SEMA 2012: Day 4 Truck of the Day

Survivor Truck 2 II
(photo by Evan Sears)

By Larry Edsall

You may know the word “survivor” as an older pickup truck that has not been restored, but rather preserved in as much of its original condition as the wear and tear of years on the road has permitted.

This story isn’t about one of those.

This story is about the Survivor Truck, but that’s survivor as in surviving nuclear, biological, chemical or any other sort of warfare, or even famine and pestilence, for that matter.

Jim DeLozier, who says he’s a “security consultant,” built and brought this truck to the SEMA Show. It's a truck meant to be as secure as anything anyone likely has ever built.

Beneath the 360-degree protective cage, armored sniper platform, command and communications center with full Faraday cage, and assorted storage compartments is a Chevrolet C-70, but one with an engine modified to run on a variety of fuels.

DeLozier says the truck carries enough freeze-dried food and has its own water purification, generation and desalination systems to enable his family to live for as long as two years well off the grid, producing the electricity it needs via solar and mobile generators. 

Survivor Truck 1 II(photo by Evan Sears)

Or, he says, the truck can become a barracks for a 12-person team.

For camping, the unit has air conditioning, heater, toilet, shower and 4,135-watt solar panel. There also is a fold-out tent, 360-degree thermal-regulated camouflage net system and a medical kit. The truck even carries an electric-powered ATV.

Air inside the vehicle is filtered against various contaminants, but the truck also has gas masks, chemical suits, night-vision cameras, self-contained breathing apparatus and other survival necessities. The truck, even its lights, is bulletproofed.

DeLozier said it took six months to built this prototype, but he expects to be able to produce customized duplicates in about 60 days. Pricing will range from $100,000 to $600,000, depending on the gear you need and whether you already have a donor truck for the base.

Survivor Truck 3 II



I worry about folks on here that will not be ready when Gray State strikes!

nothing but dumb

@Oxi Bin Laden - who did you vote for?
If you do not like the USA head south. I'm sure you will find an anti-USA country somewhere in Central/South America.
They also overload Toyota trucks all of the time down there.
Problem is that with your arrogant attitude, you'll end up with a Columbian necktie.


Have you reached thirteen yet?

Still waiting to when you might get a brain!

Where did I say I did not like the U.S. MORON?

I am a Patriot because I always place the Constitution FIRST unlike 99% of the freaken idiots in this nation that are SLEEPING!

I am an Oath Keeper ready to defend the Constitution unlike the MORONS in this nation that sleep while their Bill of Rights are eroded by the Patriot Act, DHS, TSA, NDAA, etc...

Lou, don't HATE because I pay attention!

The anti-Americans are the ones that are SLEEPING while their federal government rapes the Constitution!

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