In the spring of 1965, a move to single headlights and a larger grille
along with more stylish taillights to go with the new bed design were the
bulk of asthetic changes that were made to Dodge light duty pickups. There
were also some new full length trim styles and good looking interior
accents that complimented the rest of the revamped package.
Later in this middle ground of the Sweptline Era, there were few
changes. The ones that were made, however, were quite noteworthy. In '67,
the big block 383 V-8 was made available as optional equipment. This
addition placed 383 powered Sweptlines as the most powerful full size
trucks in the market. Pickup truck-camper demand was again responsible for
this change, since these applications demanded a strong powerplant to carry
the heavy loads involved. The other change was on the outside door handle.
This was no doubt a simple change, but the previous six years had still
been using the weaker lever type handle that was a carry over from the
'67 trucks were produced with a few items that were optional on trucks from previous years. These additions included dual padded visors, reverse lights, and emergency flashers.