Tom, While the doors on the shorty vans look the same, they were a lil different like I posted in my 1st post. 1978 was the 1st year that the Dodges had the 2" body piece between the front & side doors. 1978 was also the 1st year the long wheelbase doors were moved forward. My pics here are a 1974 & the other two are 1978's.
Tom, the 1971-77 Dodge B-vans had the side doors butted right up next to the rear of the front door. Also, the rear of the doors were straight all the way down in front of the rear wheel well opening. In 1978, the side doors had the small amount of body between the front doors. Also, the rear doors lower corner followed the rear wheel well contour. 1978 was a 1-year only with the grill and bumpers as previous years, but had bigger marker lights & tail-lights. Orange van below is a 1978. Also here's a pic of my shorty Dodge van.
Had a great time yesterday at the show. Great turnout & lots of awesome models! Was nice to talk to old friends I haven't seen in quite some time. Here's a link to my pictures. If anyone has pics of the VW baja bug model, please post it. My camera batteries died & I forgot to get pics of it when I came back in. http://public.fotki.com/Lordmodelbuilder/plastic_model_related/lower-left-coast-nnl/
Bookmarking this page. I know we talked at GSL about your real truck. Very cool to see you picking up the model build once again.
I have built a few of these 67-72 trucks & had a friend with a bigblock powered 72 Cheyenne. Love this trucks!
Good old plexiglass headlight covers. Brings back happy thoughts of a time long gone.
Love the KMET stuff too. Was the only station to listen to! Any reason you didn't place your bumper sticker upside down?