What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

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osteo16

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When did people start painting aluminum transmissions and transfer cases?
Today I guess, just after they started painting aluminum trucks..πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Tired of 30 year old mismatched ugly looking crud.. Just a freshen up.. and I can see leaks easier.. Hell if I had the money and time Id run it through a media blaster.. Nice, shiny, and new(er) lookin... But $4 rattle can will be fine...
 
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3jacks

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Got a couple Bestop Trailmax II seats installed. Used the existing driver’s frame (cut back and bottom springs off). welded a couple 1/4”t bar stock for mounting plates. A little double sided tape on cardboard with bolts in the hole locations leaves a nice imprint for drilling. Seat is a little high but these are comfy seats.
 

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Finished putting t-case and tranny together... Now I’m stumped.. Matted Deep Gray or Charcoal Gray ??? Anyone feel free to chime in πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸ½πŸ€—View attachment 794086
Spray adhesive and glitter.

That way when you get lifted by a Helo, you will look like a disco-ball.

(Just leave it alone and let time and dirt make it all match).
 

Milcommoguy

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YES, It's part of the kit. Closes off the gap / opening between body to top of bumper. I did and like it. May require little roto file action to line up, easy one minute job. Rivet and done.

To do or not to, it's up to you, CAMO
 

Spitfirebuilder

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Thirsty? That's a seriously heavy water to fuel ratio on the back! 25 gallons of water, 5 gallons of fuel.
Ha ha. I had installed e-track and was seeing how many fuel cans I could strap in. Only thing is I only have 1 fuel can
 

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Wire Fox

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Ha ha. I had installed e-track and was seeing how many fuel cans I could strap in. Only thing is I only have 1 fuel can
Very nice! Any instability without something holding it down from the top of the cans? I'd be worried about a couple of good bumps sending one can flying up out of the stack, followed by the rest flopping around freely due to the new slack. Because of this, I've just thrown a ratchet strap through the handles and used the floor-based tie-downs. I've had them only come loose once that way (strap shifted due to my haste), but they all remained tethered in the bed of the truck thanks to being a closed-loop.
 

Spitfirebuilder

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Very nice! Any instability without something holding it down from the top of the cans? I'd be worried about a couple of good bumps sending one can flying up out of the stack, followed by the rest flopping around freely due to the new slack. Because of this, I've just thrown a ratchet strap through the handles and used the floor-based tie-downs. I've had them only come loose once that way (strap shifted due to my haste), but they all remained tethered in the bed of the truck thanks to being a closed-loop.
I’ve not reached a conclusion on this matter. In a pinch it will work how I have it but I’ll probably never really need that many in my bed. Hopefully.
 

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1994 M1097A1 Green Beast is now running. She would just crank and crank after I installed the missing check valve and fuel line into the fuel filter cannister, was preparing to start loosening injectors but found an older thread by Tobash that the fuel injection system needs quite a bit to purge the air from the system. So I tried to start it up again today, after about 4 cranks of 15 seconds each she started up, ran a bit rough at first but after some billowing smoke, smoothened right out.

I had installed A2 teardrop shackles on the frame extensions when I had the damaged hood off, while swapping out the curbside damaged frame extension and replacement A0 winch bumper plate.

I'm going to rewire the winch remote control from the A0 type in the control box on frame extension to the Amphenol panel mount in the driver's compartment.
 

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