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#342442 - November 17th 2009 7:39 pm Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateNCBV]
heavy389 Offline

Registered: October 11th 2009 6:32 pm
Posts: 2683
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Nate the skate
At the Mopar show in Carlisle a few years ago, a vendor had a NOS 1980 Street Van kit for sale. He wanted $75 for it...I should have bought it.

really I been "rackin" the h e double L outa my brain tryin 2 remember who I loned mine 2 cry

BTW when is that Mopar show held? Thanx pm

Edited by heavy389 (November 17th 2009 7:41 pm)

79 B-200

#342903 - November 19th 2009 6:44 pm Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: heavy389]
67Econo Guy Offline

Registered: March 27th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 1921
Loc: Pittsburgh
mopar show at Carlisle is in mid July, this past summer it was nats. weekend and a few of us drove down on Sat. just 1 hr. away.

#376142 - April 06th 2010 8:29 am Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: 67Econo Guy]
LadiVanner Offline

Registered: December 30th 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 221
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
When I first got the 77 I assumed it was a street van because of the wood trim, chrome, etc. Somebody had a Street Van logo at a truckin last year but the mounts for the logo don't line up with the holes in the van. Can't wait to check for this ID tag and find out for sure.

Here's some info from Wikipedia for the Street Van. Check out the web page. There's alot of other info

Dodge vans, particularly 'Tradesman' vans from the 1971-1977 model years, were very popular as the basis for many custom vans during the custom van craze that occurred during the mid to late 70s and early 80s. Dodge capitalized on this craze, creating a factory customization package called the "Street Van" package. This was advertised alongside the Lil' Red Express and Warlock trucks as "Adult Toys". The Street Van package consisted of a "Street Van" logo on the passenger and driver's side door in lieu of the Tradesman logos, chrome trim on the grille and windshield, simulated wood grain inlays in the steering wheel horn cover and passenger side glare shield, 5 slot chrome rims or white spoked "off-road" type rims, chrome front and rear bumpers, chrome trim on the gauges, smaller chrome side view mirrors, patterns and plans to create custom interiors, and membership in the "Dodge Van Clan". This package was available from the 1976 model year until it was discontinued in the early 80s. This was not an overly-popular option from the factory, and Street Vans are somewhat rare. The chrome metal Street Van emblems found on later Street Vans (emblems through mid-1978 were stickers) in good shape are quite valuable to collectors or restorers
77 Dodge Street Van aka Never Ending Project
Outcast Truckers, President
Former SEVVC & ODV member

#376167 - April 06th 2010 10:00 am Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: LadiVanner]
NateNCBV Offline


Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 20415
Loc: Brooklyn Park, Maryland, USA
Thing is...the equipment that came standard on the Street Van package was available as optional on any regular old Tradesman.
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#378780 - April 16th 2010 10:20 pm Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateNCBV]
hotrod Offline

Registered: August 30th 2007 11:58 pm
Posts: 239
Loc: Marion, Virginia
My new van has the YH3 code. But it never had the decals on it. Still showing all its original paint. But it does have all the other stuff the Street van was supposed to have.
1989 Dodge B150
1979 Dodge B200
1977 Dodge B100 318 4spd
1976 Dodge B100
1971 Dodge Sportsman
1970 Dodge A100 8 door
1968 Dodge A108 Pop top camper
1965 Dodge A100 no door

#483689 - July 27th 2011 8:20 pm Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: heavy389]
hippie Offline

Registered: January 17th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 47
Loc: Mitchell,Iowa-USA
how was the suspension different? im going through mine right now,bushings ball jts ect.

#494163 - September 05th 2011 2:06 pm Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateNCBV]
Boxdin Offline

Registered: December 30th 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 95
Loc: Albuquerque,New Mexico, usa
There were zero suspension mods on Street Vans. Not even a sway bar.
The Big Deal about the Street Van pkg was the patterns for the interior.
Many guys wanted to buy patterns for their van interiors back then and you still see postings now where they want to buy patterns for their dodge, chevy or ford.
We just got our tape measures, t-squares and jigsaws and went at it.
Its as complicated as you make it !

#595505 - December 12th 2012 1:57 am Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: heavy389]
OldReadingGus62 Offline
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Registered: November 01st 2012 4:02 pm
Posts: 724
Originally Posted By: heavy389
Doing a little researh(while lookin 4 production codes) and found this on Street Vans from Dodge

The Street Van (model year 1978)Robert H. Kline, Chrysler Corporation's manager of truck sales, said, "This model, the first of its type offered by a major manufacturer, has a special appeal to the motorist who wants to convert a unit to his individual tastes, needs, and life style. Our special Street Van provides a custom interior and exterior while leaving a great deal of latitude for plain or fancy conversion of the area between the seats and the rear door."
The Street Van came from the dealership with a custom interior in the driver-passenger area. Standard equipment included high-back bucket seats, carpeting in the forward compartment, woodgrain insert on the instrument panel, and bright trim around the instrument cluster, door trim panels and horn bar. The exterior was unique with H70-1S-B raised white letter tires, a choice of five slot chrome or painted spoke road wheels, and a Street Van nameplate. In addition, the special model boasted bright front and rear bumpers, bright moldings around the grille, windshield and tail lamps, and bright 5x7 side view mirrors.
A detailed set of customizing instructions, plans and templates were provided each purchaser. The Street Van, available on 109 and 127-inch wheelbases in either B100 or B200 models, was designed by Dodge to be the base for individual creative expression, Kline pointed out. "Dodge has been the leader in the compact van and wagon market since 1973, outselling both Ford and Chevrolet as well as the Volkswagen mini-bus. The van which took over the top sales position and the one most often used for conversion was the Dodge Tradesman, a model we originally considered a work vehicle," he said.
The customizing kit furnished with each Street Van included step­by-step photographs and instructions detailing installation of customized features such as port holes, sun roof, and roof vents. A list of manufacturers of these items was also furnished.
"Everything in the kit will make it easier for the do-it-yourselfer to finish the van in an expert, professional manner," Kline said. There were full-size templates for cutting side panels, headliner, and floor covering for the interior. There were also instructions describing the best methods for attaching the material to the inside of the van and illustrations with dimensions showing six alternate graphic schemes; and a membership in the Van Clan and an associate membership in the National Street Van Association (NSVA) along with a subscription to NSVA's publications on van activities.
&#147;valiant67&#148; wrote: &#147;The Street Vans appears to have been made from 1976 to 1980. 1976 models should have had a Street Machine decal on the doors, later years used an emblem that supposedly is quite valuable.&#148;
( and in 79 it was a Emblem!)

#595524 - December 12th 2012 9:30 am Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateNCBV]
MrHoney Offline

Registered: September 30th 2011 12:11 pm
Posts: 2985
They are all street vans unless they are off roaders. smile

#604966 - March 04th 2013 7:44 pm Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateNCBV]
5TOEZ Offline

Registered: November 17th 2010 6:47 pm
Posts: 9
Loc: Htfd. Conn.
Shes not a streetvan,(78 B200 Tradesman) but i still luv her anyways!

those pinstripes are factory as thier listed on the build sheet.

Edited by 5TOEZ (March 04th 2013 7:50 pm)

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