good build quality and are meanwhile sought after .

Now i'm thinking about keeping it or selling it

Pros:
Nice conversion
Good overall condition
Very little rust
Everything electrical works

Cons
-305 Engine (zero power and around 9mpg at the highway 50-60mph )
My Astro tbi is a rocket against it
-Lowtop

So if i keep it ,it would get a modern engine and a hightop

My astro is finally finished and i wanted something bigger anyways in the long term

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Re: New project?! 83' Chevy Good times president
Astronaut #769527 January 10th 2021 12:11 pm
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that rear area is for the rear Air conditioning .... I have seen a few built like that ...

Nice ride ... dont sell it or scrap it.... a little love and you have a premium rolling motel...


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Re: New project?! 83' Chevy Good times president
Astronaut #769534 January 10th 2021 5:33 pm
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Great project ya got there.


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Re: New project?! 83' Chevy Good times president
Astronaut #769535 January 10th 2021 5:45 pm
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Nice!


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Astronaut #769543 January 10th 2021 8:52 pm
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Nice looking van.


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Re: New project?! 83' Chevy Good times president
Astronaut #769580 January 12th 2021 8:45 am
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Nice Van. My original 1974 G10 Shorty had the 305 with a carb and I actually did a mild build and balanced it; and did a 4 barrel Holley with a shift kit in the 350 tranny; What a Difference, That was my Favorite before my current 74'G10. Not counting " my New girl " ; I had all Chevy's: 1967; 1971 and 1974: all shortys. chevy

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I so agree with fscke1 .


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