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B van racing anyone?

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

  1. bguy

    bguy Well-Known Member

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    Devildodge Active Member

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    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

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    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
     
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  4. 52Dodgecoronet

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    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

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    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.
     

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