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Title: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: tash on April 08, 2009, 09:28:17 AM
Post pics of your atvs, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles, boats... basically, anything that can get you from point A to B.

Please only post pics of YOUR transportation and keep your comments limited.

Unrelated posts (eg: posting pics of your dream bov) may be deleted.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: 52Degrees on April 08, 2009, 06:26:07 PM
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/7802/cimg0358.jpg)
1990 Montero with 10k winch and rear air locker on 33" mud terrains (a work in progress/daily driver)

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4003/cimg0357.jpg)
$50 rowboat.  Fits on top of truck.  I can load and unload the boat by myself.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Tycoon on April 08, 2009, 06:45:44 PM
(http://bearlys.smugmug.com/photos/446942720_kaKdq-M.jpg)

'07 Custom Built Rubicon.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: the_dude306 on May 03, 2009, 06:20:37 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bjtaylor/IMG_1674.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Dan on May 13, 2009, 02:05:14 PM
93 Ford Bronco with 4" lift and 33" BFG's. I am in the early stages of building it up for expedition use.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk99/Ballistic_Bonneville/Misc/4inchlifton33s.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: liftsboxes on June 03, 2009, 09:06:01 AM
5spd 4x4 and great mileage too ...

(http://pics.hoobly.com/full/XEE6Y7QGUEWHF2FTSY.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Arms_Reach on June 17, 2009, 12:10:30 AM
(http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo29/armsreach/Truck/P1010001-1.jpg?t=1239852202)
Fully loaded..   almost  :-\.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Uncle Bob (he ain’t right) on June 21, 2009, 02:52:19 PM
Heres one I'm putting a cummins 4BT in now. I have the troop seats, hard top, soft top, newer type humvee tires and a 3/4 ton military trailer. Winch bumper is removed in this picture. Looking for a pedistal mount for a 1919a4
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f201/dadsdesigns/parts/m715A.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SierraPhotog on June 22, 2009, 03:55:51 PM
Heres one I'm putting a cummins 4BT in now. I have the troop seats, hard top, soft top, newer type humvee tires and a 3/4 ton military trailer. Winch bumper is removed in this picture. Looking for a pedistal mount for a 1919a4
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f201/dadsdesigns/parts/m715A.jpg)

Nice!  I'd love to hear how you progress on this one!  I'm considering getting an old Army jeep to bounce around the back-hills with...
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: punkin on June 24, 2009, 04:34:42 PM

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/mich925/VEHICLES/DSC_1600_910.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on July 07, 2009, 08:27:32 PM
Damn Punkin, you make that thing look tiny.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: punkin on July 08, 2009, 07:49:59 PM
LOL,  Im kind of big for it.   That thing will fly though,  even with me in it.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on August 23, 2009, 05:47:33 PM
Just look at my avatar. Jeep CJ with a built 360 fuel injected. Dana 60 front, Dana 70 rear both locked with 5:13 gears. 42" tires on beadlocks. Full cage, on board welder, and fuzzy dice on the rear view mirror. :D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TimSuggs on August 29, 2009, 10:09:32 PM
Just look at my avatar. Jeep CJ with a built 360 fuel injected. Dana 60 front, Dana 70 rear both locked with 5:13 gears. 42" tires on beadlocks. Full cage, on board welder, and fuzzy dice on the rear view mirror. :D

"Fuzzy Dice" have all sorts of practical BOV usage!  None come to mind at the moment, but I'll think of a few.

VERY NICE ride NCJ!  I've got a Sterling 10.25 rear that I have had in the corner for a few years waiting to go in the 90 YJ.  I think it is the equivalent to the D-70.  I really want some 1.5T Unimog portal axles though.  You could pick them up for scrap iron prices about 5+ years ago, now they are almost worth their weight in gold!  Do you have any of the QuadraTech catalogs?  They have some of the nicest looking rides in their catalog "ads".  BestTop had a Yellow TJ that was my "Dream Jeep" for quite a few years.

Tim.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on August 30, 2009, 08:50:52 PM
Prices are starting to soften for the one ton and rockwell axles. I hadnt priced portals in while. I had a job lined up a few years ago and was gonna do a portal axle install under his CJ for a guy and 4 link it and all, but he changed his mine at the last minute.
The sterling is a strong axle but I dont think there is much after market support for it.
Just got my new quadra tech cat this weekend. :)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TimSuggs on August 30, 2009, 09:08:37 PM
You are right about the lack of aftermarket support for the Sterling 10.25.  There is only a couple of places that sell R&P's and the ratio is severely limited.  But it is a full floater design though and I really like that aspect.

I got to wheel a few weeks ago with a guy in a 6x6 Pinzgauer.  That thing was a MULE!  They are not as big as they look like in the pictures.  I have a little bit of "Mog" time as well and they too are Mountain Goats.  I really want to pick up both a Unimog and a Pinzgauer to "play" with.

Tim.

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: minimalist on August 30, 2009, 09:24:17 PM
When I was a teenager I had a '68 Volkswagen Camper Bus. It had a roof that popped up and cots folded down, the backseat folded into a bed, and it had some cabinets and a little table. The engine caught fire and the whole thing burned. But if you could find a bus like that in good condition, it might make a good BOV. Lots of carrying capacity and the means to sleep a few people. Probably couldn't take it off road much, though.

This is just an image I found online; mine was an earlier model than this but you get the idea.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3595/3328891931_c61a4b446c.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TimSuggs on August 31, 2009, 07:42:02 PM
But if you could find a bus like that in good condition, it might make a good BOV.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3595/3328891931_c61a4b446c.jpg)

Minimalist...  They are indeed still out there!  I went to a BugBlast last weekend here in Birmingham, AL trying to hook up with ColdfishGirl and her family at the event, but man there must have been at least 50 of the VW Hippy Micro-Bus there.  Most complete with tiedyed interiors and accessories to complete the "period: look.  I saw many different configurations of them that I either didn't know existed, or had simply never noticed before.

Tim.

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vicious on August 31, 2009, 07:59:43 PM
My current BOV. I'm planning on upgrading to something a little larger, perhaps a grand cherokee or larger, but this will always be with me. It was my first car, and I've owned it over half my life, so there's some history there.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3393477811_904f66d918.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on August 31, 2009, 08:10:02 PM
My current BOV. I'm planning on upgrading to something a little larger, perhaps a grand cherokee or larger, but this will always be with me. It was my first car, and I've owned it over half my life, so there's some history there.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3393477811_904f66d918.jpg)

A blue Wrangler. My favorite Jeep. Is it a hardtop?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: minimalist on August 31, 2009, 09:41:25 PM
No shit? I was there on Saturday with my Dad. He is thinking about buying a new bus to restore, which is what got me thinking about a bus as a BOV. I don't have the time or money for a project like that, so perhaps I can live vicariously through him.

Minimalist...  They are indeed still out there!  I went to a BugBlast last weekend here in Birmingham, AL trying to hook up with ColdfishGirl and her family at the event, but man there must have been at least 50 of the VW Hippy Micro-Bus there.  Most complete with tiedyed interiors and accessories to complete the "period: look.  I saw many different configurations of them that I either didn't know existed, or had simply never noticed before.

Tim.


Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: mxitman on August 31, 2009, 11:22:24 PM
(http://heezy.com/images/bov.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vicious on September 01, 2009, 07:33:54 AM
A blue Wrangler. My favorite Jeep. Is it a hardtop?

It is a hard top. (I love a reason to share some pics!)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3393491053_e742d01876.jpg)

I was lucky enough to have bought it before I got my drivers license, but in the same token, I it let me tear it up through school, and am just now getting it to forgive me. If it weren't for the lack of storage I think it'd be the perfect BOV for me. I plan on building a rack for the tire carrier and quite possibly a rack similar to the congo cage (http://"http://www.kargomaster.com/item.asp?id=62). If that yeilds enough room I may forgo the upgrade. As of now this needs a new transmission seal (it leaks like a sieve), a new exhaust system, and some body work.

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on September 01, 2009, 09:31:33 AM
Real jeeps get their bodywork from trees, rocks, and ditches. ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TimSuggs on September 01, 2009, 09:51:22 AM
No shit? I was there on Saturday with my Dad. He is thinking about buying a new bus to restore, which is what got me thinking about a bus as a BOV. I don't have the time or money for a project like that, so perhaps I can live vicariously through him.

You were at the BugBlast at Tannehill State Park in Birmingham (McCalla), AL.?  Well, if you were that was THREE of us that were there together.  ColdFishGirl had PM'd me to let me know her and her husband and kids were coming down for the show and were "competitors" as well (I think).  As usual (when driven by the agenda's of others), I didn't get there as early as I wanted to, and just about the time we got there and got "settled" AND I had almost located CFG (happily playing with her kids in the creek), my daughter text'd me and let me know she needed to be picked up in an hour.  Well, we looked for CFG for another 30 minutes and I simply had to "light the fires and kick the tires" for the 45 minute trip across two counties to pick up my daughter.  I got there with 1 minute to spare (and then sat for another 2 HOURS waiting for her to finish).  All I was able to do was talk to CFG a few times on the phone (crappy signal there), but that was pleasant and I look forward to actually meeting her and her family soon.

I am trying desperately to find some type of a TSP Calendar so that things like this don't happen in the future.  It really pains me that there were 3 of us there, and 2 of us didn't even know about the 3rd person being there.  Well, live and learn I guess.  If you were "there minimalist, I'm so sorry we all couldn't hook up and do the TSP Ant Dance together.

Tim.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: minimalist on September 01, 2009, 10:18:35 AM
Yeah we were there! We had a lot to do that day, so we drove down early and left around noon. We were tipped off to that event at the Decatur show last month.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on September 01, 2009, 06:03:55 PM
Vicious, do up a thread with that jeep man!

It looks like what I'd do. The link didn't work for me BTW.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vicious on September 01, 2009, 06:39:02 PM
I'll start a thread on it shortly  ;D

The link should be http://www.kargomaster.com/item.asp?id=62 (http://www.kargomaster.com/item.asp?id=62) but I screwed it up somehow. Gotta love technology!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Brian Gallimore on September 01, 2009, 07:27:45 PM
My daily driver (supercharged quadrasteer crew cab) with a load of kids and an IBC.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5WtbU3zolGY/Sf8tutEYHKI/AAAAAAAAIvM/DYqdvyMABxo/s800/DSC_22526.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/iGP7byDvkDhg1pQX83xN5Q?feat=embedwebsite)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on September 01, 2009, 08:14:38 PM
I'll start a thread on it shortly  ;D

The link should be http://www.kargomaster.com/item.asp?id=62 (http://www.kargomaster.com/item.asp?id=62) but I screwed it up somehow. Gotta love technology!

Wow! 500lb capacity in that rack...on top of a Jeep no less. That sounds a little fun to drive. Of course, I doubt anyone would ever be dumb enough to do that. No, I take that back...someone would. ;D

Please start a thread. We (Tim Suggs and I) really want the Transportation Board to be an inspiration to everyone looking to have a BOV. We need all kinds.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vegwerx1 on September 02, 2009, 03:13:09 AM
Sorry Guys, Can't figure out how to add a photo on here, when I click on the image Icon it just puts the letters img in the text block, not enough coffee yet? I added some pics on my photobucket account of my 6.5 K2500 and my first attempt at veggie fuel filtering.Here is the photobucket link. http://s868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/vegwerx1/ (http://s868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/vegwerx1/)

 (http://)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TimSuggs on September 02, 2009, 08:42:46 AM
Sorry Guys, Can't figure out how to add a photo on here, when I click on the image Icon it just puts the letters img in the text block, not enough coffee yet? I added some pics on my photobucket account of my 6.5 K2500 and my first attempt at veggie fuel filtering.Here is the photobucket link. http://s868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/vegwerx1/ (http://s868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/vegwerx1/)
 (http://)

Looks like I've become the "photogoto" guy, and that's cool cause like I've always said, once you help a fellow prepper leran how to post photos here, it is it's own reward.

On PHOTOBUCKET...  Once you left click on the IMG Code, it turns blue, then place your cursor "in" the blue and right click, select copy, and then head on back to your TSP message, then right click where you "want" the photo to go and select "paste".  And then we all get to see the pretty pictures.  Give it a try VegWerks1.


Like this...  (http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/vegwerx1/DeathStar.jpg)

Tim.

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vegwerx1 on September 03, 2009, 02:40:34 AM
Thanks Tim! DUH Momnet, didn't know it was as easy as copy and paste! Nuthin get's by me!

Mike
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: MikeBoxwell on September 04, 2009, 11:06:11 PM
This is mine:
(http://www.revaclub.com/images/reva-dc-drive-front-3-4.jpg)

It's a '06 Reva G-Wiz electric car. Surprisingly good off road and the best two wheel drive car I've ever driven on road in snow and icy conditions. Plus, of course, it doesn't require gas. There have been 2 crisis in the past ten years where large parts of the country were almost entirely without gas and the only the emergency services were able to get fuel for essential work. Not a problem with an electric car...
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Thox Spuddy on September 07, 2009, 09:05:45 AM
(http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/thoxspuddy/th_woodenbike.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TimSuggs on September 07, 2009, 07:35:56 PM
(http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/thoxspuddy/th_woodenbike.jpg)

This is indeed "field expedient"!  I got to see the full sized picture a while back and if I'm not mistaken, it has ALABAMA plates on it!  Moral:  Never underestimate the power of a Redneck!  Adapt - Improvise - Overcome my redneck'ed brethren!

Tim.

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Thox Spuddy on September 07, 2009, 08:41:56 PM
Tim: the car in the background has European plates.

For a quick getaway on the water............

(http://s557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/thoxspuddy/?action-view&current=redneckyacht.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TimSuggs on September 08, 2009, 05:59:15 AM
Tim: the car in the background has European plates.

Yeah, I can see that now.  And it's possible that whoever sent it to me a few years back did a little "personalizing" on it just for me.  I can't remember is it was an Alabama car tag or if it was an Alabama Crimson Tide sticker that was on the bike somewhere.  Either way, whoever built this thing gets an A+ for "creative adaption".


Tim.

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nirgal on September 09, 2009, 08:34:51 AM
I live in London, England and this is my BOV.

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/Nirgal_on_Mars/P1010865.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: minimalist on September 09, 2009, 02:11:35 PM
Nirgal,

Nice. I've got a bike with a flat tire that I've been meaning to get fixed for some time. Bad of me, since I consider having a functioning bike an excellent prep. In a real grid-down SHTF situation, roads may be congested/blocked, gasoline may not be available, and cars may not even function (EMP). I don't really have anyplace to bug-out to, although I've discussed it with my folks and we have agreed that a good place to go immediately would be their house, about 5 miles away. Our bikes could certainly get us there.

