Here’s Why this Cheap Military Truck is the Best Vehicle for the Apocalypse

Here’s Why this Cheap Military Truck is the Best Vehicle for the Apocalypse

welcome to wacky Wednesday’s, where
everyone has a chance to show off their
car mods, and here’s this week’s winner,
today I’m right here right now, arguing
why this huge behemoth is the best way
to go in case of a zombie apocalypse
it was a product of the kaiser-jeep
corporation back from the 60s all the
way up until the early 80s when they
produce these, they call them Deuce and a
halves because off-road they can carry
2.5 tons, hence the name deuce and a half
this particular one is a 1968 and they
were used as troop carriers and
equipment carriers to basically take
things to the battlefield that they
needed, and as you can see by these 46
inch tires, that was most often off-road
instead of on road, now in terms of space
this thing has a 14 foot long bed and a
17 foot wide bed, so essentially any type
of guns any type of zombie repellents
you could possibly think of this thing
will carry, but let’s say that you’re
pretty empathetic and you want to carry
survivors, well as I mentioned earlier
this thing was used as a troop carrier,
so it has fold down sides that about
nine people can fit across and on the other
side to carry about 18 people in the
back, in Georgia where I’m from you can
ride on roads legally in this thing, so
the next time at Thanksgiving when your
step mom talks about her new Honda
Odyssey with its eight passengers, you
might want to show her this, but enough
about the exterior, let’s talk about the
interior a little bit, so firstly you’ll
notice that this is a 50 year old
military truck, you’re probably not going to
have a shortage of rattles, squeaks or loud noises,
but there are a couple of pretty cool
things in here that most people’s cars
won’t have, first thing is that there are
pretty much no electronics that can go
wrong in this, if there’s ever a flood, if
you’ve ever hit something really hard,
there’s not going to be a lot of stuff that
you have to worry about in terms of
wires coming loose, your radio not
working, or anything like that, everything
is really basic and there’s a lot of
metal around here, the two things in
particular that’s pretty cool
are first off, there is actually an
onboard air compressor built into this to
assist with the brakes and with a
lot of the other functions including the
windshield wipers funnily enough, there’s
actually a port underneath the dash to
plug in an air tool if you need to that
runs off the onboard air compressor
another cool thing about this interior
that might be my favorite is the push
button start, that’s right this 50 year
old military truck has push-button start
how it works, essentially there’s a red
button right down here and neatly
enough it says start, you push fuel back
to the engine, because this lash makes
sure that there’s no fuel going to the
engine that’s how you cut it off, this is
the switch to turn on accessory power to
the fuel pump and everything, and then
after you do that, just push the button
start it right up
but I know what you’re thinking though,
we talked about the bed, we’ve talked
about the drab interior,
well lets talk about the off-road functioning of this
truck real quick, first off probably one
of the coolest things is the snorkel
this is an extended snorkel most Deuce
and a halves have their snorkel end
right here, but the guy I bought it from
had an extender on it to make it about
ah I’d say maybe seven feet tall, to
where up until this point water can
safely go up to the truck, so you’ll see
all kinds of people on YouTube running
this thing kind of like a boat actually
through creeks through rivers and it’s
totally safe because like I said this is
the air intake for the engine the oil
dipstick screws on watertight, so up
until at this point you can use this
thing as a boat, it also has a two-speed
transfer case, the low gear is obviously
for off-roading and for towing a heavy
load, and then it also has a high gear
obviously for normal driving conditions,
another awesome off-roading feature is
the winch, not every deuce and a half had
one, but mine does so if I ever get this
thing stuck, I’ll be able to get unstuck
pretty quickly, I can hear you say yeah
this is cool and all, but why don’t I
just get a Silverado with a 12-inch lift
and an aftermarket snorkel like that, and
at least have air conditioning, a soft
ride, basically any type of modern
creature comfort in cars, but I have an
answer, 3 specifically which are the best
reasons why you should get a deuce for
an off-road vehicle, in a zombie
apocalypse situation, the first thing is
price, now let’s break down what it would
actually cost to get a silverado, most
nice little Silverados that you would get
with working AC, a nice suspension with a
12-inch lift, aftermarket snorkel,
would probably hover $10,000 or above
the price of a 12-inch lift is going to
be pretty expensive, probably above
$5,000, so already just with a good
silverado and 12 inch lift you’re
already looking at about 12,000 dollars
worth of modifications and we haven’t
even touched the snorkel yet,
yeah you guys have fun paying almost
$17,000 for a truck like this, we have
one on sale on Craigslist in Atlanta for
$7,500, we have another one right here
for $6,000, you can really find these all
the time under 8 grand, once you buy one
of these things for you know six to
eight thousand dollars, the cost to
insure this thing is insanely cheap, I’m
a 24 year old male and my driving record
isn’t as clean as it probably should be
but I can still insure this thing as a
secondary vehicle with the restriction
of five thousand miles a year for $30 a
month as an antique, you’re probably not
going to find that with the Silverado,
also I have to mention one other cool
thing about this, which is that it doesn’t
require any special license to drive, I
picked this thing up with a normal license,
no commercial license, no class a license
nothing I just bought this thing and
registered it as a normal street vehicle
like any other Honda Civic, but now it’s
time for the last thing that is probably
the best on this truck, totally
disregarding how dirty the engine is
it’s been off roaded quite a bit, the
engine in this actually isn’t your
average engine, this is a multi fuel
engine that can run on pretty much
anything, just as an example I pulled up
the technical service manual for a Deuce
and a half that they released, and as you
can see it has several other fuels
besides diesel fuel, so we have obviously
diesel fuel but we also have marine fuel
oil, which is basically highly filtered
motor oil, so in the case of the zombie
apocolypse just go to the side of the
road, drain use motor oil out of a car
and filter it and throw it in the gas
tank, it can also run on gasoline as well
if you want a zombie apocalypse vehicle
do you want a normal Chevy that can run
on gas and you have to go to a gas
station or go to a diesel station or do
you want something that you can just go
to a random car on the side of the road
drain the oil and run it in this thing,
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100 Replies to “Here’s Why this Cheap Military Truck is the Best Vehicle for the Apocalypse”

