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Old 05-06-2006, 11:37 AM
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What is amazing are the very different body types for all of the different cars back in the day.

A- Were typically compact cars like the Duster, Demon, Scamp
B- Were bigger cars like the Road Runner, Charger,, Coronet, Superbird, and Satellite
C- Were the oceanliners of cars like the Fury, Monaco, Polara, Newport
E- These broke the mold and were the smaller body types for our favorites the Challenger and Barracuda

I saw this on the web and thought I would post it. Look at the different car lengths.

Rear Wheel Drive:

A Body--1960-1976.
Plymouth: Valiant (all), Barracuda ('64-'69), Duster ('70-'76), Scamp ('71-'76)
Dodge: Lancer ('61-'62), Dart ('63-'76), Demon ('71-'72), Dart Sport ('73-'76)
Wheelbases:
106: '63-'66 Valiant; '64-'66 Barracuda; '63-'66 Dart wagons
106.5: '60-'62 Valiant; '61-'62 Lancer
108: '67-'73 Valiant; '67-'69 Barracuda; '70-'76 Duster; '71-'72 Demon; '73-'76 Dart Sport
111: '71-'76 Scamp; '74-'76 Valiant; '63-'76 Dart (ex. wagons); Canadian Valiant (Dart front clip, Valiant body, 111" wb)

B Body--1962-1979.
(Note: although this chassis debuted in 1962, Chrysler's practice of naming chassis by letter did not begin until 1964-65.)
Plymouth: Savoy ('62-'64), Belvedere ('62-'70), Satellite ('65-'74), GTX ('67-'74), Road Runner ('68-'75), Fury ('62-'64, '75-'78)
Dodge: Dart ('62), Polara ('62-'64), 220 ('63-'64, Canada only), 330 ('63-'64), 440 ('63-'64), Coronet ('65-'76), Charger ('66-'78),
Super Bee ('69-'71), Monaco ('77-'78), Magnum ('78-'79)
Chrysler: Cordoba ('75-'79), 300 ('79)
Wheelbases:
115: '71-'79 all 2 door models (incl. Charger, Magnum, Cordoba, 300)
116: '62-'70 Plymouths ex. wagons; '62-'66 Plymouth wagons; '62 Dart; '62-'64 Polara; '63-'64 Dodge 220, 330, 440
117: '67-'74 Plymouth wagons; '71-'74 Plymouth 4 doors; '65-'70 Dodges
117.5: '75-'78 Plymouth and Dodge 4 doors & wagons
118: '71-'74 Dodge 4 doors & wagons

C Body--1965-1978.
Plymouth: Fury ('65-'74), VIP ('66-'69), Gran Fury ('75-'77) (NOTE: Gran Fury was a high-line sub-model of C body Fury '70-'74)
Dodge: Custom 880 ('65), Polara ('65-'73), Monaco ('65-'76), Royal Monaco ('77) (NOTE: Royal Monaco was a high-line sub-model of C body Monaco '75-'76)
Chrysler: 300 ('65-'71), Newport, New Yorker
Imperial: all models ('74-'75)
Wheelbases:
119: '65-'68 Plymouths (ex. wagons)
120: '69-'73 Plymouths (ex. wagons), '74 Fury I/II
121: '65-'66 Plymouth wagons; '65-'66 Dodges; '65-'66 Chrysler wagons
121.5: '75-'77 Plymouths (ex. wagons); '74-'77 Dodges (ex. wagons)
122: '67-'73 Plymouth wagons, '74 Fury III/Gran Fury; '67-73 Dodges; '67-'73 Chrysler wagons
124: '74-'77 Plymouth and Dodge wagons; '65-'78 Chrysler sedans; '74-'78 Chrysler wagons; '74-'75 Imperials
[The C body may date from 1961 or 1962 in the Chrysler models, although Chrysler considers the C body to have begun in 1965]

D Body--1957-1973.
(Note: although the chassis design began in 1957, Chrysler did not begin identifying chassis by letter until 1964-1965.)
Imperial: all models
Wheelbases:
127: '67-'73
129: '57-'66

E body--1970-1974.
Plymouth: Barracuda
Dodge: Challenger
Wheelbases:
108: Barracuda
110: Challenger

F Body--1976-1980.
Plymouth: Volare, Road Runner, [Duster '79-'80, was a Volare package]
Dodge: Aspen, R/T
Wheelbases:
108.7: all 2 door models
112.7: all 4 door models
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I find it interesting that the new Challenger will be more classic B-body size....I'm down with that. E-body or B-body size I not care, just build me that car.
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I find it interesting that the new Challenger will be more classic B-body size....I'm down with that. E-body or B-body size I not care, just build me that car.

Yes, I am assuming the 4" shortened LX brings it done to the LY size (116") and the LY is what they decide to use. You are right though, it will be closer to the older "B" size.

I guess we will have more leg rear in the rear passenger seat.

The LY is what is supposed to support a manual transmission which the LX does not.
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