Do you include tire repair items as part of your BOV?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ebonearth on September 10, 2009, 09:20:33 PM
(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/Nirgal_on_Mars/P1010865.jpg)
Probably one of the only land-based BOVs that keeps you in shape. I like your rear tire rack, is it expandable? I am especially fond of the xtracycle (http://www.xtracycle.com/welcome/) line of products, but I would like to make my own for learning's sake. Anyone else have a Bicycle BOV?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nirgal on September 11, 2009, 03:26:37 PM
Nirgal,

Nice. I've got a bike with a flat tire that I've been meaning to get fixed for some time.

...


Do you include tire repair items as part of your BOV?

Quick answer yes. The small frame bag carries basic tools, puncture repair, hand-pump and (soon to be added) spare inner-tube.

The tyres fitted are predominantly road-use and designed as such. See link for review
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/components/tyres/product/marathon-plus-10686 (http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/components/tyres/product/marathon-plus-10686)

I have been known in the past for going on lunacy cycling-holidays (pre-prepper, no regard for personal safety). Even then I used to pack one spare inner tube as standard. On a day's traveling if one was to encounter a flat the action was to replace with the spare and continue. At the end of the day when camp was set time then could be spent repairing the removed tube so it could be recycled as the next days' spare.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: CFG on September 14, 2009, 06:53:36 PM
You were at the BugBlast at Tannehill State Park in Birmingham (McCalla), AL.?  Well, if you were that was THREE of us that were there together.  ColdFishGirl had PM'd me to let me know her and her husband and kids were coming down for the show and were "competitors" as well (I think).  As usual (when driven by the agenda's of others), I didn't get there as early as I wanted to, and just about the time we got there and got "settled" AND I had almost located CFG (happily playing with her kids in the creek), my daughter text'd me and let me know she needed to be picked up in an hour.  Well, we looked for CFG for another 30 minutes and I simply had to "light the fires and kick the tires" for the 45 minute trip across two counties to pick up my daughter.  I got there with 1 minute to spare (and then sat for another 2 HOURS waiting for her to finish).  All I was able to do was talk to CFG a few times on the phone (crappy signal there), but that was pleasant and I look forward to actually meeting her and her family soon.

I am trying desperately to find some type of a TSP Calendar so that things like this don't happen in the future.  It really pains me that there were 3 of us there, and 2 of us didn't even know about the 3rd person being there.  Well, live and learn I guess.  If you were "there minimalist, I'm so sorry we all couldn't hook up and do the TSP Ant Dance together.

Tim.

Aye, I hated that.  I had forgotten about your family doing theatre and all that.  I should have rounded up the cubs and come looking for you.  I'm bad to take to the hills when it comes to large groups.  The VW stuff is my man's gig.  I'm into nature and quiet for the most part, and as you said, the yardapes were busy playing in the water.  For future reference, if anyone tries to hook up at Tannehill, remember that they have three different camp setups with identical numbers, which means there were three site #18's.  How inconvenient.  :(
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: arkangel13 on September 22, 2009, 06:46:26 AM
I will be rolling the '77 Dodge Powerwagon. I think that should suffice for a BOV. As soon as I can get the pics uploaded to photobucket or something like that I will post them.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on September 22, 2009, 04:57:29 PM
I will be rolling the '77 Dodge Powerwagon. I think that should suffice for a BOV. As soon as I can get the pics uploaded to photobucket or something like that I will post them.

Cool. Let's see em!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: gpd240 on September 23, 2009, 12:23:41 AM
Yes, Yes, Yes... Powerwagon  Powerwagon Powerwagon (chant)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: arkangel13 on September 23, 2009, 12:01:47 PM
OK here is the only one I can get to load for some reason. I will try to get some more pics taken to post up. Sorry but it's not the greatest shot, and the paint is definitely not "tactical" lol It has a MOPAR crate 360c.i., Dana 60's, Desert Dynamics 12,000lb winch, and a few other goodies.
(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/inspectorgizmo/thewagon.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on September 23, 2009, 05:16:06 PM
Hell Yeah Arkangel.

I was a crazy young driver when these came out. I lusted after these more than I did girls.  ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: arkangel13 on September 24, 2009, 06:38:32 AM
LOL. I love these old Dodge trucks! I've owned 5 Dodge trucks and this one is by far my favorite. It was my best friends before it was mine. He loves it as much as I do but his wife told him he had to get rid of it. So we made a deal, he would sell it to me on the cheap and I would never get rid of it so that we could both have it!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Thox Spuddy on September 25, 2009, 07:25:48 PM
(http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/thoxspuddy/redneckmotorhome.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on September 25, 2009, 09:25:12 PM
(http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/thoxspuddy/redneckmotorhome.jpg)

I'd add a window A/C unit to this, but some might say that makes it look "redneck."  ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ltlewis15 on September 25, 2009, 10:45:53 PM
My little 2wd, 4 speed, ford ranger with a 2.2 perkins Diesel. 27+MPG and as slow as a snell

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/ltlewis15/DSC_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on September 25, 2009, 11:47:00 PM
I had an 83 in the late 80's. I liked that old truck.
 
Diesel would have made it better.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Thox Spuddy on September 27, 2009, 12:13:06 AM
Don't forget the tackle box
(http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/thoxspuddy/th_redneckyacht.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: punkin on September 28, 2009, 05:22:23 PM
Here is mine.  99 Jeep wrangler.  Ive done a bunch of stuff to it.  Ive got on-board air by converting the AC compressor to an air compressor.  I made the front and rear bumper and swing-out tire carrier.  The front bumper is an air tank.  I never drive with air in it.  Between it and the tank mounted under the jeep,  I have about a 5 gallon air capacity.  The axles are geared 4.56 and the rear is locked by a detroit.  I have a 200w power inverter mounted inside.  The roof rack is the newest edition to the rig.  Its great for when the family and I go camping. I like it because I can take it off when not needed very easily.  The soft top is a Viking Fastback.  Awesome top.  The Jeep has 238,000 on the ticker.  

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/mich925/PUMPKINPARADE191.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/mich925/PUMPKINPARADE189.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on September 28, 2009, 05:28:22 PM
I like your Jeep Punkin. Color and wheels especially.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: punkin on September 28, 2009, 05:39:53 PM
Thanks man!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Outdoorsben on September 28, 2009, 06:11:22 PM
Here's my BOV overlooking my hopefull BOL

07 Ram 1500 QC 5.7
(http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt33/Outdoorsben/100_1637.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Tycoon on September 29, 2009, 05:21:44 PM
Here is mine.  99 Jeep wrangler.  Ive done a bunch of stuff to it.  Ive got on-board air by converting the AC compressor to an air compressor.  I made the front and rear bumper and swing-out tire carrier.  The front bumper is an air tank.  I never drive with air in it.  Between it and the tank mounted under the jeep,  I have about a 5 gallon air capacity.  The axles are geared 4.56 and the rear is locked by a detroit.  I have a 200w power inverter mounted inside.  The roof rack is the newest edition to the rig.  Its great for when the family and I go camping. I like it because I can take it off when not needed very easily.  The soft top is a Viking Fastback.  Awesome top.  The Jeep has 238,000 on the ticker.  

Nice TJ Punkin...was just out in WV for the first time rafting the Gauley River last week.... Can't go wrong with a JEEP!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Uncle Bob (he ain’t right) on September 30, 2009, 02:40:14 AM
My little 2wd, 4 speed, ford ranger with a 2.2 perkins Diesel. 27+MPG and as slow as a snell

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/ltlewis15/DSC_0001.jpg)
I have a 82 Mazda truck with that engine in it. I am thinking about re-powering a 89 Amigo with it.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on September 30, 2009, 12:27:44 PM
My primary BOV... 4x4, Ham Radio, CB, Plenty of room for the dog boxes, kayak rack up top, bicycle storage atop dog boxes, 2 child seats, tool box with complete toolsets, shovel, ax, etc.   Basically, this is the family mover:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/3715942808_4bff55c345_b.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/operationorange/3715942808/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/operationorange/3715942808/#)

And for those times when you just need something with a machine gun mount:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/3077959798_4aab54f3a4_b.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/operationorange/3077959798/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/operationorange/3077959798/#)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: spooky-1 on September 30, 2009, 02:41:27 PM
I do not have a BOV yet, unless you count my 03 Tacoma, but I'd like to get this support vehicle until I get a more permanent BOV

http://www.truenorth.me/models/ (http://www.truenorth.me/models/)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on September 30, 2009, 03:38:25 PM
I do not have a BOV yet, unless you count my 03 Tacoma, but I'd like to get this support vehicle until I get a more permanent BOV

http://www.truenorth.me/models/ (http://www.truenorth.me/models/)

Cool trailer.  Check out Adventure Trailers as well.  They make some great, truly off-road worthy trailers....

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/teardrop.html (http://www.adventuretrailers.com/teardrop.html)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ForestDweller on September 30, 2009, 04:14:51 PM
Buddha, I am pretty jealous of that Ural of yours.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Tycoon on September 30, 2009, 08:56:23 PM
Cool trailer.  Check out Adventure Trailers as well.  They make some great, truly off-road worthy trailers....

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/teardrop.html (http://www.adventuretrailers.com/teardrop.html)

Yeah those puppies ain't cheap though. Priced one out a while back, fully loaded they can get up to $10 g's.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on September 30, 2009, 10:51:46 PM
Buddha, I am pretty jealous of that Ural of yours.

 :D thanks!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on September 30, 2009, 10:53:04 PM
Yeah those puppies ain't cheap though. Priced one out a while back, fully loaded they can get up to $10 g's.

No kidding.  Their new teardrop models (which I LOVE) start around $14.  That's a lot of dough for something so small.  I've never actually seen one in person, but I imagine the quality is high.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: dallasfromdallas on October 01, 2009, 02:01:21 PM
Just got this bobbed deuce the other day.  Picked up the trailer and winch for it yesterday.  It will be used primarily as a rolling billboard (4'x8' signs on the side rails) for our new Line-X dealership in Houston.  But, naturally, will second as our primary BOV should times get too tough to bug in.  Runs great and is fun to drive...for about an hour at a time.  
(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/dallasmorrisar/Deuce.jpg)
(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/dallasmorrisar/deuce2.jpg)
(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/dallasmorrisar/trailer-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on October 01, 2009, 02:04:23 PM
^^^^ NICE!  I'd love to have a deuce someday.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vicious on October 01, 2009, 02:59:46 PM
I love how that's bobbed! Makes me want to get back behind the wheel of one. I also like the single rear wheel setup as opposed to the duals. Very nice. Too many projects, too little time.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Dan on October 01, 2009, 07:40:12 PM
That thing is sweet!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on October 02, 2009, 09:56:45 AM
DfromD that deuce brings back all the memories. The cranky shifting when driving it (older versions) and the rattled kidneys when stuck in the back. Nice BOV. Certainly owns the road.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ltlewis15 on October 03, 2009, 01:47:10 PM
I have a 82 Mazda truck with that engine in it. I am thinking about re-powering a 89 Amigo with it.

They are strong motors but are not much on the speed side of things If you had a 5 speed backing it maybe it would be better.  I would like to have something like your thinking of building. Put it in a samari or maybe a newer 4x4 truck.. Good luck.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ltlewis15 on October 03, 2009, 01:50:42 PM
:D thanks!

Yes I like your motor bike, where did you find something like that?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on October 04, 2009, 12:05:32 AM
Yes I like your motor bike, where did you find something like that?

http://www.imz-ural.com/gearup/ (http://www.imz-ural.com/gearup/)

It's a 2006 model I bought last year from a guy in Georgia.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jdn181 on October 18, 2009, 07:16:19 PM
Well, been awhile since I posted something here on the forums. If you all recall back in July my daily driver got totaled - http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=7563.msg81690#msg81690 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=7563.msg81690#msg81690) - and since then I've been busy trying to find a new vehicle, getting ready for my first-born coming up in November, and slamed with projects at work. Back in late August I got a bead on a vehicle that would still give me my power fix that I had with my old souped-up monte carlo, yet still be a baby-hauler/BOV. I had to book a one-way ticket from Houston to Tampa Florida to get it, but the drive home was well worth it!

It now sports a full complement of BOV preps and armament. The previous owner warmed the engine over a bit so it puts down over 500hp. Let me tell you, for a 5,000lb vehicle this thing MOVES! I put an electric cutout on the exhaust and wired it to a remote key fob (pilfered some parts from the wreckage of the monte carlo) - now have "stealth" mode and "GTFO of the way" mode. Don't let the looks deceive you, this thing is all predator! The "deer in the headlights of an oncoming car" look on the faces of unsuspecting corvette drivers is testament to this. Tame enough for daily driving, but comes alive at 3/4 throttle.

So without further adeu, I give you the new Sliver Bullet...2006 Trailblazer SS (LS2 6.0L V8 Corvette Engine, Stealth Hi-Lift Camshaft, IEATSRT8 CA Intake, modified transmission).

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/Front-Pass.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/DSC_0049.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/DSC_0058.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/DSC_0057.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/DSCN2380.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/DSC_0050.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/DSC_0051.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/DSC_0052.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/jdn181/Trailblazer%20SS/DSC_0053.jpg)



Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on October 19, 2009, 03:44:52 PM
jdn181, what brand gas can is that you have mounted in the back.  Not sure I've seen that one before.  Any issue with fumes inside the cabin?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jdn181 on October 19, 2009, 06:42:05 PM
It's a Blitz Enviro-Flow 5gal can. http://www.blitzusa.com/products/fuel/Containment/5GMEF.html (http://www.blitzusa.com/products/fuel/Containment/5GMEF.html)

No problems with it whatsoever. Great can. Robust as all hell. I bought a couple of the holders http://www.blitzusa.com/products/fuel/Accessories/pfamcc.htm (http://www.blitzusa.com/products/fuel/Accessories/pfamcc.htm) to hold the can and the 5gal GI water jug. (Water jug fits perfectly!).

My only complaint is the Blitz can comes with a cheap, chinese POS, nozzle which prompted me to do something a little different. I recently sold the fuel tank of the Monte Carlo, but kept the two in-tank Walbro 255lph fuel pumps. I bought a 10ft section of 3/8" rubber fuel hose, and then constructed a 10ft wiring harness with battery clamps on the other side. Makes a handy-dandy fuel xfer pump. I just stick the fuel pump into the Blitz Can, route the hose into the truck's fuel inlet, and then connect the harness to the truck's battery with the battery clamps. The pump drains the Blitz can in about 6mins. Afterwards the xfer pump setup goes back into a sealed 30cal ammo can so there's no fumes. The Blitz can seals really well - been sitting in my truck in the South Texas heat all day today and not a hint of gas smell in the cabin.

And I know a few of you guys are rolling your eyes at me routing live electrical wires into the blitz can. "Holy shit! That's a bomb dude!". Not true. The same thing is going on with EVERY fuel injected car on the road right now. How many of those pop off like roman candles? The wiring harness is covered in heavy duty wire loom to keep the wires from abraiding on the edges of the fuel can. Worst case scenario, the wires short across each other where they contact the edge of the fuel can (after many uses at that, which is highly improbable), lights off the fumes inside the can, and you get a little POP. The opening in the fuel can is so large that any internal pressure will vent before the can builds up enough pressure to burst.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nafterize on October 19, 2009, 06:55:16 PM
Worst case scenario...

