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    1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    Hi there TVT,

    I have a 1987 with 285,615 miles. Recently picked up a 1999 Sienna and want to sell the 87.

    The engine runs really strong and clean, but the transmission has issues. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd are making clunking sounds. 4th gear is smooth, and 5th has a whining sound. The seal for the output shaft was replaced but the drive shaft has a grove in it where the oil leaks even if a new seal is present.

    I have owned the van since 2014, and have kept up on the maintenance.

    Within the last year I have replaced...
    Battery
    Upgraded wiring to battery
    Starter
    Alternator
    Belts
    Fuel Pump

    The Supra Celica wheels are relatively clean, and have all center caps and chrome lug nuts.

    Tires still have about 90% tread or more.

    Here is a link to the craigslist ad. Make me an offer.

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/...615394881.html

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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    $1,000

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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    Such a roflroflroflroflroflin van man ! wish it and the tranny were closer to me !

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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    It's tempting for sure, but what happened to the front end?
    I don't think that can be fixed. Anybody with bodywork experience who can chime-in on this?
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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    This doesn't look like the initial impact. Somebody already attempted to fix it! The wrong way! Making it worse in the process. Now the metal has been shrunk and stretched out of sequence (first in, last out) and will be very hard to control, it is essentially hardened and will behave like a "spring" . At this point I would look for a front clip ("hood") at a scrap yard and replace. The bad news is you have to remove the windshield without braking it, and the whole dash board to access the wiper mechanism, the fenders, front "grill" and head lights bezels, head light etc. Not sure, but you may have to drop the doors too. Then you need a Spot Weld remover kit and drill out all spot welds and remove the front panel from the van. The good news is that you are much faster this time around than the first time.... Right? You rehearsed at the yard didn't you? Is your head spinning yet? Ok! Now do it all backward.+ paint!

    Now the reason I'm telling you that is so you know why:

    1) A good body shop will ask 4 or 5 grand for a job like that. (if they can save the wind shield)

    2) A bad body shop will load 5 pound of bondo over it and call it a day and still grab 2 grand for it.

    3) Why as a result of 1 or 2, your insurance, in the blink of an eye, will total the van .

    To answer your question, Yes it can be fixed, depending on the amount of sweat and/or $ you are willing to put in it!
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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    Hahahahaha, as soon as trestlehed asked the question I knew a pro like carbonized would step up with a detailed “easier said then done” explanation!!

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences

    JDM

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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonized View Post
    To answer your question, Yes it can be fixed, depending on the amount of sweat and/or $ you are willing to put in it!
    Thanks for the detailed answer Carbinized.
    It's a shame, because besides the front-end damage,
    that's an overall really nice looking cargo van body.
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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    that's an overall really nice looking cargo van body.
    Yes it is, and if it was 4WD I would do a "hood swap" just to save the little beast
    Another way of doing that would be to cut off only the damaged area and re build with fresh steel or an exact same area from a wreck yard panel, but that means welding witch means deformation witch mean Bondo. And due to lack of access for treatment of inside welded surfaces I could garantie one thing: Rust!
    The only other dent that I can see is the pass. side lower quater panel, and that is an "easy" (Warning: Nothing really is. ) fix trough the tail light hole and from under the washer reservoir. I have done both sides on my 2wd LE and they where way worse than that nice little crease. .
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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    Strap a bra on that Beotch and RUN IT !!.....(after the tranny swap) I wonder why the tranny would be having problems at such low miles ?
    Last edited by spacelegovan; 06-24-2018 at 09:00 PM.

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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    Could do that too.. but she likes to run around "au naturel"!!!! Tranny? Me think: lack of exercise.
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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    I wonder why the tranny would be having problems at such low miles ?[/QUOTE]
    for some reason I was thinking that thing had only 140 k miles on it....whoops

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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by spacelegovan View Post
    I wonder why the tranny would be having problems at such low miles ?
    for some reason I was thinking that thing had only 140 k miles on it....whoops
    Maybe you were thinking of this one. I know I had that thought when I read the one in the link.

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    Re: 1987 Silver Cargo with 14inch Celica Supra Wheels

    And I was thinking that spacelegovan was being sarcastic . Whoops
    LG.
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