Anyone with full size mopar vans out there??????


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frankendart
08-04-2001, 10:44 AM
I can't beleive that no one has jumped in on this site yet. There are tons of dodge vans out there, where is everybody?
You know, until 1983 Plymouth Voyager was a full size van ,too.
Lets here from you.
:confused:

TheMan5952
08-04-2001, 03:53 PM
we have a 1978 Dodge B200 Tradesman. Big Block 400, 3spd auto, Dana 60 w/SureGrip. Metallic blue, Chin spoiler, slight suspension rake, sun roofs, Custom interior.

frankendart
08-06-2001, 07:52 AM
Good to hear from you. Big block, huh? You're not kiddin' about being the man! Put any Chevys in their place with that van? I like the body style of the 70's vans better than the 80's and 90's vans. I read an article that stated the 72 through 78 (I think) were more aerodynamic than the later models. I think that was done by accident.

Presently I have an 86 B150 window van, 318/999, etc., I bought it new in 86 and it now has 301,000 miles on it. The body is perfect, no dents or rust. The interior is nearly perfect except for the drivers seat. It shows the 300,000 miles. I'm having it redone.
I'm also looking at a 360 and a 727 or maybe a 518 trans. The time table here is about about 90 days.

Before this van I had a 76 B200 tradesman. It was a 440/727 and a Dana. I put the Dana in my self. I took it out a a 69 440 GTX. I bought this one new also, and had that van until it was stolen in 1985.
Needless to say the 86 is no match for the 76, but I enjoy the hell out of it. I'm planning to make it a "Muscle Van" for the hell of it.

As you can tell from my screen name I also have a 72 Dodge Dart under construction. But, that's anouther story.

stickrad
08-22-2002, 03:20 PM
I've got an 89 Dodge B150 with alot of steering play. After checking all the linkages underneath i've determined most of it is coming from what I'm told is the "rag joint". Unfortunately this joint looks nothing like a rag joint I'm familiar with(with the fiber/rubber disks). This joint is just above the steering gearbox on the steering shaft in the engine compartment. Any idea of what I'm refering to? Can this part alone be replaced? If so can you point me in the direction of where to get it and how to replace it.

razookelly
08-23-2002, 09:37 AM
Stickrad, I had this problem with an '86 B150. I fixed it by replacing the steering coupling in the steering shaft. It's inside of a telescoping cup just under the battery.

The kit included 2 H shaped pieces, a dowel pin, a couple of rubber pieces. I paid about $10.00 for it at an auto parts store. The Dodge dealer wanted $19.95 plus tax for the same kit.

It took about an hour to install, and it was very easy. I couldn't believe the improvement in the steering!

Cascadeur
10-17-2002, 09:57 AM
I own a '76 Tradesman B200.

Bought it for little money.
They are pretty rare overhere in Europe.
So are the parts.

I'm not sure if it's any better in the states?

Litlle to none can be found over here :mad:
Technical parts are not so difficult but bodywork....

The previous owner had put some kind of foam in the doors causing major (rust) holes.

The rear doors I can fix. A bit of welding left and right.
But the side doors are crap.

Do you guys kwow where to get some decent doors?
Don't need to be new. I do have 2 right hands.

Concerning the interior...What can I do better?
Use the old interior stuff as a guidline to cut it out of new carpet?
Or should I order a new set of carpet?

I have manny more questions to come but let's see if you can help me with these first :D

Grtz from the city of sin: Amsterdam

Cascadeur
10-24-2002, 05:43 AM
This it my baby

450HPviper
03-19-2003, 08:31 AM
Hell yes, kick some chevy ass with that van.

99' Z-28
07-17-2003, 06:05 PM
Hell yes, kick some chevy ass with that van.
:lol: i'm not too crazy about that. It is ok to see a dodge van beat a chevy van, but not a ford van beating a chevy.

badassgremlin
07-29-2003, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by 450HPviper
Hell yes, kick some chevy ass with that van.
:bigthumb: :bigthumb: :cwm27: DIE CHEVY DIE!!!!!!

frankendart
08-21-2003, 09:14 PM
DIE CHEVY DIE!!!!!!