Please post pics of your missing eyebrows, should that ever occur.  ;)

That's great info, I've been looking at different gas cans to keep in my 4Runner. Just wasn't sure how any of them would hold up in the SoCal heat.

Do you have the holders bolted down or are they just for stability?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jdn181 on October 19, 2009, 08:58:19 PM
Mainly just for stability right now. I haven't drawn up the courage yet to make swiss cheese out of my new truck's floor. The Storm case is held down with two ratchet tie-down straps (and 1/2" steel cable & liberal use of Masterlock padlocks), and the strap you see wrapping around the box hold the fuel and gas can snuggly against the box. Haven't heard any rattling and nothing has moved an inch from where it was yesterday.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: sarahluker on October 19, 2009, 09:11:28 PM
Jdn,
When I saw your pictures I had a feeling that you were from Houston.  I looked and it was so!  Funny how you can see the way a house is built and the details and have a hint about it's location.  Not trying to creep you out, I just found it interesting.  The bricks are just like our last home in Seabrook-placement and type.  BTW your BOV is great.  Do you also have other gas cans to take or are you limiting it to one?  I've thought about getting several and putting them in a rack on top of the car.  Kind of scared of looking like a target though.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jdn181 on October 19, 2009, 10:38:54 PM
Yeah, that brick color is pretty common around here. I'm up on the NW side of Houston.

As of right now I'm limiting it 5gal. If I keep my foot of the go-fast pedal I can manage 17mpg (same as my old Monte, so I'm use to it. Besides, work is only 9mi away...but takes 30mins in Houston traffic errg). Truck has a 22gal gas tank, and with the extra 5gal nets me an additional 85miles - so approx 458miles total. Gets me well into Western Texas Hill Country, past Dallas to the North, or well into Lousiana to the East. One more full fuel tank plus 5gal can gets me into Missouri (BOL). I have to BO with all the family members (Newborn, Wifey, 2 dogs, 1 cat, BOB and accessories) then the box relocates to the drivers-side rear fold-down seat, fuel cans in back with dogs behind cargo net, newborn in pass-side rear seat, wife on shotgun, and me behind the wheel. Truck will be running heavy at around 5600lbs, but should still manage 380 to 400mi nonstop. Would've never been possible with the old monte...so I guess the crash was a blessing in disguise.

The non-SS trailblazers and GMC envoys (all the same SUV platform) sport a roof-rack, but like you said I don't want to make myself a target either with gas tanks mounted to the top.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vegwerx1 on October 21, 2009, 02:59:15 AM
Nice Truck  8)JD!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nophix on November 03, 2009, 10:31:17 AM
My primary BOV... 4x4, Ham Radio, CB, Plenty of room for the dog boxes, kayak rack up top, bicycle storage atop dog boxes, 2 child seats, tool box with complete toolsets, shovel, ax, etc.   Basically, this is the family mover:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/3715942808_4bff55c345_b.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/operationorange/3715942808/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/operationorange/3715942808/#)

And for those times when you just need something with a machine gun mount:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/3077959798_4aab54f3a4_b.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/operationorange/3077959798/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/operationorange/3077959798/#)



That Ural kicks arse!! I'm a huge bike nut.

We have a basic, but useful and paid for Minivan for my work car and primary BOV if we need space.

Otherwise its the bikes or the car.

Bikes are a '94 Suzuki GSXR1100 with a stupid amount of work done. Most times I'd rather be fast and nimble than anything. The other bike is a '97 GSXR600.
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/sportrods/100_2851.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/sportrods/100_2862.jpg)

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade on November 06, 2009, 11:24:51 PM
As far as risk of fire in a fuel can/tank/etc., we used this stuff in our formula car -

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/422/12405/ITEM/EVOmx-Tank-Foam-Kit.aspx?SiteID=CSE_GBase_422&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=2&zmap=12405 (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/422/12405/ITEM/EVOmx-Tank-Foam-Kit.aspx?SiteID=CSE_GBase_422&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=2&zmap=12405)

Previously i've seen it called void-filler foam - the idea is that it takes up space in the tank and breaks up the fuel load into tiny droplets in the open cell foam - greatly increasing the flow rate from side to side and top to bottom as you brake/accelerate/turn/etc.  Used in aircraft for years now, planes have taken off, run missions, and landed while, for all intents and purposes, on fire, and the only damage was a warm fuel filler neck and some charred foam just inside the tank - this prevents air from entering the tank fast enough to cause a detonation condition, and fills headspace, also preventing detonation/deflagration - you basically have a wick much like the old coleman liquid fuel (white gas) stoves, as opposed to a bomb. We used it since we were putting a real live person on top of a fuel tank wrapped in an exhaust manifold that went from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds. It solved fuel feed issues at high accelerations and prevented our driver from becoming shrapnel if the tank ever lit off. Tested a sample chunk of the foam in a metal water bottle with a little gasoline - it burned like an oil lamp on steroids, but did not explode, chuff, or otherwise go *poof*.

The 1% volume claim is entirely accurate, and if you do a google search for "tank filler foam" or "fuel tank foam" you will also find ping-pong ball sized pellets that you can drop into existing tanks instead of trying to cram a large chunk of specially shaped foam into your tank.

Due to the lower flow rate deal with the foam - it resists leakage from the tank - the surface tension just won't let the fuel run out of the tank as fast as if the foam weren't there, but we experienced no issues with our fuel pump flow rate being affected.

YMMV.

Orion
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Budro on January 12, 2010, 04:11:03 AM
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.

(http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/lilbudro/photo1.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: hillclimber on January 21, 2010, 04:09:28 PM
My primary is a '94 Ford E-150 4x4 with 31"x10.5" tires. It also plows my driveway (most folks would call it a road, but to me, it's a driveway).
My Wifes truck is a '04 Dakota 4x4 with a matching Leer fiberglass cap.
Alternative Bov's
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/hillclimber556/Sep0926.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/hillclimber556/bostontripgraduationhorsesbenjaminr.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Ramtoy on January 30, 2010, 10:27:36 AM
My primary BOV... 4x4, Ham Radio, CB, Plenty of room for the dog boxes, kayak rack up top, bicycle storage atop dog boxes, 2 child seats, tool box with complete toolsets, shovel, ax, etc.   Basically, this is the family mover:



Good looking Weims
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on February 01, 2010, 08:55:14 AM
Good looking Weims

Danke!   ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on February 01, 2010, 07:31:51 PM
IMG]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/waterfall.jpg[/IMG]
"Waterfall" climb in WV.
No water though. Dry summer.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on February 01, 2010, 07:47:16 PM
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/waterfall.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on February 01, 2010, 07:51:01 PM
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/DSC02250.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/DSC02246.jpg)
Nothing like a good day of wheeling.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vicious 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!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego 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.

(http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/lilbudro/photo1.jpg)
what is your engine size?  :o
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper 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.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: vicious 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.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha 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

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2785/4287379858_1475c1db59_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4286635897_14dcccf497_b.jpg)

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

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4286604985_c78e0ae545_b.jpg)

because, well, I'm a super geek.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha 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:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2769/4287498032_f815d305fb_b.jpg)

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

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4287477750_a6b9650387_b.jpg)

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: oneshot1kl0975 on February 28, 2010, 10:49:24 PM
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae290/junkmail200882/DSCN0097.jpg)

My BOV all aluminum roll up back door room for 5. dual wheel A-Team style da da du da dun dunt du
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on March 01, 2010, 08:38:16 AM
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae290/junkmail200882/DSCN0097.jpg)

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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyz_2DEah4o#normal)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade 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
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Ramtoy 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


(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v360/47/30/767420047/n767420047_4674276_6335.jpg)

But if push comes to shove it will be my BOV.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: buddha on March 02, 2010, 11:27:50 AM
Good lookin' Weim ya got there, Ramtoy
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Ramtoy on March 02, 2010, 11:42:13 AM
Good lookin' Weim ya got there, Ramtoy

 ;)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: oneshot1kl0975 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
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper 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


(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v360/47/30/767420047/n767420047_4674276_6335.jpg)

But if push comes to shove it will be my BOV.
Out west some where?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade 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?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: survivininct 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

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2785/4287379858_1475c1db59_b.jpg)

Glad you kid is not driving one of those ridiculous Cadillac branded suburbans!  Real men buy the primary brands!  (Ford, Chevy, Dodge)..
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: fred.greek 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”.

(http://i45.tinypic.com/2dbjd5w.jpg)

I HOPE we can get all vehicles and extra toys moved, if it becomes warranted.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade 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.

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jpommer on March 07, 2010, 05:37:58 PM
Three concurrent BOV projects:

'81 Jeep Wagoneer 4x4 - "The Great Pumpkin"
360 V8, Torqueflite auto tranny:
(http://safety-on.com/jeep.jpg)

'84 Chevy C10 4x4 - "Large Marge" - on 3/4 ton axles and suspension
6.2 diesel, TH400 tranny, 100 gallon diesel tank in bed:
(http://safety-on.com/chevy.jpg)

'85 Toyota X-cab 4x4 - "Yard Ornament"
Lots of lift. 22RE with blown head gasket. No time, must sell this one:
(http://safety-on.com/toyota.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper 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.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego 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:
(http://safety-on.com/toyota.jpg)
What do you think you would let the yard ornament go 4?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jpommer on March 07, 2010, 09:20:44 PM
What do you think you would let the yard ornament go 4?

PM sent.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on March 13, 2010, 06:13:40 PM
I practiced my parking today (3-13-10).
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/4wheelparts3-13-10002.jpg)
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/4wheelparts3-13-10001.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade on March 13, 2010, 10:01:55 PM
Looks like you took them at speed - blew the rims clean off the cavalier!

;-)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: OKGranny on April 03, 2010, 11:57:48 PM
I practiced my parking today (3-13-10).
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/4wheelparts3-13-10002.jpg)
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/4wheelparts3-13-10001.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on April 05, 2010, 10:54:44 PM
I practiced my parking today (3-13-10).

hard to find good parking spots hu?   ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Dawgus 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.
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg154/JudasButcher/homestead/truck1.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade 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!)


Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jpommer on April 06, 2010, 03:47:24 PM
The Buick. No question about it.  ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on April 06, 2010, 06:10:07 PM
The Buick. No question about it.  ;D
X2
 If nothing else it has the cool factor.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade on April 07, 2010, 03:08:22 PM
Ok. I'll see if I can pull her out of the garage this weekend and snap some photos, maybe even get her started up again. I'm thinking about switching out to a 6V tractor battery - more commonly available, same post style, slightly more compact...

Anyhow, thanks for the votes towards the Buick.

Her name is Julia, btw.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Mental Avenger on April 28, 2010, 10:48:49 AM
This is my new, compact, off-road BOV.

Monday and yesterday I modified my Bronco.  I took out the rear seat, I never use it anyway.  I installed a 64 inch by 48 inch plywood platform 9 inches above the bed of the Bronco.  Then I made two slide out trays 14 inches wide and 48 inches long to store tools under the platform.  I can slide them out to get access to the items in the front of the trays.  This setup increased my cargo space and also made storage a lot more efficient.

These are 33 x 12.50 BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires.  They fit under this Bronco with no lift.  That means this Bronco is not top heavy or unstable.  These tires are great for mud or snow, or for 115mph on the highway.

The short wheel base of this ’91 Bronco makes it very maneuverable and great off road.  With a 351 V8, it has plenty of power.


I took out the rear seat which I never use, and gained a lot of cargo room.  I added this deck which rests on the wheel wells.  Next step is to carpet the new deck.

These slide out storage boxes allow me to store tools or anything else under the deck, and still get easy access to items in the front.  These are temporary quick-fix boxes made from old waterbed headboards.  I used them because they took almost no work, and I already had them.  The thick lumber, however, wastes space, so when I get a chance, I will make a set of three slide-out boxes from ½ “ plywood.



Images removed , links removed.--bartsdad
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on April 28, 2010, 06:13:49 PM
This is my new, compact, off-road BOV.

Monday and yesterday I modified my Bronco.  I took out the rear seat, I never use it anyway.  I installed a 64 inch by 48 inch plywood platform 9 inches above the bed of the Bronco.  Then I made two slide out trays 14 inches wide and 48 inches long to store tools under the platform.  I can slide them out to get access to the items in the front of the trays.  This setup increased my cargo space and also made storage a lot more efficient.

These slide out storage boxes allow me to store tools or anything else under the deck, and still get easy access to items in the front.  These are temporary quick-fix boxes made from old waterbed headboards.  I used them because they took almost no work, and I already had them.  The thick lumber, however, wastes space, so when I get a chance, I will make a set of three slide-out boxes from ½ “ plywood.


A man after my own heart. I'm big on making storage.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: statesofmind on May 07, 2010, 01:28:48 PM
Here's my latest BUS BOV.   It's the biggest I have attempted, but it's got a ton of potential.  Love to hear from anyone else who has modified a bus as a BOV.  In reality, I'll be doing a ton of hunting/fishing out of this beast, but will also act as my SHTF vehicle.  I'll pull a trailer with a Mazda 3 on board.(http://[img])[/img]
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on May 07, 2010, 07:08:58 PM
Here's my latest BUS BOV.   It's the biggest I have attempted, but it's got a ton of potential.  Love to hear from anyone else who has modified a bus as a BOV.  In reality, I'll be doing a ton of hunting/fishing out of this beast, but will also act as my SHTF vehicle.  I'll pull a trailer with a Mazda 3 on board.(http://[img])[/img]
very stealthy
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Rebelreck on May 23, 2010, 10:22:09 AM
1984 Chevy/GMC 3/4 ton with 1 ton suspension. Twin fuel tanks, 4 inchs lift, 33x12.50x16.5 tires. Rebuilding the 350, and turbo 400 as I write this.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on May 23, 2010, 01:25:23 PM
^^
Good solid truck.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Thoreau on June 02, 2010, 10:46:42 AM
Plan A:

Not mine, but looks to be identical except I have dark tinted windows
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7563/blacklines2.jpg)

Plan B:
(http://xanthotech.com/gallery/d/5381-2/IMG00048.jpg)

Plan C:
(http://media.rei.com/media/k/1384670.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on June 02, 2010, 02:16:48 PM
Plan A:
May all your paths be paved for your plan A...   :)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Thoreau on June 02, 2010, 02:21:54 PM
May all your paths be paved for your plan A...   :)

Ain't that the truth.  This car doesn't even like slightly uneven road surfaces.  =)

If we were talking a TRUE 'oh $***' situation, I have access to enough Range Rovers to get me from Phoenix to the factory where they were built, so I'm not completely screwed.  Might as well bug out in luxury if ya can! 
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: sdcharger on June 06, 2010, 02:12:03 PM
My Jeep:

(http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pVNMheAIxWPkfrPWtCSTiRBtf5oe91PxLx--jvj0js30SgLR4h-ON-9x_18IyOoBlBrJRor4tDzJF8FPCto7oGQ/lifted12.jpg)

Parked at one of my bug out locations.  There is no shade but there is year round water within 50 yards, one road in, and a trail out the back.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on June 06, 2010, 02:29:36 PM
^^^
Out west somewhere I presume.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: sdcharger on June 06, 2010, 05:48:18 PM
^^^
Out west somewhere I presume.

