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Author Topic: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV  (Read 285945 times)

Offline bsutter

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #540 on: December 20, 2012, 09:42:33 AM »
Sure you may, matter of fact you may accompany me to the Spring Rally in Indiana. You drive one, I will drive the other.  :)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #541 on: December 20, 2012, 09:45:11 AM »
Do tell about the Spring Rally. I am here in Indiana and home boss (wife) did say I can have one. There were lots of conditions and stipulations (I somewhat listened) but I can have one. would be nice to go and see all the possibilities.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #542 on: December 20, 2012, 09:48:26 AM »
The Rally is held at Haspin Acres in Laurel Indiana, June 13 to 16.

http://www.haspinacres.com/
« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 09:56:51 AM by bsutter »

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #543 on: December 23, 2012, 06:37:33 PM »
The Rally is held at Haspin Acres in Laurel Indiana, June 13 to 16.

http://www.haspinacres.com/

That would be a fun one to go to. Might have to save up enough reclaimed fuel to make it there :)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #544 on: December 23, 2012, 08:31:33 PM »
Sure you may, matter of fact you may accompany me to the Spring Rally in Indiana. You drive one, I will drive the other.  :)

Oh man...  :o ;D

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #545 on: January 10, 2013, 10:43:50 AM »
For people coming over from ZS wondering why I nuked all the pics and info from the message board over there, here is the reason.

Politics are part of prepping as they affect all of us. To not allow us to discuss how the current administration is fucking us over is a dis-service to the prepper community.

FBO = Fk Barack Obama

Anyway. I have processed about 35 gallons of used motor oil and hope to be picking up another hundred gallons to add to my fuel storage.


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #546 on: January 10, 2013, 11:31:15 AM »
we still love ya


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #547 on: January 10, 2013, 11:52:09 AM »
Might have to save up enough reclaimed fuel to make it there :)

Should probably save up enough to get back too.   ;)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #548 on: January 10, 2013, 12:59:18 PM »
Should probably save up enough to get back too.   ;)
Yeah, it's the little things that are so often overlooked.  :o

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #549 on: January 10, 2013, 01:21:56 PM »
Since the rally is here in Indiana, you could just leave it with me if not enough fuel to return....Will pay to fly you back.... ;D

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #550 on: January 11, 2013, 08:45:37 AM »
Since the rally is here in Indiana, you could just leave it with me if not enough fuel to return....Will pay to fly you back.... ;D

I'm sure you would :P


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #551 on: February 10, 2013, 09:53:28 PM »
Sweet.  Lucky dog.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #552 on: April 02, 2013, 05:06:50 PM »
cmexterra, I have a pdf copy of the Tactical Convoy Handbook from FORT EUSTIS  Transpo School. You'd enjoy reading it.If you want a copy PM me and I'll send it

That goes for any other member too just let me know

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #553 on: April 05, 2013, 06:08:53 PM »
cmexterra, I have a pdf copy of the Tactical Convoy Handbook from FORT EUSTIS  Transpo School. You'd enjoy reading it.If you want a copy PM me and I'll send it

That goes for any other member too just let me know

PM sent. Thanks!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #554 on: April 18, 2013, 10:04:54 PM »
Little truck. BIG TRUCK

Yes it is still snowing here in MN.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #555 on: April 19, 2013, 12:31:36 AM »
Just want to say sooooooooo very jelouse ....  :P

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #556 on: April 21, 2013, 09:15:07 AM »
And another snow pic. I am really hoping this is the last one for a while.



At this point I am in the process of stocking it with food and other goods so there is less time needed to get it rolling. Planning several camping trips this summer with it to work out any bugs I might find and to see what supplies I need to put in it to make it more "complete"


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #557 on: April 23, 2013, 09:59:31 AM »
THAT is a beautiful sight!!     Badd ass squared!!!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #558 on: April 24, 2013, 11:05:13 AM »
Damn it!!!  Now I'm going to have to get one!!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #559 on: June 18, 2013, 05:20:07 PM »
Changed the oil today. Installed the rear camera..

Pics to follow.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #560 on: June 18, 2013, 11:35:33 PM »
I was actually thinking about your rig yesterday. I missed the snow pics before.. have you gone camping in it yet?

Cedar

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #561 on: June 19, 2013, 10:25:11 AM »
So here we go.

5.5 gallons of oil. Two filters and the bonus is I can filter the oil and use it as fuel.

draining it to the 35 gallon bucket


one filter off and getting ready to refill with new oil


Might have to come up with a better way of getting the oil in there as lifting a 5 gallon bucket and not spilling (even with a funnel) is challenging


oil is in and about to put on the second oil filter


Got everything buttoned up and she runs great.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #562 on: June 19, 2013, 10:33:47 AM »
Drilled the hole on the exhaust fan. It was the easiest place to mount the camera with the least number of problems.


Hole on the inside for the cable to pass.


Got the camera installed. I used rivets to attach the mount. Not shown is the hole sealed up.


Monitor on the inside of the van. I need to get a splitter so I can also use it in the cab. That and I have to get 12v up there.


Right now the wiring is a bit of a mess and I have yet to wire in a switch to activate it. So for now I have to manually connect the system to one of the 12v batteries I keep back there.

Good field of view and should work for both backing up and for seeing who might be around the back while camping.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #563 on: June 19, 2013, 11:51:54 AM »
Basco makes a pailspout extender that should make things easier for you cmxterra  http://www.bascousa.com/container-tools-and-supplies/measures-scoops-funnels/funnels/pail-spout-extender/?items_per_page=10

great job and pics as always ;)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #564 on: June 19, 2013, 12:57:18 PM »
Basco makes a pailspout extender that should make things easier for you cmxterra  http://www.bascousa.com/container-tools-and-supplies/measures-scoops-funnels/funnels/pail-spout-extender/?items_per_page=10

great job and pics as always ;)

thanks for the info.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #565 on: June 21, 2013, 07:49:26 PM »
Hey, if you guys drive that monster down south sometime, I'd love to see it in living color. 

Just give me a hollar.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #566 on: June 21, 2013, 07:56:54 PM »
Hey, if you guys drive that monster down south sometime, I'd love to see it in living color. 

Just give me a hollar.

~TG

If all goes well.. It will be relocated along with us out to East Texas. :)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #567 on: June 21, 2013, 11:06:31 PM »
 :popcorn: figured it was time i tagged this thread for updates.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #568 on: June 22, 2013, 07:19:05 PM »
a couple glamor shots from today.



Not me in the photos. Some people who wanted to pose with it.



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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #569 on: June 22, 2013, 09:05:50 PM »
CMX - the truck is nice, but MAN!  again your scenery photography takes my breath away.  I love that blue and green.