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    My dream come true.... have thought about this a lot and have searched the internet to see if there were ever any m1009 weapon systems. I have wanted to put a machine gun ring in my truck since I got it... Post more pics please.

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    OK I promise to get more photo's once the opportunity arrises.

    Right now, to answer your question about stability, it is just two 3/4" plywood sheets bolted to make a fiberglass sandwich. A real 60 would shred that in minutes. The stability will come later when we basically make a roll cage underneath the rear canopy. this will bolt in at 4 (or 6) points to the floor following the natural shape of the canopy. The turret will then be affixed to the cage (with ~8 chassis bolts and wing nuts for removal) and not the roof of the truck at all. That way I can make a top switch back to none-turret for daily stuff. The hole was cut at ~ 30 inch diameter. The 2 pieces of round flanged steel that we used to make the actual turret itself were a donation from a mill that makes industrial ducting (Alphair alphair ventilating systems Inc. here in Winnipeg). Built light duty we used old tool box castors as the runners on the bottom half, placed the top ring in and welded hold-in tabs so it cant lift off. The hatch right now is made of ply-wood but that will change over the winter. WRT the ammo can holder my buddy tried to surprise me by doing that one night... except he mounted it to the wrong side. it will be re-mounted in-between the diagonal support that makes up the gun mount. oops! thanks Chad you meant well.

    so all in all it is all show, no go. the construction is OK this light duty for me because the 60 is an airsoft firing model and does not have any vicious recoil. It is surprisingly stable just bolted to the fiberglass! if it was just for show it would be fine however the same design can be made with re-enforced parts. adding the roll cage mounted ring will get it further to actual functional.

    Winter plans:

    Side windows will be deleted/reenforced sheet metal will cover.
    rear window will have a top hinge re-enforced sheet metal cover.
    cage turret mount installed to truck chassis
    metal hatch with added flip up side protection
    fixed ammo-can location
    front towards enemy deflector with 60 mount
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    Now that's cool.
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    Nice effort.
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    That is so cool !!! makes me want to mount a 50 cal in the back of my M1008 !!

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    I have a MK 16 mount that would be perfect for the back of a M1008 or in a M1009 with the top off and would handle either a M2hb or M60. Chris
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    I saw some HMMWV tops with turret rings (old 998 style with strap seat) being tossed in the metal scrap bin I went back to get one the next day and it had been cleaned out already. I have been thinking of doing the same type thing in the future when I get another M1009 (I have a M1008 now) I don't know if the army ever modified a cucv like this but I bet someone has, in Desert Storm we had a M1008 with the windshield removed and a M60 tripod bolted to the hood. Yes both the Driver and TC had to wear goggles. Anyway the idea was that the TC would lean out on the hood and fire the 60. We were also mounting a pintle in the rear bed for 2nd gun. We were in a LRSD unit so somebody approved the mods on them. I'm betting it was on a local command level though..... say Division or lower but I'm not sure.

    Anyway the truck looks cool!

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    I'm all over this! I'm going to look at a M998 gunring Monday and (god willing) persuede the owner to part with it for a fair price.

    I'd like to do the same with my M1009, sim-armoured rear window and sides, metal-mesh the windshield, servo-electric remote spotlight, and a few other goodies.

    Looking forward to more updates!!

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    Sweet!

    looking forward to the completion pictures!
    Resident slacker... Still saving up for a truck...

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    Love the Crye Combat shirt, What kind of armor are you wearing in that first pic? Is that the older style CAGE armor?
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