Hey Gremlin, tell us how you really feel!!! :rofl:

badassgremlin
08-22-2003, 12:18 PM
if i did that well, lets just say i'd get banned

icudive
08-22-2003, 05:37 PM
I can't beleive that no one has jumped in on this site yet. There are tons of dodge vans out there, where is everybody?
You know, until 1983 Plymouth Voyager was a full size van ,too.
Lets here from you.
:confused:
Alright. So don't laugh, but I have a 1997 Dodge b2500 van. Unfortunately it has a 3.9 with a 2 barrel throtle body injecter on it. A couple places I've called said there was no way to upgrade the van. Outside of buying a new motor or van, I would like to get some extra power ouf of the thing. It starts to have trouble at about 7000 feet :smokin: . I think it mainly needs a little more air, but I'm not sure. I pull a small camper with it and would like to top hills at little more than 15 mph in first gear.

Thanks,

Fishy

frankendart
08-22-2003, 08:27 PM
You know that most mods and pieces that work for the 5.2L V8 will work with the 3.9L V6. If you're looking for more power (more air) have you given any thought to a superchsrger? You can easily and reliably pull another 50+ horses out of a 3.9L

There are centrifigal superchargers that don't require a manifold change. For a van you might have to fab up some brackets, but I have seen blowers on "B" vans before.

Take a look at Paxton, Procharger, and some of the other blower manufacturers. I think you'll find a few things that'll work.

You can also look at some other, less costly mods, like a larger throttle body, and high output injectors. An RV cam will help the engine breathe a little better. A computer chip, or a reprogrammer are still other options that will boost hp in a 3.9L V6.

:2cents:
Hope this helps.

Frank

icudive
08-22-2003, 09:55 PM
You know that most mods and pieces that work for the 5.2L V8 will work with the 3.9L V6. If you're looking for more power (more air) have you given any thought to a superchsrger? You can easily and reliably pull another 50+ horses out of a 3.9L

There are centrifigal superchargers that don't require a manifold change. For a van you might have to fab up some brackets, but I have seen blowers on "B" vans before.

Take a look at Paxton, Procharger, and some of the other blower manufacturers. I think you'll find a few things that'll work.

You can also look at some other, less costly mods, like a larger throttle body, and high output injectors. An RV cam will help the engine breathe a little better. A computer chip, or a reprogrammer are still other options that will boost hp in a 3.9L V6.

:2cents:
Hope this helps.

Frank

Fantastic!! Thanks for the infor. I have a buddy who has a Lightening with a supercharger on it. He told me that at high altitudes it wouldn't help much. I had initially thought of putting a supercharger on it.

Fishy

frankendart
08-23-2003, 10:12 AM
Sorry for such a long post...

While the Lightning is the fastest P/U built, at 380 hp that 5.4L V8 is "all in", if you know what I mean. You friend won't see a hp gain, because it's already there. It's built in to the base of the trucks performance. A good comparison for the lightning would be an F150 with a normally asperated 5.4L vs. the Lightning. You'd get a better picture of the benefit the blower actually gives the Lightning. In any case, even at 5000 feet, I'm sure that Lightning doesn't suck!

On the other hand, any performance you include on your V6 will yield a benefit to you. A larger throttle body alone will flow more air into the cylinders. With a cam holding the intake vales open a little longer and wider, you'll take better advantage of a larger TB. Upgrade the ignition to something with a longer duration spark, or a multi-spark, and add bigger injectors to take advantage of the better spark, and you'll see some seriou hp increases for a stock V6. Down the road you can reprogram the computer. The nice part about these mods is that you can do them one at a time, as your budget allows, and see small hp gains with each, and they are quick to do. Your van won't become a planter in your driveway!!!

