The Dawgvan: 64 Dodge "Bug out Van"

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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Dawgboy » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:30 pm

I remeber many Bedfords used as campers on my trip to the UK in 1978. 3 months in a tent...
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:56 am

good score. i personally love my van. vans are so cheap to purchase its unreal. i paid $350 for a 1992 Ford E150 conversion van, that needed a little work...

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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Big and Daft » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:46 pm

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Exactly my thinking.

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First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is extremely self-centered and has never once considered the needs or wants of anyone but herself. She is as dumb as a box of rocks, and I still find it surprising that she has enough brain power to continue to breathe.
The next chick is completely the opposite. She might even be one of the smartest people on the planet. Her career opportunities are endless, and yet she is here with us. She is a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. I'm not sure she even showers, much less shaves her "womanly" parts. I think she might be a lesbian, because every time we drive by the hardware store, she moans like a cat in heat.
But the jewel of the crowd has got to be the fucking stoner. And this guy is more than just your average pothead. In fact, he is baked before he comes to work, during work, and I'm sure after work. He probably hasn't been sober anytime in the last ten years, and he's only 22. He dresses like a beatnik throwback from the 1960's, and to make things worse, he brings his big fucking dog to work. Every fucking day I have to look at this huge Great Dane walk around half-stoned from the second-hand smoke. Hell, sometimes I even think it's trying to talk with its constant bellowing. Also, both of them are constantly hungry, requiring multiple stops to McDonalds and Burger King, every single fucking day.
Anyway, I drive these fucktards around in my van and we solve mysteries and shit."
Also, awesome van - that's a great find.

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DOGVAN: Bug out Van Build out

Post by Dawgboy » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:21 pm

The Dogvan is home. I put a battery charger on it and after a night charge, cranked the engine over a bit with the coil off to get the oil moving and then plugged it back in and it fired right up. let it Idle for a while and cleaned a bunch of painting crap out of the back and off I went! First stop the dumpster where I swept out all the smaller stuff and a ton of mouse crap. There was a portopotty in the back and it had been a mouse haus...

Then to the Powerhouse where I hosed the van down and completely out to get the mouse crap and dust out, filled the tires and drove it to the house. This beastie purrs! Clutch is good, the shifter works fine, the brakes grab well, its a running truck. There is a sticker over the fuel filler and I asked what that's about. "Any more than 5 gallons and it dumps on the ground, but I replaced the tank, so don't worry about it..."

I am going to be doing a buildout and I am blogging it here: http://dawgistan.blogspot.com/2010/06/dogvan.html

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Cage comes out very soon!
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by man in black » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:36 pm

lucky bastard.
As we run into the house
The wall of dead surrounds
Tentacles of decay flesh
Tear and pull us down
Doors and windows boarded shut
But the pressure was too much
Zombie I, girl please run away


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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Dawgboy » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:41 pm

Got the other Pie plate on...

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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by JoeTosco » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:00 am

I'll stay tuned...
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Dawgboy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:56 pm

On my Lunch break I got the cage out. It wasn't easy, I had to drill out several screws as they stripped. Once I found the hidden bailing wire, things happened fast. The wall shelf thingee is going to be more difficult as I will have to drill out a bunch of steel rivets holding it to the wall frames.

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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by npalmi » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:56 pm

why'd you take the cage out?!? You could have kept 5 or 6 zombie prisoners in there :twisted:

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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Lonely Raven » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:21 pm

Still stoked about your BOV.
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by KnightoftheRoc » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:38 am

Save that cage! Those things need to be matched to the vehicles they go into, and I'm betting you won't easily find another one for that van. Following this build, and drooling with envy.
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by moosiah » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:28 pm

I have had my A108 dodge (lwb, window) van for 30 yrs now .. mine has a 318 (soon to be 340) w a727 automatic (bullet proof)the brakes aren't the best see if you can switch to the bigger drums frm the lwb/ v8 vans.. I think that they are the same as the sedans. the steering box is .... not the strongest , find a place that will rebuild it or look for a spare , rebuild that and save it .. there are are rear pozitracks around , I found one , made a big difference in mine on dirt roads do you have a auto or a three on the tree manual? good luck w it ..
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by moosiah » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:37 pm

