Discussion in 'Welcome to Allpar!' started by Catimann, Aug 28, 2020.
Good luck, I hope you get it.
Thanks I will have to try it when they actually get the part in stock. When I ordered it there was a note stating "3 day delay" and to me that means it is on the way and will be in stock in 3 days. I was wrong. It turns out it is not in stock and I can't buy the Y pipe ( Darn ) but at least I am on a list to be notified if it does come in. Fingers crossed.
It's a shame because there's probably one in stock at a parts store somewhere that they'd love to unload.
This is pretty cool. I enjoy these threads about older unique Mopars.
I had not heard of any Mopar with the name Chinook attached.
I took a trip on a Chinook recently, but it had 6 rotor blades...
(not a Mopar)
When I first saw the thread title, I immediately thought about the helicopter
When I was in the Marine Corps, I was attached to a CH-46 squadron
Chinook was a third party that built campers on Dodge chassis. Dodge was the leading RV chassis provider during the 1970s most likely.
At one time Dodge had around 70 percent or more of the RV market. Lee pulled the rug out from underneath a ton of RV companies, and just like law enforcement business, success was a hard thing to come by when they tried to re-enter various RV segments. Knee jerk reactions to bad economic times haven't been kind to this company.
Makes sense. My family had a tent. The only RV name I remember from the 70s is Winnebago.
There were many brands in the 70s. Many failed with the recession of the early 80s. Chinook was one of the more popular brands of the time. Dodge had so many class C chassis built that they sold many to high cube body companies to rid themselves of the glut. I have seen motorhome units titled as late as 1982 with chassis built in 79, the last year they made van chassis.