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Here's my 1986 AM General M998 HMMWV "Sweet Pea" - my nickname for my 12 y/o daughter - who incidentally, is a big fan of the HMMWV. Naming it after my daughter also helped ease my wife's ire about me buying a surplus HMMWV in need of restoration without consulting with her first. Sorry dear (not sorry). Recently fabricated the roof rack system that also holds four (4) additional 5 gallon Jerry cans of Diesel and converted surplus computer server cases as additional lockable gear storage on the troop seating haunches.

Seen here sans doors before going to participate in a Mother's Day parade this year at the retirement community my Mom lives in and has been quarantined in since March. It was a treat for the vets and non-vets alike to see the HMMWV drive through.

When I bought her, she had no top, door, rear seats etc. Dead batteries and all. I replaced all the indicator lights and headlights with LEDs after dropping $420 on two (2) new batteries; once bitten, twice shy. I also installed LED cubes as reverse lighting and wired them to the shifter power source, using a tractor solenoid and threading it to the shifter the way the ambulances have it. Also installed a 12k WARN winch on the front, which has been used thus far to retrieve logs from our property for me to mill on our sawmill. I wired 12v dual-usb chargers in the rear of the vehicle without compromising the milsurp look. I installed dynamat wherever possible and added some "tactical gentrification" by doing a self-adhesive rubber diamond plate on the inside where the rotting insulation was. I also got custom-cut Kydex MOLLE panels cut by EOD Gear and ran them between the A-B and B-C pillars for additional overhead storage and mag pouches etc.

She's going to be driving on the sand at Cape Lookout, NC in October, and I can't wait.SweetPea.jpg
 
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Here's my 1986 AM General M998 HMMWV "Sweet Pea" - my nickname for my 12 y/o daughter - who incidentally, is a big fan of the HMMWV. Naming it after my daughter also helped ease my wife's ire about me buying a surplus HMMWV in need of restoration without consulting with her first. Sorry dear (not sorry). Recently fabricated the roof rack system that also holds four (4) additional 5 gallon Jerry cans of Diesel and converted surplus computer server cases as additional lockable gear storage on the troop seating haunches.

Seen here sans doors before going to participate in a Mother's Day parade this year at the retirement community my Mom lives in and has been quarantined in since March. It was a treat for the vets and non-vets alike to see the HMMWV drive through.

When I bought her, she had no top, door, rear seats etc. Dead batteries and all. I replaced all the indicator lights and headlights with LEDs after dropping $420 on two (2) new batteries; once bitten, twice shy. I also installed LED cubes as reverse lighting and wired them to the shifter power source, using a tractor solenoid and threading it to the shifter the way the ambulances have it. Also installed a 12k WARN winch on the front, which has been used thus far to retrieve logs from our property for me to mill on our sawmill. I wired 12v dual-usb chargers in the rear of the vehicle without compromising the milsurp look. I installed dynamat wherever possible and added some "tactical gentrification" by doing a self-adhesive rubber diamond plate on the inside where the rotting insulation was. I also got custom-cut Kydex MOLLE panels cut by EOD Gear and ran them between the A-B and B-C pillars for additional overhead storage and mag pouches etc.

She's going to be driving on the sand at Cape Lookout, NC in October, and I can't wait.
Phoenix, after I bought the M35 & M105 my wife kind of tolerated the green vehicles in the driveway. When she mentioned that Jeeps were cute, and having one would be nice, I jumped on the suggestion and purchased a 1953 M38A1 Jeep. She went out and purchased an OD outfit and full camo outfit to wear at our MV events, along with a stuffed Papa Bear Teddy. PB and stuft Teddy.png
 

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Phoenix, after I bought the M35 & M105 my wife kind of tolerated the green vehicles in the driveway. When she mentioned that Jeeps were cute, and having one would be nice, I jumped on the suggestion and purchased a 1953 M38A1 Jeep. She went out and purchased an OD outfit and full camo outfit to wear at our MV events, along with a stuffed Papa Bear Teddy. View attachment 806098
My daughter wears OD green and camouflage stuff. I have given her some of my surplus t-shirts I buy in multipacks for yard work etc. I think it's awesome.

My wife, not so much. 😕
 

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My daughter wears OD green and camouflage stuff. I have given her some of my surplus t-shirts I buy in multipacks for yard work etc. I think it's awesome.

My wife, not so much. 😕
Phoenix, hopefully the Wife joins in, this is a great Hobby for the entire family. :D
 
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Phoenix, hopefully the Wife joins in, this is a great Hobby for the entire family. :D
Thanks; I hope so too.

I converted a Gichner S-250 Comms Shelter into a family camper by dropping it in an M1102 trailer and doing a full 12v system with solar charger etc. that can plug into a generator or shore power and run A/C.

I built it this spring (thank you, shelter in place order!) and we took it out for a weekend already. Pretty successful. I need to post my build somewhere.
 

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Thanks; I hope so too.

I converted a Gichner S-250 Comms Shelter into a family camper by dropping it in an M1102 trailer and doing a full 12v system with solar charger etc. that can plug into a generator or shore power and run A/C.

I built it this spring (thank you, shelter in place order!) and we took it out for a weekend already. Pretty successful. I need to post my build somewhere.
DSCF2128.JPG I've had this S-250 shelter for a year and a half and am moving it into the driveway tomorrow to get started on a camper conversion.
 

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