I should have added that my dally driver van is a 91 ford one ton w 7.3 diesel that I converted to 5spd manual w clutch frm an autobox ...... love my old dodge , now that I don't have to drive it every day , i'm fixing it up for Fun......
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Apollo-11 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:37 pm

Lucky basterd. I am jealous. Looking forward to the awesomeness.
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Mad_Maxx » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:32 pm

You got a A100 van for -free-? THE ENVY! :D Looking forward to seing this one develop :)
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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Geister » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:16 pm

Cant wait to see the finished product

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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by 11mongo11 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:58 am

Love vans, simple as that. Dont hold back with the fart jokes! Place near me had 2 used Sherrif dept vans, extended, last month. Broke stinks.

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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Condition1 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:50 am

Very awesome find! Hope to see some more progress photos.
Seeing as it's a van, maybe an homage to the A-Team?

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Re: Just got a new BOV Bug out Van!

Post by Dawgboy » Wed May 11, 2011 11:01 am

After 10 months of sitting with somebody else's crap filling the back, I disconnected the fuel lines from the fuel tank, dropped it into a gas can, dropped the battery from my jeep into it, and drove it to this other persons house yesterday. He is going to empty it over the next couple days and I can then get to work on it. I was very excited when I fired it up as this beast just purrs...

Here is the list:

Source tail light covers
Fix wiring issues
Get the gauges all working, including speedo
Clean interior again.
Purchase and install interior insulation on all walls Ceiling and floor.
Panel walls
Source and install a bench seat
Take to DMV and get inspected
New shocks and tires all around.
Find replacement door latch assembly for rear doors.
Decide if I can afford to install Cab AC...

All this to be done by July 1, 2011
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Re: The Misery Machine: Bug out Van!

Post by Neville » Wed May 11, 2011 11:51 am

Go watch the original movie "The Crazies".

I spotted a neat military van in that film that your van reminds me of.

Picture your van body mated to a 4wd chassis, very moderate lift and slightly larger tires, and painted olive green.

Of course a rear mounted spare and 5 gallon fuel can carrier.

Nice van, hope you have a lot of fun with it.

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Re: The Misery Machine: Bug out Van!

Post by KnightoftheRoc » Wed May 11, 2011 1:40 pm

On the insulation, consider using a 1" fiberglass material called Ductboard- it's used to insulate ductwork on the outside of the duct, and it has a fiber reinforced silver coating on one side. Given the thickness of the body ribs, I was considering doing this to my own van (B350), and then covering it with some old paneling to contain the whole thing. It's pretty easy to work with, and the silver side could be glued if you decided to go that route. Just an idea.
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Re: The Misery Machine: Bug out Van!

Post by Dawgboy » Wed May 11, 2011 2:07 pm

Going to use 2 layers of Prodex Metalized insulation.
http://www.insulation4less.com/Insulati ... sq-ft.aspx

We use this stuff on telescopes among other things and it works very well. the nice thing is I can layer it between the ribs, and then another layer over that. Then sheet it all in with Luan ply and a nice fabric covering. It should work well without adding much weight. For the floor I am going to use 1" Metalized foam, and a sheet of Ply over that and then Bamboo flooring.
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Re: The Misery Machine: Bug out Van!

Post by Dawgboy » Thu May 26, 2011 5:13 pm

Got the van all emptied out and back Yesterday. Ordered shocks and tail light lenses. Those buggers were hard to find... The work begins over the weekend.
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Re: The Misery Machine: Bug out Van!

Post by majorhavoc » Thu May 26, 2011 5:24 pm

Neville wrote:Go watch the original movie "The Crazies".

I spotted a neat military van in that film that your van reminds me of.

Picture your van body mated to a 4wd chassis, very moderate lift and slightly larger tires, and painted olive green.

Of course a rear mounted spare and 5 gallon fuel can carrier.
You mean something like this?
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