COUNTRYSIDE – Each week The Doings puts up a piece about car trends in the area courtesy of ToDrive, now we are also featuring the cars being driven! This week Les Fiatte, of Countryside, shared their 1968 Dodge Van. Here's what Fiatte had to say about the car.
"I purchased this van about 1983. It was an old, retired telephone company van.
It had a 170 cubic inch, slant-six engine in it. That was soon to be history.
After all the mods, to fit the 440 big block in it, things where starting to shape up. Special snub-tail trans and a driveshaft that was 15 inches long.
[After adding] 11.5 pistons, tunnel-ram and dual quads and much more, it was ready for the street. With body work, paint, interior work, Cragar wheels and tires, it was an eye catcher everywhere!
It was at McCormack Place in "World Of Wheels" and other local car shows. Also, it was a real crowd pleaser at the drag strip!"
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