What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

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Wire Fox

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An hour? AN HOUR?

You have GOT to buy a lottery ticket, RFN (that's RFQ for my southern friends). ;-)

Norm
I apparently need to buy one of those, too. That's all it took me the first go around, because fortunately none of mine were swollen. I suppose that is some luck!

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NormB

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Two down, two to go. Then a little paint touchup... might even give the truck a once over so it all more or less matches.

Behr paint holds up well, I think. Generator’s weathered well.


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Coug

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I bought some tire chains at auction. Thought it was 4 chains, turned out to be 4 pairs.
They're for 50" tires by 13.5, so cutting them down to length and removing one link from the cross chains to reduce it to size.
Nothing on it was tightened down/squeezed shut, so I'm putting cross chains every other side link, as opposed to every 4th. Will give me a really good set of chains for the HMMWV, and an extra pair to use for something else (bonus!)

I took a fender off the trailer to use for sizing and assembling the chains, a whole lot easier than trying to do it on the truck.
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(edit: this was a trial fitting, I have since shortened each cross chain by 1 link to make sure the chain on the back side of the tire will have enough clearance with the upper control arm when they are on the HMMWV)

Had to order a tire chain tool, as there is no way I'm going to squeeze shut all the cross chain hooks with a hammer and anvil, especially with 56 hooks per tire chain, and over 200 of them total, not to count any screw ups I make.
Sad part is, the tool is costing me more than all the chains did, but hey, I'll have another tool for the tool room when I'm done :)
 
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NormB

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Few years ago, I bought a seat belt kit. My truck HAD the MWO done already, just needed belts. Turned out it was just easier to buy the whole kit, cheaper too, than look for new belts alone.

So I stashed the aluminum reinforcement plates and doo dads until I was fitting the X-doors and wondered about filling in the gap in the rear pax doors (top front).

Had seen a kit for plates on ePay, but I took ‘em out of the list for some reason or another and when I went back looking for them I could only find a much larger, pricier kit with stuff I didn’t need/want.

Then I remembered the “scrap” aluminum. The two triangle reinforcement plates (that go on the outside of the body/frame just behind the commander and drivers’ seats were already there, so what the heck.

A little cut and paste with a cardboard template, little chop-saw action (10” compound miter saw), drill for riv-nut (of course), single rivet, prime, paint, a 1/4” strip of 1/8” sticky-back foam for the corner and voila!

It’ll probably still leak, but not howl as much from airflow.

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PS: photos were taken in normal position, somehow turned 90 degrees CCW on their own when uploaded. I’m not going to mess with it. I’m young enough I still appreciate technology but old enough I really resent it. Like getting my bluetooth to stay OFF on my iPhone has me really wrapped around the axle lately. Stupid technology.
 
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twisted60

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Did the same wiper and washer pump upgrade as Carrera911. Big difference. Also loosened the washer jets and put a shim under the lower part to angle it so it hits the windshield instead of mostly missing, now the washer pumps, the jets squirt, the wipers wipe and I get a pretty clean windshield without the chatter of the old stiff wipers.
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DREDnot

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Making some rear half doors with a cheap set of 2 man blanks.
Used soft door hinges and cut the floor insert down to clear the rumble seats.

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Field expedient latching mechanism functions better than it looks.

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Dock Rocker

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Awesome work!

Wouldn’t it be easier to just swap on the H1 wiper arms and blades? Next to the 4l80 swap the H1 arms and blades was the best upgrade I have done. The factory setup just sucks especially if there is any mud involved.


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Inspector 1

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Humvee Gas Tank.jpgHUMVEE 1.jpg Had a gas leak somewhere that I couldn't locate. Pulled tank. Completely stripped tank. Put back together with all new gaskets. Replaced all rubber fuel lines. Reinstalling tank tomorrow.
 
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