Colorado Desert area, CA
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: cmxterra on June 10, 2010, 07:35:55 PM
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Whl9ryMA5-Q/S3NtXmzFvqI/AAAAAAAAA-4/ynbcrefDWEQ/635783168_PGmaF-L.jpg)

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: sdcharger on June 10, 2010, 08:58:00 PM
Nice Xterra.  What type of axle you running under the front?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: cmxterra on June 11, 2010, 09:17:22 AM
Dana 44 from a Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Thox Spuddy on July 11, 2010, 08:43:51 AM
Riot Wheel (Re-Invention Of The) wheel. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9AOhPgCNJs#normal)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jpommer on July 11, 2010, 11:20:22 AM
Riot Wheel (Re-Invention Of The) wheel.

That's awesome! But I'm thinking a roll cage and 5-point harness should be put on there. All I could think about while watching it was too much throttle and you're going over on your head!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Choch on July 17, 2010, 01:41:59 AM
My WJ.
Sold my Wrangler due to my horrendous 70 mile commute taking it's toll on my BFG M/T's. Also North Texas winters aren't a blast in a ragtop for the wife.  Bought this very cheap, and told myself I wouldn't build it.
Day 1, painted cladding black.
Week 1, new headlights
Week 2, Bull Bar w/ Hellas
Month 2, ARB Air Locker
Currently, looking into going much much higher
Lousy Jeep fever

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_aBTcV8MSBUo/TEFRnPqzz_I/AAAAAAAAAZQ/n8cuBaFZ1qI/s720/SAM_0143.JPG)

Pic is taken after 900 mile drive from Shamrock TX to South Padre Island TX
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: sdcharger on July 17, 2010, 08:13:02 AM
That is the only Grand model I ever really liked.  Do you have the 4.7L V8?  It's a great motor...

It would look great with some 32's ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Choch on July 18, 2010, 12:14:59 AM
It's got the bulletproof 4.0, but yes I love the styling on the WJ.

32's would be nice, w/ a 4.5 inch IRO kit!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nophix on July 25, 2010, 10:24:53 AM
We're big into European cars, and I do performance work on them part-time(for now). This is ours. 1 of 50 manual V70 T5's imported.

270whp, slightly beefed up brakes, and a few other things. Out handles Evo's through the corners, pulls hard to the 155mph limit, smooth as silk, and looks and sounds stock.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/sportrods/VolvoV70T5.jpg)

My business partner is also into Off-roading, and I was bitten by that bug about 10 years ago. We had a killer Land Rover Discovery, but sold it. We're looking for a new tow vehicle right now, and will either get another Rover, or a Grand Cherokee. Then comes the lift kit and other mods...

Rob Milton
Euro-Werx and Hand Em' High Offroad/Fabrication
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: slingblade on July 29, 2010, 12:19:17 PM
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab114/slingblade_photos/ditch.jpg)

Should do the job.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on July 29, 2010, 12:31:59 PM
My WJ.
Sold my Wrangler due to my horrendous 70 mile commute taking it's toll on my BFG M/T's. Also North Texas winters aren't a blast in a ragtop for the wife.  Bought this very cheap, and told myself I wouldn't build it.
Day 1, painted cladding black.
Week 1, new headlights
Week 2, Bull Bar w/ Hellas
Month 2, ARB Air Locker
Currently, looking into going much much higher
Lousy Jeep fever

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_aBTcV8MSBUo/TEFRnPqzz_I/AAAAAAAAAZQ/n8cuBaFZ1qI/s720/SAM_0143.JPG)

Pic is taken after 900 mile drive from Shamrock TX to South Padre Island TX




Just Empty Every Pocket. :D




Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: the_dude306 on August 07, 2010, 09:21:28 AM
our new roof top tent

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bjtaylor/Marmaduke/IMG_0440.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bjtaylor/Marmaduke/IMG_0434.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on August 08, 2010, 04:56:47 PM
Love that RTT Dude!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Ramtoy on August 31, 2010, 05:11:14 PM
Out west some where?

Moab to be exact.  ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SNOWman on October 03, 2010, 05:43:34 PM
this is mine, 99 cherokee...

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/crackertrash/jeepbov.jpg)


this is my father inlaws, 88 cherokee

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/crackertrash/muddhog.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: statesofmind on October 15, 2010, 02:10:30 PM
very stealthy

Where I live and where I will park the vehicle does actually make it stealthy... not that it's a huge priority for me.  It's meant to get me to my BOL and then live in.  With solar, propane, wood capabilities for heat and power... on board h2o filtering, sleeps 4 with incredible storage... it ain't bad.  It works for me... and that's all that really matters.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on October 15, 2010, 04:09:38 PM
^^^^^^
Ok wheres the pic?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Mick_K on October 16, 2010, 01:05:09 AM
My BOV
1980 Land Rover 109 inch, ex Australian Army Fitted For Radio vehicle. 6cyl petrol. It was originally camouflage when disposed of by the ADF but ive re done it in olive drab. Keeps its military heritage and is usable without raising eyebrows in day to day driving but blends in well with the bush. Also has a full length canvas roof. (http://www.mvca.com.au/forum/download/file.php?id=168)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Mick_K on October 16, 2010, 03:35:30 AM
BTW I have no idea why that came out so big, if a clever Mod could resize it i think everyone would be happy.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nophix on October 27, 2010, 06:23:05 AM
I just realized I never updated with our newest addition. We needed a new second vehicle to replace our minivan, and got a killer deal on a '99 Durango SLT 4x4. I'm a European car fanatic, but I have to say I love this truck! It pulls our camper and trailer like it isn't there. That 318 is one heck of an engine. 4x4 works nicely, too. I got to test it out while fishing the marshes on day.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/sportrods/Durango/DurangoNightone.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: excaliber on November 27, 2010, 05:42:15 PM






here is my truck, and trailer, I am looking for a old S-10 Blazer 4x4 on the cheap


(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/my%20Chevy%20Colorado/Colorado4.jpg)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/truck/trailer.jpg)




and if I got to get out fast, i'll take the S-10 with a 383 and a roller cam,

I can jump in, floor this thing, and I am GONE!

 it is street legal, with a new everything under the hood. I built
the motor myself, even narrowed the frame and tubed it in my garage, and added a ford rear end.


(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/truck/my-truck1.jpg)



CLICK the below pic for the video!




(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/truck/th_merunningJerry.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/truck/?action=view&current=merunningJerry.mp4)


Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2010, 06:45:20 PM
Cool S10 you have there. Ever run it in a dyno?

When I was in high school our shop class put a 400sbc into a Chevy Luv. The swap was fairly easy but with a stock engine from the 70’s the results were less than impressive.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: excaliber on November 27, 2010, 07:27:35 PM
no dyno, but on a dyno program it is around 525

it runs 7:43 with a best mph of 99  in the eighth. should be good for low 11's in the quarter.

my time is the left side
(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/truck/DSCF3484.jpg)


aluminum Air flow research CNC ported heads
huge crane rooler cam,

holley 750 double pumper,
headers
3 ich exhaust with flowmasters

350 block 400 crank boored 40 over

3500 stall, 410 gears.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on November 27, 2010, 07:34:36 PM
If its bored 40 over then it should be a 385 right?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: excaliber on November 27, 2010, 07:39:51 PM
right! but its easier to just say 383, you say 385 most people start asking questions, they understand a 383 or have at least head of them.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: JerseyVince on November 27, 2010, 10:22:23 PM
Sounds like Me tryng to explain my 70 Chevelle SS396 was really a 402 cube from the Factory. But why does it say 396??? It just DOES!!@^^&#%&$%#&.

Like the S-10 makes me miss my Grand National, That car was a sleeper on the outside all stock until you hit the pedal and the hair drier under the hood spun up then and then look out.  :o There was nothing stock under the hood to the gas tank. I miss the 80's and 90's street race scene around here was alot of fun and people were normal gearheads
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: excaliber on November 27, 2010, 11:04:17 PM
yeah, i was big in the street racing scene in the late 80's early 90's, NOT ONE IMPORT! (not that I have anything against imports, but very few are actually quick)we only had Detroit muscle, and a different class of street racer, everyone we met that was a fellow racer and an instant friend,
   yeah, it was illegal, and dangerous, but we were serious, and sober, had 2 way radios on each end of an abandoned strip of road (well out of town), we ran, took care of business, then eased back in to town, parked and hung out a while,
 never spun a tire in the city limits, the cops knew we were doing it, but we kept it on the down low and they didnt care.
  I go to the strip now, to many crazies out on the street (with slow cars).
I got a good bud with a GN, it Rocks! I used to own a GMC syclone #252, so I know the power of a turbo, awesome rides.

  Funny in the late 80's I was racing a different V8 S-10 had several rides since, but went back to the S-10 due to all the fun I remember having.
I still see several of my old street racing buddies at the track, still doing it.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on November 28, 2010, 12:02:19 PM
Yeah good times back then. I had a 67 mustang fastback in the early 80's. I removed the factory 289 and dropped in a 351c. It was quick even with crappy highway gears in the rear 9".

Here's my current project. Full resto and its about 95% done.
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/001.jpg)
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae266/ncjeeper-1/002.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: excaliber on November 28, 2010, 12:21:52 PM
now thats Big Sexy right there  :o Nice!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on November 28, 2010, 05:35:41 PM
Thanks. After watching "American Graffiti" when I was a kid I wanted one. Found a "driver" locally about 10 years ago and have  been hotrodding it ever since ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: JerseyVince on November 28, 2010, 05:52:25 PM
+1 for the classic American Chevy. Looks like a 55' and and a LT1 maybe lurking in there? A/C too for that NC humidity




Here's a cpl pics from my collection
(http://i9jbza.bay.livefilestore.com/y1px0Jh8ajMVckCiKRAso3r3jULYbk9QA4uv3Ru_2AjbLnNuyCDprBIr0apHOfF58-3stadbe9XU7j-mNEbOvWBQ5rP24LMNcXC/DSC00375.JPG?psid=1)

(http://i9jbza.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p-vw2J8mXGzdG1lPFfgfkR_vV39VuX8CqKBsP_vj2BwewJZTPn9G94BX3wTUOD3AnVerbvhGPdm1ubr4Ddkf3Q8yPbNv3-S6R/DSC00381.JPG?psid=1)

(http://i9jbza.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pq-Jc9lJamvK3fmn3vVBtMFrChoR4wPS2tIADwA5a3H5w9OWjPYHJ8r4QjGRuHLXGjeiZQ93Ahqne-Bz6DK885qEqocTI7MlZ/DSC00563.JPG?psid=1)

(http://i9jbza.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pb-106bsf1RwK7Wlqs132R-XIZNji0NhM757DZ0pHW9ZJPYZdR0nA9RS7Fk_kLFkbvawfJxfrZYZ9LGiN1Ey8Bqkrl-QClO1p/DSC00568.JPG?psid=1)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on November 30, 2010, 09:58:22 PM
+1 for the classic American Chevy. Looks like a 55' and and a LT1 maybe lurking in there? A/C too for that NC humidity



mmmm... Mopar goodness.
(http://i9jbza.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pb-106bsf1RwK7Wlqs132R-XIZNji0NhM757DZ0pHW9ZJPYZdR0nA9RS7Fk_kLFkbvawfJxfrZYZ9LGiN1Ey8Bqkrl-QClO1p/DSC00568.JPG?psid=1)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: bartsdad on December 01, 2010, 01:24:40 AM
Some very nice rides guys.

I'll need to dig out some photos of my Trans Am (Picture Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit) and a few of the others.

Someone needs to make up a "TSP car club" type badge/medallion for our signatures. I'd do it, but I have the graphic art skills of a rock.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on December 01, 2010, 11:37:17 AM

Someone needs to make up a "TSP car club" type badge/medallion for our signatures. I'd do it, but I have the graphic art skills of a rock.

There you go. Maybe sis wolf can do it since she has mad skills.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: excaliber on December 03, 2010, 05:55:14 PM
i gots me some photoshop skilz, if I had an idea or some pics as to what you wanted it to look like.


I photoshopped this cowl hood on to this car for friend.

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/5-3-20066-03-46PMaaaq-1.jpg)



Lowered this truck for a guy.

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/DSC06166c.jpg)


made this in photoshop



(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/emotions/hotrod-truck3.gif)



and I made the flames move in this


(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/emotions/site_logo2final1.gif)



Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: bartsdad on December 04, 2010, 02:05:52 AM
Nice work.

Ok, just my thoughts here.

"TSP Car Club"(wording in the badge)

Picture of an ant driving a '32 roadster. ( or what ever cool vehicle you want to use.)

Just have fun with it.

Thank you.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on December 04, 2010, 01:40:08 PM
Or a 32 5 window coupe ;)

(yellow of course)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: velojym on December 04, 2010, 01:49:46 PM
Plan A - I can go about 500 miles, more with careful leaning and throttle. There are some gas cans in the hangar, too, so another hundred miles
is do-able.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2437/3608369221_d3e932e557.jpg)
Plan B - I've already changed the tires to a more aggressive AT style.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2606/3999122873_8258cf738a.jpg)
Plan C - This one's mine, Mrs V will have her own, too. Not a lot of capacity, but we'll all be able to go, dogs can use their own legs, and it's relatively quiet.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4307225825_5421a806a2.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Joseph Seal on December 06, 2010, 06:59:31 AM
work in progress, just got it rolling
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_sfEh-a8b57A/TOnt9V7Bd-I/AAAAAAAAAWk/rq--wqWKJNY/s400/IMG_20101120_165918.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on December 06, 2010, 10:59:51 AM
Tube buggys are fun.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: A Pirate on December 06, 2010, 12:01:59 PM
http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j419/Arealpirate/001-1.jpg (http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j419/Arealpirate/001-1.jpg)

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j419/Arealpirate/003.jpg (http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j419/Arealpirate/003.jpg)

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j419/Arealpirate/001.jpg (http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j419/Arealpirate/001.jpg)

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j419/Arealpirate/002.jpg (http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j419/Arealpirate/002.jpg)

A 97 Suzuki Sidekick sport. It now has a modded 77 jeep roof rack and 3,000 marks from trees. The ax rack folds down into a table. May be slow and ugly but it will beat all off-road un-modded once I get to mod it, it will be unstoppable. Plus it is not noticeable to the sheep. One quick question to the person who made their A/C into an air compressor how did you do that? Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on December 06, 2010, 03:37:43 PM
One quick question to the person who made their A/C into an air compressor how did you do that? Thanks for the help.