Now, the blower. If you decide to add a blower (and it WILL make a BIG DIFFERENCE IN PERFORMANCE), do your research first. There is a wide range of blowers and turbos available (stay away from the turbos, engine bay is too tight for the necessary exhaust routing), but you will have to to some fab work. That's not as difficult as it might sound.

When you buy a blower kit for a small block MoPar, it's usualy meant for a 5.2L or a 5.9L. pickup truck or Durango. The difference is room under the hood. Most of the fab work needed will be for brackets. Because of the difference in engine compartment lay out between a p/u and a van, you MIGHT have to reconfigure the geometry or the belt drive system to get it to fit under the hood. If it turns out that brackets are all you need, make a cardboard template of the shape ofthe bracket you need, don't forget to mark the bolt holes. Then you're ready for the salvage yard.
You can normally find a bracket there that will work for you. You might have to do some trimming and/or drill new bolt holes, but better than half the time you'll find something that will work. Don't limit your search to MoPars. Look at all the different brands. Brackets are brackets. if you find one that will work, the manufacturer is irrelivent. I once used a modified small block Chevy bracket to relocate the altinator on my 72 Dodge Dart. If all else fail, you can make your own bracket from a piece of 3/16" or 1/4" mild steel. You can cut this stuff with a good hand held jig and a metal cutting blade, and drill it with a hand held electric drill if necessay. You can also take your template to a sheet metal shop, and they will make the bracket for you.

Anyway, you get the picture. There are plenty of options available to you, in a wide price range, at various skill levels. Good luck with any project you decide on. You have a wonderful vehicle as a base line. Have fun with it. V6's don't have to be dogs, they can be highly efficient and fun to drive. It's your job to make it that way. :wink:

Enjoy,
Frank

gopnod
10-29-2003, 02:38 PM
I have a 1983 Dodge Ram van with a 318ci standard four on the floor.Runs like a champ, has duel exhaust with glass packs makes a nice growl.Have only seen one other with a standard on the floor.Which is the problem i'm having now. When i got the van the clutch was'nt working so i went through it and found that the guy that owned it tried to fabricate a clutch linkage mount bracket (attaches to the chassis)seems he could'nt find parts either. did'nt work.Have done a lot of junk yard surfing no one has one and most didnt know the vans came with a standard on the floor.I have restored all the carpet. turned out real good considering i had no idea what i was doing.Need some new window frames the others are old looking.Working on an entertainment system, my son Joshua wants the video games set up. Keep him occupied.I want to have the exhaust come out in front of the rear wheels but not sure if its legal to do that?

frankendart
11-01-2003, 08:06 PM
1) When i got the van the clutch was'nt working so i went through it and found that the guy that owned it tried to fabricate a clutch linkage mount bracket (attaches to the chassis)seems he could'nt find parts either. did'nt work.Have done a lot of junk yard surfing no one has one and most didnt know the vans came with a standard on the floor.

2) I want to have the exhaust come out in front of the rear wheels but not sure if its legal to do that?

If you can come up with the specification for clutch linkage bracket from a MoPar parts manual, you could probably have one machined at a local machine shop. I knew that there were some vans produced with manual trans/floor shifters, but I have never seen one. It's truly a rare bird!

I had side exit exhaust pipes on my '76 B200 van. They looked great! I don't know of any law against them.

Frank

Gurgus
11-27-2003, 01:59 PM
If you can come up with the specification for clutch linkage bracket from a MoPar parts manual, you could probably have one machined at a local machine shop. I knew that there were some vans produced with manual trans/floor shifters, but I have never seen one. It's truly a rare bird!

I had side exit exhaust pipes on my '76 B200 van. They looked great! I don't know of any law against them.

