My Megaforce Assault Vehicle

Oh and my latest RKoM assault vehicle...

1973 Ford C600 with a 361 V8, 2 speed rear end, 18ft flatbed/dump bed with removable sides and set up for grain and livestock.

Why can't I post a pic?

Location: in SE Idaho, the birthplace of television. 

M. Wilson posted:

… " trust us it is gonna fit, we're professional and you have given us the VIN...." Yeah go suck start your pistol. "

 You win the thread for the day, Mac!! 

Aaaannnd that's two votes Firestone. Thanks guys!

RD

 

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Joined: 26 Aug 2008           Location: The Libitard Center of Oregon

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Let’s see here:

Ford GPW  ✔️

M416 Trailer  ✔️

Mud  ✔️

Pioneer tools ✔️

Supplies strapped on exterior and on front bumper ✔️

Cow Skull on bumper ✔️

All that’s missing is a pintle mounted .30 or .50 Browning and a M1 Garand or a Thompson SMG strapped somewhere and we have the winner bar none. 

Junction of Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia (near as I can tell from the long article).  Interesting that it is claimed to be less visited than the South Pole.

Joined sometime in 2008.                  Live in Canada.        

If you've got $140k burning a hole in your pocket, this can be yours.  Saw it in the neighborhood as I was driving by and I had to get some pics.

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Junction of Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia (near as I can tell from the long article).  Interesting that it is claimed to be less visited than the South Pole.

Almost.

The concrete  caution plinth  is near a place called Maralinga

witch posted:

So just a quick thought I had when I accidentally clicked the heading instead of last post... I think this is the longest running active post going. Since 2006. WOW!

 

The “My Watches” thread is probably a close second. It was in ‘06 or ‘07 when it started up. 

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Joined: 9/30/09
Location: Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks)

While we are on the topic of vehicle storage...I ask for any experience the MTM 'Ammo Crate' series:

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Not necessarily for SAA (I prefer steel cans) but for general storage in & out of vehicles.  How tuff are they?  Do they fail in high temperatures?  Are the latches fragile?

Thanks in advance.

Recently got a new truck, Tacoma Crew Cab long bed TRD Off-Road. Working on making it somewhat Megaforce.  I've got a Backkrack, to mount antennas and lights on. Ordered a Black Oak light bar, 10 inch for the center. Thinking about a couple of IR pods also. The Black Oak are 850 nm. I've seen comments on other sites that 850 nm is actually visible. I've seen the Rigid 940 nm lights, they look good but are way expensive. I've also seen a a company Ultimate Night Vision with pods a little more than the Blackoak. Anyone with experience in this area? Are 850  visible? Anyone know anything about Ultimate? Plan is to cruise around the BLM and blast some coyotes.

Thanks, Bill

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CAE5 posted:

Recently got a new truck, Tacoma Crew Cab long bed TRD Off-Road. Working on making it somewhat Megaforce.  

Thanks, Bill

Something like this 😁

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Front and rear bumpers, rocker guards, bed rack, and roof rack are all Expedition One (exp-one com).

Plans for a rear bumper that has dual swing out equipment arms but no idea what month (or year) it would be available. 

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I don't plan on quite all that. Looks great though. I looked into bumpers, but they all seemed to block the forward radar type senors for the cruise control. Don't plan on rock crawling so not sliders either. I would like a swing out bar on the back though.

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CAE5 posted:

I don't plan on quite all that. Looks great though. I looked into bumpers, but they all seemed to block the forward radar type senors for the cruise control. Don't plan on rock crawling so not sliders either. I would like a swing out bar on the back though.

What do the radar sensors look like?  Are they in the front bumper or behind it?

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CWM11B posted:

Ive got a few. Decent light to medium duty storage and organization. Good enough for the garage/shed/trip to the range/car/trailer (caravan to you, if not mistaken?)camping. 

Hard use and abuse? Nope.

My experience has been pretty much exactly the same. Great value for casual storage and organization. However they're made of a soft and thin grade of plastic. As CWM11B stated, 100% not to be abused or put through actual hard use.

If they're in the interior cabin of your vehicle I could see them great for organizing gear/loose items. But they should be avoided for being put back in the bed of a truck or trunk space where they'll get it hit, impacted by more solid items, etc.

For heavy duty use, consider something like a Pelican. They're more expensive, heavier and not as modular (if at all) compared to the MTM products, but they'll pretty much outlast you.

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ironaria posted:
CAE5 posted:

I don't plan on quite all that. Looks great though. I looked into bumpers, but they all seemed to block the forward radar type senors for the cruise control. Don't plan on rock crawling so not sliders either. I would like a swing out bar on the back though.

What do the radar sensors look like?  Are they in the front bumper or behind it?

Unless it changed in the last few months, low behind the grille on the tacos. 

So, you have to watch for additional reinforcements, grilles over that part instead. Though, some report even mesh that you'd expect to block it doesn't have any impact. 

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Linz posted:

While we are on the topic of vehicle storage...I ask for any experience the MTM 'Ammo Crate' series:

 

Not necessarily for SAA (I prefer steel cans) but for general storage in & out of vehicles.  How tuff are they?  Do they fail in high temperatures?  Are the latches fragile?

Thanks in advance.

montgomerygentryFan posted:
CWM11B posted:

Ive got a few. Decent light to medium duty storage and organization. Good enough for the garage/shed/trip to the range/car/trailer (caravan to you, if not mistaken?)camping. 

Hard use and abuse? Nope.

My experience has been pretty much exactly the same. Great value for casual storage and organization. However they're made of a soft and thin grade of plastic. As CWM11B stated, 100% not to be abused or put through actual hard use.

