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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #90 on: February 01, 2010, 07:47:16 PM »
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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #91 on: February 01, 2010, 07:51:01 PM »



Nothing like a good day of wheeling.
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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #92 on: February 05, 2010, 06:17:03 PM »
ncjeeper, looks like you had a blast! My heep is out of commission at the moment due to carb issues, and I'm not officially jealous!

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #93 on: February 05, 2010, 06:47:33 PM »
Here is a photo of my BOV from last summer. Over the Christmas holidays, I relocated the side mirrors from the doors to windshield bracket. I really need to look into adding some gas cans. At 17mpg highway, and around 7mpg off road, it drinks up the tiny 20gal tank fast.


what is your engine size?  :o

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #94 on: February 05, 2010, 07:44:29 PM »
ncjeeper, looks like you had a blast! My heep is out of commission at the moment due to carb issues, and I'm not officially jealous!
Yep. We got to the beginning of the trail and it started raining pretty good. Made for a sloppy no traction mess.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #95 on: February 05, 2010, 09:02:00 PM »
Correction...was supposed to be "now" and not "not". I am officially jealous! I love the mud, but it can really hamper a day of wheeling.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #96 on: February 28, 2010, 10:04:19 PM »
Did a little work to the primary BOV recently.  Leveling kit, 35" tires + 17" rims to replace the stock 20"s, Saleen grill for fun...  Pictured here with my kids' BOV.   ;D





And a custom, super-geek badge for the tailgate:



because, well, I'm a super geek.
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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #97 on: February 28, 2010, 10:09:27 PM »
We also added one to the stable recently.  My wife was tired of her 7 year old Kia Sorrento, so we replaced it with a 2008 JK Rubicon we found with low miles:



So far, the only mods have been a daystar dash organizer to hold the ipod, sunglasses, etc; a pair of Smittybilt G.E.A.R. seatcovers, and a trash-a-roo to haul our trash out when camping or at the beach.

A week into ownership, I showed my wife how NOT to drive through a creek!  ;D



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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #98 on: February 28, 2010, 10:49:24 PM »


My BOV all aluminum roll up back door room for 5. dual wheel A-Team style da da du da dun dunt du
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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #99 on: March 01, 2010, 08:38:16 AM »


My BOV all aluminum roll up back door room for 5. dual wheel A-Team style da da du da dun dunt du
Great now that song is going though my head!   ;D

The A-Team Full Theme Tune
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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #100 on: March 01, 2010, 03:18:02 PM »
Super find with that panel van. Can you access the engine bay from inside the vehicle?

I really liked that feature on my old van. Didn't have to get out to spritz starter fluid into the carb... warmed things up real nice and quick in the winter... :o

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #101 on: March 02, 2010, 10:45:53 AM »
This looks more like a POST a PIC of your OFF ROAD Vehichle thread so here goes  ;D




But if push comes to shove it will be my BOV.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #102 on: March 02, 2010, 11:27:50 AM »
Good lookin' Weim ya got there, Ramtoy

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #103 on: March 02, 2010, 11:42:13 AM »
Good lookin' Weim ya got there, Ramtoy

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #104 on: March 02, 2010, 03:57:15 PM »
Super find with that panel van. Can you access the engine bay from inside the vehicle?

I really liked that feature on my old van. Didn't have to get out to spritz starter fluid into the carb... warmed things up real nice and quick in the winter... :o

yea it is great, always fires right up

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #105 on: March 02, 2010, 06:13:48 PM »
This looks more like a POST a PIC of your OFF ROAD Vehichle thread so here goes  ;D




But if push comes to shove it will be my BOV.
Out west some where?

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #106 on: March 02, 2010, 06:18:11 PM »
*dies in a fire*

*goes to heaven*

*comes back as a ghost to steal your truck*

That looks more like a GTFOOMWV. (GTFO of my way vehicle). It's also the sound it'd make if someone didn't GTFOO your way.


Speaking of which, I know a guy that can outfit that bad boy with armor and some point-defense guns.

Want a taffeta bedliner while I'm at it?

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #107 on: March 02, 2010, 06:52:30 PM »
Did a little work to the primary BOV recently.  Leveling kit, 35" tires + 17" rims to replace the stock 20"s, Saleen grill for fun...  Pictured here with my kids' BOV.   ;D



Glad you kid is not driving one of those ridiculous Cadillac branded suburbans!  Real men buy the primary brands!  (Ford, Chevy, Dodge)..
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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #108 on: March 02, 2010, 08:26:36 PM »
“Bugout” is not that far from home, but in a bad situation might require some short off-road, in tight places…  Not needing to carry a lot, our (hopefully) “EMP Proof” vehicle is a small “antique”.



