Welcome to part four of our Countdown to The Walking Dead, that paragon of television excellence in post-zombageddon form. In our last post, we discussed our top choice for the perfect ZSV platform: the 4WD Ram 3500 diesel. Here’s what to do with it. Full disclosure: I’ve included some links to the store so you can get started now. Because I want humanity to survive.
Now that we have our Cummins-powered anti-monster monster, it’s time to make it better with some old-timey truck modifications. Tough as it is, the truck has some weak spots that need shoring up, and there’s plenty of room for other work, too. There’s a prison full of ways to customize a truck – some good, some bad. Continue reading
Phase 1: Choosing the Platform
For parts 3 and 4 of our countdown to the best TV show to ever take place in the great state of Georgia, The Walking Dead, we’re going to virtually build the ideal Zombie Survival Vehicle, or ZSV.
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If you’ve made it as far as Rick and crew, you’ll be guiltily nurturing the hope that humanity will actually pull through this, that the walkers will eventually die off and the remnants will rebuild. And in that day, when the TV flickers back to life, you’ll see a car commercial, probably with a voiceover by Sam Elliot (unless he was infected, which is impossible, because he’s Sam Freakin’ Elliott), and he’ll say something like this:
“During the dark days, it wasn’t just a car. You didn’t use it to go to work or on vaction. It was a refuge. A weapon. A home. A friend. It helped you forage. It was there when you found your family. Introducing the all new 20** [make] [model]. For the brighter days ahead.”
And despite all the marketing butter, he’ll be right. A vehicle will be absolutely essential to making it through the outbreak. That’s why you should build yours now, before everything goes to crap and you have to put your mailman down because he wants to chew on you. Continue reading