Recently Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, teamed up with Hyundai to create a zombie proof car. That’s what you get when you’re sponsored by a major car manufacturer, but what about the rest of us? Fear not, fellow survivors. Here are a couple of modifications you can make to almost any car to make it a zombie proof motor.
Most cars are pretty robust and can take a beating, so you’ll want lightweight armour that doesn’t slow the car down. Fix a tough wire mesh to the side windows to stop any wandering zombie hands getting in should the windows shatter. You may need to fortify the bonnet to make sure that the undead don’t damage your engine. If your car goes down, you go down.
If the car becomes immobile, installing a gunner platform is an easy way to hold the fort while you get your car moving again. Cut a hole in the roof of the car (or keep the sunroof open) and add a fence above to protect your gunner from any climbers. When the car is stopped, have your gunner climb through the hole, and act as a one man turret.
Adding a cow catcher to the front of the car will help you to clear a path through zombie infested streets. Running over zombies en masse will only damage your car and cause it to stall, so the use of a cow catcher will disperse them to either side, leaving the road ahead open to you.
The mesh screen over the windows may not be enough for the front of your car. The larger surface area means that you’re more vulnerable to attack should the glass be shattered. Instead, opt for metal slats that run along the length of the windscreen that will still allow you to see. Your visibility may be reduced, but it’s a lot better than being pulled through the car’s windscreen.
Increased storage space
Get rid of the passenger seats so you have a lot more floor space for supplies and a place to lay the wounded members of your team. When you’re not driving for your life away from a sudden onrush of zombies, surviving the post-apocalyptic landscape requires a lot of long distance driving, which means you’ll be carrying a lot of supplies.
You can see that with a few friends, some scraps and some power tools, almost every car can be turned into a zombie proof survival car.
Jamie Gibbs is the resident blogger and zombie survival trainer for Confused.com. They specialise in car insurance quotes, but when the apocalypse hits they’ll be ready to take on the hordes of the undead.
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