In the normal everyday world of the average BangShifter, an early 1990s Dodge Ram Van exists for one of three purposes: engine donor, parts hauler, or it is the neighborhood pedo-van that you keep watch for when your kids are outside playing. The Ram Van could trace its ancestry all the way back to the 1971 Dodge B-series van, which means that it outlived the other long-in-the-tooth Dodge truck, the D-series Ram, by eleven years. After that, most Americans could care less. In Japan, however, the later model of the Ram Van has a cult fan base. The build is referred to as “dajiban“, a play on “Dodge Van”, and the inspiration is one part race car, one part Japanese view of American life, and one part rape van. Don’t mistake these things for a comedy show, however. Built 5.2L Magnums, stripped interiors, cages, suspension work and a “must be Japanese” stance turns the Ram Van into…well, take a look at the video and see for yourself.