Frank

I'm waiting until spring, and I've got my hands on a 78 1/2 ton snub nose, with a home done three speed standard done from an
automatic. The old guy that owns itcut open the floor, the tranny casing and hook it up with two, count em, two shifters. One for 1st and reverse and the other is 2nd and 3rd. He showed me the motor bay, new rad, exhaust, suspension everything has tags still on it! The best for last, this van has 77, 000 original kms on it! Still with me? Good. As for body work, minimal. I think I have to weld in some patches on the side doors. It will pass safety today! The guy saw me lookin at his van and I asked him about it. He grinned ear to ear and let me take it out for a drive. He goes to me, you got the hang of it, but your going too slow. Let me show you how it's done. This 75 year old man ripped it around like it was goin out of style, laughin at the top of his lungs! He got rubber in 1st and 2nd. Then he let me do it. We went home, I looked under it, mint. He's been sealing the frame with tar from day one.
I jabbed at it with my keys, damned if icould find a soft spot. He's got the sale forms for it from the dealership. Oh, and in his garage is a 76 Monte Carlo with 20,000 klicks on it. I had a heart attack. He promised me that he'd sell me the van in the spring cause he was getting too old to drive. He was glad I showed up because he thought no-one would want it. He was goin to scrap it! :eek7: I said please no. But I can't wait to go to some cruise nights with my son this summer. He's two weeks old. The van is dark green with a black runner along the bottom, black rims and cop car hub caps. :naughty: I am sooooo stoked. I'm only 29 years old. I've wanted this van since I can remeber, as my dad always had vans, and still has a dodge. It's an 87 with a 318. The 78 has the slant six 283, you know, the indestructible one! Wha-hooooooo!!!

frankendart
11-28-2003, 10:58 AM
Geez!!! THat sounds TOO Good!!! WHen you land that thing, how about posting some pic. I'd love to see it, especially the shifter set up.. :grinyes:

Good luck to ya!

Frank

Gurgus
12-01-2003, 08:26 PM
Yeah man. When I get er home, I'll have bunch of photos for you guys. Right now she' got shifters made out of swing set, but I'm thinkin' maybe chrome shift levers topped with pistol grips out of a 70's charger, or maybe some door knobs. So many ideas!!!

frankendart
12-02-2003, 05:17 AM
I'm thinkin' maybe chrome shift levers topped with pistol grips out of a 70's charger, or maybe some door knobs. So many ideas!!!

How about beer tap handles. you know, the kind they use in bars for Bud and Coors and stuff. They make excellent gear shift knobs. :iceslolan

Gurgus
12-02-2003, 06:58 AM
How about beer tap handles. you know, the kind they use in bars for Bud and Coors and stuff. They make excellent gear shift knobs. :iceslolan
:naughty: Brilliant idea! Whatever I do, there's two shifters so I can do two of the same or two different. Whatever ends up being there, I'm going to incorporate the original automatic column shift as a reverse guard if you will. Something to keep myself from shifting from first to reverse in case I forget what I'm driving. Geez, it's going to be a long winter waiting. I've got some plans that are going to get refined, but I'm sure of one thing, it's gonna be killer. I've got my father-in-law ready to build all the cabinetry. He's a master carpenter and cabinet builder. I'm thinking a small closet behind the driver seat with a space for the tv, dvd player and x-box to start with. Some kind of sliding door behind the front seats and some sort of fold away bed/seat. Sweet, but raunchy. :naughty:

Brucifer
12-28-2003, 01:47 PM
I have a 79 1 ton with a 12' steel box. Came with a 440 (in storage right now) runnin a 360 right now. I want to put a diesel in it. Where would I look for info to do that. Does dodge offer a diesel powered van?

anarkist61
02-07-2004, 05:08 PM
Sorry for such a long post...

While the Lightning is the fastest P/U built, at 380 hp that 5.4L V8 is "all in", if you know what I mean. You friend won't see a hp gain, because it's already there. It's built in to the base of the trucks performance. A good comparison for the lightning would be an F150 with a normally asperated 5.4L vs. the Lightning.

