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Pretty rare conversion, not too many of these out there considering it took me two years to come across San Kar. Based out of Kansas City, I know they did vans and Suburbans and Ford trucks as well.


Below are Suburbans between 1973 and 1991 (7th Generation) with the San Kar Vans Packages installed.

1988 Chevy Suburban San Kar Vans Conversion Shadow Edition

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Silver and Black Custom Paint, Interior Color: Slate Gray
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 120,000 miles
VIN: 1GNEV16K3JF135758
Location Found: Miami, Florida USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Dec 15, 2019

Description: Chevrolet Suburban R10 4x4 Lifter, Super Clean with Rebuilt Motor I have owned this truck for 3 years. It has been my daily driver the entire time. I have had ZERO issues with this truck....It runs perfectly and blows ICE COLD AC. I rebuilt the motor because it was going to be my daily driver and I had a mechanic that owed me some money, so I said lets do it. This truck really is fantastic. I have a brown one also for sale that is maybe a little bit 'prettier', but this one is meaner. I am into this truck for about $22,000. I really do not want to sell it, but I have no choice. I am moving and cannot take it with me. Below I am listing everything that I can remember doing as well as the prices. Believe me, you want to buy these trucks with the work already done. I never would have spent all of that money on either one if I knew I ad to sell them so quickly. I just wanted to bring them back to their original beauty and make them dependable. This truck has a really cool wood interior accent package also. I have never seen anything like it, but the guy who sold it to me told me that the truck was a one of one edition for a dealership out in Kandsas so that it could spin in the front window on a podium and get people to come in...I have no idea if this is true, but it has the cool accents, so maybe they had that customer work done for their dealership.

Work Done:
-Engine Rebuild $3,500.00
-New Radiator $800.00
-Lift Kit and new Suspension $2,000.00
-Paint and Body Work for restoration purposes $3,000.00
-Tires $1,200.00
-Johnson Controls Red-Top Battery ($350.00) These batteries are incredible. In my opinion, they're a must-have for any vehicle. You basically look at the truck and it fires right up.
-Spacers on axles to push out the wheels a little. These trucks have the wheels sitting in a little and it wasn't until a few years after this model that they started pushing the wheels out. This is a cosmetic thing, but it makes a big difference.
-AC Work $400.00
-Restretching the carpets and full deep cleaning of entire interior ($1,500.00)
-Refinish wood interior trims $300.00
-I will also give her a full detail before sending her.

Here are a couple of things that need to be done...luckily it is all easy stuff:
-there is a missing cap on one of the wheels. These are like $40.00 online..I have replaced these before. I think that I went to Hubcap Haven online.
-there is a cracked side mirror. These you can find on amazon for under $10. They install with glue after you pop out the cracked one and there are some videos online of how to do it. It is really simple.
-Dash has a little crack on it. This is standard with these vehicles, but it doesn't bother me.
-The exhaust pipe was apparently cut off or something, but i left it that way because it looks super cool with it not showing...I never thought about putting it back on, but I researched it and theyre a couple hundred dollars.
-Air horns under the hood. I was going to take them out, but I will throw them in if you want to keep them. They cost $1,000.00 installed.



1988 Chevy Suburban San Kar Vans Conversion Shadow Edition

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Black with Custom Paint, Interior Color: Slate Gray
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 110,025 miles
VIN: 1GNEV16K3JF135758
Location Found: Iuka, Kansas USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Nov 12, 2016

Description: Only 110,025 miles on this beautiful Suburban. A rare find in this condition. Very little rust, a few dings, single crack on dash, small chips on side view mirrors. Nothing major. It is a conversion burb done by San Kar Vans out of Kansas City which means it has a custom paint job and deluxe trim/accessories. AC blows cold and heat works. Rear AC is not hooked up but everything is there. R134a converted. Cruise control works, power locks and windows all work. 4wd works. Headliner in excellent shape. I undercoated the vehicle right after I bought it to preserve the pristine frame and underside. As you can see, the rear seat is not installed but I have everything needed for it to be. Also have the original spare cover in excellent shape. Brand new tires, 31x10.5r15.



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