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Offline Greekman

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #300 on: October 18, 2014, 11:56:32 PM »
hmm....
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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.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #301 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

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #302 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 :)

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #303 on: January 22, 2015, 06:37:24 PM »


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.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #304 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.






The Escape hatch, lol

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #305 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




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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #306 on: May 30, 2015, 06:24:53 PM »

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #307 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?

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #308 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

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #309 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

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #310 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!

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #311 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







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





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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #312 on: July 30, 2015, 11:23:47 AM »
Hi Joe, and welcome!

I love the old chevy diesel! Nice work there.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #313 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. 

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #314 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.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #315 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.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #316 on: July 30, 2015, 05:46:54 PM »
Yep! My truck is an 1985 Toyota. Not diesel, but simple to work on.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #317 on: July 30, 2015, 07:03:20 PM »
Your Yota is sweet.  Is it the unstoppable 4 cyl?

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #318 on: August 04, 2015, 05:32:19 PM »
Not quite unstoppable, but yes, the 22R. It'll run.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #319 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.



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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #320 on: December 04, 2015, 08:02:20 PM »


1979 CJ5
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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #321 on: December 05, 2015, 11:23:56 AM »
^^^^^
From one jeeper to another  :clap:

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #322 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. :)


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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #323 on: October 13, 2016, 11:58:03 AM »
^^^
Nice.  :clap:

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #324 on: October 13, 2016, 12:03:37 PM »
Really nice truck!
I wonder if an aftermarket overdrive will help any?

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #325 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.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #326 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?


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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #327 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.

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Re: The official 'post pics of your BOV thread'
« Reply #328 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/7H1CAEK2NcspSwTn6