Dodge B350 Parts and Dodge B350 Accessories
Interesting Things about the Dodge B350
- A part of Dodge's B series, the Dodge B350's design (fixtures and body shell) is one of America's longest-running vehicle frames that remained virtually unchanged since it was released in the early 1970s and discontinued in the early 2000s.
- During the custom van craze that occurred during the mid-seventies to early eighties, the Dodge B350, along with the other B-series vans that were initially sold under the Sportsman, Adventure, and Tradesman names, became a hit among car collectors and hobbyists. To capitalize on this trend, Dodge came up with the Street Van package, a customization deal that included driver and passenger doors with a Street van logo, a windshield and grille with a chrome trim, front and rear bumpers made of chrome, and a Dodge Van Clan membership.
- Some people refer to the Dodge B350 as a Kary-Van, a term that was based on its cube-shaped cargo area. Many Kary-Vans can still be seen today since many companies use these spacious and easy-to-maneuver vans as delivery or work vehicles. The success of this vehicle prompted Plymouth, Dodge's fellow marquee under Chrysler, to come up with its own version.
- Dodge B vans have gained quite a following despite their discontinuation. As a matter of fact, several Dodge B van models have appeared in numerous films, videos, and TV shows. These include Napoleon Dynamite, a hit comedy flick that starred Jon Heder. In this film, a Dodge campervan was used as the home of Aaron Ruell's character, Kip.
- A Dodge B van was used in a scene in the 1997 film Dante's Peak. In this scene, a 3rd generation Dodge Ram van can be seen stalling out on a bridge that was used as an escape route by the evacuees as Dante's Peak starts to erupt.
- The main character of The Red Green Show uses a possum van, which is a 2nd-generation Dodge van with a portrait of a possum painted on its side. Aside from this, a Dodge Van can also be seen in Weird Al's music video for his Trapped in the Drive-Thru song. The vehicle featured in this video was a white, 3rd-generation B-van.