1985 Chevy G30 Van 4x4

Price: US $0.99 Item location: Golden, Colorado, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Trim: Sportvan
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 168,000
  • VIN: 1G8GG35M5F7165656
  • Color: pale sea foam green
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Chevrolet Other

Up for sale is my 1985 Chevy G30 Sportvan with Pathfinder 4x4 conversion, carbureted 350 V8 with dual exhaust. The van has been renovated to be a camper van. The van started it's life as a church van, then sold at auction, and then bought by me and I built up the interior.
Highlights:Original Pathfinder 4x4 conversion as contracted by ChevyI had a new rear 1/3 section of floor cut and welded in due to rust, then sealed with sprayable bed linerbed liner coated rooffloor is insulated with 1" foil backed foam and sub floor framewalls lined with sound deadening and insulated with denim insulationCeiling built with recessed lights with switches in center ceiling console between driver and passenger, insulated with foil bubble packing and lined with sound deadeningTinted windows - limo tint all around, 30% tint on front two windowsrear bed with foam mattresspull out storage drawer accessed from rearmattress lifts up for storage underneathshelf above mattress/rear seats for speakers and storagerear seats flip down for storage or access to bed from inside vankitchen area includes gas burner stove and hand pump sinkstorage underneath includes gas for stove and water tank with hose that can be pulled out for easy filling from outside vansink drainage through drain pipe in floor, under van a hose can be attached for drainage into storage container if camping in public, has valve handle so it can be closed to prevent drafts in cold weather or while movingcabinet doors can also be flipped up vertically and used as a tableauxiliary power system (there's an extra battery that lives under the kitchen cabinet, it's used to power the radio, speakers, lights, and sub so these can be used without the van running. the van's alternator charges both van battery and aux battery, if the van's battery drops below a voltage, the two batteries disconnect until the van battery is charged to full. There's an override switch that can be used to connect both batteries and essentially jump the van for starting if the starting battery is dead. A solar panel could easily be installed to create a solar charging system)LED lighting under rear seat and floor perimeter, on/off by a remote on center consoleradio/CD player with bluetooth and self-powered sub (sound fills van surprisingly well, even when driving with windows down)wood panel vinyl flooringpassenger seat can swivel backwards to face rear area (the driver seat has the same swivel option but can't as it hits the 4wd shifter)cup/pen/change holder (fits a nalgene perfectly!)hard wired GPSski pole handle for when it's time to get rad and throw it in four wheel peelroof platform for storage or sitting4 Thule cross barsARB roll out awning2" front hitch receiverCB radio with a sweet american eagle faceplateThe biggest CB radio antenna I could findPrewired to the front roof rack for fog lightsNew BF Goodrich All Terrain tires and rimsPlus much more!
Mechanics:The van runs and drives great!It has about 168xxx milesChevy 350 V8, carburetedIt starts reliably and overall is in great mechanical conditionLast summer I took it from WA down the west coast and across to CO without any major issues (see below)One of the two air smog pumps seized, the pulley was removed and a shorter belt placed to work around the issue. This does not affect how the van drives or runs, so I did not deal with it further. However, it may present a problem when trying to pass emissions tests if your state has them.The steering is loose, though not awful for a 31yo 4x4 one ton van. I replaced the power steering pump and power steering gear shortly after purchase and this helped the problem immensely, though it's still a bit sloppy.New radiator fan clutch (the van was starting to run a bit hot coming through NV last summer, a new fan clutch fixed that issue as it was pretty old and obviously didn't work well)It has AC however it is not connected to a belt (see above, it was in the same belt circuit as the smog pump) I cannot comment on the function of the AC or it's components as I never messed with it, or even turned it on.
Body:The body is in fantastic condition!These old work vans are known to be used and abused, but this one is very solid for it's age!The major rust was in the rear floor, which I took care of (see pictures).There is a spot of rust on the rear driver quarter panel that should be addressed at some point to keep it from becoming a problem. However, at this point it is about a 1" diameter spot of rust that has bubbled through the paint.The underside of the driver side rear door is rusty where the seal attaches. This is the worst rust on the van as I believe it was involved with the floor rust.I speculate the old floor rust was from holes that had been drilled in the roof (maybe for an antenna?) where water had leaked in and down the wall and collected in the back. The screw holes in the roof were fixed and the floor repaired, but the bottom of the rear door needs attention at some point. It does not allow exhaust or drafts into the van at this point.The paint is a unique shade of light sea foam green, however it's faded and has clear coat flaking in spots with lots of paint chips on the front and mirrors from road debris over the years. Some places, like along door edges, the paint is worn off with either metal or primer exposed.There are some dents here and there with the biggest being the passenger rear quarter panel on the side. It was scratched through the paint too so I sprayed it w some primer to provider cover as it doesn't pose any issues.The frame and underside are in very solid and great shape!The window seals are dried and cracked, could be replaced at some point.
Items NOT included in the sale:The "keep tips up" sign on the rear door.Any bedding or personal items noted in pictures along with any kitchen or camping itemsThe custom rear spare tire carrier (It ended up being a poor fit, so I replaced it with the original rear door tire carrier which is installed now but I don't have any photos of this set up)Moped, bikes, or front moped rackJazzmyn, the dashboard stripper
Please message me for a link to an album which includes many more pictures of the build and adventures (eBay isn't letting me paste a link in the description).
I've attempted to describe all aspects of the van thoroughly, good and bad, and in detail. Please feel free to message me with any questions before bidding!
I ACCEPT CERTIFIED CHECK, CASH, OR MONEY ORDER. DEPOSIT OF $1,000 VIA PAYPAL DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF AUCTION END. PAID IN FULL WITHIN 1 WEEK, PICKUP WITHIN 2 WEEKS! (I can be flexible on pick up to an extent, but only if discussed before bidding)