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parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:18 AM
Hi All, it's been quite some time since I have been on here. I stopped driving my '87 cavalier in 2013 due to rust issues. I see there are still 1st gen enthusiasts on here!

I had started parting out my 87 last year but at a snail's pace, holding onto the hope that I could use these parts on a future acquisition, but the time has come to move on.
The 2.2L runs good, has 140K, auto tranny also works well. I also have the original 2.0L also with 140K in inside storage since 2004. I've attached some general pictures I took last year. The interior is out but available, I have an entire matching blue set in very good condition. Local pickup at my location near Lancaster PA would be best for the big stuff.

Rear quarters, door bottoms, rockers and front windshield pinch weld are rotted out and barely worth scrap value. The trunk lid, front fenders are decent with small spots of rust, the nose and hood is in great shape. All glass is good, small chip in front windshield. Some smaller parts are already gone.

If anyone is interested in any body parts or the whole car and both engines, send me a message. I might also post some parts on ebay or CL. I have the title (I've owned it since 1993). In all likelihood however, I'm not going to hold onto it for much longer.

Thanks all!

Terry
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header panel.jpg (199k)
dash.jpg (93k)
engine.jpg (129k)
rear seat.jpg (68k)
front seats.jpg (91k)



1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2-door coupe
with 1996 2.2L MPFI

Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 3:44 PM
I'm interested in the arm rest from both doors.
They are they blue, correct?

How much with shipping to ship to 34652?

Thanks
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:01 AM
I've made a google drive to show some of the parts that I have photos for. As I get time, I'll upload more photos here or add on request:

Photo Album

Butch, yes they are blue. USPS has shipping ground at $13 according to their calculator.
No cracks, vinyl is in good condition. The driver's side had started separating between the foam and the vinyl at the edge against the door. I had tried to 3M glue it once but it didn't stick, so I made the galvanized bracket you see in the photos to hold it down. Photos are in the google drive link above. How does $40 for the pair with shipping sound?



1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2-door coupe
with 1996 2.2L MPFI
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:17 AM
I just realized that I should have posted this in the 'for sale' section. Is there a way to move the thread or do I just re-create it over there?



1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2-door coupe
with 1996 2.2L MPFI
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:59 AM
Terry DeTurck wrote:

I just realized that I should have posted this in the 'for sale' section. Is there a way to move the thread or do I just re-create it over there?


I would re-create over there. All three generations populations are dwindling, and those that are still here probably pretty much only show up in their generation when they do come to the site. Having it here ensures it is seen by those with interest in the first gen stuff.
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:42 PM
Well, that is a bummer.

Those arm rest are different than mine. I've got an 88 Z24 and based on the picture in your opening post thought they were the same. After seeing the pictures of them in the album, I see they are not the same after all.
Thanks for checking on the shipping and I'm sorry I can't use them. They look to be in real nice condition and the price is certainly reasonable. I have a method of fixing them if they come unglued that is done inside the rest and no evidence of the repair is apparent on the outside of them. Those would be perfect, if only they were the same type as I need. Mine have become sticky to touch. I've cleaned them a few times, however the 'sticky' feel keeps coming back after a while.
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Friday, July 28, 2017 3:56 AM
butch nackley wrote:

Well, that is a bummer.

Those arm rest are different than mine. I've got an 88 Z24 and based on the picture in your opening post thought they were the same. After seeing the pictures of them in the album, I see they are not the same after all.
Thanks for checking on the shipping and I'm sorry I can't use them. They look to be in real nice condition and the price is certainly reasonable...


That's ok, thanks for letting me know. I was wondering after I checked your listed collection of cars if that might be the case. I used to have a 90 cavalier, I think the 88-90 are the same but I never had a Z24.



1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2-door coupe
with 1996 2.2L MPFI
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Saturday, July 07, 2018 9:02 PM
I know this is an old post but figure you don't know unless you ask... Do you still have interior parts from the car or are they long gone?
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Saturday, July 14, 2018 4:53 AM
Hi Matt, yes I still have parts available, most of the interior has been stored in boxes in the garage since last year. Still have some body parts too. Funny, I was just talking to my wife about hauling the body to the scrap yard last week to get it out of here...
Let me know what you need.
Terry



1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2-door coupe
with 1996 2.2L MPFI
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Yesterday 4:37 AM
OK cool. Needing some parts for my 87 and nature of the beast being a 1980s compact they just aren't around. Looking for the following.

Driver seat belt buckle, driver seat- I saw where yours is damaged and it's 100% better than mine- I've got a 1994 cushion due to busted frame, front bumper assembly.

I saw it had cruise control. Do you still have the components? Thinking of converting mine to cruse. Also considering replacing the steering column with tilt column.

Lastly, I couldn't tell from the picture but is that a cassette radio? If so do you have it and cost?

I've already planned on having to drive to pick up parts, whether it be a salvage yard or other method since parts in Ohio are hard to come by.
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Yesterday 2:14 PM
I would like to purchase the front lower valance Iím in 61241
E mail me at Darrellec1@yahoo.com

Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Yesterday 7:10 PM
Matt,
The radio is a standard AM/FM stereo, no cassette.

I do still have the bumper cover, bumper and turn signals, all in good condition. There is a small 1/2" crease in the bumper cover, above the black rub strip, just below the high and lo beam on the driver's side, I think you can see it in the 1st pic.

I have the tilt wheel, it has the delay wiper control inside, and the cruise stalk. I have to rummage thru the boxes and see if I have all the cruise components, I know I have some of them yet but not sure if all.

Both front seats are still here, the drivers side has that 1-1/2" crack in the vinyl that has been there for 20+years. The seats had covers on them until the last year I drove it. I'm not sure coupe seats are the same as the 4 door ones though- these tilt front and recline back. I also have the belts, they are black. Driver's side belt has some wear marks from daily use. I also thought the sedan belts were a bit different but I do not know for sure.

Also, if you're interested, I do have both door mirrors yet, matching set. I also have the whole working AC system, needs a new compressor and rec dryer of course - that would be a big project but do-able. I saw your post about your new-to-you wagon, that looks like a great find!

Let me know if you want some newer pics.

Terry



1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2-door coupe
with 1996 2.2L MPFI
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Yesterday 7:15 PM
Darrell, I do have the valance yet. Not sure how to send that to IL without breaking it, I suspect shipping may be pricey because of the length. I'll check. I need to measure it first to see how big of a tube it will need to go in.

Terry



1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2-door coupe
with 1996 2.2L MPFI
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Today 2:39 AM
Sounds good much appreciated
Re: parting out 87 cavalier coupe
Today 9:39 AM
Terry if you still have the rear seat , that material can be used by an upholstery shop to fix up the front seat - neat old trick that can help when the old material is impossible to find anymore.

Here is one post where we picked up some matching leather to repair my treasured Cimarron seat whenever I get around to it:

http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=28&i=19166&t=19166


And here is a much older post where I broke down the same seats to replace the inner foam padding. Gives you some idea about taking the material off yourself to save you some labor costs with your upholstery shop. Everything you can do yourself saves you money and allows you to know that much of the job was done RIGHT!!

http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=28&i=12995&t=12995



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