Re: Pull van body off chassis
the dodge van is unit construction, it does not have a seperate frame. it is, however, well designed and very strong. i have had 5 or 6 of these vans, with no body problems at all. the front suspension and rear suspension are mostly bolted on and can be exchanged if necessary. the front bumper, grill , radiator , etc, are easily removed. i believe the engine comes out the door with a small lift. it may be necessary to unbolt and remove the front seats. sounds difficult, but, most is bolt on. buy or borrow a dodge van repair manual, a cheap one will do. it shows the steps to remove the engine. it's not as bad as it looks. the manual gives great tips and tricks, and you will need friends to help. be sure and salvage any good parts from your donor van, it will save money down the road. if only the transmision needs replaced, it can be removed from below on a lift.
good luck !!