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HIGH MOBILITY MULTIPURPOSE WHEELED VEHICLE (HMMWV)
1986 AM General - M1038 Cargo/Troop Carrier W/W


This ride is done and just in time for Veterans Day!...11/04/13

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Humvee_IMG_2605.jpg (89911 bytes) One Rejuvenated

MARINE Humvee...

Ready to go back on the Line
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Follow along as this tired vet is torn down & rebuilt

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This former Marine Corps HUMVEE is going through a complete transformation.

New engine, new frame, install of "turtleback" rear top, gun ring, radio equipment, winch...

The list reads like a government grocery list when they still had money to Spend!

 

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Restoration is underway...

 

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1, 2, 3, and off comes the top

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The Humvee, in all its glory

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Off to be blasted

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Bit of rot, and is that beach sand in there?

Frame is getting retired...
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Jeep vs Humvee... Humvee_2474.JPG (64386 bytes) 60 years of development & still only seats 4...

Now that's Gov't efficiency for you!

Humvee_2498.JPG (163905 bytes) Aluminum Body

Fresh from the Blaster's

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Humvee_PC06031911.JPG (108313 bytes) The old frame wasn't worth repairing...

So we Upgraded!

To one lightly used
12,000 lb style frame

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New Frame
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Crate Engine
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Rolling Chassis & Drivetrain

 

Humvee_P5100418 (Large).JPG (116790 bytes) The HUMVEE is Progressing

New Pics 5/17/13
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Humvee_P4260483 (Large).JPG (69262 bytes) Drivetrain is back in with new transmission & transfer case along with a 12 inch brake upgrade

No detail to small!
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Humvee_P4100454 (Large).JPG (69753 bytes) Tie downs / lift rings
&
tow bar pins
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Humvee_P4220479 (Large).JPG (44040 bytes) Beds had a hard ride, but with some magic aluminum rod its back to whole Humvee_P4220480 (Large).JPG (56262 bytes)
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Humvee_P4170461 (Large).JPG (42070 bytes) What do you mean I filled the wrong holes...This stuff is great! Humvee_P4180467 (Large).JPG (53893 bytes)
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Road Rash?
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Some traditional body work...
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...and it's ready for paint!
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Starting to take shape
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Gun ring & fast back installed
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New top & doors

 

Humvee_P5170425.JPG (56525 bytes) Almost ready for CAMO

New Pics 9/20/13
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Fast Back Top Roof Cut Out for Gun Ring Gun Ring inserted
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Gun Ring, Mount, & Hatch Cover
Original gauge cluster...

 

Humvee_P7220477.JPG (68317 bytes) Low miles, one owner, light tactical use...
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Long way from the tired machine that was pushed into the shop last winter...
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Humvee_P9030548.JPG (97136 bytes) She's almost ready to go back home! Humvee_P8220533.JPG (78596 bytes)
Few last details Humvee_P9030549.JPG (107309 bytes) And this mint machine is...

Ready to Roll

Humvee_IMG_2601.jpg (91467 bytes) It really is

all about the paint job &

the accessories...
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Resto Master

Contact Brian Cook @ 508-763-5332 / email bricook1@comcast.net

 

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