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For anyone buying a Street Van #323324
August 31st 2009 7:27 pm
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Here's the build code for the Street Van, a real one, not a van someone threw a pair of emblems on. The equipment ID plate is located behind the battery

YH3=Street Van Package.


Look for imposters


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateB] #325600
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what years is that on? Don't see any data plate behind my battery. I have one tag riveted to the rad support that doesn't look like the standard mopar Fender tag and a sticker on the hood.

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Sticker on hood should list Street Van, my 76 does.


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: funk49] #325637
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My 70-72 Dodge service manual shows the metal plate behind the battery, so they went at least that far back. Sounds like someone may have removed yours for some reason.

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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: Ram4ever] #325641
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Post a pic of that tag on the rad support if ya can.


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Sweet! Mine's real. I'm glad I came across this.

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Hey..welcome aboard. Post some pic of your SV in the Readers Rides section when you get a chance.


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateB] #340561
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Originally Posted by Nate the skate
Hey..welcome aboard. Post some pic of your SV in the Readers Rides section when you get a chance.


yeah welcome aboard! We love pics


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: Superbeast] #341821
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I bought a 79'Dodge Street Van New off lot,as left over in Feb of 80' This tag was behind the battrey,dont know if ya can read it but this is on tag

YH3 END
127 HCC HLC NEG YA3 YA4
EC1 FA3 STD GE4 MB2 MEO
KN6 1417 1417 000000
CB391601 B21JE9K332289

And this is a "Real" Street van for sure,I was told buy dealer when I bought it that the street van pkg was a different suspension,and it came with full size patterns to cut underlayment for interior walls and ceiling,dont know if they came with a "factory" finished interior,or just the pattrens to do your own thing? This was only van on lot!!


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: heavy389] #341823
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how does yh3 =streetvan?????????????????????

Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: 67Econo Guy] #341839
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Originally Posted by 67Econo Guy
how does yh3 =streetvan?????????????????????

No Idea but I do know is that I purchased it new and It was sold as A Dodge with the Street Van Pkg....Now how YH3= Street Van I have no idea,guess its one of the purduction code thingys rofl


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: heavy389] #341878
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Dodge production codes. pre-84 they were letters/numbers. 84 and up they were all letters. A38 was police package, 84 and up AHB was police package. every code means something different. Mostly engine, trans, rear, interior, paint colors ETC

I only have 2 more codes from Heavy's tag in my file, might be more car oriented and a lot of them are 84 and up all letter codes.

HCC Heater W/upper level ventilation
MB2 -Bumper, Front bright

Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: MyDodgeDip] #341893
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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.
“valiant67” wrote: “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.”
( and in 79 it was a Emblem!)

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great info, thanks for posting.

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I don't know but I would love to see all the stuff in the package included with the van. Wow I wish I had the money back then to get one, instead of spinning my wheels partying and going to van-ins....well... I did have a great time...lol I just loved the look of the '70s Dodges and don't think any others stacked up to them.


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I agree Phoenix,I did buy a 76 b-200 brandy new ,which was before the street van package.

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How many different paint schemes we're availble for the Street van package ?


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: PYSCHOWard] #342282
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What ever the owner could dream up. I don't think the factory painted the Street Vans those crazy schemes you see in the magazines. It was up to the owner. Dodge provided the blank canvas.


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateB] #342296
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Originally Posted by Nate the skate
What ever the owner could dream up. I don't think the factory painted the Street Vans those crazy schemes you see in the magazines. It was up to the owner. Dodge provided the blank canvas.


Thats Rite yeah You just got a paperback with "Idea's" of some paint,the full size pattrens were nice! No guess work just trace and cut,and underlayment fit 2 da T!! I Let someone use them pattrens years ago and never got them back,and cant even remember who I let use them!!! shift


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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.


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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

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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.

Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: 67Econo Guy] #376142
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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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Ram_Van

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


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: LadiVanner] #376167
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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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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.


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: heavy389] #483689
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how was the suspension different? im going through mine right now,bushings ball jts ect.

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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 !


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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.
“valiant67” wrote: “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.”
( and in 79 it was a Emblem!)

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They are all street vans unless they are off roaders. smile


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Shes not a streetvan,(78 B200 Tradesman) but i still luv her anyways!

those pinstripes are factory as thier listed on the build sheet.
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Originally Posted by 5TOEZ
Shes not a streetvan, but i still luv her anyways!

Dang, those louvers are killer!


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Originally Posted by keystonekid1978
Originally Posted by 5TOEZ
Shes not a streetvan, but i still luv her anyways!

Dang, those louvers are killer!


