Dodge panel vans provided 155 cubic feet of fully enclosed load space on the compact 108-inch-wheelbase D100 chassis. We can arrange transport to western United States. This van is just like the one used by Shotz Brewing Company on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley. Tension-type rear spring shackles aided stability, reduced noise, and needed no lubrication. Tough I-beam front axles with semi- and full-floating rear axles provided strength, with a variety of ratios available. A town wagon hauled people, payload, or both, seating up to eight people or, with the seats out, hauling nearly a 94-ton load.
He would have his mail all sorted into trays, and as needed, would place the trays within easy reach to his left on top of the engine cover. Sacks of additional mail and parcels were carried in the rear, reachable by simply turning around to retrieve them, or by using the roll-up rear door. We would plan on removing the motor and starting all over, but if it turns than perhaps it could be made to run. Chassis cabs were also available for aftermarket fitters. The Dart came on the scene offering 330 horsepower and was instantly popular, with the Dodge Dart Seneca being the top seller for 1960. In fact, they were built as cheaply and quickly as design and manufacturing constraints would permit during that period.
Since 2010, Dodge pickup and commercial van models have been sold under the brand. The A100 featured two distinct body styles including a 5 window pickup truck and van. The steel body was rustproofed inside and out. Transport is responsibility of buyer. Since the link says that the rear door opened like a minivan hatch, it might be easier to build a mould and craft a rear door out of fiberglass? The 318 had rounded combustion chambers to reduce carbon deposits and allow use of regular gas; it included free-turning exhaust valves, floating piston pins, shunt-type oil filter, and rotary oil pump not used by competing engines. United States sales of Dodge trucks in calendar year 1960 was 44,998, with 70,305 produced many sold internationally , according to the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Trucks. Special thanks to Dennis for the tip! We can arrange transport to western United States.
When we look at the inside though, some of that enthusiasm is lost. I dont think this had a push button trany,that thing out of reach is a gear selector whats left of it. Though the Dodge trucks had just been redesigned in 1957, with bigger V8s and the pushbutton automatic; and had gained double-headlights in 1958, with suspended pedals, concealed running boards, hydraulic clutch, and a new instrument panel in 1959, Dodge lost market share throughout the 1950s, with sales rising only starting in 1962; an oddity since 1961 was when new models were brought out, powered by slant six or V8 engines with alternators, and featuring much lower cabs and other amenities. Power steering was available for all models; the linkage was the gear-before-axle type. Wherever sales exceeded 500 units of a particular model, the six outsold the eight. This will make a cool little street rod.
Also note that from 1927 to 1928, all trucks built by Dodge were actually sold under the name, as that company held the marketing rights at that time. So if this were your van, what all would you do with it? Three wheelbases were available, at 108, 116, and 126 inches, to go with 6 ½, 7½ or 8 , and 9 foot beds. In any case, 1960 was largely a carryover year as Dodge prepared for its massive changes of 1961. Trim was reduced and lights were hidden behind doors. This list should only include vehicles sold under the Dodge nameplate as opposed to rebadged Dodges sold under the Chrysler nameplate , and is not complete.
If I bought every vehicle I really wanted, I would probably run out of room on my 26 acres, except the local county zoning Nazis would never let me keep them all. I think this would make a great restoration project. An A108 was also available from 1967 to 1970, with a longer 108 in 2,700 mm wheelbase. That would be expensive though. With a running V8, this would make for one fun Van and would certainly put a smile on just about every face. In addition, changes were made to design to allow for more shoulder room for passengers.
It has seen better days and looks as if it might have been home to a few chickens at some point. It was available on all three chassis in the same lengths as the Sweptline beds. It was standard in all Dodge low-tonnage trucks. Still, the truck looks like it has very little rust on it and no real rot. Chrysler's automobile designer, Virgil Exner, was no longer with the company and his successor was a man with an entirely different point of view, Elwood Engel. Raised metal skid-strips eased cargo handling. Sadly, they never finished the install and it has not been touched since.
The smiles it would bring to our faces would easily be worth all the work. Warning lights indicated oil pressure and generator charge. The 318 produced 200 gross horsepower at 3,900 rpm, 286 lb-ft of torque at 2,400 rpm, and had an 8. Model trim levels moved to a numeric system; for example, the Dodge Dart was now available in trim levels Dart, Dart 330 and Dart 440. The parking brake was independent of the service brake in case of main brake failure.