Its fairly easy. Look for a york compressor. The large the ID# the larger the volume of air it will make. You can fab your own brackets or get prefabbed ones from places like "Kilby". You then add a pressure switch, an air tank, and an inline oiler for the compressor. There are several write ups on 4x4 forums on this.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: A Pirate on December 11, 2010, 04:24:38 PM
Thanks ncjeeper it is one nifty idea.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade on December 19, 2010, 10:26:52 PM
Thanks ncjeeper it is one nifty idea.

I have a 95 geo tracker - about the same layout as your 97 sidekick, but mine's a soft top, RWD. I don't intend on going off road a bunch, but will be adding a winch for self recovery.

My note is this - the side-swing tailgate has alot of empty space in it... and it's about the right depth for a box of ammo... ;-)

Neodymium magnets are great for holding access panels in place for easy access as well...


 ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: JustWill on January 04, 2011, 11:06:06 AM
This is my BOV, '10 Rubicon Unlimited (hard and soft top) with VHF/UHF and CB.  Shown with a 2.5" lift getting ready for 35/37 (undecided).

(http://www.jk-forum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81166)

The front bumper already needs to be replaced after kissing a tree and going over some nice rock formations.

(http://www.jk-forum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=114986)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on January 05, 2011, 06:22:30 PM
This is my BOV, '10 Rubicon Unlimited (hard and soft top) with VHF/UHF and CB.  Shown with a 2.5" lift getting ready for 35/37 (undecided).
I looked real hard but can't see it...
 ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Freeman77 on January 19, 2011, 09:59:45 PM
Here's mine:
(http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=692&pictureid=3107)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on January 20, 2011, 01:10:02 PM
Here's mine:
(http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=692&pictureid=3107)
Not really my color but it's nice.  ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: mike77 on January 20, 2011, 01:57:44 PM
Here's mine:
(http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=692&pictureid=3107)
It really blends in to the surroundings!  ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on January 20, 2011, 04:05:49 PM
It really blends in to the surroundings!  ;D
OPSEC...
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Condition1 on January 20, 2011, 04:41:38 PM
Here is my 69 C10 4x4 350 V8
It was originally purchased from a Military Base up in North Dakota back in the 80's.

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g73/outlaw6gunns/pics/40146_1644790077086_1156899237_31816417_7388211_n.jpg)

This has been my BOV for many years!

As I previously stated it was originally a military truck, probably used on base for maintenance.

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g73/outlaw6gunns/pics/IMG_05992.jpg)

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g73/outlaw6gunns/pics/IMG_0598.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Docwatmo on January 20, 2011, 05:59:04 PM
Love that truck.  I had a 69 C10 Custom for a while.  Great truck, easy to work on, tough as all hell.  Damn I miss that truck.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Freeman77 on January 21, 2011, 08:48:09 PM
Well, there was a picture of my rig on here. It somehow disappeared ???

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: mike77 on January 21, 2011, 09:57:50 PM
Well, there was a picture of my rig on here. It somehow disappeared ???

That's OK. That happens in my neighborhood sometimes also.  :o
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: RTFM on January 24, 2011, 08:34:36 AM
I'll play - I've always considered a BOV needed to be NON-COMPUTER controlled - also that the vehicle have commonly available pieces for repair. So in that vein I've replaced the Jeep J-20 pick up engine and transmission to match the Chevrolet 350, SM-465 all parts that are commonly available world wide in any salvage yard.

No computers to die and leave me stranded, no mommy electronic sensors to put the vehicle in limp mode - just good solid U.S. Iron gas pedal, clutch pedal, break pedal. Simple. and I can repair them my self.

The 1989 Cherokee XJ I've owned for the last 22 years and I have personally put all of the 330,000 miles on it and have done all but two of the repairs on it in all those years. The K-10 (Chevy) and the J-20 (Jeep) pick ups are 2nd, 3rd, or more hand purchase and can not attest to their mileage - but would jump in any of them and drive across the country without hesitation.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/we3/100_1770Medium.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/we3/Heap.jpg)


RTFM
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: dwhoppy on January 31, 2011, 09:43:44 AM
There are some really good ones! Mine is a 1936 chevy pickup with a vortec 350, towing an 8 foot long camp trailer.
(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/dwhoppy/mics/BrunueCamping10-08006.jpg)
(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/dwhoppy/mics/IM001682.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on January 31, 2011, 10:57:35 PM
There are some really good ones! Mine is a 1936 chevy pickup with a vortec 350, towing an 8 foot long camp trailer.
(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/dwhoppy/mics/BrunueCamping10-08006.jpg)

What a sweet truck!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: velojym on March 02, 2011, 03:17:31 PM
You've seen my other escape pods on the previous page.
Meet Earl (cuz he's grey).
I've had this truck for a couple years, and have been poking around fixing the little things that need fixin', though
I've kept it in driving condition the whole time. Depending on whether we move in the next couple months (looking at a house with
an enormous garage... woot!) I may pull Earl apart for a nice deep rebuild. To my specs, of course.

Also in the pic is our not-so-lovely, yet stout as hell DC3. She runs and we fire her up every couple months or so to keep things loose.
While it'd take around $80k to get it airworthy again (including paint... so maybe a little less just for the airworthy part), we could have
it physically flyable in a few weekends' work. We're talking about starting out with the latter, and picking away at the rest as we go.
Not in a big hurry, as it'd have to be about 100% to be able to fly it (in peacetime anyway), but we may start re-covering the fabric control
surfaces this summer.

Wouldn't have to leave much behind with this darlin'. :)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/5131486047_d183e268ae_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: dwhoppy on March 04, 2011, 07:00:32 PM
You've seen my other escape pods on the previous page.
Meet Earl (cuz he's grey).
Way cool ol' Chevy trucl and airplane. I have seen a couple of planes tha peopel have converted to living areas, but that is neat to see.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: velojym on March 04, 2011, 09:42:57 PM
I've always liked the idea of converting a big plane into an expedition camper, but it'll likely not be this big.
50 gallons per hour at cruise (160 knots) at about 5.50 or so per gallon.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TimSuggs on March 07, 2011, 05:04:28 AM
I Wish!

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/timsuggs/23661-lg.jpg)

Tim Suggs
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on March 07, 2011, 09:49:06 AM
I Wish!

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/timsuggs/23661-lg.jpg)

Tim Suggs
nice but if wishing then get more body armor for rock crawling..   ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on March 09, 2011, 08:49:43 PM
And some mud on that thang. Its too clean..... ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on March 10, 2011, 03:37:20 PM
And some mud on that thang. Its too clean..... ;D
muds my fav color...   ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: JerseyVince on March 10, 2011, 04:24:01 PM
I think mud is these boys fav color too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iWOZiPOxt0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iWOZiPOxt0#)

best part at the end nice Deuce!!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: AF275 on March 20, 2011, 03:23:34 PM
My only transportation right now:
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/12300_1425527442587_1364790810_1192722_2809375_n.jpg)
'06 Acura RSX Type S

As long as where I need to go is paved and clear I'll be able to get anywhere pretty quick, if not I'm SOL. Though we are and have been looking for sometime for a reasonably priced used truck/suv to HOPEFULLY pick up this fall.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: radtke on March 20, 2011, 11:50:45 PM
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc469/jeffradtke/149.jpg)

my 1984 chevy 3/4 ton bov. it dont look like much but i went through the drive train and the motor and trans only have 6000 mi on them. its still a work in progress.

(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc469/jeffradtke/145.jpg)
a pic of the motor
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Docwatmo on March 21, 2011, 07:33:55 AM
I like the old Chevy's.  I had a 69 3/4 Ton and loved it to death.  Easiest thing in the world to work on.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: IvanK on March 23, 2011, 11:38:39 PM
1995 Honda Passport 4x4 with 70k miles. I got it from an auction with some minor body damage for $850. Could have gone cheap and had it come out to about $1000, but I decided to make her look nice. We also found the maintenance records from the previous owner. Turns out he'd had the timing belt changed, transmission flushed, and spark plugs replaced right before the accident. Just my luck  ;D

Total cost came out to $2000 even  :) She's my baby and I love her.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dE5vftK5NYI/TW3JMH5HIiI/AAAAAAAAAA4/KiIh5pqr1XA/s1600/Sun%2Bbehind.JPG)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: metatron on March 26, 2011, 02:04:21 PM
(http://spaceghetto.org/images/bikeqqq.jpg)

I can fix everything myself, no need for fuel (besides food in my belly, and some electric for the lights, which I have a solar charger for). I do own a car but with peak oil, I'd go with the bike. Plus it can take me anywhere I'd want, on or off road.   
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Prepar Bear on April 25, 2011, 04:03:54 PM
(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af337/mailbear/DSCF0007.jpg)

1999 300D Toyota Hilux. Her name is Luxy. She still needs lots of additions & modifications.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nkawtg on April 25, 2011, 04:12:40 PM
1999 300D Toyota Hilux. Her name is Luxy. She still needs lots of additions & modifications.

Your not from around here are you...  :)
I would love it if we had the Hilux here in the states.
Particulary the diesel model.
 
You Aussies get all the fun...
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nkawtg on April 25, 2011, 04:51:41 PM
2008 VW Touareg
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb444/wcalla/BOV/Overlook.jpg)
 
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb444/wcalla/BOV/IMG00078-20100905-1024.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Docwatmo on April 25, 2011, 05:14:53 PM
I just love a vehicle that can keep driving even after the drive has drowned  ;)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Prepar Bear on April 25, 2011, 08:53:45 PM

Your not from around here are you...  :)
I would love it if we had the Hilux here in the states.
Particulary the diesel model.
 


You Aussies get all the fun...
Yeah every so often we Australians get something cool to work & play with.
If ya want, I will swap ya our Hiluxes for your Second Amendment Rights.
 8)

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nkawtg on April 25, 2011, 10:32:48 PM
I would say not a chance, but I'm not sure how long our gun rights will survive this administration.
 
Back on topic, that is a nice rig you've got. You going to stick with your Rodians or go with something with more bite?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Prepar Bear on April 25, 2011, 11:58:50 PM
I would say not a chance, but I'm not sure how long our gun rights will survive this administration.
 
Back on topic, that is a nice rig you've got. You going to stick with your Rodians or go with something with more bite?


Will change to something with more bite on the next tire replacement cycle.
Have a rough plan for the modifications & additions for Luxy. Its a mater of money & spending priority.
Just spent $2000.00 on clutch & gearbox repair.

(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af337/mailbear/126557_mickey_thompson_fcii.jpg)

PB
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nkawtg on May 06, 2011, 02:36:15 PM
New shoes for my BOV
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb444/wcalla/BOV/P506017.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nophix on May 08, 2011, 07:12:29 PM
Well, I had to make a few major changes in life, one of them being to get out of riding sport bikes. so, here is our new backup/tow/bug out vehicle.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/sportrods/b7e40cea.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nkawtg on May 09, 2011, 08:24:00 AM
Nice truck.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nophix on May 14, 2011, 03:13:32 PM
Thanks! I want to find a nice fiberglass topper for it, and swap that little push bar for a full brush guard with winch. Otherwise, she's pretty well set up.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 10:40:29 PM
The Bronco has been having trouble so got this to replace it.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk99/Ballistic_Bonneville/Christmas%20Valley%206-10-11_6-12-11/Beauty.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: hillclimber on July 16, 2011, 06:33:24 PM
It was to hot to mess around with firewood today. So the wife and I took my old clunker on a 4hr loop through the mountains, This picture was taken just above Rangley Lake
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/hillclimber556/DSCF0008.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: JerseyVince on July 21, 2011, 05:10:26 PM
(https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pidxejb-1b_sbH7cc5Efa7Sgm_bVp8cv_p2QzEredfyiq9oa7yM0DBC0iIKEKuNAZWFbdNgdDVUPx7iF0SF1wuQ/DSC00444.JPG?psid=1)

Not as loud and obnoxious as my Dakota R/T 2WD nor as tight inside as the C5 was but this is 4WD and 400HP and with the full bed rug i can sleep in the bed If needed
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Rhino on August 17, 2011, 04:40:00 PM
2000 RR (http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc519/Atrocity23/0630091755a.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nadir_E on October 12, 2011, 06:24:13 PM
I don't have a more current photo at the moment - changes include going back to the stock tire carrier [which doesn't have a can-carrier] so that the roof rack would fit.  I kinda regret that decision - the rack is cool, especially on camping trips, but I liked having the weight of the gas/water lower (and a rack on a soft-top defender is basically permanent).  Might find a friendly welder who can help me mod the old carrier so it doesn't conflict with the roof rack. 

Not great mileage, but it truly doesn't need a road...

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/Nadir_E/ics4003053.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/Nadir_E/Area51Mar02-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on October 13, 2011, 09:26:39 AM
Nadir, I love that Defender! Makes me want to cheat on my Toyota vows.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Nadir_E on October 13, 2011, 09:56:46 AM
Nadir, I love that Defender! Makes me want to cheat on my Toyota vows.

LOL - well, I wouldn't want to contribute to the end of a beautiful relationship, but if you find yourself on the left coast anytime, you're welcome to have a Land Rover "fling."  ;D

For it to rise to anything like the utility of "Project 505," though, I would probably have to add a small trailer.  With the back seat in, there isn't a whole lot of room left and I'm not a big fan of a lot of heavy weight [like fuel] in the roof rack.  So far I use the rack for soft camping gear and surfboards.

I've been remiss in not yet installing the 2m radio, but other than that, it's pretty well set up for a short-hop getaway (couple hundred miles).
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Blu on October 13, 2011, 10:15:56 PM
This is what I will be sporting if we have an EMP

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-h2yQrEXhHLs/TdP3grJekSI/AAAAAAAABls/bWyxX9Jtfi8/s1600/pimpedoutshoppingcart.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: WVMan73 on October 13, 2011, 10:38:14 PM
This is what I will be sporting if we have an EMP

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-h2yQrEXhHLs/TdP3grJekSI/AAAAAAAABls/bWyxX9Jtfi8/s1600/pimpedoutshoppingcart.jpg)

I love it! Duel steering controls, good cargo capacity, a paint job that will blend in well in urban environments... Good choice!  8)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: cmxterra on October 31, 2011, 11:11:07 AM
My new BOV that can tow my secondary BOV :D (which you can see in the background)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d5nE_ibrs24/TqymE_GlFkI/AAAAAAAABpU/3GrvO7btzSc/s1000/CJM_1093.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Docwatmo on October 31, 2011, 11:27:40 AM
Sweet  Ride.  I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the old duece.   What was the original mission of the box?  Looks like one of the old commo boxes or a CMD center. 

Enjoy!

