Heavy-duty Dodge 1500 1972-1980 Bumper Kits
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Aftermarket Dodge 1500 1972-1980 Bumper Kits
The Dodge 1500 is a long-standing and iconic model of pickup truck first introduced by Chrysler in 1972. Featuring refined styling for both the cab and bed, along with powerful engine options, it quickly became one of America’s favorite pickups. As the vehicle went through several generations, the Dodge 1500 made sure to stay true to its roots, offering a classic look and feel.
The 1972 Dodge 1500 was equipped with a standard 225 cubic inch slant six-cylinder engine producing 105 horsepower. Other optional engines included a 318 cubic inch V8 with 150 horsepower, a 360 cubic-inch V8 with 175 and 225 horsepower, and a 400 cubic-inch V8 with 190 and 230 horsepower. All engines were mated to either a three-speed manual transmission, four-speed manual, or three-speed TorqueFlite automatic.
In 1974, the Dodge 1500 received several new features. The wheelbase was extended from 118 to 125 inches and the vehicle received two new grille designs and revised front and rear styling. Additionally, the slant six and 318 V8 engines were replaced by a 225 cubic inch straight-six and a 360 cubic inch V8 engine. The wheelbase was extended once again in 1976, this time to 131 inches and the exterior styling was refreshed with larger headlights and a new egg crate-style grille.
The 1975 Dodge 1500 was the first to offer power steering as an option, along with power brakes and air conditioning. It also had several new convenience and comfort features such as cab latches, remote control mirrors, and adjustable head restraints. The vehicle also received an exclusive "Luxury Collection" package which included plush seating and decor, as well as chrome wheel covers, wheel trim rings, and other cosmetic upgrades.
The 1979 Dodge 1500 received another redesign, with the most notable changes being the addition of quad round headlights, a revised grille and hood, and a new "ram head" emblem on the grille. Inside, the vehicle received a redesigned dashboard, steering wheel, and instrument cluster, as well as new cloth upholstery and vinyl flooring. In 1980, the Dodge 1500 received a few minor updates, such as a revised suspension, updated instrument cluster and steering wheel design, and a new analog clock in the central console.
Throughout its lifespan, the Dodge 1500 maintained a reputation for reliability and ruggedness, making it the perfect vehicle for those looking for a dependable pickup truck. Many found the classic styling to be appealing, while others appreciated the powerful engine options available. The truck may no longer be in production, but it is still beloved by many and continues to have a loyal following among vintage vehicle enthusiasts.