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#67311 - 06/07/06 03:41 AM Latest Greatest BOV
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My NEW (!) 1942 Chevy 1.5 ton BOV/ 4x4 truck. This is original condition, 11,000 original miles. It's been garaged for 60 years as a fire truck at a Michigan woods hunting camp; the water tank has been removed (it was a bit too much). No computer chips, simple to work on. Of course you may need access to a few spare parts, or possible a fleet of extra trucks with spare parts. Top speed 45mph....but with great determination to get you wherever you want it to take you.


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#67312 - 06/07/06 05:33 AM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
wolf Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 329
Loc: Michigan
Woot! That's pretty truck! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#67313 - 06/08/06 11:16 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
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Registered: 03/02/04
Posts: 165
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
Sweet
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#67314 - 06/11/06 03:23 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
She's a beut!

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#67315 - 06/12/06 10:06 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
Craig_phx Offline
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Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 715
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
EMP is not going to stop that bad boy! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#67316 - 06/12/06 10:22 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
Paul D. Offline
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Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 177
Loc: Porkopolis
That is nice! I can't believe the condition, that is quite a find.

I guess the passenger has to hang out the window every so often and squeegee the windshield? <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#67317 - 06/13/06 09:33 AM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1299
Youre one lucky guy. !!

Two quick things to consider. The bed is too shallow to carry much cargo. You need about a foot more of walls with hooks all around to make it into a useful BOV.

Also, It seems to have had dual wheels in the back. If I were you I would have left them on. Not only they will improve all-terrain capability, but in an emergency when you are running away from a tornado, you dont want to stop because of a flat tire. You are always driving with "spares" on.

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#67318 - 06/14/06 03:34 AM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
Anonymous
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That is sweet!

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#67319 - 06/14/06 11:04 AM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
Anonymous
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Yes, once I get the truck home, I'll put the duals back on and build a taller stake and rail bed. I didn't really buy this vehicle as a BOV but it would work after an EMP; there are no computer parts. Back to the basics.

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#67320 - 06/14/06 01:40 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
That thing is too purty to drive! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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