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The Survivor Truck, built to drive through the end of the world
Yahoo Autos ^ | 11/5/12 | Justin Hyde

Posted on 11/06/2012 12:54:48 AM PST by Kartographer

"Sometimes," author William S. Burroughs once said, "paranoia is just having all the facts." Given the facts gathered from the past few natural and man-made disasters, it's not a surprise that many people have begun to think of what they'd need to survive the next calamity. One California man has taken a kitchen-sink approach and created the Survivor Truck -- a machine that could keep rolling through any given Armageddon.

(Excerpt) Read more at autos.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: preparedness; vehicles

1 posted on 11/06/2012 12:54:57 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Through the end of the world or ‘till you run out of gas.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 1:00:52 AM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Kartographer

Or you run over government spike strips.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 1:06:21 AM PST by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Kartographer

Where is the 50? let alone the hooks for the Mortar Base plates (them suckers are heavy)... I am too old to run alongside this thing providing protection...

TT


4 posted on 11/06/2012 1:06:55 AM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Kartographer

But ... I like it

TT


5 posted on 11/06/2012 1:08:37 AM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Kartographer

It’s a freakin milk truck or a modern day chuck wagon...


6 posted on 11/06/2012 1:11:10 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kartographer

Yow!!!


7 posted on 11/06/2012 1:16:33 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: IncPen

ping ??


8 posted on 11/06/2012 1:21:38 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Kartographer

"...those stairs look like something that smacks ya up the side of the head with a boxing glove on the end"

9 posted on 11/06/2012 1:29:09 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kartographer
I prefer my "Survivor Truck" to be staffed by George Peppard and Jan-Michael Vinent:


10 posted on 11/06/2012 1:36:36 AM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

Er, that should be “ Jan-Michael Vincent”....


11 posted on 11/06/2012 1:37:26 AM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Kartographer

But would it make it through Frogtown?

12 posted on 11/06/2012 1:37:58 AM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: uglybiker
Hell yes it will! Plus its Aunty approved!!

13 posted on 11/06/2012 1:43:04 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

The Duke of New York has his doubts.

14 posted on 11/06/2012 2:00:57 AM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Kartographer

Just wait until all fall down, and requisition a tank.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 2:09:02 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Kartographer

Ready to drive through the end of the world and no one can find the keys to the truck.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 2:42:42 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Yossarian

What movie is that from? Thanks.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 2:43:25 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: spetznaz
What movie is that from? Thanks.

1977's "Damnation Alley".

The movie is garbage, but the badass Landmaster is very real.

18 posted on 11/06/2012 2:51:00 AM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Bullish

Although I don’t believe the end is near, when you talk about the “end of the world”, it means The End, right?...and you don’t get through it because there is no “through”, so why even bother? Unless you have access to a worm hole or something, that’s all she wrote.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 2:58:57 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Yossarian

Thanks. That truck ...seems it would be effective from a civilian standpoint.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 3:13:54 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Kartographer

Just missing a coupla M2s on ring mounts.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 3:26:38 AM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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To: Kartographer
Nothing could beat the "vehicle" in the Logan's Run TV show!



It drove itself so you could pay more attention to Heather Manziess (spelling?).
22 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:06 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Looks like a Pacer and a Monza mated.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 3:54:09 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Dr. Sivana

Why is there a picture of John Kerry next to it? Did he come from the future?


24 posted on 11/06/2012 4:02:59 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Media goes nuts in 2004 because Bush went to the dentist 20 years ago. Benghazi? Nothing.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Looks like a Pacer and a Monza mated.

Even worse (better?) ... like two same sex Pacers or Monzas attempted to mate.
25 posted on 11/06/2012 4:03:03 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Looks like a Pacer and a Monza mated.

Of course, it also comes with this useful accessory, helpful when the world is almost completely empty of people!

26 posted on 11/06/2012 4:05:22 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Why is there a picture of John Kerry next to it? Did he come from the future?

In fact, the character's name is [John] Francis-7 [Kerry]. A likely descendant, still doing Planned Parenthood's bidding trying to hunt down the Sandman who ran from euthanization.
27 posted on 11/06/2012 4:08:16 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Kartographer

You will be stuck at the first intersection until you die because you cannot see the overhead traffic light change.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 4:11:51 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Bullish

Commander Cody even has a song about it:

Truck stop at the end of the World;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7X0QyhonE

“My buddy beside me turned red white and blue

Saluted the flag as he faded from view

And went nuclear fishin at the end of the world”


29 posted on 11/06/2012 4:45:49 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: Kartographer

Good o’l C70. I would have started with a C70 with a Detroit Diesel 4-53T
With a hand pump hydraulic starter, no electric needed on the engine.
Then add a 300 amp, PTO driven alternator for battery charging and the
AC inverter.
Just a thought.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 5:43:33 AM PST by twistedwrench
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To: Kartographer

We used to see the European version of this coming through Kenya all the time. The Germans & the Dutch were big on outfitting a truck or a Unimog to “drive across Africa”.

Just to put thinks in perspective, I once knew an American missionary in Sudan. He had driven a VW bus (Kombi) from Durban, South Africa to the Sudd in southern Sudan. I met him in 1981 and believe that he had made the drive at least 10 years prior.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 5:48:22 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Kartographer
First, you gotta start with something that's tough. This is tough....



The Dodge WC-52, later known as the Power Wagon. Dad had one for a beach buggy. Literally used as a stump puller. Would go almost anywhere, just not fast.
32 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:25 AM PST by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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