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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    Can't picture any "diagonal supports" for the C pillar...What are you referring to? The side rails for the soft top?
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    Outdoor winter storage cover needed

    There is a company called Transhield that makes fitted covers for military vehicles. My M1123 2man came with one. It looks like it was made to fit over a 2man MAK HMMWV during transport.
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    M1097A2 Oil Pressure on startup

    Definitely confirm the anti-drainback feature. There are identical GM filters that fit that are with and without the ADV. That would cause a slow pressure reading. For peace of mind, buy a mechanical oil pressure test gauge. Take off the stock oil pressure sender and screw in the test gauge...
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    New to Steel Soldiers, interested in purchasing first HMMWV

    Yeah, that ship has sailed. All that you will be getting that price range will be disappointment. Prices have almost doubled in recent months. Almost everything for converting a two man to four is out of stock at all the vendors. Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
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    M998 Starter installation

    Airing down the tires will drop about 2 inches
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    Looks like a Transhield fitted cover for the truck when it was the MAK 2 door armored box
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    It did have the rear door blanks and the load floor seat backs. No tailgate No mirrors No wipers No glass No top No radio tray No CDR valve But...it did come with a big mystery bag.
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    M1123 fresh out of Yermo. Started to disassemble for cleaning. Found out the rear seat cushions and base lids were left out at rebuild.
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    Windshield install

    Its not required to use any sealant but even the military runs a 1/4" bead in the corner just to add some insurance. If you are in a rainy area or it sits outside, I would highly recommend a little sealant in the glass groove as well. The screws for the retainers are originally a 10-32 screw...
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    Breton industries leaky top

    I second the tent seam sealer fix I have had good luck with keeping nice tops nice and improving weathered tops by using PB Blaster SILICONE spray. It is not a liquid the evaporates fast like regular silicone spray...its somewhat foamy and clings till it soaks in. Seems to rejuvenate the...
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    with any luck, today is the day my M1123 gets out of Yermo Prison
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    Help : what is missing?

    This thread has inspired me to pick up some NOS hoses before the rush...
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    Painting canvas?

    i just spray with my Rapco CARC substitute rattle cans. I scrub them with some soapy water and paint when dry. It seems like the same thing the military(or GP) does to touch them up for inventory.
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    Help : what is missing?

    We just got an 1123 in and it was missing the CDR valve also. I was wondering about why until this thread popped up. Makes sense now. They ripped the fording switch out ...which was nice.
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    Looking up unit/service history via inventory number

    What I have heard is that the USMC XXXXXX number is the registration number of the vehicle. Seen on both sides of the hood and on the tailgate. Ones that have been assigned to a unit/location they receive the Mxxxxx number. Seen on the side of the body beneath the B pillar and on the tailgate...
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