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[[Image:AspenAirA.jpg|thumb|350px|1978 Aspen Drag Car]]
  
 
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== [[Background:]] ==
 
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The [[Dodge]] Aspen and [[Plymouth]] [[Volare]] were the [[F-Body]] replacements for the Dodge [[Dart Sport]] and the Plymouth [[Duster]] [[A-Body]] compacts. They very much resembled the A-Bodies they replaced -- but had chassis technology (like [[Isolator Front Suspension]] ) shared with the new [[M-Body]], [[J-Body]], redesigned B-Body (also know as the [[Forgotten B-Body]]), and [[R-Body]]. Sadly most of these new chassis didn't survive long -- as a financial crisis forced [[Chrylser]] into bankruptcy, with the [[New Chrysler]] focusing on [[FWD]] cars. In addition to the underpinning differences between the A-Bodies and the F-Bodies -- the F-Bodies dressed up the interior considerably over the previous A-Bodies and added a station wagon.
 
The [[Dodge]] Aspen and [[Plymouth]] [[Volare]] were the [[F-Body]] replacements for the Dodge [[Dart Sport]] and the Plymouth [[Duster]] [[A-Body]] compacts. They very much resembled the A-Bodies they replaced -- but had chassis technology (like [[Isolator Front Suspension]] ) shared with the new [[M-Body]], [[J-Body]], redesigned B-Body (also know as the [[Forgotten B-Body]]), and [[R-Body]]. Sadly most of these new chassis didn't survive long -- as a financial crisis forced [[Chrylser]] into bankruptcy, with the [[New Chrysler]] focusing on [[FWD]] cars. In addition to the underpinning differences between the A-Bodies and the F-Bodies -- the F-Bodies dressed up the interior considerably over the previous A-Bodies and added a station wagon.
  
More recently, the Aspen name has been dusted off and placed on a [[Chrysler]] version of the Dodge [[Durango]. See [[Chrylser Aspen]]
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More recently, the Aspen name has been dusted off and placed on a [[Chrysler]] version of the Dodge [[Durango]]. See [[Chrylser Aspen]]
 
 
  
 
== [[History:]] ==
 
== [[History:]] ==
  
 
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=== [[Model Predecessor]] ===
 
=== [[Model Predecessor]] ===
  
Dodge Dart, Dodge Dart Sport
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* Dodge Dart
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* Dodge Dart Sport
  
 
=== [[Model Successor]] ===
 
=== [[Model Successor]] ===
  
K-Car: Dodge Aries
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*K-Car: Dodge Aries
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*M-Car: Dodge Diplomat
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*J-Car: Dodge Mirada
  
 
=== [[Export Versions]] ===
 
=== [[Export Versions]] ===
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
=== [[Related Models]] ===
 
=== [[Related Models]] ===
  
 
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* Plymouth Volare
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
=== [[Competition]] ===
 
=== [[Competition]] ===
  
 
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* Ford Fairmont
 
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* Chevrolet Nova
 
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* Pontiac Ventura
 
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* AMC Pacer
  
 
=== [[Body Styles]] ===
 
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*4 Door Station Wagon
 
*4 Door Station Wagon
  
== [[Technical:]] ==
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=== Aspen R/T ===
 
 
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*Compact/Senior Compact
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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=== [[Engines]] ===
 
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* [[225 CID Slant Six]]
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* 225 CID Slant Six 1bbl ('76-'80)
* [[318 CID]] LA Small Block V-8
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* [[225 CID]] Super Slant Six 2bbl ('76-'80)
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* [[318 CID]] 2bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('76-'80)
 
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* 318 CID 4bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('78-'80)
 
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* [[360 CID]] 2bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('76-'79)
 
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* 360 CID 4bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('77-'79)
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* 360 CID 4bbl hi-performance LA Small Block V-8 ('77-'79)
  
 
=== [[Transmissions]] ===
 
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[[904 Torqueflite]]
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* 998 Torqueflite V8, medium duty applications
 
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Latest revision as of 03:42, 25 September 2017

1980 Dodge Aspen
1978 Aspen Brochure
1978 Aspen Drag Car

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Background:

The Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare were the F-Body replacements for the Dodge Dart Sport and the Plymouth Duster A-Body compacts. They very much resembled the A-Bodies they replaced -- but had chassis technology (like Isolator Front Suspension ) shared with the new M-Body, J-Body, redesigned B-Body (also know as the Forgotten B-Body), and R-Body. Sadly most of these new chassis didn't survive long -- as a financial crisis forced Chrylser into bankruptcy, with the New Chrysler focusing on FWD cars. In addition to the underpinning differences between the A-Bodies and the F-Bodies -- the F-Bodies dressed up the interior considerably over the previous A-Bodies and added a station wagon.

More recently, the Aspen name has been dusted off and placed on a Chrysler version of the Dodge Durango. See Chrylser Aspen

History:

Model Predecessor

  • Dodge Dart
  • Dodge Dart Sport

Model Successor

  • K-Car: Dodge Aries
  • M-Car: Dodge Diplomat
  • J-Car: Dodge Mirada

Export Versions

Related Models

  • Plymouth Volare

Competition

  • Ford Fairmont
  • Chevrolet Nova
  • Pontiac Ventura
  • AMC Pacer

Body Styles

  • 2 Door Coupe
  • 4 Door Sedan
  • 4 Door Station Wagon

Aspen R/T

Technical:

Class

  • Compact/Senior Compact

Platform

F-Body

Engines

  • 225 CID Slant Six 1bbl ('76-'80)
  • 225 CID Super Slant Six 2bbl ('76-'80)
  • 318 CID 2bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('76-'80)
  • 318 CID 4bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('78-'80)
  • 360 CID 2bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('76-'79)
  • 360 CID 4bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('77-'79)
  • 360 CID 4bbl hi-performance LA Small Block V-8 ('77-'79)

Transmissions

  • 904 Torqueflite Slant six, light duty applications
  • 998 Torqueflite V8, medium duty applications
  • 999 Torqueflite V8, heavy duty applications (i.e. 360)
  • 727 Torqueflite V8 extreme heavy duty applications, extremely rare (i.e. cop car)

Specifications:

Length, width, height, wheelbase

Wiki Topic References:

Drag Racing

Contrary to popular belief (that the redesigned front end is too heavy for drag racing), the F-Body makes an excellent drag car -- which hooks up every bit as good as an A-Body with the same rear suspension. A 8 3/4" set up from an A-Body is a easy swap -- and an F-Body can use the same A-Body Cal-Tracks, Spring Relocaters, Off-Set Rear Hangers, S/S Springs, and Mono-Springs. Up Front, most A-Body parts -- such as Headers -- fit.

Magazine References:

External Links



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