________ yeah never saw a set like that...cool.


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Doesn't have to be a street van to be cool. Besides street van was only a trim/option package. Nothing special in my opinion.


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the only thing special about the street van package is that most was never used for a work truck that got beat into the ground,I do remember them on the showroom at the local dodge dealership.I will stop tomorrow and see if any are left !!!!!!

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Originally Posted by LadiVanner
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.


Hi all I am new here but I have been into Dodge vans since 1985. I live in Windsor Ontario. My Dad worked @ Chrysler van plant, so did I for a really short time, friends and there dad's also worked for chrysler. I also worked at Dodge dealerships during the 1980s as a lot boy.

I have seen a ton of vans move thru the dealerships.

I know this much: If you ordered a street van from a dealership you would get a "Street Van" with kit instructions. (Most people did not order this without the dealership upgrading it further)

Most dealerships would offer customization at an extra cost. (they made good money partnering up with local paint shops & custom interior shops) So I am sure many people who bought the street van package thought it came customized from the factory.

Also I think they did come with a tri color package (yellow with orange, red and black stripes). Not sure but it was common paint scheme.)

I also know that when cargo vans did not sell the dealership would order the street van (replacement parts) and build the cargo van to look like a street van. and sell it with a street van package.

They also offered the "StreetVan" upgrades to Tradesmen and Sportmen vans for people who wanted the skirts, spoilers and louver looks. Vans with skirts and louvers sold strong.

In the 1990s used trade-in's also were often cleaned up as a street van and sold.

The only difference I can remember was that Dodge offered a Street Van sticker that was often used to clone a van. The original ones came with cast metal scripts.

I don't know the numbers... but I know a ton of Street vans out there probally don't have the official street van ID numbers on them. Even ones bought from the dealerships.

But I look at it this way. A real Street Van is just a bonus. All vans are potential street vans. they all came down the same assembly line.

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Originally Posted by hotrod
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.


The Street Vans were a package offered with select options offered from many other packages. The only unique item was the logo. (Even the templates offered were from the conversion van templates offered to StarCraft, primetime to make there interiors out of.)

I was told that the 318 and 360 motors (more often a 318) had the fleet propane heads with smaller combustion chambers. (Heart shaped with tail) stainless steel valves and hardened valve seats. good for a few more ponies.

I don't know if this was a package upgrade but in the 80s & 90s I bought every van I could in the $100-$300 range. (probably 20ish vans) to part them out. I also had a lot of dodge muscle cars and built 318, 340 & 360s. A dodge van was a performance scavenger wonderland. The heads were always smaller chambered. Big carbs, HD 727s, 3 core rads, (often trans cooler) twin horn air cleaner, flat top pistons, better flowing exhaust manifolds that were rear dumps.

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Mine had a made in Canada sticker in the door jam!



Originally Posted by CDV
[quote=LadiVanner]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. [

Hi all I am new here but I have been into Dodge vans since 1985. I live in Windsor Ontario. My Dad worked @ Chrysler van plant, so did I for a really short time, friends and there dad's also worked for chrysler. I also worked at Dodge dealerships during the 1980s as a lot boy.

I have seen a ton of vans move thru the dealerships.

I know this much: If you ordered a street van from a dealership you would get a "Street Van" with kit instructions. (Most people did not order this without the dealership upgrading it further)

Most dealerships would offer customization at an extra cost. (they made good money partnering up with local paint shops & custom interior shops) So I am sure many people who bought the street van package thought it came customized from the factory.

Also I think they did come with a tri color package (yellow with orange, red and black stripes). Not sure but it was common paint scheme.)

I also know that when cargo vans did not sell the dealership would order the street van (replacement parts) and build the cargo van to look like a street van. and sell it with a street van package.

They also offered the "StreetVan" upgrades to Tradesmen and Sportmen vans for people who wanted the skirts, spoilers and louver looks. Vans with skirts and louvers sold strong.

In the 1990s used trade-in's also were often cleaned up as a street van and sold.

The only difference I can remember was that Dodge offered a Street Van sticker that was often used to clone a van. The original ones came with cast metal scripts.

I don't know the numbers... but I know a ton of Street vans out there probally don't have the official street van ID numbers on them. Even ones bought from the dealerships.

But I look at it this way. A real Street Van is just a bonus. All vans are potential street vans. they all came down the same assembly line.

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So do both of my G30's .... 1st # on the vin is a 2.


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[quote=heavy389]Mine had a made in Canada sticker in the door jam!


I probably still know a handful of guys who put your truck together... lol

One thing I can say is people had pride in there work back then.

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