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Zombie Assault Preparedness Vehicle or ZAPV

Discussion in 'Before & After' started by 2-Stripe, October 21, 2008.

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  1. 2-Stripe

    2-Stripe Active Member

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    I had just bought the truck for 4k with just over 100k miles on it, was just going to be a daily driver but decided to make it a capable off road vehicle. Soon you will see the transformation of this truck into the ZAPV or Zombie Assault Preparedness Vehicle.

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    I decided to put bed liner on all of the plastic parts, and it looked good. At this point I thought I was done with the body (foolish me) I was going to settle for a good looking with minor capabilities truck.

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    I soon grew tiered of all the plastic wrapped around the truck, and the fact that the bed liner wasn’t sticking to it, so I pulled all of the plastic off and started over. I filled all of the holes left by the plastic with bondo or expanding insulation foam.

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    Bed lining was applied next. The whole truck was covered (including the rear wheel well). This didn't take as long as I thought it would.

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    (this is where I put bondo to fill in the divit.
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    And at last the Zombie Assault Preparedness Vehicle or ZAPV. It is the essential vehicle to use in case of a zombie outbreak, it can drive long distances, prevent rust, clime mountains, find high ground, and cover your sent from the brain eating bastards. This should not be your only plan in an zombie infestation, but you should always keep several options on the table. A vehicle would be the first step of a evacuation from an infected area. You would only want to use it to get out of a major city and make it to a relatively rural zone where you can take a high vantage point. Remember always be prepared.

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    EDIT: I don't have time to make rules and such for membership so if any one want to be in Team ZAPV just pick a number (except 1-3)
     
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  3. nssj2

    nssj2 Active Member

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    Zombie Assault Preparedness Vehicle? That is fing awesome. bedliner turned out great. what all else do you have planned for it?
     
  4. Turdle

    Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Zombies are the only true way to manage the world's population. At least you'd be able to help replenish the world's pop when you survive the infestation.
    That is freaking great, zombies are awesome. Have you read the walking dead comic books?
     
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    Ok, we need more people to join the Z.A.P.V. team! I want to be in if this becomes possible!
     
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    To quite honest I think we here on the forum, are the only "Sane" people that expect a Zombie outbreak....but it WILL happen!!!
     
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    2-Stripe Active Member

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    Not much, I'm doing the 3" BL a TT and AAL.

    I have not read them (no time with the kids)

    I actually am going to be buying a van (my family is outgrowing the truck) and I'm converting it to, the will all be numbered to.

    I've heard about that, sounds fun as hell.
     
  10. DeRocha

    DeRocha NEX Vice President Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Nice...of course you're going to need some decent off-road Zombie killing lights, and If I may suggest the following mod (see below)... Its the perfect accessary for mowing down hordes of zombies. :p:

     
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    that has to be the coolest thing I've ever seen!
     
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    Well I have the flashing blue lights, now all I need is a mini gun. Im about half way there lol
     
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    CSS zombie mod anyone? :p:

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    Wait a second....I just realized this vehicle is in maryland...that means i might actually get to see it! Or survive the outbreak, whichever comes first.
     
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    Four0Sport Jack Pewe Elite Explorer

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    after the devastating hurricans in the gulf a couple years back i was totally getting read for a zombie invasion from some fort of parasite in the stagnant water that flooded all the towns. but it never happened, good thing too, i didnt have a gun torret in my explorer.
     
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    Four0Sport Jack Pewe Elite Explorer

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    Blee needs to get on the ball and start making some ZAPV vinyls for us!
     
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    LMAO.. thats funny


    pretty cool though
     
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    i love it man, i think you need a sunroof so your passenger could pop off a couple shots.:shoot:
     
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    Paraphoe Go big or go home Elite Explorer

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    I thought I was seeing things when I saw this thread title on the main page. Nice work dude, hilarious. :thumbsup:
     
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    I actually was planing on contacting him on getting some for the front and rear and maybe side window.
     
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    DeRocha---that might have to be my next project....I could always mount "the Hammer" which is a paintball gun turret if I can't get a hold of one of those minguns!
     

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