I know for certain the front clip won't directly bolt on but the doors are iffy. But hey our brothers that were vanning in the 70's was putting Cordoba noses on dodge vans..lol I think the footwell and all was longer on 79 up for crash safety
When in doubt..get the sawzall out..
Re: Dodge van questions
#750305 July 05th 2019 6:29 pmJuly 05th 2019 6:29 pm
Front doors maybe, side doors definitely do not, they changed the hinges and the design of the rear door shape, back doors may work but I think the hinges may be different. Rear bumper should work, they used the same bumper until 85, but fronts are different. Hood and front fenders are all very different. The only year that earlier body style shared certain items was 78. Basically the dash back it was all the same as 79+ but the front clip was still all the old design.
FWIW, if you have an 81, that body style was made until 93. You’ll have way more luck finding stuff for it in 79-93 era. Note that bumpers/grill changed in 85. Subtle differences but usually when things change, parts aren’t a direct “bolt on” to the old style.