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

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Post by BurtMacklinFBI » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:37 pm

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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:48 pm

I almost bought a new trail rig/ BOV to keep the abuse off my diesel.It was a 1993 Eddie Bauer Bronco with 10K on a rebuilt engine. I pulled up and boy we she pretty. Then i got to looking at the interior. TRASHED. but i can overlook that. Then we started the engine.. rattling from the bottom end. I told the gentleman, respectfully, that i will pass on the deal, and made the 2 hour drive back home. Sucks, because it was a nice looking truck. Tomorrow I am going to look at a 1998 2 door Tahoe and a 1998 ZR2 S10 pickup. hopefully one of them will be decent.

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ZombieSoldier01 wrote: Tomorrow I am going to look at a 1998 2 door Tahoe and a 1998 ZR2 S10 pickup. hopefully one of them will be decent.
Ive always wanted a ZR2 S10, those 4.3 Vortecs are awesome engines! I just wish I could say the same about GM's door hinges...
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:05 pm

for $2000 it might be just the ticket.. both the 2 door tahoe and the ZR2 are both $2000

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this was the bronco BTW

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Post by JeeperCreeper » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:02 pm

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ZombieSoldier01 wrote: Tomorrow I am going to look at a 1998 2 door Tahoe and a 1998 ZR2 S10 pickup. hopefully one of them will be decent.
Ive always wanted a ZR2 S10, those 4.3 Vortecs are awesome engines! I just wish I could say the same about GM's door hinges...
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Post by silentpoet1 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:39 am

Well my truck starts and runs now. Was down for a couple of weeks. Something in the starting system. Replaced nearly everything in the starting system except the positive cable and some associated wiring and the battery. Not sure what I did that fixed it, but it is running. I can replace the starter in just a hair over 10 minutes now. At work, on a gravel lot.

The battery was next on the list to be replaced, but it tested good at Oreilly's. However it is 7+ years old, guy at the counter said it was from 2007. So it is on the list of stuff to replace.
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:05 am

well i bought the s-10. it needs work but it was a decent little truck for $2,000

now its time to get it up to par.

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Post by Roch » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:43 am

silentpoet1 wrote:Well my truck starts and runs now. Was down for a couple of weeks. Something in the starting system. Replaced nearly everything in the starting system except the positive cable and some associated wiring and the battery. Not sure what I did that fixed it, but it is running. I can replace the starter in just a hair over 10 minutes now. At work, on a gravel lot.

The battery was next on the list to be replaced, but it tested good at Oreilly's. However it is 7+ years old, guy at the counter said it was from 2007. So it is on the list of stuff to replace.
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Post by chills1994 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:44 pm

Had a locksmith look at the rear hatch/liftgate of this:

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I'll probably take some more stuff apart Friday so he can get to the finicky lock cylinder.

It sucks, but I have it rigged up now with some para cord so I can pop it open from the inside.

We are supposed to get 3 to 5 inches of snow on Monday.
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Post by chills1994 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:45 am

I made it into work, on time but just barely.

As soon as I get on the interstate this morning, there were tracks that led off the road and into the trees. Sure enough there was a car down there. There was a semi tractor trailer barreling down on me, so I couldn't safely stop. As soon as he passed me, I called the police. Somebody else saw it too and called it in.

The drive into work was interesting. :shock:

Now, I am thinking about knobbier tires. I used to have Good Year Wrangler AT/S's on my F-150. They were more confidence inspiring.
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:16 am

So here is the S10 ZR2 after we took off the aftermarket chrome steel wheels that were too wide with the wrong offset, and put on some factory wheels. she don't look too bad. On today's agenda, ball joints, brakes, and freeze plugs.

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Post by silentpoet1 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:19 pm

Didn't really do any work on my truck, but I got a 5 dollar oreilly card in the mail from buying parts in the past few months. Nothing major but better than a kick in the junk.
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Post by chills1994 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:16 pm

This past Wednesday was nicer weather-wise here in St. Louis, so I made it a point to go through the car wash which has the underbody jets, to get the salt off.

