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Old 10-25-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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Dodge 3.3 V6 (seems to be Dodge Caravan base)
12' x 6' x 6' aluminum box
7' 9" tall

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Old 10-25-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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FWD
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Yep.

Dodge Caravan 3.3L V6 running gear. The rear end is different with a mechanical lever load distribution for the brakes and swing arm suspension.

The body is custom, but they used many common parts found in other walk-in vans. The front lift up hood is fiberglass.

Built by AMF Harley Davidson for USPS Mail Truck service. I recall that somehow they lost the contract which they thought they had so not too many were built. Only made for a few years.

I owned one. It is good for lighter hauling. Nice inside space, but not much more than a T1N 158, maybe even 140 SHC. Bounced down the road like the truck it is. Handled ok. No tow capacity to speak off.

Mostly I sold mine because I couldn't even tow my boat with it.

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