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Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby flagman1776 » 08 Sep 2019, 15:05

Somehow I ended up on Rollx Conversions mailing list. I got a notice encouraging those who want new Chrysler Dodge Minivan conversions to realize that the maker is discontinueing them.
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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby Burgerman » 08 Sep 2019, 15:36

https://www.rollxvans.com/saying-goodby ... chair-van/

True. But theres toyota, VW, honda, and more still to go.
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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby flagman1776 » 08 Sep 2019, 16:41

On this side of the pond, the Chrysler Dodge are common where the others are less frequently encountered. With so many already produced, pre-owned vans are found in abundance.
One can't just look at the negative. New models may offer new opportunities for creative modifications.
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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby Burgerman » 13 Sep 2019, 22:02

I am going back to one of these... Better design/build quality/paint and so on. And also side lift is prefered to the ramp. At least by me.

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Built to last, and plenty room for luggage, passengers, and your full sized powerchair.
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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby Burgerman » 13 Sep 2019, 22:16

If you dont like the ones with a side lift they also do a rear ramp version, still with lowered floor. Bit daft if you ask me. You have to drive through all your shopping and model airoplanes in the rear to get in...

But some prefer this. Theres a long and short wheelbase version.
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I think this is called a multivan in the US. It has a turbo 5 cylinder deisel, tiptronic gearchange/auto and cruise, a multitude of safety stuff like auto lane control, auto braking, follow cruise, and a bunch of other stuff. But its very quiet, smooth, and well engineered if a little heavy. And expensive. The chryslers, hondas (us vans) and toyotas etc are all badge engineering, and are lower build quality than these. But cheaper... :oops:
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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby Burgerman » 13 Sep 2019, 23:01

Watch this. This is a VW specialist where I live about 3 miles away.

This one is YELLOW. But take the time to look at all of it. He takes stock vans and pretties them up...


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Stock ones... Are not bad already!!! I would get a modded lowered floor one, and take it straight to this guy, and do all the best mods - esp lowering and 20 inch rims. And a few other bits.


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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby Burgerman » 14 Sep 2019, 01:27

But I would have this one.


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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby hank » 14 Sep 2019, 14:59

Love it :thumbup:
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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby Burgerman » 14 Sep 2019, 17:54

Me too. These are 65K for the Caravelle with 200HP and around 45K for the window van called the Kombi...

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Re: Final year of Chrysler Dodge Minivan for conversions

Postby Burgerman » 17 Sep 2019, 00:59

I have one coming to my house oct 3rd.

Heres the details.

By the time you add all the best goodies (many not on this list) like a set of 20 inch x 9, and 10 rims, runflat 275/30 - 20 rear tyres, 255 35 fronts, and 2nd battery, fridge, that fancy lane warning, town stopping, and fancy cruise control, powered everything, fancy high power LED lights, the best satnav with voice control, and 101 other things like leather and fridge /warm box under the rear seats, etc etc, and the 200bhp motor, bigger fuel tank (I cant get out easily to refil) etc, its adding another 20k to the price... But results in a very nice van! And as I mentioned, the paint and build quality are superb. Makes the rest all look like scrap yard specials.

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