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Finally Found the Urban Survival Vehicle

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by VisuTrac, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

  2. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    Well 8,000.00 is not a bad price though it will go up I would say 20,000.00 should get it. But what I think might make it unusable is the weight of the vehicle. No dirt roads with that puppy. But of course you did say Urban so I just had my blond moment for today. Thats what too much food on christmas will do for ya, make you sou tired you cant see words lol.
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Yep, 13 tons...... bit heavy for a small camper, but you could sure run down some MZB's with it.

  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Strange enough, it doesn't have a reinforced front end, so you can't even ram anything until you up-armored it on the fore. Still, it's a sweet idea for urban travel. Not my ideal choice personally, but one could do much worse.

    I would invest the 15-20k in a turbo diesel truck and weld steel plate to it, some run-flats, and acquire some bullet resistant glass and a cow catcher instead. But that's just me.
  5. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    Instead of paying 1,000 bucks for run flats could you say vshoot some of that foam stuff inside an aired up tire and do it that way or would the foam just collapse due to the weight?
  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Density and structural rigidity of spray in foam is not nearly enough to support a vehicle.

    I tried it in a lawn tractor with a bad leak. weight of lawn tractor collapsed the foam :( tire didn't go completely flat. It did how ever peal off the rim. then the rim hit the ground.
  7. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    If you look closely, it says "reserve not met", no way it will end up going for a measly 8 Grand!
  8. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Well, if I hit the lottery i could always upgrade to anything on this website.Inventory - New SWAT Trucks

    yeah, I know I'm dreaming. but without a dream one might as well curl up and die.[boozingbuddies]
  9. fireplaceguy

    fireplaceguy Monkey+

    Not only is the front end vulnerable - look at the fuel tank! The first car you hit would probably disable you. From there, just shoot a hole in the fuel tank and light it on fire. Presto - baked occupants! That thing was built for use in an orderly society with functioning radios and police departments that respond promptly.

    A 2008 model year truck will sell for a lot, too. Too much, for sure. And 2008 is way too new anyway. That engine is electronically operated, and so is the transmission. I would want mechanical all the way. Give me an older truck with no electronics, and a 5.9 or 8.3 Cummins rather than a DT466. There are parts (and mods) everywhere for the B and C series Cummins engines. And, for a BOV, give me a manual transmission with a true granny gear.
  10. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    Wow Vis that is a great "DREAM" truck..........At least you and I know how to dream.
  11. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

    Armor Page 1 [drooling]

    Some of them still have the gun mounts and you could mount a semi or full auto belt fed, depending
  12. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    I always have liked the half tracks and the ducks fromm ww2 though the fmc cargo carrier could be usefull along with the apc as long as they had guns mounted uptop
  13. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

    They APCs appealed to me.. the British ones that are still in service in Afghanistan. One for running and another for spares would be awesome. Take out most of the rear seats and you could haul pallets of supplies on each run. They can be made road legal in most states

    This one:

  14. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

  15. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I think I'd rather have a DUKW, simply because I suspect that the wheels would do better under most conditions, and (probably) better fuel economy. Tracked vehicles are fascinating, no doubt --
  16. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    but a LOT more expensive to maintain, if your not included in Uncle Sam's supply chain.....Many more moving Parts to wear out and fail. Also anything with Steel Tracks will not be "Road Legal", in most states, so Rubber Tracks are good for that, but they wear out faster than Steel Tracks....
  17. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    But the steel track version could still be handy in the post SHTF world.......By then nobody will give a kitty.
  18. drdave

    drdave Monkey++

    I picked up a 1985 ford F250 utility truck c/ 351w engine and have begun rebuilding this as a urban GOOD vehicle. Great truck, terrible gas mileage no matter what I do to the chassis or engine. I can not imagine the dismal mileage a 13 ton vehicle would have c/ scarce fuel in a grid down scenario

  19. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    DrDave, why not look at putting in a nice DD 6V53 in that chassis and you can burn anything that will flow thru the filter system....
  20. drdave

    drdave Monkey++

    Hey Bruce, Tell me exactly what a DD6V53 is. I have one dead cylinder in the 351 so if the cost to rebuild this is comprable I might just take you up on that idea. BTW, I lived in Alaska for 4 years between 1996 and 2000. Loved it up there. Are you rural up there?
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