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.Tomorrow the
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.