Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#67311 - 06/07/06 03:41 AM Latest Greatest BOV

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.

#67312 - 06/07/06 05:33 AM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
wolf Offline

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 329
Loc: Michigan
Woot! That's pretty truck! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
"2+2=4 is not life, but the beginning of death." Dostoyevsky

Bona Na Croin

#67313 - 06/08/06 11:16 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
DBAGuy Offline
dedicated member

Registered: 03/02/04
Posts: 165
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO

#67314 - 06/11/06 03:23 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
She's a beut!

#67315 - 06/12/06 10:06 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
Craig_phx Offline
Old Hand

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="" />
Thermo-regulate, hydrate and communicate.

#67316 - 06/12/06 10:22 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
Paul D. Offline

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="" />

#67317 - 06/13/06 09:33 AM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
Chisel Offline

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.

#67318 - 06/14/06 03:34 AM Re: Latest Greatest BOV

That is sweet!

#67319 - 06/14/06 11:04 AM Re: Latest Greatest BOV

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.

#67320 - 06/14/06 01:40 PM Re: Latest Greatest BOV
norad45 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
That thing is too purty to drive! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  MartinFocazio, Tyber 
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (unimogbert), 287 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
manimal, tsfirstaid, Sherette, ohmysan, brenaline
5326 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Election plans
by LesSnyder
03:08 AM
Hiker missing for two weeks in Zion found alive!
by Phaedrus
11:26 PM
Doug's pocket survival pak availability
by Roarmeister
07:24 PM
Kessler Syndrome
by Doug_Ritter
04:03 PM
First aid kit upgrades
by RayW
10/18/20 09:24 PM
Runner tracked by mountain lion
by Chisel
10/17/20 07:37 AM
Little Sister Bowline
by TonyE
10/17/20 03:45 AM
Loop Knot
by TonyE
10/14/20 03:57 AM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.