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What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:09 am

its actually a simple question. what did you do to help prepare your BOV/ or help your BOV in some way today?

it could be as simple as "i bought a Pioneer tool kit" or " i did a complete fluid change in the vehicle" to as complex as "i did a complete coil over suspension lift" or i just got done swapping in a 4BT Cummins in my wrangler"

the reason for this thread is it may help others realize deficiencies in their plan and make them say "hey i never thought about that before, and that may help me out during the ZAW against the ZED's while en route to my BOL with my BOV and BOG...." (if you dont know those acronyms you obviously haven't been here at ZS long, and i suggest more reading is necessary) as well as a tool for people who may already been looking for something and we can help guide them to a place to get it.
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Post by ausher » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:39 am

Since it's snowing and my primary 4x4 bov is doa atm I put 150lbs of sand in the back of my pos ranger for traction.

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Post by dukman » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:56 am

I did nothing :oops: If it doesn't get me far enough, my two feet should. :mrgreen:

Your title is confusing... "What did you today for your BOV"??
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:17 am

dukman wrote:I did nothing :oops: If it doesn't get me far enough, my two feet should. :mrgreen:

Your title is confusing... "What did you today for your BOV"??
i thought it was pretty self explainitary... Bug Out Vehicle
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Post by WESBC » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:18 am

greggk wrote:
dukman wrote:I did nothing :oops: If it doesn't get me far enough, my two feet should. :mrgreen:

Your title is confusing... "What did you today for your BOV"??
i thought it was pretty self explainitary... Bug Out Vehicle
I think he meant:

"What did you do today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV"

you kinda need that extra word

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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:29 pm

oppps my bad, i didnt even realize i did that
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Post by 6UNF1GHTER » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:17 am

Nice idea for a thread, since BOG, Firearms, and other subforums here have these sorts of lists. Hope this catches on, as bugout for many people involve a vehicle of some form or another.

I'll start out with a pretty extensive but quick critique on my own BOV preps, since I had the enlightening experience of dealing with the unfortunate possibility of "entire lack of transportation" on wednesday morning. My primary BOV is a '70 Chevy K20 that is pretty reliable for a daily driver, but she had been suffering from some starting issues that had arisen during the cold snap the week before... to the point of me needing to jump the rig off from my spare battery. The colder it got, the worse it got. Eventually, I couldn't get it started to roll to work. The BOV was effectively crippled... and I couldn't get my morning cappuccino. Traced a parasitic drain back to a specific circuit, disconnected it and charged up the battery and thought I would be good to go. No Go. Voltage regulator got stuck open, blew the headlights out last night from overload. Bad juju driving through town with the lights off... ya know.

1. Today, I purchased and replaced the alternator and regulator... bought a duplicate belt for spares (since the box ones were wrong)
2. Bought new headlights, since they were cooked.
3. Bought 2 new replacement bulbs for my pillar mount spotlights. That one saved my ass driving in the dark.
4. Rehashed my truck box contents in list format, to be updated as needed.
5. Determined that the BOV still has along way to go.

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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:54 am

6UNF1GHTER wrote:Nice idea for a thread, since BOG, Firearms, and other subforums here have these sorts of lists. Hope this catches on, as bugout for many people involve a vehicle of some form or another.

I'll start out with a pretty extensive but quick critique on my own BOV preps, since I had the enlightening experience of dealing with the unfortunate possibility of "entire lack of transportation" on wednesday morning. My primary BOV is a '70 Chevy K20 that is pretty reliable for a daily driver, but she had been suffering from some starting issues that had arisen during the cold snap the week before... to the point of me needing to jump the rig off from my spare battery. The colder it got, the worse it got. Eventually, I couldn't get it started to roll to work. The BOV was effectively crippled... and I couldn't get my morning cappuccino. Traced a parasitic drain back to a specific circuit, disconnected it and charged up the battery and thought I would be good to go. No Go. Voltage regulator got stuck open, blew the headlights out last night from overload. Bad juju driving through town with the lights off... ya know.

1. Today, I purchased and replaced the alternator and regulator... bought a duplicate belt for spares (since the box ones were wrong)
2. Bought new headlights, since they were cooked.
3. Bought 2 new replacement bulbs for my pillar mount spotlights. That one saved my ass driving in the dark.
4. Rehashed my truck box contents in list format, to be updated as needed.
5. Determined that the BOV still has along way to go.

Sorry for the rant,
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thanks for starting the thread out with actual list of things bought/done!

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Post by Slingblade4428 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:13 am

-Today I bought and ran the wires for my spotlights, going on soon (mentioned in BOV pron thread)
-Took measurements for my headache bar, front mount tow, and exclusive secret project that I will definately be posting a thread on once I finish it up. Custom fabbing all three
-Took measurements and bought materials to snorkel the intake.
-General suspension check. My truck eats shocks and ball joints. Running 4x4 sizes on my 2wd, helps with not-rubbing the 31"s
-Realized my new seat with headrests makes the gunrack I've been meaning to put back up only hold one gun.
-Contemplating replacing bumbers with more durable ones, also custom fabbed.

