The TIV: homebrewed armored stormchaser

The TIV: homebrewed armored stormchaserWe have been struggling to determine what sort of automotive to get because the firm journey, however we might have simply discovered our reply: the TIV. This tradition-constructed car, created by cinematographer Sean Casey, seems to be like it will be extra snug cruising the deserts of Tatooine Arrakis than the streets of New York, however that is why we prefer it. That is the type of journey that may tackle each New York taxis and weekend visitors on the Lengthy Island Expressway (in reality, we think about we might drive this factor straight to the seashore; overlook about parking tons). In fact, that is not what the TIV is absolutely for; Casey, a stormchaser, wanted a rugged car in order that he might ram into the guts of a twister with out it hitting again. He constructed the TIV (Twister Intercept Car) on the bones of a Ford F-450 pickup, including options like an armored digital camera turret and home windows constructed out of jail-high quality Lexan polycarbonate. The TIV is a bit of tough across the edges—Casey discovered welding simply to construct it—and the jury’s nonetheless out on how you can forestall the factor from getting lifted in a category 5, however we’re nonetheless down. If he ever will get uninterested in it, we’re prepared, and we simply might have one other use for that turret as nicely.

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