Watch: Why you shouldn’t make your underground shelter out of a Ford F-350

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Canada’s INKAS just built this armored 2020 Lincoln Navigator because why not We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSF-350FordPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury That’s why WhistlinDiesel excavated a huge hole in the ground to drop his truck into, completely burying it up to the sunroof. A pipe was connected to the exhaust and the intake so the engine could be started, providing power to the truck’s electrical accessories.Even though it looks like a crew cab, there isn’t a tonne of room in the truck — once WhistlinDiesel settles into it for the first time after it’s buried, he calls it “claustrophobic,” which some might consider an understatement. He reckons there’d only be room for “a couple Mountain Dews and some Cheetos” during the apocalypse.RELATED ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img Trending Videos While we may not be facing down a Hollywood-style apocalypse like in the movies, we nevertheless live in some very bleak times. While most of us have been told to isolate in place, that’s just not possible for some people.But if you are caught without a space to quarantine yourself in, we may have a solution — or at least we do if you happen to have a spare Ford F-350 lying around you could turn into a shelter.We’re following the lead of YouTuber WhistlinDiesel in suggesting this, though in his case, he didn’t just want a truck he could use as an underground hide-out, he wanted a bomb-proof bunker. Let’s circle back to our thesis, though — would the Ford F-350 make a good bomb shelter? Turns out really. We retract our suggestion. Time to head back to the quarantine drawing board. advertisement 7 ways you can maintain your car while stuck in quarantineOn an unrelated note, we’d argue this particular F-350 deserves to be in the ground — the modifications that have been made to it are just disgusting. WhistlinDiesel claims the truck cost over $100,000 to buy and modify, proof having money doesn’t guarantee one has taste. Now being sensible enough to cover the whole thing in dirt, we thankfully don’t have to look at it any more.After the truck is fully buried, the YouTuber even set off some explosives on ground level, to simulate a bombing. The truck mostly survives, with only some damage to the windshield. After leaving the truck in the dirt for a week, though, and the soil seeing some heavy rain, the windshield starts to buckle and crack.Talk about a life of abuse for that poor truck. First, it goes through all those hideous modifications, then he tosses in a test where he loads it up with 13,000 lbs to prove the Ford’s toughness. Finally, he buries it alive like some horror movie. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more