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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:29 am

Slingblade4428 wrote:-Today I bought and ran the wires for my spotlights, going on soon (mentioned in BOV pron thread)
-Took measurements for my headache bar, front mount tow, and exclusive secret project that I will definately be posting a thread on once I finish it up. Custom fabbing all three
-Took measurements and bought materials to snorkel the intake.
-General suspension check. My truck eats shocks and ball joints. Running 4x4 sizes on my 2wd, helps with not-rubbing the 31"s
-Realized my new seat with headrests makes the gunrack I've been meaning to put back up only hold one gun.
-Contemplating replacing bumbers with more durable ones, also custom fabbed.

sounds like a hell of a list! what kind of vehicle is it? you have me intrigued with the exclusive secret project, so i will stay tuned for that one. what materials did you get for the snorkel? are you making it out of pvc, fiberglass or sheetmetal?

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Post by Slingblade4428 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:43 am

greggk wrote:
sounds like a hell of a list! what kind of vehicle is it? you have me intrigued with the exclusive secret project, so i will stay tuned for that one. what materials did you get for the snorkel? are you making it out of pvc, fiberglass or sheetmetal?

Welcome to the ZS. Dont forget to go into your user control panel and update your location and such. when that is done request access to your local chapter of ZS those guys can be invaluable at helping you out on numerous things.
Thanks a ton. I've really enjoyed this site so far. My truck is a 1991 Chevy C1500 1/2 ton short wheel-base. It's getting close to a rat rod of sorts though. 4wd transmission minus the transfer case, freshly rebuilt. The snorkel is going to be small diameter black corregated drainage pipe. I found it cheap at a local hardware store. Expanded metal mesh over the opening, just so I dont get leaves, squirrels etc in there. The squirrel mention is from experience, don't ask lol.

I haven't found a local chapter really, only a few people in Alabama. But, I will update all of the other things. Not much getting done on anything for about a week, I have finals for the next four days.

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Post by Sealegs » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:49 am

Applied silicone to all rubber lining and the inside of the wheel houses. (no frozen shut doors or snowchaos clogging up the wheel house.)

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Post by hellbound13 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:37 pm

This past week I added a jerry can mount, installed new Body Armor tail light guards, mounted my KA-BAR and installed an Optima Yellow top..

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Post by Dom LRS » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:39 am

Realised today that one of the back up altenators (it runs 2 - one to each optima) is Z'd
brought inside western plough for fitting - snowed in Ontario fitting to main BOV
got to bring in trailer as fitted Honda 6kw Genset and need to get operable asap as we got a Hydro outage last week

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Post by Regulator » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:15 am

Gave it it’s own thread on ZS for fame and notoriety. :wink: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 45&t=73336" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:24 am

good posts guys, keep them coming!
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Post by cauldron » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:46 am

Ordered new rear control arms. spherical rod end bearings and tubular to replace the rubber bushing, stamped pieces. This will help the car accelerate on wet pavement or dirt and gravel, without spinning the tires, or "chattering" the rear end.

Ordered new bushings, and inner/outer tie rod ends for the front. They're maybe 30 years old, so it's time for them to go.

and maybe a CB radio... not sure yet. maybe the old midland can be saved.
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Post by WESBC » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:50 pm

Picked up a set of slightly used 20L water and gas cans made by Wedco. The gas can is pre-carb which seems to be what everyone (at least in CA) is after. $20 for the water and $40 for the gas, man I can't resist a good deal.

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Post by Paladin1 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:42 pm

Ordered Dick Chepek FCII hybrid tires, +2 oversized upgrade from factory. Got the fronts struts off today, will have the new Rough Country lift kit and Old Man Emu HD shocks in tomorrow.

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Post by Confucius » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:44 pm

Not much, but I changed the kickdown a bit, shifts a lot nicer now.

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Post by 6UNF1GHTER » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:36 pm

I didn't do anything mechanical or fab wise to to my rig, but I just bought something that could be useful for the BOV or on foot.
Midland 75-822 CB.

Once it arrives, I'll be planning this in order:
1. Work out the best setup for permanent (vehicle mounted) COMMS.
2. Figure out fixed antenna placement.
3. Install secondary AUX +12v socket on dash.
4. Clean up the mess under the dash, test and install CB.
5. Mod some things from there as needed. 8)

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Post by Tperkins » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:59 pm

I'll list what went on with my BOV, and my dad's BOV (Even though he doesnt know it's a BOV, I havent told him yet haha)

Dad went from 31" Yokocraphamas to 33" Goodyear Duratrac E-Range LT tires (7ply tread)

In my 4x4 Dakota
-New rear speakers (Not really a prep, but they were totally blown and rattling, and how will I listen to some Skynyrd while I am bugging out?)
-Front Tow Hitch (Class III, 9500lb line pull (will have winch tray soemday), and locking hitch pin for hooking up a tow strap for front recovery))
-Rear WARN shackle hitch (Basically a tow shackle on a receiver mount)
-Refilled both 5-Gal Scepter cans with "winter fuel" + fuel stabilizer
-Few weeks ago, but emptied blue washer fluid and replaced with Prestone deicer winter fluid ( I park outside )
-Oil change from summer 10W-30 to winter 5W-30 Amsoil 100% Synthetic

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-Mount CB Antenna
-Front Shackle hitch
-Better tow strap (currently have 20'-2" autozone one, want a better one)
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:29 pm

great lists everyone keep them coming...
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Post by KS Trekker » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:01 am

I have a Pelican case that I can throw in my BOV that has most of the essentials:
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- Various hand tools
- Bungee cords and tie downs
- 12v air compressor
- Jumper cables
- Glock spade/saw
- Poncho liner
- Overalls
- 12v magnetic light
- Tire repair kit
- Recovery strap, tree saver, and shackles
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