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How should I paint the truck?

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Author Topic: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV  (Read 287998 times)

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M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« on: October 09, 2011, 08:46:39 PM »
Looks like I will be picking this up in the near future.


Seems to be in excellent shape aside from a few rust spots. No fluid leaks and is clean inside.

More pics later.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 08:50:45 PM »
Sweet! Cant beat a deuce and and a half. Pretty much run on anything you put down the filler tube.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 09:26:57 PM »
 8) definitely a 10 on the cool BOV scale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruQFh_TkPto
Now that's how you test drive a Deuce!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 09:56:50 AM »
Ok I'm officially drooling here! That'll make an awesome BOV!  ;D

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 06:31:28 PM »
Put the deposit down today. The fellow is going to go over it to make sure there are no safety problems (cracked tires etc) and we are waiting on the SF97 from the .gov so I can get it titled.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 06:45:50 AM »
Any specific plans? Might I recommend an auxiliary fuel tank? Lol they get about half of zero mpg

Have longed fondly of owning one myself. Nice find will be interesting to see it progress

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 04:37:25 PM »
I plan on putting a 100g aux tank in the back. My plans are to turn it into a camper/bov that way if nothing happens we have a kick ass RV and if it gets bad we don't have to leave our stuff unattended as we travel to the BOL

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 04:38:41 PM »

What the inside looks like now

Looking up the stairs

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 01:11:40 PM »
I was just thinking - the size of the beast - it could be both a BOV and BOL at the same time. 

I think that truck weight just might fit under the requirement for a commercial license.   No space to store that type of hardware where I live....the best I could to fit in my garage would be a M416...

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2011, 03:35:37 PM »
You are correct that you do not need a CDL to drive it.

No space here so I am using an RV storage lot to keep it. Not my first choice but it is all that I have.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2011, 04:46:22 PM »
Absolutely amazing BOV!  I hope you are planning to share pictures once you get it all set up!   BTW:   What is that unit up in the top left of the front wall of the box(directly above and behind where the driver sits)?  Is that some sort of heating unit?

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2011, 05:41:38 PM »
That is awesome!

Congratulations on the BOV/pseudo-BOL!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2011, 10:19:31 PM »
that is a heating unit.  :D

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2011, 04:58:45 AM »
missed this thread on the first go-round, but when I saw the title I thought you were getting one of these and I was extremely envious!!!!!!



Cool BOV though, looking forward to the thread on fixing it up.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2011, 05:05:59 AM »
This is too cool!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 11:17:10 PM »
That is sweet!

I hope you keep this thread updated as you move along!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2011, 05:17:09 PM »
Did some work on it today while the weather was good.



Here is a better shot of the van area


Put a fresh coat of paint


Looking the other way


Next is to put the solid oak hardwood flooring I found on craigslist in. This is a fun project.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2011, 05:42:47 PM »
That is too cool. That thing has so much freakin' potential!   :)

Radio and antenna for comms?

Generator? Solar Panels?


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2011, 06:04:43 PM »
gonna put a few hundred watts of solar on the roof and another hundred Ah in batteries in it. I have a few radios that will go it in.

it will be epic :D

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2011, 07:38:25 PM »
picking it up tomorrow

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2011, 09:12:26 PM »
picking it up tomorrow

And you have the whole weekend to play with it.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2011, 08:12:20 AM »
amazing what a little paint can do..

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2011, 09:56:34 AM »
What's the square footage in the back there? The wide angle shots are throwing off my spacial relations a little bit.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2011, 10:12:20 AM »
If you restore the exterior to original military finish, you might be able to license it as a "Special Interest" or Historical Vehicle - Save you a ton of money on licensing fees and maybe insurance.

Nice truck, by the way. They'll get stuck go places no 4X4 would dare to go.

soup

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2011, 10:24:27 AM »
Here in Jersey you could register it as an antique (over 25yrs old) and as long as you have another vehicle registered as your primary car Antique Ins is 75-100$ a year

Nice paint job really brightens it inside alot

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2011, 07:22:02 PM »
Home..







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkGAqYAhU9Y
Now I can work on getting it like I want it.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2011, 07:22:51 PM »
What's the square footage in the back there? The wide angle shots are throwing off my spacial relations a little bit.

It is around 86 sqft

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2011, 07:29:51 PM »
Where is the cup holder? 

That is the best BOV I have seen in quite some time. Best of luck, and might consider a 50 cal mount on the top. For show, of course...

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2011, 07:54:43 PM »
Where is the cup holder? 

That is the best BOV I have seen in quite some time. Best of luck, and might consider a 50 cal mount on the top. For show, of course...

No cup holder.. but it still has the two M16 racks in front :D

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2011, 08:22:45 PM »

So, on the way home, did you notice the sensation of the road in front of you just "opening up"? No one daring to cut you off in traffic? People accelerating or changing lanes to make room for the camo creature in their rear view mirror?

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