I HOPE we can get all vehicles and extra toys moved, if it becomes warranted.
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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #109 on: March 02, 2010, 09:48:18 PM »
Ok, ok, you got me. I got a tracker. Shield your little computer dohickey box and you should be OK.

Mine, however, is purple.


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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #110 on: March 07, 2010, 05:37:58 PM »
Three concurrent BOV projects:

'81 Jeep Wagoneer 4x4 - "The Great Pumpkin"
360 V8, Torqueflite auto tranny:


'84 Chevy C10 4x4 - "Large Marge" - on 3/4 ton axles and suspension
6.2 diesel, TH400 tranny, 100 gallon diesel tank in bed:


'85 Toyota X-cab 4x4 - "Yard Ornament"
Lots of lift. 22RE with blown head gasket. No time, must sell this one:

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #111 on: March 07, 2010, 07:44:10 PM »
I love the old wagoneers. I had a 72 for awhile. It was a rust bucket so I later parted it out.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #112 on: March 07, 2010, 08:09:28 PM »

'85 Toyota X-cab 4x4 - "Yard Ornament"
Lots of lift. 22RE with blown head gasket. No time, must sell this one:

What do you think you would let the yard ornament go 4?

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #113 on: March 07, 2010, 09:20:44 PM »
What do you think you would let the yard ornament go 4?

PM sent.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #114 on: March 13, 2010, 06:13:40 PM »
I practiced my parking today (3-13-10).

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #115 on: March 13, 2010, 10:01:55 PM »
Looks like you took them at speed - blew the rims clean off the cavalier!

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #116 on: April 03, 2010, 11:57:48 PM »
I practiced my parking today (3-13-10).



I see you're related to my stepson. I've got some pictures of him parking the same way. Of course last weekends rockcrawl sort of did in his transfer case so it's going to be a few weeks till he's back at it.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #117 on: April 05, 2010, 10:54:44 PM »
I practiced my parking today (3-13-10).

hard to find good parking spots hu?   ;D

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #118 on: April 06, 2010, 04:15:43 AM »
'89 F250 diesel, complete custom truck from Ford. HD tranny with cooler, heaviest towing package they had at the time, and 1 ton suspension on a 3/4 ton truck. It belonged to an uncle who rarely drove it, obiously since it only has 29,383 origional miles on it. It's 21 years old and has never seen snow.(yet lol) I can't make it a permanent BOV since I use it for a lot of hauling, but there is a shelf in the back where I keep my BOB and some camping & fishing gear.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #119 on: April 06, 2010, 11:40:13 AM »
I've got some time this weekend, and a buddy coming over to help out with some projects, and I'm working up my loadout for my BOV.

Right now I have three candidates, and need to make a decision on which one to equip as a BOV, so I can take pictures and show off.

In the first corner:

 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, Uuber reliable, all wheel drive, but totally computarded so in the event of an EMP, I'd be toast unless I spend a couple grand on shielding, testing, then re-shielding and replacing all my cables with coaxial cable. nearing 100K miles 28-34mpg

1995 Geo Tracker. it's purple, uuber reliable. No AC, no power steering, no ABS, only an alternator, water pump, and fan run off a tiny little belt. Overhead cam, noninterference inline four engine. One little box and about 30 feet of wire to replace for EMP-proofness, and I can likely just keep a spare computer in the back seat in a shielded box and plug the new one in if SHTF in that way. Super simple wiring harness. 120K miles 35-40mpg

1939 Buick Special 8. Points style voltage regulator. Engine control unit = driver. 120 Horsepower, 200+ lb-ft of torque, 8 cylinder inline overhead valve engine by briggs and stratton. 6 volt negative ground electrical system, manual everything, an actual 6 volt GENERATOR (not an alternator) with lube fittings on the actual replacable bearings. 3 speed manual tranny, drives like a dream from 5mph to 75mph, gets about 25mpg on 87 octane gas. Stainless fuel lines, leather gasket on accelerator pump - should run great on pure ethanol. Another advantage is that I can rebuild the entire thing using duct tape, bubble gum, and a hammer. 20K original miles - previous owner died, and it was garaged for the 12 years before I bought it from the estate. laminated safety glass side and front windows - ostensibly resistant to small caliber handgun rounds. THICK sheet metal everywhere - easily twice the thickness of the steel on the Santa Fe, for example.

I know I'm going to get alot of looks if I'm driving around in an antique car, but it would seem she's my best bet for the environmental factors of a postapocalyptic world, since she was built on the cusp of the transition from horses to cars, so the suspension and mechanicals are all designed for rough roads and easy shadetree fixes.

Opinions? I don't mind posting photos of all of them, but the bugout loadout would change significantly between the three, and the cheapest to outfit would be the Buick, even in the face of needing a new battery (the size of a freaking suitcase!)