Looks like a tech's dream machine.
This is a discussion on Bug Out Vehicle within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Here ya go folks...a little bit "rough" so to speak..... ...a 1989 Dodgen Born Free 24? manufactured by Dodgen Industries. It sits on a Ford ...
Here ya go folks...a little bit "rough" so to speak.....
...a 1989 Dodgen Born Free 24? manufactured by Dodgen Industries. It sits on a Ford E-350 chassis and has a 7.5 460CID V-8 Gasoline engine which has 82,361 miles on it. The transmission was re-built about two thousand miles ago......The interior floor has been replaced with black diamond plate rubber flooring and the front driver area has been replaced with carpet (light blue). There is a plenty of room for storage in both upper and lower areas. A shower stall and toilet is also included but not installed, the space is ready to accept them. This vehicle is set up as a surveillance vehicle. There is a 360 degree camera mounted on the roof to give you total perimeter surveillance from the inside mounted quad monitor. There is another low light Sony camera included and mounted under the upper cabinets and can be switched to either side of the vehicle, all cables are hidden in the ceiling. This B+W Sony cameras has full pan/tilt control with manual iris and focus/zoom. There is also a Raytheon Nightsight200 thermal camera included. The Nightsight is located in a small closet in the right rear of the vehicle and it sits atop a 5 foot mast that when fully extended reaches 25 feet tall! This mast provides the Nightsight 200 a real bird?s eye view of the surrounding area. The Raytheon Thermal camera can see a mans arms and legs at 800 yards! It has full 360 degree pan and about a 45 degree tilt. The video is fed to the monitors that are located in the 19inch equipment rack......There is a small TFT monitor located on the engine cover that can be used while driving. The Thermal camera can be elevated so it sits about a foot over the roofline so you can monitor areas with the thermal camera while driving. There is also a cabled controller that operates the Nightsight camera and can be controlled by the driver while driving. .......two VHS recorders/players (one does not record). There is also a rack mount monitor system with three small monitors and also a couple 9 inch 12VDC B/W monitors. There is a video switcher that lets you hook up other cameras to the extra monitors. (see pics) Also included is a ground to air radio so you can stay in touch with aircraft. There is a generator, Honda 4500 located under the vehicle but it does not work and I am not sure what is wrong with it. Engine AC is not working but the ceiling mounted unit does work. There is a refrigerator but was not working when I purchased the vehicle. Four 12VDC gel-cell batteries provide all the power for the cameras, recorders and monitors. The windows are slightly tinted and the ?observation? window in the front is in good shape. There has always been a vinyl cover for the observation window which can easily removed for viewing. There is a Flex-Steel bench seat that opens up to a bed, this was installed new a few years ago and is in like new condition. The captain?s chairs swing around to face the control area. Total comfortable seating is five. Non-smoker! Propane heater works great for cold, late night stakeouts. This would be a great addition to the Minuteman project for boarder patrol. A complete surveillance package under one roof! I have never had any problems with the vehicle. The brakes are relatively new as the tires, both front and rear (dully). The vehicle rides like a dream even at highway speeds and even has cruse control. AM/FM cassette radio.
Last edited by Rock and Glock; June 12th, 2006 at 11:26 PM.
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Looks like a tech's dream machine.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
Hey - for a lot less bucks you could have this DIY version - keep cool inside and plug in your appliances to suit.
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
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But how much tinfoil does it come with? I mean you can't have a vehicle like that without alien armor!