Bug Out Vehicle (BOV) Chronicles: Creek’s Project BOV Truck: Series Post #2

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.

cap-ground

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.

cap-angle cap-back

 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.

cap-taped

After me and some buddies taped off the windows we had the cap painted in just a few hours.  Definitely more BOV style.

cap-spray-painted

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.

handles-taped

door-handles-blacked

mirror-blacked

front-spare-mount

sanded-blacked

 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.

interco-wheels

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.

tires-in-truck

 Closing shots

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.

tires-low

front-angle-2

front-low

front-angle

 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.

not-if-but-when

 Hit me

Ok, so tell me your thoughts.  THE WINCH IS COMING – I PROMISE!!!

FREE BUG OUT BAG VIDEOS TO WATCH!

Did you know I have a FULL ONLINE COURSE about how to Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag???  I’ve marked some of the lessons as FREE PREVIEWS so you can watch some of the course if you want to.  Here’s the link: https://www.outdoorcore.com/courses/build-the-perfect-bug-out-bag

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,

Creek

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