Payment must be hand-delivered, or mailed, only to: Florida Department of Management Services Bureau of Fleet Management 4050 Esplanade Way; Suite 380. Although Chrysler would make two redesigns of the B-platform van, much of the exterior sheetmetal would remain nearly unchanged over 33 years of production, making it one of the longest-used automotive platforms in American automotive history. All generations of the B-series van feature similar construction, with only small variation from era to era. Many examples of these cube-vans can still be found on the streets today as they were typically owned by companies that kept them in service for some time. The 1978-style dashboard and door panels were finally replaced in the 1998 model year with a modern design using components from contemporary Chrysler products. Moving the powertrain forward also resulted in a smaller dog house engine access cover which increased front interior room and allowed better access when moving between the front seats.
See photos for additional information. The resulting lower center of gravity improved handling versus the competing products. Titles are kept at the address below and will be shipped via FedEx once payment is received, unless buyer arranges to pick up the title in person. Lower-end models had single round headlights, while Royal Sportsman and other high-end vans received four rectangular headlights. Second generation In 1979 the van received a redesigned front end, including a new grille with wraparound turn signals.
For its entire production run, Chrysler produced the B-platform vans at the now-demolished plant in , Canada. The 1978-style dash was kept. All American vans are now produced with wheelbases proportional to the body length i. Big-block V8 engines were the 400 in 3 6,600 cm 3 and 440 in 3 7,200 cm 3 1976—1978. Slant Six I6's, Small-block and Big-block V8 engines. Additionally, the first generation's side door was mounted back several inches, using a fixed panel between the passenger's side front door and the side door, allowing for more access to the side door without interfering with the front passenger's seat. This panel was eliminated in 1978 which was a transitional year for the B-series van.
The Sportsman, Tradesman, and Adventurer names were phased out after 1980, replaced with the Ram van moniker, which included the Ram wagon for passenger models. In 1986 the Ram Van was given a new grille to resemble those of the 1986 Ram trucks. On the standard length vans, the rear end cap just contained new larger tail lamps, but the extended length Maxivan and Maxiwagon had a completely redesigned rear extension which was longer and had large windows that wrapped around the corners for better visibility. Removed from service January 2016. The eventually took over the passenger wagon market.
The rest of the took their shortest full-size vans off the market early in the 1990s. The B-series van was available with nearly every engine used in a rear-wheel-drive Chrysler product during its production. In 1986 the Ram van was given a new grille to resemble those of the 1986 Ram trucks. Inspections dates and times are by appointment only: Tuesday, September 6 from 9a. The engine was moved forward in the chassis to improve crash protection, and the front end sheet-metal was redone with a longer nose to accommodate this change.
It is very detailed with good diagrams, photos and exploded views. This change resulted in the elimination of the front door vent windows. On the 1971—77 models, the rear side doors were set back about two feet towards the rear wheelwells, with a filler panel between them and the front doors. Purchases will be released only upon receipt of payment as specified. Certain model years came with an optional 5. This package was available from the 1976 model year until it was discontinued in the early 1980s.
Dodge Ram van Overview Manufacturer 1971—1998 1998—2003 Production 1971—2003 Assembly , Canada Body and chassis 3-door 4-door 3-door 4-door Chronology Predecessor Successor The Dodge B series was a range of that were produced by from 1971 to 2003. DaimlerChrysler discontinued production of the Ram van and Ram wagon after the 2003 model year, replacing them with the M-B-based. Exterior: White with dents, dings and scratches. Through their production, the full-size vans were sold under several different nameplates. Six-cylinder included the 225-cubic-inch 3,690 cm 3 Slant Six 1971—1987 , the 3. The B-series van was popular for cab-over motorhome conversion until Chrysler Corporation's egress from that market during their financial difficulties in the late 1970s. Dodge was the last of the four major full-size van makers to market a short-wheelbase van and passenger wagon.
The van would keep this body style and the 1978 dash intact with only grille changes all the way through the 1993 model year. The Sportsman, Tradesman, and Adventurer names were phased out after 1980, replaced with the Ram Van moniker, which included the Ram Wagon for passenger models. Dodge first pioneered the extended-rear 15-passenger van favored by school and church groups and dominated this market until overtaken by Ford in the 1990s. While never as popular as the Dodge version, Plymouth marketed the Voyager in this format through 1983, after which the nameplate was transferred to the new that was introduced for 1984 as a rebadged. The same range of gasoline-powered and V8 engines was offered in these vans as was offered in the.
The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading and transportation of the property. Dodge was the last of the four major full-size van makers to market a short-wheelbase van and passenger wagon. Lower-end models had single round headlights, while Royal Sportsman and other high-end vans received four rectangular headlights. Thanks to regular maintenance, some still see service. Although Chrysler would make two redesigns of the B-platform van, much of the exterior sheetmetal would remain nearly unchanged over 33 years of production, making it one of the longest-used automotive platforms in American automotive history.