Recent content by Warren Lovell

  1. Warren Lovell

    how to soundproof the humvee

    I used Noico sound deadener. I saw a lot of car stereo people were using it, so I bought some off Amazon to to the cab floors of my M1009. Works great, easy to install, sticks, and conforms without lifting to the compound curves. Although I did cut it in multiple sections to make installing it...
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    Rams Mobile Power X-Doors

    I have to agree with you on these stupid prices. but it is supply and demand. I love my H1 doors. Pretty durable. I would like a set of X doors though... I have been watching many auctions...and they arte not selling at the high prices. Hopefully I can cobble up a nice set and massage them back...
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    Surplus Auction for Humvees

    100,000 no crack problems on mine... 85,000 which I put on myself.
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    PVC beadlocks

    So, in using the beadlocks - no blast can is needed to seat the bead to the rim since it is locked when the tow wheel halves are torques together?
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    use magnets to hold stencil in place...
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    Using house paint. on HMMWV

    I think you should use whatever you want to paint your vehicle. That being said, water-born house paint is less toxic than real CARC. You should be painting CARC with a hood and fresh air supply. If you can sense any faint have a leak. CARC IS a polyurethane paint system and contains...
  7. Warren Lovell

    D-DAY: Sharing a container to France R/T?

    I am in the planning stages of shipping my 1942 Ford over to France for an end of may arrival for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Going to stay two weeks and then ship it back to the west coast. I was wondering if anyone else is going to Normandy with their jeep. If so and you are leaving from...
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    New Windshield glass sources?

    My rust was at the two top corners! You would think they would be at the bottom, but the lower corners were clean. I have noticed the irregularity of the pinch weld due to spot welding. If that pinch weld was smooth and uniform throughout, the rubber weather-strip would have a better seal...
  9. Warren Lovell

    New Windshield glass sources?

    Got a tinted windshield with antenna delivered for $120. Getting the windshield gasket with locking trim from Precision. What are you guys using on the pinch-weld before you put the weather strip on? Or are you going dry?
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    SOFTSEAL windshield weatherstrip?

    Anyone use the Softseal brand of windshield weather-strip? I contacted the company and they have the seal, but they said there is no locking strip. I was under the impression that the stock seals had a locking strip. Anyone have any good sources for the windshield weather-strip? WAR
  11. Warren Lovell

    New Windshield glass sources?

    Question: Anyone buy a new windshield recently? Looking for a good vendor. I tried locally, but am getting Safelite, AAA autoglass...all installers - and I want to do this myself. LMC - $254 ($129 + $125 freight) Brothers - $249 ($139 + $110 shipping)
  12. Warren Lovell

    Stencilling Trick

    Has anyone seen a restored P51 Mustang? They NEVER looked like that in the theater of operations in WW2. I can appreciate a vehicle that has not been over restored. I am guilty of this...and it is a hard trait to break, going from collector vehicles to mil vehicles. My uncle was in the US Army...
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    Using house paint. on HMMWV

    My opinion, and please don't take it as anything caustic, but I think just because you are in the vehicle restoration business, it does not make one an authority on all paint systems. I have also been in this business (restoring classic cars and motorcycles) and would have not recommended house...
  14. Warren Lovell

    AcDelco Replacement Lock Cylinders, General Anti-Theft Tips

    My M1009 has the chain for steering wheel and also a parking brake latch that a padlock goes on the the e-brake is pulled out.
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    Black exterior door handles source

    My M1009 had not been repainted. I pulled the handles off. They looked grey from fading, but the bottom portion looks to be flat or satin. because it is smooth I would say almost satin, but again - hard to tell from the wear and fading. I would defer to CUCVRUS.
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