AF: B van racing anyone? | Allpar Forums
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

B van racing anyone?

Discussion in 'Vans' started by bguy, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. bguy

    bguy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,760
    Likes:
    159
  2. Devildodge

    Devildodge Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,383
    Likes:
    1,707
    Yeah. No kidding. I seen that awhile back. What solidified me getting my b van. Awesome seeing what they did with them though.
     
  3. ImperialCrown

    ImperialCrown Moderator
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    20,957
    Likes:
    4,165
    That's pretty neat. My first vehicle was a '72 B100 Sportsman slant 6 with 3 on-the-tree and 3.55 gears.
    I did put a 2-bbl and electronic ignition in it.
    I was much lighter than my friend's 6-cyl B-O-F pick up trucks, kinda like a unibody eggshell on wheels.
    It wasn't too fast, but it could eat their lunch and go places they couldn't. :D
     
    DC-93 likes this.
  4. 52Dodgecoronet

    52Dodgecoronet Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Likes:
    16
    I still have my B200 Sportsman SE camper van that I've owned since new. I've done some modest suspension mods to it, such as oversized Hellwig front and rear sway bars, faster Red Top (similar to Firm Feel) power steering box and braced and gusseted steering box mounts. It does corner surprisingly flat, but those big sway bars increase the overall spring rate so it rides a bit rougher than it did stock. The big sway bars help in crosswinds, too. These vans are called "Dajibans" in Japan, and I really like my Dajiban.

    van.jpg
     
  5. awyseguy

    awyseguy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2003
    Messages:
    566
    Likes:
    71
    I saw that awhile back and to go race a B-van would be a good enough reason to take a trip to Japan. Anybody can drive a sports car, a non driver could scrape off the door handles.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
 We are not affiliated with FCA. We make no claims regarding validity or accuracy of information or advice. Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.