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Old 07-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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76 Dodge brougham Front suspension

Ok so bare with me
I have owned my rig since October 2004, been working on it ever since, whether it be cosmetic things or major things
I have replaced the roof, toilet, water heater, fridge, awning and generator. new vintage front seats The motor I have rebuilt the carb, new fuel sending unit, valve cover gaskets, brake lines, external tranny cooler along with radiator tranny cooler. changed over the tranny dipstick tube so I can check the fluid from under the hood instead of pulling the motor cover(guys that have my vintage know what a pain this can be) I went from dodge 16.5 to dodge 16 inch. Replaced the u joints, tranny mount and carrier bearing. My latest project I just finished was replacing the original rear springs with new and new bilstein shocks all the way around, man what a difference. Spring Replacement PIC It has been a real labor of love.
I pull a custom built s10 trailer behind the camper to store some of the camping gear while we camp.
We use the rv about 5 times a year. pics from memorial day 2012




Ok so I guess I need to get to my question..lol
I know my chassis pretty well which is an MB400. Iím looking to see if I can locate replacement parts for my front suspension
Ball joints tie rod ends drag links. I want to completely rebuild the front suspension with new stuff. I was hoping to find a Chrysler book with the part numbers for the mb400 chassis(this seems to be impossible task) and do the leg work myself of tracking down NOS stuff or new moog stuff by numbered search
Has anyone else rebuilt their front suspension of these old dodge mb400 units? I know some stuff for these crosses with b300 1 ton vans but when it comes to that stuff I just donít want to guess.
thanks
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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looks very nice. Is a MB400 the same as a 1 ton van chassis? if so Just go to the usual part stores and see what you can get.
If that doesn't work try a NAPA parts store. THey can usually get more parts, and have better quality parts but they sometimes charge a little more.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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according to the chrysler VIN break down there are b100, b200, b300 cb300 mb300 and mb400

the cb = commercial body
the mb= motorhome body

Some parts are the same for the b300 as the mb400 for example motor parts, belts, houses.

but I'm just not sure where suspension parts lie in that catagory

all the b300 are single 8 lug front axle vans. the mb300 and mb400 are all dually front 8 lug axles. i would assume that would make a difference on the suspension and front chaissis parts
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I'd check into dodge 1ton (dual rear wheels) front suspension parts of about the same year. THe spring rate might be slightly different but I'd bet the rest is the same.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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yeah i was kinda thinking the smae thing the main difference between the b300, cb300, mb300 and mb400 might just be the spring thingness/weight and the frame thickness.
not really sure what the true differences are but that is my guess at least
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