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  2. I almost bought one from Winnipeg in 1985 for $4,000 Cdn….gas engine, 4 mpg….but I bought a rice rocket instead…

  3. That was one of the best car reviews I've seen, and inspiration to get one of these. The only thing that could have made it better would have been to have seen it driven.

  4. What that bomb that kills computers like in all our vehicles.? I suspect this thing will still go, and go…..

  5. Drove the refueler version of that ruck in the 80s. Loved it! Best accessory for it is the "water buffalo" water tank trailer.

  6. 2:30 "50 year old military truck has push button start". That's common on all 18 wheeler's. That's not surprising.

  7. Yeah price a set of tires for the deuce and be sitting down when you do.
    I’m all for these but there are pros and cons.
    Also super easy to steal.

  8. Drove those in the Canadian military back in the mid 80s…… along with its 5 tonne bigger brother

  9. Why is a beta male driving an alpha truck? Gaydar is beeping. He has the valley girl voice. Lumbersexual shirt with shorts. And tall socks.

  10. Very cool truck. I want you to know your vehicle is great!

    Scotty, You may remember, in the back of comic books, when we were kids, advertisements for full Jeeps in a crate, just assemble them. I would like to know about those.

  11. In a to remain un-named location I once got an Army K30 pickup buried to the frame in mud…and used a "deuce and a half" to pull it out…which in hindsight wasn't such a good idea. Who knew those K30 axles would just rip off when confronted with the deuces torque…

  12. I was thinking scotty is out of mind for suggesting a gas guzzler for apocalypse but mechanical , analog and multi-fuel engine almost all terrain vehicle with room for family or two doesnt sound that bad of an idea.

  13. At 6:00, that looks like the same girl that is in my reprint Vietnam Nam M-16 maintenance manual.
    As a veteran, why would I want a Silverado? I so want a deuce and a half in my side yard. It is too big to fit in my carport.

  14. That tank reminds me of the scene from Rambo when he uses the 50 caliber to slice apart the military pursuers.

  15. You could also get a good cucv Chevy truck, pick-up, or blazer, not as much capacity, not as durable, but loads of spare parts, and a little more comfy

  16. ………go up to any random car and drain the oil and you're on your way again….. however you said it needs to be filtered first and how do you think you'll filter the stuff in quick time?…
    ….. squeaky doors are easily remedied , you probably rigged them to be squeaky or used sound effects cos there's no excuse.

  17. One question is: Could it take an EMP attack on North America launched from China or Russia and keep on running?

  18. I really don't understand the push button start fascination people have in cars/trucks. Like every time someone mentions it it's like ooooh it has push button start! A push button is a super simple design, it's even less advanced than a key start. So I don't get it. Key start is superior to push button too because it's much easier to just turn the key after inserting it than having to push a separate button. So I really don't get it. Anyways nice video and truck.

  19. I remember a time not long ago when they were $1500 a piece from Government Liquidation and they would sell dozens at a time. Those were the days. I only regret not buying more of them for that price. Now they're $6k plus and often chopped into some 4×4 abomination.

  20. Just LOVE your vid. 34+ years in the Military I have oodles and oodles both driving and riding in one of the BEST Army trucks EVER made. Love me some Deuce.

  21. If we weren't taking price into account, wouldn't a super heavy tank be better in almost every way? Sure, it's going to suck up gas like a toddler with a popsicle and it's not a multi gas engine, but if it breaks down, you could still use it as a house that's pretty much invincible to anything a zombie/ other surviver could throw at it.

  22. And if there is a zombie apocalypse u think I'm going to pay for insurance ya i don't think so I'm going to hot wire whatever truck I want too most people will be dead too

  23. No way. Diesel is already slightly uncommon as it is, and in an apocalypse you really won’t find enough to keep that thing going.

  24. Well the zombie apocalypse may not mean literal zombies because life cannot come from non life. Dead flesh can't be reanimated. Maybe an engineered virus bio weapon or something like that. Too many people couldn't survive without electricity, car's, stores.

  25. I saw a water vehicle trying to help flood victims and cops wouldn't let them, cant see this being in your possession in apocalyptic times the army will take it off you after killing you dead😕

  26. Thanks for the great video. How’s the mpg for the beast. 5% of motorists are diesel. I’ve heard that alcohol 100% working as well.

  27. You need a car with great fuel economy and reliable for the zombie apocalypse. If your car breaks down then you are doomed. Great fuel economy means you can go further before you need to worry about fuel. Also you need a place to live too. So kitting out the vehicle so you can live in it is important. If the vehicle is too big, you might get stuck.

  28. I think my 1959 ford F600 grain truck is good enough for a zombie apocalypse because it can haul a lot of people and it is Tough

  29. Why is everyone talking big on push button start on cars nowadays? There's nothing new there; just a lock and key turned into a button. But when you go to a car dealer, they talk about that as if it was an innovation gifted from outer space.😱And buses and trucks had these push button start, since a long time.

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