Doc
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Patriot_RAM on December 11, 2011, 01:23:08 PM
Well, without getting into detail of the BOV related preps of the vehicle, I will mention it's a 4x4 diesel with a fuel tank range of 1400 miles, only requires oil changes every 100,000 miles, has road armor front and rear bumpers, a winch, and a slew of other goodies & preps.  Here's one pic I snapped while we were loading up a bloat the other day.  The triailer's there, trust me....  lol

(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n589/patriot_ram/Truck/photo1.jpg)

Patriot_RAM
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: WVMan73 on December 12, 2011, 09:29:00 AM
Unless you're loading a WWII PT Boat up onto that invisible trailer, pretty much any boat is going to look pretty wimpy behind that very cool BOV!  8)

Really sweet BOV Patriot_RAM! I'm seriously loving that front bumper!

WVMan73
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Patriot_RAM on December 12, 2011, 05:50:49 PM
WVMan,

When I'm on my other computer, I'll upload some better pics that also show the rear bumper.  These are Road Armor brand bumpers.  That front bumper took out two 9 inch diameter trees when I got run off the road a few years back.  It had two dimples and required only minor repair and fresh powder coat.

On a side note, that's the same model bumper used on the pickup trucks in the movie "2 Fast 2 Furious" when the trucks ram through all the police cruisers.  heh

Patriot_RAM
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: WVMan73 on December 13, 2011, 08:36:27 AM
I'll be looking forward to those pictures Patriot_Ram!

On a side note, that's the same model bumper used on the pickup trucks in the movie "2 Fast 2 Furious" when the trucks ram through all the police cruisers.  heh

Patriot_RAM

I sure believe it. 9" diameter trees are pretty impressive with such a little amount of damage. That bumper looks like it would ram through just about anything. Of course that's pretty appropriate since it's mounted on a RAM.   ;)

WVMan73
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: November Foxtrot on February 05, 2012, 12:52:09 PM
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l551/noface2881/the%20x/NewSewickley-20120122-00003-1.jpg)


Mods to come in the near future. 
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: frankdcannon on February 12, 2012, 03:41:30 PM
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Z25F65M43K33Ia3H9c215f74aaee24491e7c.jpg)
This is my primary BOV a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder
no modifications other than some roadside emergency
supplies

Also have a 1967 Chevy C10 longbed stepside
and a 1951 Plymouth Cambridge

Oh and my fiancés 2009 Ford Fusion but i think i'll stick
with the larger storage areas in the trucks and the ground
clearance to boot!

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: bsutter on February 12, 2012, 05:44:16 PM
After doing much research I decided to go Green.

My little truck . . .

(http://www.easternsurplus.net/images/620/620f.jpg)

And the trailer:

(http://www.easternsurplus.net/images/581/581e.JPG)

A work in progress. The truck photo is not accurate in that I have added a hard top, P.T.O. driven winch on the front, and locking wheel hubs on the steering gear for increased fuel mileage and decreased wear and tear.

I would like a registration form so that I may join the TSP Convoy.

Thanks,
More to follow.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: MamaBear71 on February 29, 2012, 06:52:37 PM
Ok...so I am guessing minivan's aren't a hot BOV?? lol  For me that is what it will  have to be...bad gas mileage but great cargo space!  No pics because that would be just plain embarassing! lol
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: slingblade on February 29, 2012, 09:36:47 PM
After doing much research I decided to go Green.

Welcome to the OD green side!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: cmxterra on February 29, 2012, 09:41:41 PM
You know he was serious about the TSP convoy stuff :)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: slingblade on March 01, 2012, 08:45:34 AM
You know he was serious about the TSP convoy stuff :)

Heck count me in too!!!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: cmxterra on March 01, 2012, 09:35:40 AM
We should do it..

Make a decal or some other easily recognized marking so we can spot a friendly out in the field.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: JerseyVince on March 01, 2012, 04:05:24 PM
cmxterra, we should have a patch and/or decal of your truck just like your profile pic with the TSP symbol on the side of the box in black& white or an ACU/swat black patch
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: cmxterra on March 01, 2012, 10:33:38 PM
OR some kind of decal for vehicles so we can spot each other while out and about.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: bartsdad on March 02, 2012, 01:42:04 AM
I have thought for a while it would be cool to have a TSP-BOV badge like the TSP black rifle guys do.

The right art work could easily be converted to a decal.

I'd design it myself, but this is the high end limits of my graphics ability.
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3989/antc.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/antc.png/)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on March 02, 2012, 02:03:53 AM
Not bad. I think I have a few of them on my windshield already. ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Docwatmo on March 02, 2012, 05:08:38 AM
Not bad. I think I have a few of them on my windshield already. ;D

LMAO,  Thanks for the laugh BD and NCJeeper.    I really needed a good one this morning.  LMAO
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: November Foxtrot on March 02, 2012, 03:37:31 PM
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l551/noface2881/Picture1.jpg)

Rough draft.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: TLBones on March 03, 2012, 07:17:19 PM
November Foxtrot: I like your patch, but could you (or someone with photoshop skills) work up  the standard TSP patch with "CONVOY" in the center superimposed over the cool truck you picked in your version...or something to that effect.   
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: res2cue on March 04, 2012, 08:37:06 AM
my "War Wagon" or mobile comm vehicle. I have 2mtr/70cm , HF & 10/11mtr capability and plenty of room to G.O.O.D. inside for the wife, daughter and I. I am able to make it to our retreat which is 247 miles away on one tank of gas. Need to mount 2 5gal jerry cans for that little extra.
1997 Chevy Tahoe 4x4

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r173/resq2piper/ham%20stuff/warwagon.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on March 04, 2012, 08:47:56 AM
Res2cue that is a nice looking BOV. Are your HAM antennas hidden or just not mounted in that pic? My BOV has a dual band Comet and a Wilson for the CB. They are black and not too prominent, but certainly not stealthy. I figured the tradeoff was worth it to have the mobile comms going whenever I want/need it.

Anyway, that Tahoe reminds me of some of our "hate" trucks we ran around in the Sunni Triangle back when it was the Wild West.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: res2cue on March 04, 2012, 10:05:40 AM
Res2cue that is a nice looking BOV. Are your HAM antennas hidden or just not mounted in that pic? My BOV has a dual band Comet and a Wilson for the CB. They are black and not too prominent, but certainly not stealthy. I figured the tradeoff was worth it to have the mobile comms going whenever I want/need it.

Anyway, that Tahoe reminds me of some of our "hate" trucks we ran around in the Sunni Triangle back when it was the Wild West.

Hey Goatdog,
the antennas are there. Hard to make it out with the dark background. If you look straight up from the middle of the drivers door you can the ATAS 120 HF antenna. look up from the forward part of the rear passenger door is the 2mt70cm antenna. And off the right rear is the 102" whip but I have it remove right now.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Goatdog62 on March 04, 2012, 02:21:21 PM
Hey Goatdog,
the antennas are there. Hard to make it out with the dark background. If you look straight up from the middle of the drivers door you can the ATAS 120 HF antenna. look up from the forward part of the rear passenger door is the 2mt70cm antenna. And off the right rear is the 102" whip but I have it remove right now.

Found em, they were hard to see.

Maybe someone will invent a stealthy antenna that works just as well.

We had an omnidirectional antenna (satellite communications) that we hid on the roof of our Suburbans inside what looked to be simply a spare tire. Worked pretty good out in the open desert, even while moving, but a directional was better in urban and "thicker" terrain.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade on March 10, 2012, 05:50:46 PM
Found em, they were hard to see.

Maybe someone will invent a stealthy antenna that works just as well.

We had an omnidirectional antenna (satellite communications) that we hid on the roof of our Suburbans inside what looked to be simply a spare tire. Worked pretty good out in the open desert, even while moving, but a directional was better in urban and "thicker" terrain.

I've seen guys laminate stripline and patch antennae with fiberglass right into the roof of a vehicle, particularly things like jeeps (and aircraft) with composite skins. Jeeps w/ detachable polymer hard tops would likely work very well.

I also seem to recall somewhere that you could make an antenna from a length of coaxial cable, terminated appropriately at both ends. A little bit of heat shrink tubing and you'd be hard pressed to pick that out on a luggage rack, assuming you can do with the horizontal polarization.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: November Foxtrot on April 16, 2012, 11:41:59 PM
November Foxtrot: I like your patch, but could you (or someone with photoshop skills) work up  the standard TSP patch with "CONVOY" in the center superimposed over the cool truck you picked in your version...or something to that effect.

I sure can try.  I made that one below in power point. Lol.

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: cmxterra on April 17, 2012, 04:05:35 PM
We need to come up with a simple decal.

I just love the idea of being able to drive down the road and spot a fellow prepper in the wild.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: inthego on April 17, 2012, 07:06:27 PM
We need to come up with a simple decal.

I just love the idea of being able to drive down the road and spot a fellow prepper in the wild.
Well If your in Texas this is on my rig:
(http://ramchargercentral.com/boards/YaBBImages/avatars/Chapter_Logos/tx.gif) :D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SloSheepdog on April 19, 2012, 10:21:46 PM
(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u370/85huhwhat/CleanTruck.jpg)

The truck usually has the a toolbox installed, with the tools and fluids to keep it running :)  I'd be interested in one of those 'ant vehicle' decals if it happens!


SloSheepdog
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: mikem on April 30, 2012, 03:00:35 PM
Just got her yesterday!  ;D ;D 2012 Chevy Colorado 4x4... Just needs a few upgrades and it's good to go!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/536861_10151582337010051_507190050_24020832_1081095833_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade on May 03, 2012, 09:43:57 PM
If you're ever in need of a Doctor, come this summer, you can look for a little blue motorcycle with the license plate "12 DOC". Apparently I'm a Time Lord, and my TARDIS is a motorcycle.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ahx4NKebcx8/T6Hic3c1LWI/AAAAAAAAAhI/ohxdxj8GauA/s720/2012-05-02.jpg)

I think I might need new tires first.

I'll be starting a thread as soon as I get the engine unbolted. Found a site where a guy swapped it out to kick-start, so that's one of the first things i'm doing after I get the engine un-seized.

yes, I have a TIG welder, and a 3-axis mill already set up with a boring bar. I can bore the cylinder oversize, and replace the piston if it comes to it. ;-)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on May 04, 2012, 12:26:24 PM
You might need a seat too.  ;D
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Orionblade on May 04, 2012, 05:52:23 PM
LOL...

the seat, rear fender, and turn signals/brake light are hanging up in my shop, in remarkably almost-roadworthy condition.

I'm starting a thread about her - hope to have the project wrapped up by August and ride her up to DMV and get my license and plates all in one shot.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: j_koncz on June 30, 2012, 01:48:29 PM
http://jkoncz.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/vehicle-preparedness-self-relian(http://jkoncz.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/jefs-car.jpg?w=545&h=408)

Link to my blog and a picture of my daily driven BOV

98 toyota camry 4cyl 330K already proven itself a reliable, well worth it vehicle.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: loyalty4eva on July 07, 2012, 06:25:47 AM
^ were you going to bug out with that lowered car? o and if their was a bug out their could be a lot of stuff on the ground thats were having a higher truck or something comes in handy or high waters or w/e the situation could be.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: j_koncz on July 12, 2012, 05:17:03 PM
Actually the car isn't lowered and I've had it for several years, not everyone who preps can afford to buy a nice big truck or bush vehicle. I'm in the poor range of income unfortunately. Besides I'm an apprentice mechanic if the situation your talking about happens I could easily locate a truck and steal it if shit were going to hit the fan. But in my case this car is what I have. Reliable loaded with gauges so i can monitor any engine related problems before they become major. If theres stuff on the ground anything metal will likely pierce your tires truck or not. But yes of coarse I would like a truck as a BOV but until then take what you can get. I live in northen ontario and if it were the middle of winter I've seen brand new trucks 4x4 you won't go anywhere unless you have a snowmachine.   But as preppers we would should be bugging out before shit hits the fan by monitoring geo plitical and natural weather movements. if it gets to the point of dodging debris and car left on the road i think you would agree that we probably reacted to slow. But the car is dependable and it's what i have to work with right now. The girlfriend has a brand new hyundai as well but both run on gas so worst case they both would only last a week or so if the oil system collapses
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: callmedave on August 02, 2012, 09:44:56 AM
(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u370/85huhwhat/CleanTruck.jpg)

The truck usually has the a toolbox installed, with the tools and fluids to keep it running :)  I'd be interested in one of those 'ant vehicle' decals if it happens!


SloSheepdog

Thats a beautiful truck! I'd love to own one someday.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: callmedave on August 02, 2012, 09:51:18 AM
I'm currently looking to buy a fullsize BOV but here is backup BOV at the moment.

2009 KLX250SF Supermoto. Basically a dirt bike with street tires and more of a street suspension. 60 MPG and what I've been using for work commute.

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q36/solid-psyco/46068147.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q36/solid-psyco/a8bd88b7.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SwitchThrottle on August 18, 2012, 08:40:51 AM
The Motard is not the 1st thing I'd choose for bugging out.  But as a get out of a city in a hurry vehicle, I couldn't think of a better solution.

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/SwitchThrottle/Photo0063.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: loyalty4eva on September 09, 2012, 08:19:55 PM
Havent taken a recent pic of my truck. But these were the day I bought it I should take updated ones but I havent done much to it since I bought it.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2239/mytruck3.jpg)
By jeremiehoug (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/jeremiehoug) at 2012-09-09

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5152/mytruckr.jpg)
By jeremiehoug (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/jeremiehoug) at 2012-09-09
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: callmedave on September 09, 2012, 08:38:03 PM
The Motard is not the 1st thing I'd choose for bugging out.  But as a get out of a city in a hurry vehicle, I couldn't think of a better solution.

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/SwitchThrottle/Photo0063.jpg)

Exactly like you said its a great runner/scout vehicle if SHFT but for everyday its fun and saving me a ton on gas.

Nice Bike, Im really liking the Motards. This is my first bike but I wish I would of built my own Motard out of something with more power than bought this factory Moto. Have to start somewhere.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SwitchThrottle on September 13, 2012, 09:30:17 PM
The lil 250 will accept a 351 kit.  ;)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: desertpir8 on September 22, 2012, 07:35:26 PM
New user to the forum here and new fan of the podcast.   Here's one of my bugout vehicles, depending on the severity of the situation:

1962 Mercedes Benz Unimog outfitted with a rudimentary RV in the back and lots of storage.   THe GF and I have bugged out for over a week at a time in the vehicle just for the fun of it.   It will go places that most RVs wont go.  :)
(http://www.piratepathy.com/mog/mog2_sm.jpg)

Here's the interior:
(http://www.piratepathy.com/mog/mog_camper_34.jpg)
(http://www.piratepathy.com/mog/mog_camper_35.jpg)
(http://www.piratepathy.com/mog/mog_camper_36.jpg)

Have a few other vehicles that could be used as well, but that's the main one.   Great platform for a bugout vehicle.  Tough as nails and designed for 3rd world abuse, will run on poor quality fuel, and very basic engine controls (EMP proof!).

