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a body b body c body??! which is what

 
stevethedude247 stevethedude247
New User | Posts: 8 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 04/27/08
10:11 PM

i have a 1965 dodge coronet 440 two door. how do i know what body type it is, i always hear A body c body but have never known what determines that. anyone know let me know thanks

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RBolig RBolig
Moderator | Posts: 948 | Joined: 12/03
Posted: 04/28/08
07:56 AM

How's this:
BASIC CHRYSLER (MOPAR) NOMENCLATURE

Body Styles:
A-Body – economy/budget
1962-1976 total production years
1967-1974 Performance/focus years

70-76 Duster
67-70 Dart
71-72 Demon
67-69 Barracuda
64-66 Barracuda
73-76 Dart Sport
63-66 Dart
63-74 Valiant

B-Body – musclecar/midsize
1960-1975+ total prodution
1966-1971 Performance focus era
1963-1965 Close secondary era

68-71 Roadrunner / GTX
68-71 Charger
65-70 Coronet / RT / Super Bee
66-71 Belvedere / Sattelite
63-65 Belvedere / Sport Fury
63-64 Polara
62-64 Max Wedge race-only models
72-74 Charger / Roadrunner
75-77 Charger / Roadrunner
60-62 Lancer/Dart/Custom/Fury

E-Body – sporty/”pony car”
1970-1974 total production
1970-1974 focus performance years

70-71 ‘Cuda (340,383,440,426 Hemi)
70-71 Challenger RT (as above)
70-74 Barracuda (all other engines)
70-74 Challenger (all other engines)

C-Body – full size/luxury
1960-1976 total production
1967-1971 performance focus years

1967-1971 Sport Fury / GT
1966-1971 all others
1960-1965 300 series
1960-1976 Chrysler / Dodge luxury models



Engines:
A or LA Small-block 1964-1989
1968-1974 performance focus years
340 – performance only model
360 – performance /standand models
273 – performance / standard models
318 – standard until 1980s, most common base platform and easily hot-rodded with 340/360 parts
Magnum – introduced 1990s for V8 truck, popularity growing. Small-block.

B and RB Big Block 1957-1980
1967-1971 performance focus years
383 Magnum / Commando
440 Magnum / Super Commando
440 Six Pack
440 standard
383 standard
400 performance
400 standard
413/426 Max Wedge (race only)
413/426 standard
400 is growing in popularity for upgrade / stroker crankshaft usage; 440 still most popular build-up for street or racing.

426 Hemi 1964-1971
all production was performance
1966-1971 Street Hemi
1964-1965, 1968 – Race / Super Stock Hemi
High-dollar marketplace; large racing crossover; this is the legend maker.

Transmissions –
Manuals – four-speed –833
Automatics – Torqueflite – 727 performance
Automatics – Torqueflite – 904 non-performance
Aftermarket supplies for upgrades on all

Differentials / rear end sizes (names)
Performance – Dana 60, 8 ¾
Non-Performance – 7 ¼, 7 ¾, 8 ¼
Aftermarket supplies primarily for Dana and 8 ¾

Other Mopar Terms good to know
Six Pack – three two-barrel Holley carbs
Pistol Grip – a special Hurst shifter
Air Grabber –premium functional hood scoop B-b
Shaker – premium functional hood scoop E-body
Magnum wheels – 1967-1970 premium wheels
Rallye wheels – 1970-1974 premium wheels
Sure Grip – differential traction devise
T/A – AAR – Trans-Am E-bodies 1970 only  
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mopar3762 mopar3762
Enthusiast | Posts: 606 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 04/28/08
10:06 AM

All I can say is wow and thanks RB.  

stevethedude247 stevethedude247
New User | Posts: 8 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 04/29/08
08:06 PM

yea thanks man, helps alot! so i have a B body, now i gota find my pitman arm  
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RBolig RBolig
Moderator | Posts: 948 | Joined: 12/03
Posted: 04/30/08
06:18 AM

Not a problem guys. Glad to help.  
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drmopar drmopar
Guru | Posts: 1445 | Joined: 02/08
Posted: 09/02/08
03:55 PM

good list, the only thing out of place is the 65 Sport Fury, all the 65 Fury line were built on the c body platform, which differed from the 64 fury. It was built on a B body platform.  