Adding a Kennebell blower in place of the factory piece will gain 100 HP., not to mention the other mpds available. The 5,4 in the Lightning is FAR from all in. Your Bias is showing. LOL. :evillol:

anarkist61
02-08-2004, 10:07 PM
This it my baby

Hey, that's nice. And now that I'm off the tangent I went on above, in answer to the original question, I got a 1985 B350 ex-ambulance. Unfortunately, it's currently parked 2 1/2 hours N/W of here behind a restaurant. I'm a Ford guy but for some reason have a soft spot for those big ole Dodge vans!! ESPECIALLY 1 tons.

Any forums on these things???

tgbg
03-28-2004, 11:26 AM
My daily driver is a -89 B250, 318 V8, 4speed automatic with lockup converter.

Tomas
Gothenburg, Sweden


-89 B250
-63 Dart 270 4 door
-64 Dart GT V8

frankendart
03-28-2004, 05:22 PM
Lightning is FAR from all in. Your Bias is showing. LOL. :evillol:

:lol2: You might be right.

anarkist61
04-18-2004, 12:35 PM
:lol2: You might be right.

Hery. at least we CAN laugh about it!!! Actually my boss has a Lightning AND a H-D p/up. The lightning's been chipped, etc. he figures north of 400 horses. Says "That truck scares the S*** outa me sometimes!!!" :lol:
hell. I've even seen him drive it in a snowstorm when his "work" trucks in the shop!!

BIGDOG47
06-04-2004, 09:45 PM
Hi All, Just Found This Site. I'm On My Second Van Now. First Was An 87 Ram Wagon, Went 308,000 Mi. Before I Gave It To My Son. Now Have A 99 Ramwagon Short Wheelbase, 318, Auto . I Love These Vans. Any Body Out There Know Where I Can Find A Dual Exhaust Conversion. Most Of The Manufacturers Have Forgotten Vans, All They Know Is Pickups And Suv's.

frankendart
06-05-2004, 01:19 PM
Hey Big dog, welcome aboard.
There use to be a couple of manufacturers who made headers and dual exhaust systems for vans. As I recall, Doug Thorely (Dougs Headers) used to make them, and so did Hooker. If memory serves, truck header s will work, but there was a clearence issue on the left (drivers) side. You had to remove the heat shield for the headers to fit.
Regarding the dual exhaust, most any good muffler shop can fab up an exhaust system for your van. You don't even have to install headers if yo udont't what to.
Enjoy!!!!:wink:

van1mopar
07-28-2004, 12:27 AM
hey everyone,
i just purchased a 1978 dodge b100 and its sweet.... i was wondering if anyone had some ideas or help to make this thing go fast but on a low budget ?? thanks

frankendart
07-28-2004, 04:09 PM
Tell us about it. We need a lottle more info to help you out here.
Is it a 225, 318, or 360?
Which trans 904 or 727?
What rear axle 8 3/8, 8 3/4, 9 1/4, and what ratio?

And finally, what isyour defination of "fast". Tell us what your looking for, how much you plan to spend, and how you plan to use the van.

Thanks, and congrats on the new purchase!!!!

van1mopar
07-31-2004, 09:54 PM
well its got a 360 crate and a hemi 4 speed tranny and the rear end im not sure of the size but its the pumpkin style where u pull the gears out from the front and im not sure of the ratio i will have all this info in a couple of days its got 11:1 compression and when i mean fast i want it to haul ass like down the strip like i said ill have more info in a couple of days thanks again

frankendart
08-01-2004, 09:47 AM
Well, a 360 crate should be about 380hp, and with some minor tuning and carb adjustment you should be looking at the 400hp mark without trying too hard. You say it's got a "Hemi" 4 speed? As I recall, that would be an 833 trans. certainly a tough gear box, the rear you described sounds like an 8 3/4". There shopuld be a tag on one of the bolts on the rear center section that will tell you the rear gear ratio. If it's not there, you can jack up the rear of the van, make a chalk mark on the driveshaft, and on the right rear tire. Have someone turn the tire one ful revolution, and count the number of times the drive shaft turns. That will give you a rough estimate of the rear gear ratio (for example, if the drive turns about 3 1/4 times to one tire revolution, you've probably got a 3.23:1 gear in there.