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Terroir Seeds on September 22, 2012, 11:42:34 PM
Love the Mog! Great vehicles, and great to see one being used for what they were designed for.

Here's what we use-

(http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/TerroirSeeds/100_2811.jpg)

1998 Land Rover Discovery with an Adventure Trailer "Chaser" model. We own an heirloom seed business and actually use this setup to visit some of our growers and find new varieties of seed to offer, so we have named the trailer the "Heirloom Seed Chaser". This is our preferred mode of travel. The trailer has a long travel air suspension mounted on a sealed 6 foot box, a 12v Engel fridge that will go to 0F, and enough propane to cook and heat water for 2 weeks. The trailer carries 19 gallons of water and 10 gallons of fuel, along with a 205ah battery in the nose box. The tent is South African and is larger than a king sized bed. We have another fridge in the Disco, along with some other preps...

(http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/TerroirSeeds/100_2310.jpg)


This was a couple of years ago with Cindy driving. We were on an old trail in western Arizona.

(http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/TerroirSeeds/100_2326.jpg)

Here's how the tent looks once deployed, with our Dalmation looking on.

(http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/TerroirSeeds/100_2894.jpg)

This is just north of Silverton, CO 2 years ago.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: lukeaz on October 07, 2012, 09:27:52 PM
(http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i360/soaz4x4/91%20Jeep%20Cherokee/IMG_3508.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Joseph Seal on October 27, 2012, 05:53:24 PM
Well, without getting into detail of the BOV related preps of the vehicle, I will mention it's a 4x4 diesel with a fuel tank range of 1400 miles, only requires oil changes every 100,000 miles, has road armor front and rear bumpers, a winch, and a slew of other goodies & preps.  Here's one pic I snapped while we were loading up a bloat the other day.  The triailer's there, trust me....  lol

(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n589/patriot_ram/Truck/photo1.jpg)

Patriot_RAM

100k oil change? Please explain
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Jaenus on February 10, 2013, 09:54:39 PM
Good work guys, keep it up.  Hope to eventually pick up an all-fuel deuce and a half.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on February 15, 2013, 10:00:46 AM
(http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i360/soaz4x4/91%20Jeep%20Cherokee/IMG_3508.jpg)
I like the old school Ramsey winch up front. Probably made the same year your XJ is.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Hootie on February 15, 2013, 12:24:16 PM
1998 Land Rover Discovery with an Adventure Trailer "Chaser" model. We own an heirloom seed business and actually use this setup to visit some of our growers and find new varieties of seed to offer, so we have named the trailer the "Heirloom Seed Chaser". This is our preferred mode of travel. The trailer has a long travel air suspension mounted on a sealed 6 foot box, a 12v Engel fridge that will go to 0F, and enough propane to cook and heat water for 2 weeks. The trailer carries 19 gallons of water and 10 gallons of fuel, along with a 205ah battery in the nose box. The tent is South African and is larger than a king sized bed. We have another fridge in the Disco, along with some other preps...

Nice setup!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: fishman1113 on February 19, 2013, 10:02:31 AM
Here is mine.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc513/Brent_Shaw/TSP/009.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: jd350az on February 25, 2013, 05:10:09 PM
(http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i360/soaz4x4/91%20Jeep%20Cherokee/IMG_3508.jpg)

Looks familiar!

-JD
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: November Foxtrot on March 07, 2013, 10:04:19 PM
<<(http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u557/Charlie_Stroupe/IMAG0119_zps9a9a1bfe.jpg)>>
<<(http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u557/Charlie_Stroupe/IMAG0112_zps51cf6f45.jpg)>>


I have since repainted the canoe OD green and added different seats. Next step will be a watertight battery pack and inverter system for power and watertight / secured compartments etc.


The Xterra has a CB, inverters etc as well and I am working on making a slid-in / bolt-in wooden box to turn a 5x7 wire deck trailer into a enclosed/box trailer.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Reconnoiter on May 14, 2013, 10:05:20 PM
Clean...

(http://all-in-one-truck.smugmug.com/Other/Jeep/i-xRCq8zp/0/L/RearRack-L.png) (http://all-in-one-truck.smugmug.com/Other/Jeep/29432040_qwWSRW#!i=2513248955&k=xRCq8zp&lb=1&s=A)

Dirty....

(http://all-in-one-truck.smugmug.com/Other/Jeep/i-vScKXTr/0/L/ZJ-L.jpg) (http://all-in-one-truck.smugmug.com/Other/Jeep/29432040_qwWSRW#!i=2513248895&k=vScKXTr&lb=1&s=A)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Witness on July 02, 2013, 05:57:50 PM
Wish I could post some cool pics of my everyday driver/BOV but it's a stock 2000 Expedition, so you can imagine it. I'm hoping to get some work done on it soon to make it a little more bug-out ready. However I like the idea of a TSP decal that would be subtle but ID fellow ants in a hurry on the road. Being a previous LEO like several on this forum I have a "thin blue line" sticker on my vehicles still. I would go for a TSP/prepper decal that would be simple and fairly inconspicuous to most but a little heads up to those of us in the know. Maybe a black decal with a plain white Ant like the TSP logo or something simple like that.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Hooligan on September 10, 2013, 08:53:08 AM
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz225/86_monte_carlo/IMG_2800.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/86_monte_carlo/media/IMG_2800.jpg.html)

Not really a BOV...

Next vehicle purchase will be a 96-98 silverado
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: RuggedCyclist on November 03, 2013, 01:10:24 AM
Here's my super kickass bov. Note the homemade rack bag rigged from an old WWII pack. That pack will hold ammo and extra food. I have another pack that latches to my backpack via ALICE clips that holds essentials, a camp stove, water filter, and compact high calorie food. Extra water bottles can be strapped to those packs. Less essential tools and supplies go in the rack bag on top of the rack.
http://m.flickr.com/lightbox?id=10640666983
Also, sorry for my basic inability to post any pictures here in a remotely competent way, all I have to work with here is an old iPhone that has never seen a software upgrade in its life.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: greaser on December 11, 2013, 02:56:25 PM
With M'lady at the wheel.   ;D

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx209/t452v/98d688f5-609e-49bd-be3d-b1d848ba27ae.jpg) (http://s756.photobucket.com/user/t452v/media/98d688f5-609e-49bd-be3d-b1d848ba27ae.jpg.html)

And the grease burner...

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx209/t452v/IMAG0495.jpg) (http://s756.photobucket.com/user/t452v/media/IMAG0495.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: greaser on December 11, 2013, 06:55:36 PM
One more of the FJ

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx209/t452v/20130714_1838431.jpg) (http://s756.photobucket.com/user/t452v/media/20130714_1838431.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nelson96 on January 02, 2014, 04:14:21 PM
My brother just bought a 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS to add to our off road toys.  :egyptian:

Engine = Liquid Cooled 4-Stroke, 999cc, 107 hp
Ground Clearance = 13.5"
Front Travel = 16"
Rear Travel = 18"

(http://www.utvguide.net/images/Polaris-RZR-XP-1000-1007.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: PalmettoPrepper on January 02, 2014, 04:30:39 PM
I have two a 2007 xTerra and this 2007 Vstrom

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn196/ki4idb/IMG_20130808_192134_696_zpsde7e0dde.jpg) (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/ki4idb/media/IMG_20130808_192134_696_zpsde7e0dde.jpg.html)

I will try and get my xTerra photo up soon ... my son wrecked his car and is using it.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: excaliber on January 12, 2014, 05:19:00 PM
2012 GMC canyon 4x4, note the biohazard fog lights,


(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/4x4%20canyon/IMG_1348_zps0e1297ee.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/1989_S-10/media/4x4%20canyon/IMG_1348_zps0e1297ee.jpg.html)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/4x4%20canyon/IMG_1239_zps9edbd4a7.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/1989_S-10/media/4x4%20canyon/IMG_1239_zps9edbd4a7.jpg.html)



hooked to my 1961 Shasta camper I am remodeling


(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/1962%20Shasta/WP_001445_zps19008cb6.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/1989_S-10/media/1962%20Shasta/WP_001445_zps19008cb6.jpg.html)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/1962%20Shasta/newphoto_zps551cdc2a.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/1989_S-10/media/1962%20Shasta/newphoto_zps551cdc2a.jpg.html)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/1962%20Shasta/IMG_0454_zpsd30e427b.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/1989_S-10/media/1962%20Shasta/IMG_0454_zpsd30e427b.jpg.html)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/1962%20Shasta/IMG_0457_zps45e668c2.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/1989_S-10/media/1962%20Shasta/IMG_0457_zps45e668c2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nelson96 on January 12, 2014, 07:52:49 PM
Very cool trailer excaliber.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: keebler on May 13, 2014, 04:45:24 PM
work van & or the casita
couldn't get picture here
86 gmc made to be a camper
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Sentinelist on July 05, 2014, 01:14:57 AM
Here's our primary BOV/FEV, built indeed for when times get tough (EMP resistant) or even if they don't (my wife has discovered the 'glamping' movement online and is about to remodel the camper's interior).

It's a 1993 Chevy Silverado K3500 one-ton 4x4 quad-cab long-bed with the legendary 6.5L turbo diesel (as seen in the HMMWV) and features mechanical fuel injection for CME/EMP resistance and ease of maintaining. It has 280k miles but runs like a champ. Diesel capacity is 30 gal. and I'm working on getting the 10 gal. aux. tank from a Suburban to expand that- I have 4x Sta-Bil'd 5-gal. NATO jerry cans as well ready to go. Out back is a 2001 Lance 815 fully self-contained camper with mods. I've added 200W of solar on the roof feeding a dual-Optima marine battery bank with a Cobra 1500w inverter. I just finished rewiring the whole thing to run off the battery bank for AC instead of the factory power converter, so no need for RV hookups. To save space on top, I decided against a rooftop AC and installed a portable 8k BTU floor standing unit that tucks away in the galley and works great. All appliances run off the battery bank, and the fridge can also run off DC (separate battery bank charged by the truck, solar coming soon) or propane (as does the stove). There's nothing like waking up in the middle of nowhere and brewing a cup of coffee silently without a generator! Or so I think, we haven't even used the thing yet- I got the truck last November and the camper two days after Christmas! The truck came locally on AutoTrader. I bought the latter in Denver and drove there to get it one wknd. from the DFW area, so that's the only adventure it's been on so far. State parks coming this fall, hopefully getting more adventuresome next year- we have two young boys around the toddler phase so some careful planning is needed. But anyway, I love the thing and am constantly working on improving it. This is my first truck, and I'm quickly becoming a 'truck guy'.

Here's my build thread on Expedition Portal: http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/120614-The-TerraShuttle-build-a-1993-Chevrolet-K3500-6-5L-turbo-diesel-4x4-quad-cab-TC-rig?p=1492474#post1492474

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/11699620675_8c7bc11ed9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: marasch on October 04, 2014, 05:51:22 PM
Here's my 1999 Suburban.  Some coworkers call it the Zombie Apocalypse Command Center, but it looks very normal/boring.  It's anything but, though!

It has a mechanically  Isuzu 4BD1T 3.9 liter turbodiesel coupled to an NV4500 5-speed manual transmission, giving it a drivetrain requiring no electronics to function -- meaning that it would be driveable after an EMP event (though that's unlikely).

It gets 26 mpg at highway speeds.  Not bad for a big, heavy brick, right?  With a 40-gallon fuel tank, it has a range of 1,000+ miles.

In order to live up to the Command Center name, it also has a dual-band (2m & 70cm) 50-watt ham radio.  It can be set up as a repeater, so that I can walk around with a low-wattage handheld and it would extend my range.

I wrote a book on it called The Art of Diesel.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMUUOAM (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMUUOAM).  If anybody is interested, I can arrange a free e-book weekend.  Let me know!

(http://www.theartofdiesel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Burban_in_driveway_cropped.jpg)

(http://www.theartofdiesel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ShifterInstalled.jpg)

(http://www.theartofdiesel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/FullInstallation.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Chemsoldier on October 04, 2014, 06:34:21 PM
Marasch,  cool truck.  I like it. What are you running as an antenna for the ham radio?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Alan Georges on October 04, 2014, 07:06:34 PM
Very good stealth with this truck, Marasch.  Thanks for the free book offer, but this looks so cool that you've just made another kindle sale.  Going to give it a look through, find ideas I can use.

Marasch,  cool truck.  I like it. What are you running as an antenna for the ham radio?
Yes, what kind?  Inquiring minds want to know.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: marasch on October 04, 2014, 07:37:25 PM
Chemsoldier,

Unfortunately, the photo I used of the front of the truck was taken before I installed the radio and antenna.  I installed it on the driver's side, opposite the stock antenna.  It's a folding Diamond dual-band.  I'm pretty sure it's the NR770HB (the black version).  I'm not sure where I bought it, but here's a link to one place selling it: http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/diamond-nr770hb-4851.html (http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/diamond-nr770hb-4851.html)  With the combination of 50W and this antenna, I've reached out on the highway and had discussions with people via repeaters 50+ miles away while driving cross-country.

Alan,

Thanks for the compliment.  I tried to keep it very clean and stock-looking.  One of the few giveaways is the hole I cut in the middle of the front bumper for the intercooler.

Please let me know what you think of the book!

Mark
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Cracker on October 08, 2014, 06:03:53 AM
83 Toyota Land Cruiser. 40 gallon veggie tank, 18 gallon diesel tank. 4BD2T 4 cyl turbo diesel, NV4500 manual trans. All mechanical. It will start (push), run, drive and shut off without a battery in the vehicle. Heated fuel system for running higher viscosity fluids like veggie oil, trans fluid or used motor oil.  Primarily run it on veggie though.

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii223/sbutman48/Stinky/lc92-650.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii223/sbutman48/Stinky/Isu2-121bb_zps7ed01e0d.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Greekman on October 08, 2014, 06:12:51 AM
that is some vehicle....Old time Toyota AND diesel AND vegeterian option....
congrats!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: marasch on October 08, 2014, 11:50:03 AM
Cool!  Another Isuzu 4BD.  Plus veggie/whatever oil.  I've got to do that on my Suburban at some point.

What transmission are you using, Cracker?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on October 08, 2014, 11:54:56 AM
What transmission are you using, Cracker?
He posted he had a nv4500 in it.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: marasch on October 12, 2014, 12:39:57 PM
There it is, plain as day.  Thanks!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Mike_Flys on October 18, 2014, 09:55:58 PM
My brother and I have had an on going debate about reaching a bug out location. In the valley where we are at there only only a couple roads to get in and out, even off road would be tough. I think its a real possibility they will become backed up and blocked.
As a pilot I look at an airplane as a great alternative.

