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1983 Dodge

Owned by  John (OOP)  and Jo Koterba

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Jo and OOP with their newly restored  van in the Keys Visor, window cowling and spoiler molded in Close up of Lightning 1983 Dodge The Keys show display
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Nice clean Lines thing is molded Side door the blue panel opens for storage Drivers rear with First aid kit and extinguisher   

Passengers rear with cool bar storage


Display board
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Driving compartment with sunroof  Bed with a Plexiglas ceiling and full bead Microwave, storage, and two refrigerators one for beer and one for food. rear compartment includes a 22" flat screen TV on a swivel mount to view from inside or outside of the van Nice new wheels
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Cool molding of the mirror  OOP Safety display Going on down the road for another 270,000 miles

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1983 Dodge  B - 150
318 engine  2 BBl.  Stock
270,000 miles


LCD Flat Screen TV                      AC/DC w/Power
Microwave                                         Inverter & Charger
2 Ice Boxes                                     2 Batteries
Boss (DVD/CD/MP3) Stereo          Emergency Equipment
4 - 6x9 Speakers                              Fiberglass Insulated
CB, XM & GPS                               1/2 inch Plywood
Radar Detector                                     w/Paneling
Projection Video                              Padded Floor
Full Size Bed                                         w/Carpet
   w/Mirror Ceiling                           Direct Connection
Alarm System


My third van since 73. I bought Lightning new in 83 and immediately started customizing. Many features on Lightning were ideas as a result of many truckins through the years.
Originally built for comfort, camping and truckins, friends pushed me to show her at truckins and car shows. 
Lightning now has 40 trophies.  In 2007 Jo and I Did a complete restoration on Lightning that took 2 years. We kept everything the same except we had all the effects molded in. When Jo and I restored the interior, we kept everything the same except for the old TV/VCR Combo was replaced with a 22 inch plasma and the cassette stereo was replaced with a CD/DVD/MP3 player.
We love to travel, camp and go to truckins. Lightning has been through 38 states and Canada. 
She got her name when I first finished her in 83 a friend said She reminded him of what you say when you see a flash of Lightning in the sky: WOW! Did you see that.
Jo and I would like to Thank everyone for the nice comments on Lightning.

Keep em' Truckin.
OOP & Jo

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