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;Our Mission
 
:The MoparWiki has the goal of ultimately being the single best source for All Things [[Mopar]]. [[Makes]], [[models]], people, [[platforms]], components, [[racing]] -- anything Mopar. This is to be accomplished by the [[collaboration]] with anyone wishing to improve a MoparWiki with facts or editing for style.
 
 
 
 
 
;About MoparWiki
 
:The engine that runs the MoparWiki is the same engine used for the very popular Wikipedia. It allows for anyone to start an appropriate article, and for others to collaborate on the improvement of it. We try to follow a uniform format for consistency. You can get to a MoparWiki of a specific topic by typing the topic in the search box to the left -- or clicking on a link in another MoparWiki. There are links for a random page, recently updated, or help. Please take a few moments to read further -- and to browse around. We hope you will assist us with collaborating on existing MoparWikis, from adding appropriate facts (and your reference source) or cleaning up the text and styling.
 
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:[[Dick Landy]]
 
:[[Warlock]]
 
:[[Polara]]
 
:[[Nostalgia Super Stock]]
 
:[[Aspen]]
 
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:[[‎Demon]]
 
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;Diamante
 
:<center>[[Image:Diamante1.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Diamante in its Current Restored Glory]]</center>
 
 
 
'''Background'''
 
 
 
[[Mopar Action Magazine]] calls the Diamante [[Show Car]] the "Most Valuable Mopar on the Planet" in their August 2012 (Volume 19 Number 5) issue. Most of the information in this [[Wiki]] was gleaned from that magazine article. It began life as a [[Dodge]] [[Challenger]], the first [[Hemi]] [[E-Body]] ever built.  It was the most [[highly optioned]] Challenger ever built, and originally a triple black [[4-speed]] [[convertible]].
 
 
 
[[Image:Diamante2.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Diamante in its Current Restored Glory]]
 
 
 
'''History'''
 
 
 
On the first day of production of the [[Mopar]] [[E-Body]], the most highly optioned Hemi was painted black, given the [[VIN]] of JS27ROB100022, and then pulled of the line to become a show car. It was a 4.10 Dana car with power windows and adding to its firsts -- it was the first production Mopar with a [[Shaker Hood]]. However, it wasn't originally built as the Diamante.
 
 
 
The Challenger was sent to [[Syntex, Inc.]] in Dearborn where it was made into a mildly customized 2-seater and painted orange. It was given the name [[Yellow Jacket]]. Its purpose was to test the possibility of producing a car to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette. It borrowed heavily from the earlier [[concept car]] [[Duster1]], which was a [[Targa]] style [[2-seater]] built on a [[383]] [[Plymouth]] [[Road Runner]].
 
 
 
Weeks after its show car debut, the Yellow Jacket's [[candied]] orange paint started showing it's defects, and the silver [[basecoat]] was showing through in many areas. Since the car was so similar looking to the 70 Challenger now in showrooms and on the streets all over the US, and it being less than overwhelming on the show circuit -- the [[Chrysler Corporation]] opted to not repaint the car, but to instead use it to create a new show car called the "Diamante", which stands for diamond in Spanish.
 
 
 
Syntex, Inc. also performed this conversion using wider front fenders, a sloping hood replacing the shaker, and a pointed nose that was a throwback to the 1969 Dodge [[Daytona]] and 1970 [[Plymouth]] [[Superbird]]. The low hood and pointed nose required shortening the radiator; and the wider fenders required converting the power brakes to manual. The paint was white that shimmered, rumored to be because of crushed diamonds mixed in it. In reality the paint was a heavy Pearl White that [[Chrysler]] first called [[Jewel White]], but later renamed [[Quasar Pearl White]]. The car was finishe just in time for the 1971 Detroit Auto Show.
 
 
 
The car was popular with the show circuit through 1974, when it acquired a bad scratch in the paint during transporting. The was sent George Busti of Creative Customs in Detroit for a repaint. Problem was that George was not given the specific instructions to repaint white, and as he hated white, he repainted it a Candied Tangerine Orange. When the car was sent back, Dodge freaked out as there is no such thing as a Orange Diamond. As this was the last year for the E-Body, Dodge just put the car (showing 600 miles on the odometer) in storage.
 
 
 
A few years later Chrysler is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the storage company wanted their money for the cars they were storing. Chrysler told them to go ahead and sell the cars -- and the Diamante was auctioned off. The first buyer was a collector Leo Gephardt. He soon flipped it to another collector at auction, and that buyer sold it to famous Dream Car collector [[Joe Bortz]] for $75,000. Bortz showed it for a couple of years and that's when it appears to have had the misinformation passed along that that car had been shown 71-74 as an orange car. It appears that Bortz never researched the car or look at the VIN to realize what a valuable car he had, and since it didn't really fit in with his collection of 50s Finned Dream Cars, he sold it to Steve Juliano -- who still owns the car today.
 
