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    Dodge A100s.... talk to me....

    I've done a search on here and the odd thread/post appears but not a lot really. These ugly little buggers are growing on me and the missus loves em too so looks like i'm in the market for getting my hands on one.

    Anyone have any real world experience of ownership/driving em over here?

    Are they noisy with the engine protruding in the cab, there is only so much sound deadening you can throw at em!

    I've read that they are pretty hard to lower at the front hence most owners going old school and jacking the rear up instead. Anyone lowered theirs, and if so how low did it go and how did you do it?

    Also any one have any links to info, good resources or links to any for sale.

    Forgot to say that its the camper style i'm looking for to fit the family in as i've just sold my C10 pickup coz we don't all fit in the cab.

    Cheers in advance.
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    the day of the cab forward pickup is coming round again, I just got a '61 Econoline pickup in and am reluctant to put it up for sale as it has grown on me and I might use it as a shop truck. I've never been offered an A100 pickup at all in the last 5 years or so!

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    Wind noise is more prominent than engine noise, you'll struggle to have a conversation with your passenger at anything over about 40mph. Lowering is tough due to the beam front end and cabover design, it's a huge job to completely slam it on the ground but they can be lowered a few inches without too many dramas.

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    Link to another topic, see post #7
    https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/top...onoline-266081

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    Quote Originally Posted by WagonMan View Post
    Wind noise is more prominent than engine noise, you'll struggle to have a conversation with your passenger at anything over about 40mph. Lowering is tough due to the beam front end and cabover design, it's a huge job to completely slam it on the ground but they can be lowered a few inches without too many dramas.
    I don't find the noise too bad but then again I usually drive an Imp with next to no silencer!

    They dont drive so well when slammed apparently. Have a look through the various threads on vintagevans.com. Fantastic site - loads of info on A100's, Econolines and Chevy vans.

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    I agree with Hugh about vintage vans, I'm also lucky enough to have seen Hugh's van which is super neat and very usable.

    I have a bit of a hankering for an A100 pickup myself but promised I'm not even going to look until I have finished the two Dodges already in the garage.
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    Hi Gordon, funnily enough I passed through your way today and wondered how you were getting on!

    Cheers,

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    sold mine last christmas, CC feature (gold and white) lowering was a absolute nightmare, and being sat on the axle means not the best of rides, the off-set of the Astro supremes did'nt help, you fill every bump especially on Bristol roads, steering still had a little play but work got it better and like anything old you drove it accordingly, it stopped well, the upfront driving positions great, drove it to Belguim, would have another no probs, reckon there gonna get real popular,..........go for it

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    Day job overload Hugh

    Never did find those neat taillight replacements for the A100 with indicator sections in - got a direct link? May be useful to others on here.

    What else? well from my other Dodges I know you can adjust the steering, within limits, but after that it is replacement time. The ride and handling would probably be a lot better with a load in the back, so if you are re-configuring one you might want to factor out some of the presumed load.

    The six cylinder will move it right along, but nothing sounds like the V8. A common swap-in is the 440, one can only imagine the fuel consumption, but then you'd have to take your eyes off the road long enough to look at the fuel gauge and that could be fatal.

    Pretty : http://rmn.craigslist.org/cto/4674603434.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon_M View Post
    Day job overload Hugh

    Never did find those neat taillight replacements for the A100 with indicator sections in - got a direct link? May be useful to others on here

    regards

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