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Issue 07:12:01 - December 03, 2007

1977 Dodge Pickups for work or play

In 1977, Dodge offered a pickup that the consumer could use for work or pleasure, with both comfort and convenience. Available this year were the Custom, Adventurer, and Adventurer SE truck models. These Dodge truck models offered to the consumer a great new look for the interior with a striking two-tone instrument panel, new door trim, and seat upholstery.

1977 Dodge Custom - conventional cab

The 1977 Dodge W100 Custom Pickup gave great performance, pride, and pleasure to its new owner. The seats in the Custom models were all-vinyl with multi-tone stripe inserts and full-depth foam cushioning with an option of plaid cloth seats with vinyl bolsters. The consumer could choose from a variety of colors, which were blue, black, saddle, green, and parchment.

Other custom features included a bright front bumper, Dodge name on a bright grille, hubcaps that were painted, color-keyed armrests, seat trim, padded sun visors, padded instrument panel, medallion on horn bar, black rubber floor mats, exterior mirrors with a bright paint finish, bright front bumper, and a 10-inch inside day/nite rearview mirror, which was mounted on the windshield.

For the driver’s enjoyment, one option that was available was the Sky Lite sunroof. Other options included smart wheel covers and full length body side molding.

D200 Custom Crew - room with class

The D200 Custom Crew was available in three Crew Cab models including four-wheel drive, and it also had a very large capacity. In the D200, passengers could easily access the front or back seats by using the four big doors. Six passengers could ride comfortably in the spacious and relaxed interior.

A V-6 or V-8 engine with an electronic ignition system was offered in the D200 along with the options of a LoadFlite transmission and an anti-spin differential.

D100 Club Cab - new style, more space

In 1977, Dodge presented the D100 Club Cab. This Dodge Pickup gave an extra 34 cubic feet of room, which was great for family outings. By adding jump seats, there was enough room for two more passengers. The customer had a choice of either a six or eight engine with an option of three larger V-8s. The Club Cab also had special rust-proof features, front disc brakes, and one-hand tailgate operation.

Available in the Club Cab Adventurer Package were H70 x 15 tires, five-slot chrome disc wheels, and an optional fuel tank and Sky Lite roof. Exterior features offered on the Adventurer were bright hubcaps, a bright drip rail, backlit molding, and a bright vent wing division bar. Tailgate upper and lower molding was offered on the Sweptline only.

Interior features on the Adventurer were a cigarette lighter, bright seatback hinge cover, upper molding on the bright instrument panel, a medallion on the horn bar, instrument panel with Adventurer nameplate, deluxe color-keyed and pleated all-vinyl bench seat, rubber floor mat that was color-keyed, and bright door applique with simulated wood grain.

On the Club Cab only was a cloth-and-vinyl, hinged split-back bench seat that was color-keyed and pleated. Also on the Club Cab were a formed plastic, rear, side, and back inner trim panel, which was color-keyed.

Optional on the Adventurer models were plaid cloth seats with vinyl bolsters. Included on the Sweptline only were upper and lower molding on the tailgate, and on the Club Cab Sweptline was surround molding on the bright quarter window.

D300 Adventurer SE - heavy load pickup

For the consumer that was always carrying heavy loads for fun or work, the Adventurer SE pickup with a 6,900-pound rear axle with dual rear wheels was definitely for them. Dodge offered three models to the consumer. These were the chassis-cab with a 165-inch wheelbase, conventional cab with a 135-inch wheelbase, or the club cab with a 149-inch wheelbase.

Features of the Adventurer SE

Interior features offered on the SE were a medallion on the horn bar, a bright seatback hinge cover, a soft, color-keyed vinyl door trim panel with a reflector insert, carpeted lower bright trim strip, and assist strap. The Adventurer SE had an instrument panel with new molding treatment and a two-toned accent and faceplate that brightened up the entire interior. The customer also had a convenient view of the instruments because of their position.

The SE had many exterior features, which were bright molding on the backlit, drip rail, and windshield, bright vent wing division bar, "Dodge" tailgate nameplate that was die-cast. The fender, door, pickup box side, and cab rear corner had body side lower molding with black paint fill. Black fill paint was also on the tailgate surround molding. The SE also had bright hubcaps and a tailgate tape insert applique. The Adventurer SE with the code YF8 had the protection package and the SE with code NA2 had dual electric horns.

Other features on the Adventurer SE included bright door-sill scuff plates, oil pressure gauge, cowl side trim panels that were color-keyed, wood grain on bright instrument cluster faceplate, an instrument panel with an Adventurer SE nameplate, and a convenience package. Offered on the SE with code KJ4 was floor carpeting that was color-keyed (not available with the four-speed overdrive transmission). Available on the parchment only were sun visors and a foam core headliner.

1977 Dodge Warlock - a show vehicle

The Dodge Warlock was a fun and work vehicle all in one. The special features on the pickup were bucket seats, the interior and exterior’s unique customization, fancy wheels, authentic oak sideboards, and the fat tires. With its extra-sturdy cab and body construction, front disc brakes, and V-6 or V-8 engine, the consumer could use it for just about anything.

Some great options offered on the Warlock were air conditioning, sliding rear window, Sky-Lite roof, Loadflite automatic transmission, plus many more that were also offered on other Dodge pickups.

With the large selection of pickups in 1977, both Dodge and the consumer were thrilled with the performance, comfort, and most of all, the value found in these amazing pickups.


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