Not sure if I should go with the take off and land almost anywhere bush plane Savage Cub or the fold up and stuff in a trailer Quicksilver S2

Savage Cub Take off in 60 feet, land in 150 feet (http://www.vegasadventureflights.com/Site/themed_images/cub.jpg)

Quicksilver S2 Take off and land in just over 200 feet. can be packed or unpacked in a trailer in about 30 minutes (http://www.vegasadventureflights.com/Site/themed_images/7995320646_345f0ed426_z.jpg)
My wife likes to point out you can't carry much in the S2. However it would be easy to bring a backpack in it.

Legally both planes carry a similar weight, however in a SHTF scenario the Savage Cub would hold more, especially with its 180hp engine.

Any thoughts?
Any other pilots?

Mike
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Greekman on October 18, 2014, 11:56:32 PM
hmm....
Quote
My wife likes to point out you can't carry much in the S2. However it would be easy to bring a backpack in it.
is the S2 a two seater or single  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

I cannot help you with the plane choice but bugging out by plane requires having some means of wheeled transporatation pre-located in your BOL.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Mike_Flys on October 19, 2014, 04:41:10 AM
hmm....is the S2 a two seater or single  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

I cannot help you with the plane choice but bugging out by plane requires having some means of wheeled transporatation pre-located in your BOL.

The S2 is a 2 seater, Side by side.

Thats a good point and we do.

Mike
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SloSheepdog on October 21, 2014, 09:25:57 PM
Here's my 1999 Suburban.  Some coworkers call it the Zombie Apocalypse Command Center, but it looks very normal/boring.  It's anything but, though!

Thank you and the others who recently posted in this thread. It inspired me get off my bum and do the overdue maintenance on my truck. And fix some things on it  that have fallen apart/off :)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Hector500NC on January 22, 2015, 06:37:24 PM
(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af65/hector500nc/2012-04-07152135.jpg) (http://s994.photobucket.com/user/hector500nc/media/2012-04-07152135.jpg.html)

Might as well bug out in comfort.  The Cadillac has good towing power, though not very good on gas.  I have a trailer and bike rack to boot.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Bennington1776 on March 29, 2015, 09:23:30 AM
I am excited to have acquired a used but new to me 2007 Chevy Suburban 1500 Lt 4x4.  This vehicle will be used both for business purposes as well as my SHTF, BOV, GOOD vehicle. 

Did I mention I am excited yet  :happydance: :egyptian: :clap:

OK enough about that.  I uploaded a few photos from the dealer site.  The first thing I am going to do to this vehicle is create a battery back up system (inspired of course by our own Steve Harris)  Next I will be adding a CB radio.  Somewhere in there I will be adding some safes for some of my weapon systems as well as valuables. 

I like very much the space this vehicle offers, the tow package, 4x4 auto - High and Low capabilities.  This vehicle has a lot of upside.  A 31 gallon capacity fuel tank with a 20MPG Highway in theory gives me the ability to go 620 miles on a full tank witch is more than enough fuel to get to my BOL.

Feel free to message me suggestions of what you would do to this vehicle.  As I make progress I will create a separate thread to track my adventures.

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n551/Bennington1776/2007%20Chevy%20Suburban%20LT%204x4/Driver%20Side%20Front_zpsnou1hj24.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/Bennington1776/media/2007%20Chevy%20Suburban%20LT%204x4/Driver%20Side%20Front_zpsnou1hj24.jpg.html)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n551/Bennington1776/2007%20Chevy%20Suburban%20LT%204x4/Driver%20Side_zpsnhdwk5iq.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/Bennington1776/media/2007%20Chevy%20Suburban%20LT%204x4/Driver%20Side_zpsnhdwk5iq.jpg.html)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n551/Bennington1776/2007%20Chevy%20Suburban%20LT%204x4/Escape%20Hatch_zps3i3dozhf.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/Bennington1776/media/2007%20Chevy%20Suburban%20LT%204x4/Escape%20Hatch_zps3i3dozhf.jpg.html)
The Escape hatch, lol
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: spookythree on May 22, 2015, 08:11:06 PM
Can am commander 4x4 vtwin.
4000lb superw inch
Radio and CB
set of red plastics as seen and alternative black and grey with easy clips for quick swaps.
full aftermarket clutch and belt
muzzy black box super chip for ECU.
Baffled exuast.
assisted 1200lb dump bed.
top speed 75mph.

Mods to come.
Kenda run flats
bigger brush guard
4 inch frame lift
Windshield



(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag478/spookythree/received_1426142954373252_zpsmy9sooyb.jpeg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/spookythree/media/received_1426142954373252_zpsmy9sooyb.jpeg.html)
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag478/spookythree/received_1426142844373263_zpsgpsu9meb.jpeg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/spookythree/media/received_1426142844373263_zpsgpsu9meb.jpeg.html)(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag478/spookythree/received_1426143457706535_zpstefl3fq3.jpeg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/spookythree/media/received_1426143457706535_zpstefl3fq3.jpeg.html)(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag478/spookythree/received_1426143121039902_zpscwvmcoe9.jpeg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/spookythree/media/received_1426143121039902_zpscwvmcoe9.jpeg.html)(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag478/spookythree/received_1426143297706551_zps97dn2h8h.jpeg)[/URL[URL=http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/spookythree/media/received_1426142507706630_zps6nt2ilzz.jpeg.html](http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag478/spookythree/received_1426142507706630_zps6nt2ilzz.jpeg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/spookythree/media/received_1426143297706551_zps97dn2h8h.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: spookythree on May 30, 2015, 06:24:53 PM
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag478/spookythree/20150530_201035_zps9t8ezsqt.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/spookythree/media/20150530_201035_zps9t8ezsqt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Greekman on May 31, 2015, 12:25:59 AM
I've got a general question on side-by-sides.
From which point on they become more of a Suzuki Samurai than an ATV?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: spookythree on May 31, 2015, 10:53:34 AM
Haha that's true I never thought of them like that. But I would rather drive this than one of those
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Greekman on May 31, 2015, 12:16:46 PM
an ATV is my dream to help me roam our mountain, but it is hard to beat the Samurai at 1000cc and a price tag of less than 3K for a nice, used specimen
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: spookythree on May 31, 2015, 01:05:11 PM
I have had little to no problems with my commander, I almost got the 800cc version but chose to go with the 1000cc. The added weight to HP ratio seemed to be better with the 800 and that power plant is a tried and proven system that Rotax has used in numerous can-am platforms (But the 1000 had a better deal at the time). Overall i give the commander a 9 out of 10. it would have been a 10 if the engine was rear mounted like the polaris RZR's. Due to center mount the heat in the cab is noticeable and the machine center of gravity is weird. But im very happy with it!
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Joe Hamel on July 30, 2015, 09:37:40 AM
Here is my $1500 cucv rust bucket that I gutted and rebuilt.  New floors, suspension, oil and tranny lines, belts, batteries, alternator, glow plugs, radiator, hoses, bearings,u and ball joints, locking hubs, hardwired 1250 watt power inverter, cut out the rotted cab supports and plated them, new body mounts, tailgate support, replaced the rotted out cab crossmembers with 2x4 sqaure steel stock, and since this photo, I have replaced my stock size tires with 33"firestone destination a/t tires.  I drive this truck everyday to work and around town.  Running an old diesel in the northeast winters had a learning curve, but the 20 mpg + that I get out of it makes it well worth it. While I already had a love for old Chevy trucks, it wasnt until I heard the TSP episode with Tim Glance that I realized the potential of the cuc-v.

Thanks Jack


(http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z351/simplyfalling/story_16147/tsp/tsp%20boc.jpg) (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/simplyfalling/media/story_16147/tsp/tsp%20boc.jpg.html)




This is my wife's rig, a 2014 Subaru impreza sport wagon.  She gets 35 mpg and there is plenty of space for BOS. 




(http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z351/simplyfalling/story_16147/tsp/tsp%20bov.jpg) (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/simplyfalling/media/story_16147/tsp/tsp%20bov.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SloSheepdog on July 30, 2015, 11:23:47 AM
Hi Joe, and welcome!

I love the old chevy diesel! Nice work there.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Docwatmo on July 30, 2015, 02:12:08 PM
Man I remember the CUCV's.  Drove the hell out of those just as we got the new (Damn I'm getting old) HMMWV's.  Cool. 
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SloSheepdog on July 30, 2015, 02:44:32 PM
For those diesel lovers out there with money for new vehicles, there's some new ones coming out that will be sweet:

Chevy Colorado is coming out with a "mini-duramax" diesel, and I hear the Jeep Wrangler is getting a diesel as well. Maybe I'll get a used one in 10 years ha ha ha.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Joe Hamel on July 30, 2015, 04:02:50 PM
Thanks Slosheepdog and Docwatmo.  It was a labor of love.  Banged most of it out during the week off I took between job changes last year. 
  I love the fact that it is simple, with no real tech to worry about.  Put fuel (diesel, motor oil, tranny fluid, w/e you can get) in it and make sure the pump cut off is energized and boom, your in business.  A close friend of mine just replaced the injectors in his 2006 duramax for the second time, and just the parts were over a grand, used rebuilt. 
  My recommendation is, if you can find these old trucks now, scoop em up.  They may not have the creature comforts of the newer vehicles, but they can be made to be extremely reliable for cheap money.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SloSheepdog on July 30, 2015, 05:46:54 PM
Yep! My truck is an 1985 Toyota. Not diesel, but simple to work on.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Joe Hamel on July 30, 2015, 07:03:20 PM
Your Yota is sweet.  Is it the unstoppable 4 cyl?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: SloSheepdog on August 04, 2015, 05:32:19 PM
Not quite unstoppable, but yes, the 22R. It'll run.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Skinny on December 04, 2015, 10:49:38 AM
While I already had a love for old Chevy trucks, it wasnt until I heard the TSP episode with Tim Glance that I realized the potential of the cuc-v.

(http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z351/simplyfalling/story_16147/tsp/tsp%20boc.jpg) (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/simplyfalling/media/story_16147/tsp/tsp%20boc.jpg.html)

Cheers Mate!!!

(http://s10.postimg.org/ixn05cep5/IMG_0996.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: cannonball on December 04, 2015, 08:02:20 PM
(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh193/jhoppmann/jeep/DSC00715_zps4f3e8cce.jpg)

1979 CJ5
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on December 05, 2015, 11:23:56 AM
^^^^^
From one jeeper to another  :clap:
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: BronyApocalypse on October 13, 2016, 11:54:33 AM
1976 Highboy.  Second owner and it's my starter BOV.  Has saddle tanks for some extra range but only gets 13 mpg with those low gears.  Unleash the zombies. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/pHQOxwU.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on October 13, 2016, 11:58:03 AM
^^^
Nice.  :clap:
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: nkawtg on October 13, 2016, 12:03:37 PM
Really nice truck!
I wonder if an aftermarket overdrive will help any?
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: BronyApocalypse on October 13, 2016, 02:49:11 PM
nkawtg,
yes an overdrive from GearVendors is considered.  It starts to push the total investment into the truck into the high teens though.  It can attach to the divorced differential and works off of rpm or manual switch.  Pretty cool stuff but expensive: http://www.gearvendors.com/4x4f3s.html   

Another potential upgrade I'm considering is the Benchmark steering upgrade making all of those complicated rams and pumps disappear and tightening up the front end:http://benchworksteering.com/products/1967-1977-ford-f-250-hi-boy-4x4-power-steering-conversion/

Both would make it much more civilized on the road.  Just have to decide what sort of return on the investment is acceptable.    Plain Jane as it is, I seldom have anyone eager to be in front of me on the roads and she gets many looks and thumbs up from the other drivers.   Thanks for nice comments guys.  My first posting.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Smurf Hunter on October 13, 2016, 03:23:54 PM
I see a lot of pre-electronic era vehicles on this thread.  Is the thinking that they are EMP-proof/resistant, or perhaps just easier to wrench on?

Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: ncjeeper on October 13, 2016, 04:30:17 PM
  Just have to decide what sort of return on the investment is acceptable.   
Still cheaper if you plan on keeping it than buying a new truck.
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: gnoticpasta on December 28, 2018, 12:40:24 PM
I have a couple options, although the Scout is in the garage getting a bunch of upgrades.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dc5oktWzKdKVRbtk7 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/dc5oktWzKdKVRbtk7)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7H1CAEK2NcspSwTn6 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/7H1CAEK2NcspSwTn6)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: velojym on March 07, 2019, 05:33:33 PM
I'm all for it. I haven't been current in some time, and no way could I afford something that'd take my family plus gear, but having an ultralight sailplane at the BOL, or an UL helicopter, could come in very handy depending on your needs and wants.

Of course, the 'eye in the sky' benefit can now be had with a decent quadcopter or fixed wing UAV, but when you wanna fly, why let teotwawki stop ya?
Also, post-shtf, provided you could keep it fed and maintained, you might be able to provide a good service between settlements, running light cargo (really light if in a UL), mail, and the like, avoiding the less polite mobs that might still be making themselves an obstacle on the roads.

Some will immediately bring up how fragile they are, and how a simple .22 round could bring it down...  sure. Granted, a .22 round can bring down a jetliner if it hits certain spots. But how many can hit a moving target a thousand feet or so straight up? I wouldn't recommend skimming the treetops unless you have a good reason or are in a safer area. Cargo planes in war zones will remain at altitude until just above the landing area, then spiral down, to minimize low-altitude time over a potentially hot area. A decent little ultralight will do this very well, as draggy as they are.

My brother and I have had an on going debate about reaching a bug out location. In the valley where we are at there only only a couple roads to get in and out, even off road would be tough. I think its a real possibility they will become backed up and blocked.
As a pilot I look at an airplane as a great alternative.

Not sure if I should go with the take off and land almost anywhere bush plane Savage Cub or the fold up and stuff in a trailer Quicksilver S2

Savage Cub Take off in 60 feet, land in 150 feet (http://www.vegasadventureflights.com/Site/themed_images/cub.jpg)

Quicksilver S2 Take off and land in just over 200 feet. can be packed or unpacked in a trailer in about 30 minutes (http://www.vegasadventureflights.com/Site/themed_images/7995320646_345f0ed426_z.jpg)
My wife likes to point out you can't carry much in the S2. However it would be easy to bring a backpack in it.

Legally both planes carry a similar weight, however in a SHTF scenario the Savage Cub would hold more, especially with its 180hp engine.

Any thoughts?
Any other pilots?

Mike
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 07, 2019, 07:28:08 PM
Hello, velojym -- good to hear from you. :)

I've been wanting one of these for our BOV, but the used ones are all in pretty poor condition.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Apollo_10_launch.jpg/384px-Apollo_10_launch.jpg)
Title: Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
Post by: Alan Georges on March 07, 2019, 08:17:53 PM
Welcome back, VJ!

I've been wanting one of these for our BOV, but the used ones are all in pretty poor condition.
They're an unused one – first stage anyway – at the museum at the I-10 rest stop on the MS/LA line.  I understand it was intended for Apollo 19.  If you're ever in the neighborhood, look me up and we'll hotwire it and take it for a spin out over the Gulf.