Article Index

While much of the information in this section can apply to other Chrysler-product vehicles or even other makes, it is written specifically for the Mopar A-Body, which covers this body style from the time it was introduced in 1960 to its last year of production in 1976.

Chrysler Corporation organized their vehicles by body type and, although Chrysler did not start using this naming convention until 1964-1965, some chassis designs were in existence since the late 1950s.

The following list mainly concerns Chrysler vehicles from the 1960s to the 1980s. For a more complete list, please visit the Allpar Rear Wheel Drive Mopar Bodies page.

Body Style Models & Years
A-Body (1960-1976)
  • Dodge Lancer (1961-1962)
  • Dodge Dart (1963-1976)
  • Dodge Demon (1971-1972)
  • Plymouth Barracuda(1964-1969)
  • Plymouth Duster (1970-1976)
  • Plymouth Valiant
B-Body (1962-1979)
  • Chrysler 300 (1979)
  • Chrysler Cordoba (1975-1978)
  • Dodge 220 (1963-1964, Canada only)
  • Dodge 330/440 (1963-1964)
  • Dodge Charger (1966-1978)
  • Dodge Coronet (1965-1976)
  • Dodge Dart (1962)
  • Dodge Polara (1962-1964)
  • Dodge Magnum (1978-1978)
  • Dodge Monaco (1977-1978)
  • Plymouth Belvedere (1962-1970)
  • Plymouth Fury (1962-1964, 1975-1978)
  • Plymouth GTX (1967-1971)
  • Plymouth Road Runner (1968-1975)
  • Plymouth Satellite (1965-1974)
  • Plymouth Savoy (1962-1964)
C-Body (1965-1978)
  • Chrysler 300 (1965-71)
  • Chrysler Newport
  • Chrysler New Yorker
  • Dodge Custom 880 (1965)
  • Dodge Polara (1965-1973)
  • Dodge Monaco (1965-1976)
  • Dodge Royal Monaco (1975-1977)
  • Imperial (1974-1975)
  • Plymouth Fury (1965-1974)
  • Plymouth VIP (1966-1969)
  • Gran Fury (1975-1977)
D-Body (1957-1973)
  • Imperial (1957-1973)
  • (see Y-Body)
E-Body (1970-1974)
  • Plymouth Barracuda
  • Dodge Challenger
F-Body (1976-1980)
  • Aspen
    Aspen R/T
  • Duster (1979-1980)
  • Volare
  • Road Runner
J-Body (1980-1983)
  • Chrysler Cordoba
  • Dodge Mirada
  • Imperial (1980-1983)
M-Body (1977-1989)
  • Chrysler LeBaron (1977-1981)
  • Chrysler New Yorker (1982)
  • Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue (1982-1987)
  • Chrysler Fifth Avenue (1988-1989)
  • Dodge Diplomat
  • Plymouth Caravelle (1977-1981, Canada only)
  • Plymouth Gran Fury (1982-1989)
R-Body (1979-1981)
  • Chrysler Newport
  • New Yorker
  • New Yorker Fifth Avenue
  • Cordoba (1979)
  • Dodge St. Regis
  • Charger (1979)
  • Magnum (1979)
  • Plymouth Gran Fury (1980-81)
Y-Body
  • Body & Frame Imperial (1957-1966)
  • C-Body Imperial (1967-1973)
  • J-Body Imperial (1980-1983)
AB-Body (1971-2002)
  • Dodge Tradesman 100-300 (1971-1979)
  • Dodge B100-B350
  • Dodge Ram Van / Ram Wagon / Ram 100-300 (1980-1992)
  • Dodge Ram 1500-Ram 3500 vans (1993-2002 )
  • Plymouth Voyager (PB100-PB300) (1974-1978)
AD-Body (1972-1993)
  • Dodge D100-350, W100-350, Ram pickups, Ramcharger (1974-1990)
  • Plymouth Trailduster (PD100, PW100) (1974-1978)

There are a great number of upgrades available for the A-Body and they often involve swapping parts in from other body types. The vehicle upgrades cost anywhere from from dirt cheap to way too expensive. While many upgrades that people do are for drag racing, this web site is primarily devoted to those that make the car more enjoyable for the street.

Of all the A-bodies, the 1960-1962 Valiants and Lancers are the most difficult to upgrade due to their narrow bodies and unique suspensions (1960-1961). Performance upgrades are often obtained from B- and R-Bodies and sometimes E-, F-, M-, & J-Bodies. R-Bodies are essentially redesignated B-Bodies with 118.5" wheelbases.