With a drive train like that, it would seem that two things are true: 1. It's not factory, someone built it, and 2. you better have a really good clutch!

Oh yeah, one more thing, it should be pretty damn fast already!!!

regarding up grades, I would recommend looking into opening up the exhaust with 2 5/8" or 2 7/8" headers, some FlowMasters, and maybe a 3" dual exhaust. Look into your cam grind, and check to see what size (CFM) carb you've got.
These are all things that will improve your performance without too many band-aides on your wallet.
LET US KNOW SOME OF THE OTHER DETAILS.

van1mopar
08-02-2004, 09:00 PM
hey the rear end is either 8 3/4" or 9" the gear is a 4.63:1 its got hooker headers but im not sure of the size and its got 2.5" exhaust with hooker mufflers i dont kno the carb size i cant find the cam grind ur talking about the carb is holley and i was also wondering if anyone knew where to get a seat belt for the front passanger and maybe a back bench seat

frankendart
08-21-2004, 07:40 AM
hey the rear end is either 8 3/4" or 9" the gear is a 4.63:1 its got hooker headers but im not sure of the size and its got 2.5" exhaust with hooker mufflers i dont kno the carb size i cant find the cam grind ur talking about the carb is holley and i was also wondering if anyone knew where to get a seat belt for the front passanger and maybe a back bench seat

It would be an 8 3/4" rear. I know a guy who had a couple of rear bench seats from a 97 Ford E350 in his shop. They were gray cloth. I could find out if he's still got the, and how much he's asking for one of them, if you're interested.

MeatVan83
11-20-2004, 12:18 AM
Sup guys.. just browsing the web trying to find info about the van i just bought... it's a 1987 Dodge RamVan 150. I purchsed it about a month ago. I haven't had time to take a good look at all of its parts, but I'll be sure to ask some advice from you guys when i get the chance. :)

MeatVan83
11-20-2004, 11:44 AM
sorry for double posting, but i was curious if anyone new a site that i can find muscle car style rims for my van.. pretty much loking for solid rims you would find on a chevelle.. thanx again guys

hurricane2
11-21-2004, 02:52 AM
I've got a 79 shorty. 500 hp 440, built 727, Comp Eng chromemoly rear axle with aluminum 9" housing, 4.29 gears. Shaved bumpers, door handles, body seams, rear doors. the front doors have been secioned, firewall has been smoothed, custom interior includes bed, fridge, and microwave with horseshoe bar. Cragar Superlite wheels 15 x 6 front, 15 x 14 rear. Good to see so many other van enthusiasts!

frankendart
11-26-2004, 08:42 AM
I've got a 79 shorty. 500 hp 440, built 727, Comp Eng chromemoly rear axle with aluminum 9" housing, 4.29 gears. Shaved bumpers, door handles, body seams, rear doors. the front doors have been secioned, firewall has been smoothed, custom interior includes bed, fridge, and microwave with horseshoe bar. Cragar Superlite wheels 15 x 6 front, 15 x 14 rear. Good to see so many other van enthusiasts!


Wow! Post some pic's if you can!!!

hurricane2
11-28-2004, 07:44 AM
Not sure how to post em on here.

You can check out my cardomain page at:
http:www.cardomain.com/id/hurricanewayne2

Oh, and that one post about the aerodynamics of the 70s vans is backwards. When they went to the new front in 79, the vans were 10% more aerodynamic.

dtsol
11-28-2004, 11:38 AM
Just bought this one last Tuesday! (see gallery)

Please see my earlier post "Carburetors and California" for some questions on getting it purring.