emtfire emtfire
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 11/08
Posted: 11/16/08
10:43 PM

where's the 66 fury vip fall in that list  

RBolig RBolig
Moderator | Posts: 948 | Joined: 12/03
Posted: 11/18/08
01:22 PM

It's a C-Body  
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Dodgenut Dodgenut
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 09/18/11
06:08 PM

A-Body Dodge: Lancer ('61, '62) Dart ('63-'66) Plymouth: Valiant ('60-'66) Barracuda ('64-'66)
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B-Body Dodge: Dart (1962) 220 ('63 and '64 Canada only) 330 ('63, '64) 440 ('63, '64) Polara ('62-'64) Coronet (1965) Plymouth: Savoy ('62-'64) Belvedere ('62-'65) Satellite (1965) Fury ('62-'64)
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C-Body Dodge: 880 ('62-'65) Polara (1965) Plymouth: Fury (1965) Chrysler: 300, 300 Sport, Newport, New Yorker
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D-Body Imperial
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A more complete list can be found here.

Note that some names were used on multiple platforms. For example, the Dart was a B-body in 1962, but an A-body starting in '63. The Polara and Fury were C-bodies starting in 1965, but B-bodies before that.

Each body style had eras where it was largely unchanged. Cars of the same platform and era have many interchangeable body, trim and interior parts. The eras are:

A-Body 1960-'62 '63-'66 '67-'72 '73-'76
B-Body 1962-'65 '66-'67 '68- FIXME
C-Body 1962-'64 '65- FIXME
D-Body FIXME

hope this helps.  

Dodgenut Dodgenut
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 09/18/11
06:12 PM

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CD, it will show you all the parts that will inter change with
your car.  

Dodgenut Dodgenut
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 09/18/11
06:20 PM

MOPAR BODY TYPES (v. 02.10.98)
Compiled by Ed Hennessy, ehenness@natick-emh2.army.mil
Corrections and additions thanks to members of the Mopar Mailing List

(Courtesy of Paul Elosge)

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

J Body--1980-1983.
Dodge: Mirada
Chrysler: Cordoba
Imperial ('81-'83)
Wheelbases:
112.7: all

M Body--1977-1989.
Plymouth: Caravelle ('77-'81, Canada only); Gran Fury ('82-'89)
Dodge: Diplomat
Chrysler: LeBaron ('77-'81), New Yorker ('82), New Yorker Fifth Avenue ('82-'87), Fifth Avenue ('88-'89)
Wheelbases:
108.7: '80-'81 2 door models
112.7: '77-'79 2 door models; '77-'89 4 door models

R Body--1979-1981.
Plymouth: Gran Fury ('80-'81--no '79 Fury or Gran Fury of any type)
Dodge: St. Regis
Chrysler: Newport, New Yorker, New Yorker Fifth Avenue
Wheelbases:
118.5: all models

XJ Body--1984-
Jeep: Cherokee, Wagoneer
Wheelbase: 101 (2 and 4wd)

YJ Body--1987-1996
Jeep: Wrangler (US only), YJ (Canada only--"Wrangler" used by GM Canada)
Wheelbase: 93 (2 and 4wd)

ZJ Body--1993-
Jeep: Grand Cherokee
Wheelbase: 106 (2 and 4wd)

Front Wheel Drive:
(includes only Chrysler-designed vehicles and AMC derivatives)

Beginning in 1989, body designators became two letters, with most existing designators becoming 'Ax,' where 'x' was the original one-letter name.

A, AA Body--1989-1995.
Plymouth: Acclaim
Dodge: SpiritChrysler: Saratoga (European model); LeBaron sedan ('90-'94)
Wheelbase: 103.5

B, AB Body--1988-1992.
Dodge: Monaco ('90-'92)
Eagle: Premier
Wheelbase: 106

C, AC Body--1988-1993.
Dodge: Dynasty
Chrysler: Dynasty (Canada only);
New Yorker/New Yorker Salon/New Yorker Landau ('88-'92)
Wheelbase: 104.3

E Body--1983-1988.
Plymouth: Caravelle ('85-'88)
Dodge: 600 (4 door)
Chrysler: E Class ('83-'84), New Yorker ('83-'87), New Yorker Turbo ('88)
Wheelbase: 103.3

