We used to have a thread on this sort of thing, but it was a couple of years ago and I think it went into lock down over a "Jeep thing" back and forth between a couple of knuckleheads that are no longer with us.
So you have a monthly stipend that you have decided to spend on building a SHTF, get-away, End of Days vehicle. This has to be a "public can buy it" vehicle purchase that isn't already done up with armor and run flat tires and air filtration and all that crap.
It's a project vehicle. Let's say it's a 12 month project, but you aren't afraid to take a 3 or 4 year loan on the initial investment to purchase, but you want to have say over what gets installed, and by who.
First question: Gas or Diesel? And why?
Now I have a buddy who will only buy diesel rigs. He does something to the engines and is able to run them on heating oil or something that he has delivered to his house once every three months, so he is never concerned with finding diesel fuel to "buy" when he is out and about. He's got some big monster tank, waits for the best price, buys in bulk and goes on his merry way. Claims it's the only way to go, diesel won't burn as easily, doesn't explode without a serious pre-explosion, the engines produce more torque, run in worse weather, blah, blah, blah.
What I don't
know about engines can ALMOST be shoe-horned into the Grand Friggin Canyon, so please don't assume I will have any idea what you are talking about when you copy and paste something from a tech manual.
So, we know Space Zombies are going to bring it in 12 months, Team FTF has to build, on a money allowance, our SHTF, when it's time to go, it's time to GO vehicle.
Serious thoughts?? And can we keep the big dump truck photos and the Cat 180 excavators out of the equation please?
Ready, set, build....