Anyone wondering what I’ve been doing to the BOV???? Well… here’s another update.
I found a Truck Cap
I bought a really nice black aluminum truck cap on craigslist for $200 It’s got locking side doors and locking back barn doors with metal mesh across the inside of the windows. It’s rock solid and it has a nice roof rack which I will put to use later. I plan on adding an extra locking pad-lock latch to each door.
I put it on the truck and it fits like a glove. I think the truck looks more beefy with it on so I’m really pleased with the look. I still need to remove the tailgate but that’s an easy fix.
The beauty of high heat grill paint
I picked up some standard BBQ grill spray paint at the local hardware store and went to work on the cap. I’m not so fond of the glossy black paint on the truck cap.
After me and some buddies taped off the windows we had the cap painted in just a few hours. Definitely more BOV style.
That put me in the mood to do some more spray painting so I decided to touch up all the accents on the truck like the handles, mirrors, bumpers and brush guard. Before I did this I sanded everything down really good and went ahead and sanded down all the crusty spots on the truck paint as well. I’ve got some ideas for this but we’ll get to this in a future post.
I also welded on a sweet SPARE TIRE mount from my friends over at WARRIOR PRODUCTS. This is the one I chose: http://www.warriorproducts.com/catalog-new/product-category/rack-systems/spare-tire-mount/ I can’t wait to mount a big fat tire on the front of that brush guard.
My new Boots Arrived
Well, sortof. New boots for the truck at least. I upgraded the tires to some FREAKING AWESOME Super Swampers from INTERCO TIRE CORPORATION: http://www.intercotire.com/. Holy tires Batman – these things are incredible.
I picked up some old rims on craigslist and spray painted them with the black grill paint as well. I loaded up the tires and went to the local tire shop as fast as possible. Luckily I got that hernia fixed.
So here’s what she looks like so far (without the cap). Definitely coming together. I can’t wait to show you my ideas for the paint. I know… I know… I should leave it alone and blend in. But you know just as well as I do that it would be boring. I’ve got to give you some eye candy so give me a break.
Keeping it Real
As a special touch and to really it make it feel like my BOV, I added a reminder above the seat inside that I thought you’d appreciate.
Ok, so tell me your thoughts. THE WINCH IS COMING – I PROMISE!!!
Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,
CreekAbout Willow Haven Outdoor & Creek StewartCreek Stewart is the Owner and Lead Instructor at Willow Haven Outdoor - a leading Survival and Preparedness Training Facility located on 21-acres in Central Indiana. For more information on Survival Courses and Clinics offered at WHO, click HERE. Creek is also author of Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit and The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide. Visit Creek's personal web-site here: WWW.CREEKSTEWART.COM. You can contact Creek directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.