FJ Body--1995-
Chrysler: Sebring (coupe)
Dodge: Avenger
Wheelbase: 104

G, AG Body--1984-1993.
Dodge: Daytona
Chrysler: Laser ('84-'86)
Wheelbase: 97

H Body--1985-1989.
Dodge: Lancer
Chrysler: LeBaron GTS
Wheelbase: 103.1

J, AJ Body--1987-1995.
Chrysler: LeBaron coupe ('87-'93), LeBaron convertible ('87-'95)
Wheelbase: 100.3

JA Body--1995-
Plymouth: Breeze ('96-)
Dodge: Stratus
Chrysler: Cirrus, Sebring convertible ('96-)
Wheelbases:
106: Sebring convertible
108: Breeze, Stratus, Cirrus

K Body--1981-1989.
Plymouth: Reliant
Dodge: Aries, 400 ('82-'83), 600 (2 door sedan/convertible '84-'88)
Chrysler: LeBaron ('82-'88 4 door, '82-'86 2 door sedan/convertible),
Executive Sedan ('83-'84), Executive Limousine ('83-'85)
Wheelbases:
99.6: '81-'84 all models
100.3: '85-'88 all models
124 : Executive Sedan
131.3: Executive Limousine

L Body--1978-1990.
Plymouth: Horizon, TC3/Turismo ('79-'87)
Dodge: Omni, 024/Charger ('79-'87), GLH, GLH-S
Wheelbases:
96.5: all 2 door models
99.1: all 4 door models

LH Body--1993-
Dodge: Intrepid
Eagle: Vision
Chrysler: Concorde, New Yorker (1993-1995), LHS, Intrepid (Canada only)
Wheelbase: 113

N Body--1982-1984.
Plymouth: Scamp ('83)
Dodge: Rampage
Wheelbase: 104.2

NS Body--1996-
Plymouth: Voyager, Grand Voyager
Dodge: Caravan, Grand Caravan
Chrysler: Town & Country
Wheelbases:
112: Voyager, Caravan
119: Grand models, T & C

P, AP Body--1987-1994.
Plymouth: Sundance [also Sundance Duster '92-'94]
Dodge: Shadow
Wheelbase: 97

PL Body--1995-
Plymouth: Neon
Dodge: Neon
Wheelbase: 104

Q Body--1989-1991.
Chrysler: TC by Maserati
(NOTE: some leftovers were sold in 1992; all were built in 1991)
Wheelbase: 93.3

S, AS Body--1984-1995.
[ES Body--1992-95]
Plymouth: Voyager, Grand Voyager ('89-'95)
Dodge: Caravan, Grand Caravan ('89-'95)
Chrysler: Town & Country ('90-'95)
[Also: ES body is "Chrysler Voyager," European model]
Wheelbases:
112: Voyager, Caravan
119: Grand models, T & C

SR Body--1992-
Dodge: Viper RT/10, GTS
Wheelbase: n/a

Y, AY Body--1990-1993.
Chrysler: Fifth Avenue, Imperial ('91-'93)
Wheelbase: 109.3

Trucks:

[Jeep SUV models appear in RWD section above]

AB Body--1971- .
Dodge: B100-B350; Ram Van; Ram Wagon, Ram 1500-Ram 3500 vans
['AB' name created in 1989, but applies to all vans starting in 1971]
Wheelbases: 109.6, 127.6

AD Body--1972-1993.
Dodge: D100-350, W100-350, Ram pickups, Ramcharger ('74-'90)
['AD' name created in 1989, but applies to all 1972-1993 trucks]
Wheelbases:
106: Ramcharger
Pickups vary widely

BR Body--1994- .
Dodge: Ram 1500-3500 pickups
Wheelbases: vary widely

N, AN Body--1987-1996.
Dodge: Dakota pickup
[As with car body types, 'N' became 'AN' in 1989]
Wheelbases: 112, 119, 124

MJ Body--1985-1992.
Jeep: Comanche
Wheelbases: 113, 119.9  

Csuedy77 Csuedy77
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Posted: 09/19/11
07:19 AM

What's theName of the reference cd your recommending