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How should I paint the truck?

Keep it camo
51 (32.9%)
Desert Tan
24 (15.5%)
OD Green
29 (18.7%)
Hello Kitty
51 (32.9%)

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Author Topic: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV  (Read 283897 times)

Offline cmxterra

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #150 on: December 09, 2011, 06:26:10 PM »
Thanks for the heads up JV

Good to look at as they have few pieces that is seems Lowes does not have. But Lowes will let me pay over 6 months no interest :D


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #151 on: December 10, 2011, 10:59:55 AM »
although I am mindful of the weight I doubt I will have anywhere near the 5k rating for gear in the rear.

Understood, but you also want to be 20% UNDER the rating to be safe (and to be easier on the mechanical parts)

Additional fuel and water will add up quickly.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #152 on: December 10, 2011, 05:10:52 PM »
Here is the tool chest (strapped in place so as not to move)


Another view of it showing the bed in its stowed position.


The first of what will be three (since they don't take up much space)


I will post more pics when I get the second on put together and the counter top on. I might have to order the third one so it might be a while on that one.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #153 on: December 10, 2011, 06:12:36 PM »
Family Personnel Carrier  (FPC)

my vote there....

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #154 on: December 10, 2011, 09:51:18 PM »
I like the tool/cabinet set up alot. Have you bolted the top box to the bottom tool box? One good bump or hilly turn and you may have a flying toolbox. almost all the newer boxes if take the drawers out have holes predrilled for bolts, if not drill 4 3/8" holes and put washers and locknuts and your all set. I've moved many a toolbox on a flatbed and seen many guys lose them on the roads not realizing how much they actually weigh.

A good idea but i hate to see you wreck your floor is to bolt a piece of angle iron to the floor like a wheel chock to wedge the box in place or a couple ring bolts in the floor to tie it down they would look neater and could be used for other tie downs. I don't want to see you get hurt by a flying toolbox ;)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #155 on: December 10, 2011, 09:56:52 PM »
I did secure the top box to the bottom box via some metal screws.

I was thinking if I want something to stay put I am going to put so no-slide pad under the footings and then secure them to the walls via angle iron. Maybe.. just maybe on the main cabinets I will secure them to the floor.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #156 on: December 10, 2011, 10:22:00 PM »
That's a good way too bolt it to the walls. When does the flat screen and XBox or PS3 go in?? :D

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #157 on: December 10, 2011, 10:28:49 PM »
flat screen is ready to go in.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #158 on: December 10, 2011, 10:58:56 PM »
Maybe I need to look for a small box truck..  I like the idea of using a school bus too.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #159 on: December 11, 2011, 08:54:48 AM »
Maybe I need to look for a small box truck..  I like the idea of using a school bus too.

I have seen a school bus done. Lots of space in those.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #160 on: December 11, 2011, 01:10:48 PM »
I have seen a school bus done. Lots of space in those.
If I were to convert a school bus,.. and I'd like to one day.. I'd replace the axles for ones from a cement truck..  that will give you the gearing and the 4x4 option.

Maybe also put in gas bags to lower the center of gravity for normal road use.

Other option is here: 
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=23087.0

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #161 on: December 11, 2011, 02:13:45 PM »
Other option is here: 
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=23087.0

Hmmm. I wonder what his final exterior paint job turned out to be.


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #162 on: December 11, 2011, 04:41:21 PM »
Hmmm. I wonder what his final exterior paint job turned out to be.

Wow

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #163 on: December 11, 2011, 05:02:52 PM »
cmxterra,

That's an awesome build!!  Great pictures, thanks!!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #164 on: December 11, 2011, 05:53:37 PM »
Got more done today.

Got the second cabinet put together and the counter top on.
Also got the TV installed.



Another view


View of the tv while sitting on the futon.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #165 on: December 11, 2011, 11:57:13 PM »
Put a kegarator in it and you would have an awesome tailgating machine. ;D

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #166 on: December 12, 2011, 08:23:48 AM »
Every time I look at it I just get more jealous LOL.  Nice work.  Can't wait to see it finished.


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #167 on: December 12, 2011, 01:27:00 PM »
needs a gun rack... and the kegerator as mentioned.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #168 on: December 12, 2011, 05:28:54 PM »
Just found this site with a few ideas on getting the kitchen set up.

http://www.militarytrucks.ca/rv_project.htm

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #169 on: December 12, 2011, 05:34:46 PM »
Are you planning on tinting those windows?  (they don't appear to have any in the pictures)   Also, what are you planning for interior water? ie. sink, potty maybe?  It's looking great, the interior reminds me more and more of a camping trailer.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #170 on: December 12, 2011, 06:32:29 PM »
Are you planning on tinting those windows?  (they don't appear to have any in the pictures)   Also, what are you planning for interior water? ie. sink, potty maybe?  It's looking great, the interior reminds me more and more of a camping trailer.

No tint on the windows. They are fairly high off the ground so no real worries of someone walking up and peeping in.

As for the water. I am still working on that.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #171 on: December 18, 2011, 10:24:51 AM »
Looks like I might have found an all in one that is closer to my price range.


Only bummer is that it is electric instead of gas.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #172 on: December 18, 2011, 10:33:56 AM »
that looks good, too bad its electric. keep looking

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #173 on: December 18, 2011, 10:53:39 AM »
that looks good, too bad its electric. keep looking

The gas version (made by a different company) is a good 300.00 bucks more.  Makes me sad.

Of course if I look at it from the standpoint that it would give me a third way to cook then it could be a good thing. I could use the Coleman mutli-fuel most of the time and if in a crunch I could use the electric. (it is a 500 and 1000w burner)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #174 on: December 18, 2011, 11:54:13 AM »
Couple of things missing on the ceiling/wall:

Battery operated Smoke Alarm on the ceiling

and a battery operated Carbon Monoxide alarm on the wall.

Safety first.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #175 on: December 18, 2011, 12:19:53 PM »
Couple of things missing on the ceiling/wall:

Battery operated Smoke Alarm on the ceiling

and a battery operated Carbon Monoxide alarm on the wall.

Safety first.

Good points

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #176 on: December 24, 2011, 03:20:32 PM »
A little update

Tested out the onboard air and associated tools. Discovered that I really need an air drill. As I was working installing stuff in the back BOTH batteries died for my electric drill. Two was zero this time!


Got the first aid kit installed


Got the upper rack installed (stove shown for reference)


And did a quick and dirty ZS fleet number on it.





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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #177 on: December 24, 2011, 03:37:35 PM »
And did a quick and dirty ZS fleet number on it.

I love it!


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #178 on: December 28, 2011, 08:14:17 PM »
The air driven drill really sucks the cfm's. My buddy has a converted york compressor and air tank on his toyota truck. We were doing a trail fix and it couldnt keep up. We would drill for about 20 seconds and then it would stop and we would have to wait for it to refill. I have an onboard welder on my jeep with a 110v dc outlet. I use an electric drill from it and it works great.  Something to think about.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #179 on: December 28, 2011, 11:57:19 PM »
Another option is to source a 12 volt cordless drill (super cheap if it has bad batteries)and convert it to 12 volt corded drill. Plug it into a cig lighter socket and away you go.