It's a beauty, but I'm trying to get more info on it and the VIN number is a real puzzle.


Dan

hurricane2
11-28-2004, 01:13 PM
What's up with the VIN tag? I can decode it for you.

dtsol
11-28-2004, 11:01 PM
I got my VIN figured out-- the explanation was in the Chilton's guide.

Thanks for your comments on the carburetor--very helpful!


Dan

scarycary
11-30-2004, 11:13 AM
YEAH! Full size to the max. I bought my van about a month ago. I had a Westy and needed something bigger to tow my trailer and get me and my girlfriend to Burning Man.
SO, I bought a 1986 B350 15 passenger van with a 5.9L motor.
SIZE DOES MATTER. I cal it "Big Daddy". I think it has the 727 tranny, have no idea the gears in the back. I also scrounged a cool safari rack for the top. My next plan is to switch to synthetic fluids. I am going to go with Amsoil. The van is in great shape and I only paid $1,000 for it with 90k on the odometer. Any help or suggestions for performance and after market products will be appreciated.
sCary :iceslolan

cuddles
12-08-2005, 06:26 PM
I have a 1994 dodge ram van that the key will turn but will not energise the starter, the key turns very easy like it has loss amechanical connection someplace. can any one tell me what the problem is and how to repair.

lobsterman
12-11-2005, 11:25 PM
I have a 1994 dodge ram van that the key will turn but will not energise the starter, the key turns very easy like it has loss amechanical connection someplace. can any one tell me what the problem is and how to repair.

i had a similar problem, i relpaced the key switch and ignition in the columb. it was't that hard to change,but i think i had to buy a certain torx screwdriver w/ the hole in the tip to do it though, you also need an allen wrench i believe.

i'd try just changing the key switch first, they break easily, made with cast zinc/ tin (weak white metal )

or maybe have someone wiggle the wires / contacts thruout the wiring harness connections and pigtails that are near the battery, while you try to start it, yep i've had that problem also

BigMikeyC
11-17-2006, 08:16 PM
Hey all,

I need help with a belt problem on my 95 Dodge Conversion. 360 CI with serpentine belt that keeps splitting. Started off with squeal problem, changed belt tensioner, water pump, 5 - 6 belts, and it seems to be getting worse. I only go 4-5 miles before the belt splits and then start shredding!

Please Help :uhoh:

grabbergreendart
12-13-2006, 08:11 PM
hey guys, igot a 92 b150 from my wifes uncle. for free even. has 217000 miles on it, but still runs like a champ. it has a 318 auto, tinted windows, blue with grey center paintjob, original ram center caps. only problems are broken r side mirror, slight dent in rear bumber, steering wheel play,and gas gauge doesnt work. but i fill up once a month ( give or take ), so i dont really use my gauge. thinking about tradin it for a 150 truck w/ a sweet sounding 360 auto, xtra-cab, pearl white paint, chrome rims with low pro tires. the stance is intimadating

CharlesDVanMan
12-14-2006, 09:48 PM
I can't beleive that no one has jumped in on this site yet. There are tons of dodge vans out there, where is everybody?
You know, until 1983 Plymouth Voyager was a full size van ,too.
Lets here from you.
:confused:Hey all!
I just bought a 1989 B250 conversion van. :) LOVE IT!
Alread tearing it down to rebuild as MY custome style.
Found a few little problems though.
My fuse box has no markings to tell me what each is for.
Bought the haynes manual, of course, and they don't list what they are either.:confused: SO.....anyone out there have a clue?

92B250conversion
03-13-2007, 12:41 PM
Stickrad, I had this problem with an '86 B150. I fixed it by replacing the steering coupling in the steering shaft. It's inside of a telescoping cup just under the battery.

The kit included 2 H shaped pieces, a dowel pin, a couple of rubber pieces. I paid about $10.00 for it at an auto parts store. The Dodge dealer wanted $19.95 plus tax for the same kit.