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And then I changed the oil. WOW! It came out jet black. I went with a full synthetic 10W-30.

The oil filter is a little harder to get to versus my '97 F-150.

While I was under there I did some looking around. The front axle appears to be a Dana 44. I have always heard good things about them.
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Post by superduder » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:25 pm

Bought a Rack for it....Well the rack came on the parts bike.
Now I also have a spare engine, with auto clutch 4spd, So if I hurt one of my legs I can still ride it.
And a lot of other spares too.
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:03 pm

ZombieSoldier01 wrote:So here is the S10 ZR2 after we took off the aftermarket chrome steel wheels that were too wide with the wrong offset, and put on some factory wheels. she don't look too bad. On today's agenda, ball joints, brakes, and freeze plugs.

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Well we sold this S10. Everytime I fixed something something worse reared its ugly head. We got what I paid for it, so I am out a few hundred dollars in parts, but also out of some big headaches. I quickly turned around and bought a 1995 Cherokee Sport for $1500. MUCH MUCH better mechanical condition.

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Post by Confucius » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:02 pm

Got better wheels and tires for the Forester along with skidplates for the front, transmission pan and rear differential.

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Post by B9ev » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:27 pm

I have never seen BFGs on a Subaru. Pretty neat!

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Post by teotwaki » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:20 pm

4 new 265/75/16 Wrangler Duratrac tires on the 4Runner, two new ones on the bug out trailer on matching rims and one additional spare good used Duratrac on a matching rim
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Post by Neville » Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:44 pm

BOV in question - my 1978 IH Scout Terra/Traveler

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Well - not necessarily "today" (because I'm seemingly always doing something) but fairly recently:

$2500 work on the driveline - rebuilt front dif, rear dif, all 4 U-joints, and re-packed and adjusted front hubs.

Class III Curt frame mount receiver towing hitch (replaces bumper ball hitch)

7-wire trailer harness and electronic braking unit installed.

Obtained and installed Reese Strait-Line weight distributing hitch assembly for use with travel trailer

Replaced old under-hood manual battery disconnect with new latching solenoid that can be operated from inside the cab via pushbutton.
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Added transmission cooler
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New tires (bfgoodrich all-terrain ta ko 10.5 x 31 15r)

Doors aligned, greased - side mirrors tweaked up a bit.

Snazzy new license plate frames

Repaired trailer fridge, sealed roof, installed smoke, gas & CO2 detectors

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Post by sheddi » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:09 pm

Today I got my Subaru Outback daily driver & BOV back after being in the workshop for a fortnight for a new catalyst, lambda sensor, flywheel and clutch.

I'm £1500 ($2400) out of pocket but I've got my own wheels back 8-)

The shop loaned me a 1999 Renault Clio which was kinda fun in its own way but it's no Subaru!

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Post by wildman800 » Sat May 09, 2015 10:29 am

I took delivery of a new Outback Terrain 230TRS Camper. That was late April. We also took delivery of a portable lift. The toybox design will accommodate my handicapped daughter's equipment.

If Bugging Out became necessary, for whatever reason, we'll leave early and travel far, quickly.
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Post by teotwaki » Mon May 11, 2015 1:04 pm

I try to use my BOV and BOT as often as possible and am often refining or adding to them. On the BOV I've added a CTEK 250S DUO charging system to maintain the second battery that runs the Engel fridge and other systems. It is how I use solar power to charge both batteries. On the BOT I've stopped carrying a white gas lantern because I run LED floodlights off of the trailer's batteries which are also solar charged. I recently set up both platforms with the same Duratrac offroad tires. Even thought the trailer is towed a regular street tread tire does not clean very well when passing through muddy terrain. Having the same exact tread pattern makes it easier to "borrow" one of the trailer's wheels to use as a spare on the BOV.

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Post by silentpoet1 » Sat May 16, 2015 6:48 pm

Changed the oil on my daily driver. Drove my truck some and aired up a tire yesterday.
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