 
 
Juliano did research the car's history, and verified it by looking at the layers of paint under the wiper trim to fine white, then orange, then black. The car had the white layer of paint matched and has since been restored to its original White Diamond beauty.
 
 
 
The interior as both the Yellow Jacket and the Diamante was always been stock with the exception of a fiberglass Toneau cover surrounding the seat backs of the front seats. The 4-gang power window switch operates the two front windows, the rear Targa window, and the rear wing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[[Diamante | More]]
 
 
 
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;Jeep
 
:[[Image:WWII COTP Jeep2.jpg|thumb|300px|WWII Jeeps]]
 
 
 
'''History'''
 
 
 
World War I started the age of mechanization of the US Army. The Army bought many vehicles from many vendors to move men and materials from location to location. By the middle 1930’s the Army realized the logistical nightmare causing maintenance and supply issues caused by having so many vendors and vehicle types. The desire to standardize on a smaller group of vehicles led to the search for smaller, faster easier to maintain vehicle.
 
 
 
The army tested several vehicle concepts over the years, including a vehicle dubbed the “Belly-Flopper”. The “Belly-Flopper” was designed much like a cross between a kid’s sled and a go-cart. The driver and a passenger lay on their stomachs to drive the vehicle, unseen by the enemy. The specifications for 70 units of a test vehicle were sent out on July 7, 1940, called for:
 
 
 
# A driving front axle with 2-speed transfer case including provisions for disengaging the front axle drive.
 
# A body of rectangular design with a folding windshield and 3 bucket seats.
 
# Increased engine power (presumably in respect to the Belly-Flopper prototype).
 
# Means for towing.
 
# 30-caliber machine gun mount.
 
# Blackout lighting.
 
# Oil-bath air cleaner.
 
# Hydraulic brakes.
 
# Full floating axles.
 
# Wheelbase of 80".
 
# Maximum height of 40".
 
# Maximum weight of 1275 lbs.
 
# Approach and departure angles of 45 and 40 degrees, respectively.
 
# Must reach 50 mph on hard surface.
 
# Special bracing for a pintle hook setup.
 
# No aluminum to be used for cylinder head.
 
# At least 4 cylinders.
 
# 8 of the 70 vehicles had to be four-wheel-steer.
 
 
 
Only three companies, of 135 invited to bid, responded to the contest, Ford Motor Company, Willys-Overland (pronounced Willis-Overland), and American Bantam Car Company and of these, the Bantam Car Company was the most aggressive. They had their blueprints of their vehicle into Washington in 5 days. Bantam delivered a prototype by the September 23, 1940 deadline.  With war breaking out in Europe, both Ford and Willys were allowed to submit vehicles for testing. Both of these competitors were also given access to the Bantam plans, explaining the look-alike similarities of the three prototypes. The Army ordered a total of 1500 of each vehicle for further testing and early 1941 saw these vehicles entered into Army inventory. Willys and Ford received the contracts to actually build the vehicles based on Bantam’s designs, as Bantam didn’t have suitable manufacturing facilities. Bantam did get the contract to build the trailers need for the vehicles. Both the Willys and Ford parts were interchangeable.
 
 
 
The name Jeep is said to derive from several sources. Some say the name came from the GP (General Purpose) designation, others say it came from the cartoon character “Eugene, the Magical Jeep” from the Popeye cartoons. Eugene had the ability to go anywhere (by magic of course), as did the Willys vehicle.
 
 
 
The Jeep became the vehicle of choice for the Army and it was said that the little vehicle could move faster than a tank and go places that tanks couldn’t go. The Jeep (both the Willys MB and Ford GPW) proved to be a reliable, well made vehicle, impressing soldiers who both drove and maintained the vehicles. It was said at the time that Jeep won the war.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Post War'''
 
 
 
After the War, as soldier were returning home, many wanted a Jeep of their own. [[Willys]], seeing a demand for the Jeep trademarked the name, for its line of vehicles based on the venerable vehicle.
 
 
 
The Jeep [[CJ-2A]] (Civilian Jeep 2A) was introduced in late 1945, and was mechanically identical to the MB that was produced for the Army, but with a few differences, such as chrome trim and larger headlamps. The fuel tank intake was on the left side panel, and the spare tire was moved to the rear tailgate. The rear panel also became a flip down tailgate. The first year saw only 1,824 units made, but the end of production in 1949 produced a total of nearly 137,000 units.
 
