What to check when buying a humvee

beehumvee

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Hello all,

I am planning to buy a humvee, and would be very gratefull to have some recomendations from your high humvee knowledge.

I need to know what things and parts to check to avoid surprises. I know a few things of mechanics, but humvees are very particular vehicles.

Hope you can help me.

Many thanks.
 

ken

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Hello and welcome. If you look at the top of this page you will find a sticky post labeled LEO/FD check list. It has a lot of info that will help you out. There are also some part numbers in there to help you when doing repairs
 

73m819

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The first thing to do is to look for signs that it was NOT used as a wheel chock for a big real truck.
 

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That Gear Report is a great checklist for a prospective owner but something I've noticed missing from it is you want to get under the truck and rap on the frame with a hammer. It's made from pretty good steel and should "ring" when hit. If it gives you a dull thunk it means the frame is rusty inside and something you want to avoid. The USMC trucks are notorious for this since they were exposed to salt water during operations and the way the frames are built them allow water to enter the front and it sits in there because there's no way for it to drain out. It never hurts to drill some small "weep holes" along the frame to stop this from happening.
 

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That Gear Report is a great checklist for a prospective owner but something I've noticed missing from it is you want to get under the truck and rap on the frame with a hammer. It's made from pretty good steel and should "ring" when hit. If it gives you a dull thunk it means the frame is rusty inside and something you want to avoid. The USMC trucks are notorious for this since they were exposed to salt water during operations and the way the frames are built them allow water to enter the front and it sits in there because there's no way for it to drain out. It never hurts to drill some small "weep holes" along the frame to stop this from happening.
Awesome feedback. I'm adding this to the article now. :) Thanks!
 
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