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    I wanted to restore my LMTV to near original so bought a windshield vent for it. Logic said that the windshield will clear better with it in place.

    Guess what, it won't fit. Apparently the vent has to be removed when the gun mount support post is put in. See the picture. I would rather have the roof support than the vent so won't install the vent.

    How many of your trucks have the vents? or don't have? I think it's curious to have this conflict of parts. I may eventually notch the vent so it will go on around the post.
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    1952 M-38
    LST-178 Lube and Service Trailer
    M-1082 LMTV Trailer
    2 x M-105 trailer, bare
    M-105A2 with sides, bows
    'old' Onan 115 v radar power generator, 4 cyl boxer engine
    2 x S-250 Shelter, 318 shelter
    1957 Unimog 404 flatbed, French NATO (Germany)
    1965 Unimog 404 radio truck (German Army)
    1967 Unimog 404 flatbed project truck
    3 x Unimog 406's
    1988 Unimog U-1300L with 10' NCO Alaskan Camper
    1968 Haflinger bug-eye US version but pre-Pathfinder.
    1994 M-1078 LMTV with 10' NCO Alaskan Camper
    1995 M-1078 LMTV

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    That why the trucks that have the vent installed have been cut to accept the center support

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    My vent was cut with a hammer. I will clean it up and reinstall someday.
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    I have seen some trucks with 2 piece vents separated by the support. I always thought they were just a different part I didnt realize they were just one cut in half. I would think there would be a split model for the air drop cab though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennmogger View Post
    I wanted to restore my LMTV to near original so bought a windshield vent for it. Logic said that the windshield will clear better with it in place.

    Guess what, it won't fit. Apparently the vent has to be removed when the gun mount support post is put in. See the picture. I would rather have the roof support than the vent so won't install the vent.

    How many of your trucks have the vents? or don't have? I think it's curious to have this conflict of parts. I may eventually notch the vent so it will go on around the post.
    How did your vent turn out? Did you ever install it?


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    Never installed it because the near-view is restricted by the vent. I had picked up another LMTV and it had the vent, and I didn't like it, so it came out. Want one? Note that newer (or modified) vents are see-through but those get dirty so don't help much.
    1952 M-38
    LST-178 Lube and Service Trailer
    M-1082 LMTV Trailer
    2 x M-105 trailer, bare
    M-105A2 with sides, bows
    'old' Onan 115 v radar power generator, 4 cyl boxer engine
    2 x S-250 Shelter, 318 shelter
    1957 Unimog 404 flatbed, French NATO (Germany)
    1965 Unimog 404 radio truck (German Army)
    1967 Unimog 404 flatbed project truck
    3 x Unimog 406's
    1988 Unimog U-1300L with 10' NCO Alaskan Camper
    1968 Haflinger bug-eye US version but pre-Pathfinder.
    1994 M-1078 LMTV with 10' NCO Alaskan Camper
    1995 M-1078 LMTV

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    Did you ever have problems defrosting or defogging the windshield?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ramdough View Post
    Did you ever have problems defrosting or defogging the windshield?


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    Nope. And we have lots of humidity here. These trucks have a heater fan like a hurricane.
    1952 M-38
    LST-178 Lube and Service Trailer
    M-1082 LMTV Trailer
    2 x M-105 trailer, bare
    M-105A2 with sides, bows
    'old' Onan 115 v radar power generator, 4 cyl boxer engine
    2 x S-250 Shelter, 318 shelter
    1957 Unimog 404 flatbed, French NATO (Germany)
    1965 Unimog 404 radio truck (German Army)
    1967 Unimog 404 flatbed project truck
    3 x Unimog 406's
    1988 Unimog U-1300L with 10' NCO Alaskan Camper
    1968 Haflinger bug-eye US version but pre-Pathfinder.
    1994 M-1078 LMTV with 10' NCO Alaskan Camper
    1995 M-1078 LMTV

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