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#723943 - May 24th 2017 7:58 am Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond)  
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#723951 - May 24th 2017 11:53 am Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: bigbongo]  
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#723955 - May 24th 2017 1:19 pm Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: bigbongo]  
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Awesome. I would get that, if I had the room and the money, and the time to work on it. And if I fit behind the wheel. So, I guess I wouldn't buy it. but it is still pretty cool.


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#723957 - May 24th 2017 2:38 pm Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: Reed]  
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Originally Posted by Reed
Awesome. I would get that, if I had the room and the money, and the time to work on it. And if I fit behind the wheel. So, I guess I wouldn't buy it. but it is still pretty cool.


Why would you want to "fit behind the wheel"?
Do you have aspirations of vehicular suicide?
That's disturbing... that's what that is.

I would get that van, but then you'd be looking at me crosswise because I told you I couldn't buy yours, and I have too many cars anyway. So, I guess I wouldn't get it. But it would be a really cool project.


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#723958 - May 24th 2017 3:30 pm Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: bigbongo]  
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Fit behind the steering wheel. I am a "Big Boy" - 6'4" 310 pounds. I can't squeeze behind the stock steering wheel of the earlies, even though I really like them.


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#723960 - May 24th 2017 6:36 pm Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: bigbongo]  
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Looks like a cool van.


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#723962 - May 24th 2017 6:48 pm Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: bigbongo]  
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Nice.

And the Slant 6 is really strong...look at it pulling the front wheels in that first photo!

#723988 - May 25th 2017 11:51 am Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: Reed]  
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Originally Posted by Reed
Fit behind the steering wheel. I am a "Big Boy" - 6'4" 310 pounds. I can't squeeze behind the stock steering wheel of the earlies, even though I really like them.


Yeah, I was just messin' with you, but I feel your pain... I like 60s era roadsters, but my head hits the top on most of them.
My Fiat 124 turned into a hoodie when the top was up. LOL


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#723990 - May 25th 2017 12:14 pm Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: bigbongo]  
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laugh

I can picture me wedged in behind the steering wheel when a young lady in a mini skirt stops beside me at a red light...and suddenly I can't steer anymore.....without doing bodily harm........ shocked

lol

#723993 - May 25th 2017 12:21 pm Re: Classic 1962 A100 Dodge Van - $1600 (Rosamond) [Re: bigbongo]  
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One of the coolest things about the slant six powered A100 and A 108 trucks and vans is that if they were ordered with an automatic transmission they all got Chrysler's heavy duty 727 transmission. However, Chrysler did not introduce a 727 with a slant six case until 1968. Between 1964 and 1967 slant sixes were mated to v-8 transmissions using a factory adapter plate.

Why is this cool? Because that same factory adapter plate and hardware allows one to install a four speed automatic A500 or A518 behind a slant six. I have been casually looking for one of those adapter plate and hardware packages for years so I can have a slant six with an overdrive automatic transmission. They pop up every now and then but I have never ben in a position to buy one when they were available. I wish I could find a vanner that pulled a slant out of an early Dodge and was willing to get rid of the adapter package cheap.


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