Hooniverse Truck Thursday – Surviving the Zombiepocalypse

Having seen the earlier truck bad-assery here, I decided to wander around the innert00bz and see what else I could dig up.

Immediately, I thought of Boyce Equipment in Ogden, Utah.  They have been buying, restoring and modding these ex-military beasties for over 40 years. 
Looking for military spec full size in good shape?

They got ’em.  And if heavy duty Chevy’s aren’t your style, they also have M715’s.
Need something bigger to haul around all your guns and survival gear?  How about a deuce and a half?

There is literally nothing these guys can’t do if you can dream it up.  One of my personal favorites is this bobbed M35.

In addition to selling turn-key trucks to start your own army, they also sell all the parts needed to build your own monster.
Elsewhere around the webz, I found this beastie on Engineerd’s Facebook page and nearly excreted a block of ceramic masonry material.

This M813 has been completely gone through and has been outfitted with $7200 worth of brand new bone-crushing Michellin XZL Tires.  My initial thought was to strip down a fifth wheel, mount it cab-over style, paint it to match and call it home.  Find it on craigslist for $13000.
Lastly, we have this lil’ guy:

The only thing missing is the hedge trimmer that goes in the mount above the cab.  Find this one on eBay with bidding currently around $13k and no reserve.

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  1. Black Steelies Avatar

    Well between the CUCV blazer of a previous post and that M715 I am plum torn.

  2. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    Maybe I'll feel dumb for asking, but what the hell, here goes:
    Can you buy these, register and plate them, and drive on public roads?

    1. buzzboy7 Avatar

      Yes. I know that in NC you can.

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        Legal in Kansas too.

    2. CptSevere Avatar

      A buddy of mine had an M35A2, plated as a Jeep 1 ton truck. The ladies at the Arizona DMV knew what they were doing, they fell in love with the truck and gave him their blessing.

  3. dragon951 Avatar

    I'll take the Chevrolet M-1028 1984 1.5 Ton Maintenance Truck:
    <img src="http://www.boyceequipment.com/truck_pictures/PA100385.JPG&quot; width=300 />
    Cause nothing prepares you for zombies better than portable welding capabilities (except perhaps portable air compression, which this also has). At least, that would be transport of choice until I can mock up one of these more unconventional zombie mowers:
    <img src="http://impactbumpers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Porsche-911-SC-Safari-Rally-car-2.jpg&quot; width="300" />

    1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

      Little known fact: Zombies are easily distracted by bacon, a more humane and tasty solution.

      1. texlenin Avatar

        Uh-uh. I'm NOT doing that again….
        Thought ya had me, didn'tcha?

      2. jjd241 Avatar

        This family must have had bacon in their luggage…
        [youtube lZqrG1bdGtg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg youtube]

  4. $kaycog Avatar

    Hi, you! Here we have the more rare M35 Camper Special.
    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2618441847_e4859d2e11.jpg&quot; width="500">

  5. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    Well this Zombie wants a deuce and a half…
    Bet you didn't see THAT coming.

  6. GTXEliminator Avatar

    And more surplus trucks: http://www.100dollarman.com/trucks.html

  7. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    I'll take the bobbed one. I think that rubber is worth more than my whole Jeep…

  8. facelvega Avatar

    This thread poses a timeless question: M715 or bobbed deuce? Both get around 10mpg. One weighs around 5000 lbs., the other twice that. One will cost a fortune when you need to replace the rubber, the other will cost two fortunes. One is about as manly as trucks get, the other one super girly.

  9. RevPiper Avatar

    Found this old war horse fading away near Beattyville,Kentucky. Had a nest full of Hornets under the hood and a Copperhead in the cab.
    <img src="http://www.daevius.com/piper/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Deuce.jpg&quot; width="500">

    1. jjd241 Avatar

      I may have shared this one already, but seems appropriate to post again.
      [youtube LtbxDfHESr8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtbxDfHESr8 youtube]

  10. Jim-Bob Avatar

    Did someone say Kaiser M715? This one is on the GSA Auctions site sitting at $775 with less than a day to go.
    <img src="http://gsaauctions.gov/lotimages/regn7/71QSCI11131403A.JPG"&gt;
    <url ="http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucalsrh/#"&gt;
    (GSA is the General Services Administration and is part of the US government. If you buy from them, you buy at wholesale.)

  11. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    Is it wrong that I want to build a bucket-T around a 6.2L Detroit diesel?
    <img src="http://www.boyceequipment.com/images/6-2_engine_650x550.jpg&quot; width="500">

    1. CptSevere Avatar

      Use the rest of the CUCV running gear to make it an all-terrain T and you'd be a real cool dude.

  12. CptSevere Avatar

    Hey, nice post, Mr. Schmo! Right up my alley. I used to go drool at Boyce every so often when I lived up there. Here's another great place in Utah for those who like Big Green Trucks. http://www.jtomlin.com/
    The guy is something else. For the fiftieth anniversary of D-Day, he drove a DUKW Duck across the English Channel. He used to have one on his yard near Tooele, and a whole bunch of other neat stuff, including a tank or two. That was awhile ago, but I'll bet the place is still worth a visit.