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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: 5TOEZ] #604969
March 04th 2013 8:47 pm
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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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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: keystonekid1978] #604976
March 04th 2013 9:02 pm
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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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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateB] #605059
March 05th 2013 1:47 pm
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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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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateB] #605098
March 05th 2013 8:21 pm
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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 !!!!!!

Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: LadiVanner] #705656
March 20th 2016 10:44 pm
March 20th 2016 10:44 pm
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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.

Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: hotrod] #705659
March 20th 2016 11:10 pm
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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.

Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: CDV] #705679
March 21st 2016 1:11 pm
March 21st 2016 1:11 pm
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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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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: NateB] #705685
March 21st 2016 1:55 pm
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So do both of my G30's .... 1st # on the vin is a 2.


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Re: For anyone buying a Street Van [Re: heavy389] #705720
March 21st 2016 10:07 pm
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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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