It took about an hour to install, and it was very easy. I couldn't believe the improvement in the steering!
92 b250 conversion with loose steering..... I noticed that there are 2 "roll pins" on the steering shaft. Do I have to remove both? There's also a spring on the shaft.... Is that a problem to put back on? Once I get the "box" out do I just lay the steering wheel and column on the front seat?

thanks,

92B250conversion
03-13-2007, 12:46 PM
just bought '92 b250 conversion and am having the same problem finding any info like wiring or how to remove the panels....... Mark III which is out of business about 5 years now.... did some research on the internet but nobody seems to have anything......... I'll let you know if I find something and you do the same...... In the meantime.... anybody out there that can help?

CoreyE
04-11-2007, 10:12 PM
I own a full size Dodge 1991 Ram 150 and it wouldn't beat a volkswagon. It's only a V-6.

AdventureEagle
05-08-2007, 06:16 PM
Still driving a 2002 Ram Van 1500, converted by Starcraft. Bought it new, like it fine. Built in July '02, not long before they stopped production. The 8 cyl 5.9 is plenty punchy. Sorry to those with the small engine. Mileage seems ok, haven't calculated it. Problem free except for blower motor resistors and now the PCM. Owned an '82? Dodge van until a few years ago, converted that one myself back when. Still own a ''70 Charger (since '76 - bad shape). Thought the Charger might look better towed behind the Dodge van. Hope Dodge survives, good history. Found this 6-year-old question, thought I'd say "hey". Planning to keep my van several years yet.

vanman2
10-03-2009, 12:15 PM
Hello:
i have a 1987 Dodge B150 van that i bought from the phone company years ago , i used it for work for about 4 years then parked it and only drove it or cranked it now and then , it has been sitting idle for 2 years now and the body is in great shape except for some roof rust ~~ in short i want to bring her back to life ~~going to drain all fluids ( refill as needed LOL ) put in a new battery and see what happens it probably needs a valve job not sure if i am going to do this or replace the motor ~~ but she is my new project van as i just cant sell or scrap her ~~ wish me luck and i will take some picts and let you all know how it goes :headshake

AdventureEagle
11-30-2009, 11:19 PM
Interesting, this years-long chat.

I still have my '02 Dodge Ram van. I drive it like a sports car. It's holding up great! 170,000 miles.

Just today I replaced the perfectly good computer (PCM) just so I have a good one tucked under the seat if I ever need it. They don't make any new PCMs for it and the dealers don't stock it. Got mine from DodgeParts.com for a half-thousand bucks and had my dealer install it for the minimum shop fee of $85.

I also bought new radiator and blower fan but haven't put them in yet.

Has been in several little "incidents" but my body shop makes it good as new.

I really like driving it. I've spent many nights camping in it. I call it my "tin tent". It's been down many 4wd roads, never stuck (but close).

allmopar
04-27-2010, 08:19 PM
Hi I just joined the site.I have a 1995 ram 3500 maxivan 5.9 v8 with the rare sleeper dinette package in it. Has stainless dual exhaust.alloy rims and almost all original paint with 261000 klms.It is two tone blue on top and a grey-white colour on bottom.I have been showing it a the Mopar shows for about 4 years because someone has to represent the full size b-body vans.:tongue: Yes I drive this van 365 days a year.

OlManJeb
10-01-2015, 12:59 PM
I just purchased a 2003 Dodge B1500 full size conversion van. It only has 63000 miles on it but suspect it has set for some time. I've already spent $1000 on right front wheel bearing, rotor, calipers & pads and am looking for some where to buy parts. My mechanic says he can't align the front end because the springs are weak. Where can I get OEM springs? Since I am a complete "noob" any ideas will help immensely.
Thanks for your input.

OlManJeb
10-04-2015, 08:16 AM
Reckon I showed up on the wrong board. Sorry for the interruption. Anyone want to point me in the right direction? Thanks.

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