If they're in the interior cabin of your vehicle I could see them great for organizing gear/loose items. But they should be avoided for being put back in the bed of a truck or trunk space where they'll get it hit, impacted by more solid items, etc.

For heavy duty use, consider something like a Pelican. They're more expensive, heavier and not as modular (if at all) compared to the MTM products, but they'll pretty much outlast you.

Thanks to you both!

They were on special so I bought a number.  Reorganizing storage in the house away from the previous generation of  el cheapo 15l clear plastic tubs that proving fragile & susceptible to UV damage.

The shallow ones fit perfectly under the front seats but you are right: tossing them around in the tray might not be so hot.  Steel cans, space case & Pelicanish cases for that.

Keith Smith posted:

Let’s see here:

Ford GPW  ✔️

M416 Trailer  ✔️

Mud  ✔️

Pioneer tools ✔️

Supplies strapped on exterior and on front bumper ✔️

Cow Skull on bumper ✔️

All that’s missing is a pintle mounted .30 or .50 Browning and a M1 Garand or a Thompson SMG strapped somewhere and we have the winner bar none. 

You missed the 'dragon head' condom on the grill.

Picked up a 1973 Ford C-600 with an 18ft dump bed. Has a 391 V8 a and 5spd transmission and a 2 spd rear end. The dump bed has removable sides and can transform into a flatbed in short order.10081IMG_20180910_181841IMG_20180910_181855IMG_20180910_181910IMG_20180910_181916

Not exactly high speed low drag but with 56,000 original miles, pretty much rust free cheaper than a dump trailer and it makes the ladies moist (their eyes, from laughing so hard) so what is not to love. Lots of high fives and thumbs up just from driving it around town.

Plans are to put a winch in the front of the bed, still going back and forth between hydraulic or electric, to be able to recover my Jeep Wrangler or my Montero LTD if needed, haul hay, dirt, what ever and put in in the car show  and 4th of July parade.

I'm thinking about swapping out the axles for some5tonRockwell axles, going the super single route as I evidently enjoy pain.

Location: in SE Idaho, the birthplace of television. 

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Sorry if this is the wrong place to post but...what are you guys doing for jerry cans?  I refuse to buy the local box store plastic garbage epa wants us to buy.  Any good options?

"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." Steve Prefontaine

I don't have the time to do it right now but do an Advance Search of the old threads.  There was  a long, specific thread on Jerry Cans  a few years ago (maybe 6-8 yrs)

RD

 

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For those of you who believe history began when you were born, educate yourselves. ~ Pat Rogers

Adversity can shape and perfect us, and horrible adversity can make us champions. ~ Maskirovka

 

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Canadian ones are still pretty common, but they aren't going for the $20 they were. If interested, I'd snag one up quick like anyway. 

Example, just the first google search result. Not a place I have bought from: 

https://www.herooutdoors.com/c...-jerry-fuel-can-new/

I have one on my front porch. They are very nice. I'd certainly use the plastic ones over the old steel, every time. I have some steel NATO cans, and they are also nice but I have seen enough things dropped etc I reserve steel for in the house kerosene cans, only carry plastic on vehicles. (Okay, there are tiny, tiny NATO cans that can be super cool especially if you have an open-topped vehicle as they can be stuffed under a seat, etc. Those are worth it).

Get the accessories, get a replacement gasket pack. 

https://mil.sceptermilitary.co...s/replacement_parts/ (This is just a list with part numbers. I think they won't sell direct) 

Get the RIGHT gasket. Gas and diesel use different ones. Not sure what's in? Replace it. 

Broken lids? Likewise, replace it. If you find a good can with no or a chewed or broken lid at a surplus/thrift/etc shop, get it  care as Scepter sells those. 

The strap is color coded to indicate what is in it. If just you, ignore it, but if you have multiple fuels (diesel, gas...) it can help so pay attention or get the proper straps to replace them. 

"Pour Spouts" or as they are always called, donkey dicks, are critical. Best way to fuel the vehicle by far. So you know the selection, here: https://mil.sceptermilitary.co...tainers/accessories/ But get them used somewhere like eBay. 

 

A bunch more on the topic generally: https://www.survivalmonkey.com...jerry-can-faq.49574/

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I recently picked up 5 of the scepter MFC  style on Ebay.  It take a bit of time to find ones in good condition for the price being asked. I replaced the gaskets with Viton so that I did not have to worry about breaking flanges from gasoline interacting with the original   rubber gasket. and one flange needed replace when  the gas caused the rubber gasket to swell, shearing off part of the flange

Well, the old cherokee has gone into retirement  at 301,000 miles. Orginal  thought was to replace it with the new cherokee. However... after having one for a rental a couple years back, I realized that the new cherokee  no longer had the appeal of the orginal.

So, I wait and did some reading and decided that, the Toyota Tacoma  meets most of not all of my criteria.  With the TRD offroad 4x4 model catching my eye.

Kinda toyed around with the idea for awhile. Until this past weekend.   A few minutes online, and a preapproval  for the loan.  I waited for the dealership to open on monday.

 After looking at there inventory, found one with the features on the must have list, in one of color choices.   And after verification  of the preapproval, it was time to make a deal on what was soon to be a shiny new truck that would go home with me.

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2019 Tacoma  TRD offroad 4x4

Yea a bit fancy compared  to the  old '92 cherokee. But   Now I will  no longer have to explain to the young soldier at the gate that  no , I can not just hit a button and roll the back window down or pop the hatch remotely.  

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