 
 
[[Jeep | More]]
 
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Latest revision as of 02:10, 27 April 2020





Welcome to the MoparWiki
The Mopar Wiki Site
The Mission
The MoparWiki has the goal of ultimately being the single best source for All Things Mopar. Makes, models, people, platforms, components, racing -- anything Mopar. This is to be accomplished by the [[Collaboration|collaboration] with anyone wishing to improve a MoparWiki with facts or editing for style.


About MoparWiki
MoparWiki was created in 2008 and is administered by Dave Schultz. The engine running the MoparWiki is the same engine used for the very popular Wikipedia. It allows for any registered editor to start an appropriate article, and for other registered editors to collaborate on the improvement of it. We try to follow a uniform format for consistency. You can get to a Wiki of a specific topic by typing the topic in the search box -- or clicking on a link found in another Wiki. There are links for a random page, recently updated, or help in the left sidebar. Please take a few moments to read further -- and to browse around. We hope you will assist us with collaborating on existing MoparWikis, from adding appropriate facts (and your reference source) or cleaning up the text and styling. Please clicks under the heading of Understanding Wikis in the sidebar.
Featured Wiki
1978 Lil Red Express
Lil Red Express

The Last American Hot Rod to roll off the assembly line in the late 1970s.78 Lil' Red Truck

Dodge released the Lil' Red Express Truck In 1978 it was one of the most unique Dodge trucks that had ever been produced. The Lil' Red Express was not only a real looker but these trucks were also real performers also. In 1978 The Dodge Lil' Red Express was the fastest American made vehicle from 0 to 100 MPH as tested by Car and Driver magazine.

Because of a loophole in the emissions regulations the 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's did not have catalytic converters, what the Lil' Red Express did have was a special High Performance 360 C.I. 4-barrel small block engine code (EH1) which was a modified version of the 360 police engine (E58) producing 225 net horsepower @ 3800 RPM. The package also included Hemi style mufflers with a crossover pipe breathing through 2 chrome stacks located behind the cab, a special 727 transmission and 3.55:1 rear gearing.

The 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck rode on GR60x15 raised white letter tires on 7-inch Chrome wheels up front and LR60x15 on 8-inch chrome wheels on the rear and there was no spare included. All 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's were automatics the interiors were available with a standard bench seat in red or black or with optional buckets and a fold down arm/rest console which was available both years. 1978 and some early 1979 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's used the "tuff" steering With the success of the 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck production of the 1979 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's was increased to 5,118. Most of the features remained unchanged for 1979 however there was some changes which included a catalytic converter, unleaded gas, 85 MPH speedometer. Read More

Your Help is Requested
Collaborator-Moderator
To collaborate is for many people to work together to create a finished product. It is not necessary for any one person to complete and entire MoparWiki on his own, nor is it necessary for a MoparWiki to be completed in one sitting. It works best when people improve the MoparWiki one section of the wiki at a time.
Edit
Editing for grammar and style is just as important as giving the facts and stating references. People who know nothing of Mopars can still help us out if they have a better command of the English language than many of those who are improving the MoparWikis. If you stumble across a MoparWiki with typos, misspellings, and grammatically incorrect -- please help out with a quick edit to correct.
SysOp
We are looking for a volunteer with Administrator and programmer experience to help out with the the administration of the MoparWiki web site.
Editing Supervisors
We have an immediate need for a expert Wordsmith to spend a couple of hours a week reviewing pages for corrections, reference citations, and reversing any vandalism.
Attorney Volunteer
Looking for a tax attorney in Montgomery or Fort Bend County of Texas, who is also a Mopar Man, to donate a little of his time to help set up MoparWiki as a Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Organization. MoparWiki will come up with the money for and of the filing fees, but needs assistance with the advice and document preparation.
If Interested in Helping
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Start with your MyWiki
Every Member is given their MyWiki page, which has already been created for you. We strongly suggest that you create your page first, to get the basic understanding of MoparWiki's [Markup Language]]. Click for instructions to create you MyWiki.
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User Page Example
An example of a "Users Page" would be Bk's
BK

Each Registered User gets his own User Page that he can update with his information, so that visitors to the site get an idea of who the people collaborating on the MoparWiki are. This Page can also be used as your personal web page, which you can link in your signature on forums, or included on your personal business cards (500 at Vista Print for $10).

But most importantly, a User Page is a place where you can practice and perfect your editing skills before taking on major changes of the creation of a wiki. MoparWiki encourages you to become a registered member, to spend a little time playing around with creating your personal User Page, and then to jump in and collaborate on the Wiki pages needing improvement. Read More