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    This is why you check your halfshaft bolts.

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    Jack Rails

    So I've kind of beaten up the bottom edge of the truck. Just because you can make it through the jeep trails doesn't mean you won't take a few hits from it. Anyway, I decided I wanted some protection for the edge. Talked to a friend who's business orders steel for their own needs, and he...
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    MAK Marine Armor Kit question

    So my M1123 had the MAK added to it, then stripped off before sale. It will has the heavy springs under it from the kit. The question I have is do the changes they made for the MAK affect it's max load rating. I was looking up the kit, and the 4 door version could weigh 3800 lbs. Truck only...
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    NorthWest Overland Rally June 16-19

    Not specifically a military vehicle event, but I've been talking in out local group, and sounds like we'll have at least a few of our rigs at the event, so thought I'd share here, and if there is interest we can increase the size of our military encampment. I know I'll be there with my HMMWV...
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    My truck got a small part in a movie..

    So a few months back I got a call from a buddy that they needed a HMMWV for a couple scenes in a movie. As far as I can tell, it was basically just a background prop, with one short action scene of the truck pulling up fast and skidding to a halt. For as little time as it's in the movie, I was...
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    Slave cable modification

    So originally I was considering putting a winch on a plate to go into a 2" receiver. A buddy here gave me a milemarker winch plate, so I ended up mounting the winch that way instead. Before that happened though, I was also given a slave cable and a couple of the old slave cable 2 pin ends that...
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    SEC12 on milemarker hydraulic winch plate.

    EDIT: I'm doing this mostly because I haven't seen much of anything about doing this type winch with the milemarker plate. Most of what I read basically stated that you either need the A2 plate and the extensions to do an electric winch, or other stuff like that. Figured I'd document what I...
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    Sheared generator bracket bolts.

    When I first got the truck(m1123, 200 amp generator) the stud on the exhaust that holds the rear generator bracket was sheared, and a couple of the front bolts were loose. It started making noise again, so I checked, and the exhaust stud is sheared again, and at least one of the front bracket...
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    Rapco paint is no longer Gillespie?

    So I just opened a recent order of RAPCO paint for using as touch up paint, and the cans in it were NOT Gillespie. A company called "Custom Paint USA" is on the label. different volume, different propellent blend. No idea what type of paint it actually is. My main concern is that it might be...
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    some DRASH trailer pics because someone asked me for them.

    So the conversations function on this site isn't very friendly to posting pics, and I'm going to just do it here instead because someone else might have a similar question about them. The question had to do with DRASH trailers and fuel tank. The model in question comes up in the HDT GLOBAL...
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    TVI FIRST RESPONSE SHELTER

    So I bid on and won a tent at auction labeled only as "extendable modular tent" on govplanet last week. Turns out it's not likely to be military surplus, but thought I'd share it here anyway. Thought from the size it might be a small DRASH or Base-X but nope, neither of those. Turns out to be...
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    Front differential/brake issues fixed

    So as some of you know, I had the bolt holding the brake caliper bracket back out of the differential and come into contact with the ends of the halfshaft bolts sticking through the rotor. Since I was down there anyway, I decided to take care of the oil leak I saw on that side of the...
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    M1123 rear springs question...

    So everyone complains about how stiff these springs are, and with an empty truck I'll agree they are pretty stiff. I'm sort of having the opposite issue right now, my rear end is sagging compared to the front due to the amount of weight I have in it. With the BEOD (Body, Explosive Ordnance...
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    Belt info on my M1123 with 6.5l serial number below 196901

    So just putting this information out there in case anyone else needs it. My truck is an M1123 with the 6.5 engine and serpentine belt setup. It has the Sanden compressor for the RedDot aircon in it. That part is probably important, as the belt length does not match what the manual says it...
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    Quick 200 amp regulator question.

    So I have a keyed battery disconnect. Sometimes when I start the HMMWV (m1123) the generator shows like it's about to start charging, it goes slightly into the green between glow plug pulses, but then drops back to yellow and stays there. If I turn off the engine, tap on the regulator a little...
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    Trailer Brake Controller Install (Redarc)

    A couple days back I installed the Federal Military Parts class 3 heavy duty 2" receiver I picked up from another member here who decided to go a different route. Doesn't work with airlift bumper, which is fine with me, as I don't have one. Got it installed and was waiting on the other parts...
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    Questions about M720 and brakes

    So I'm currently buying an M720 shelter dolly. I've been reading up, and can't find anywhere that anyone that has done an electric brake conversion with one of these. I do not have an air brake capable vehicle to tow it with, so looking at what are my possible options. it looks like there are...
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    AM General parts website

    So just found out last night when searching for parts that AM General has their own parts website up and running. I placed my order, and this morning I received an email from them asking how I found out about their website as they haven't advertised it yet, and if I was part of a government...
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    Rear fender condenser to Red Dot install thread

    So I just got in a fender mounted A/C condenser to install in the left rear fender. There are a couple things that I need some assistance with. Does anyone know the dimensions for the bracket to hold up the rear of the condenser? I suppose I can just do some measurements of the condenser...
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    Connector to HMMWV 200 amp umbilical !!NOT slave cable plug!!

    (edited) To clear up the confusion, this post is me trying to share the part numbers I found related to the umbilical cable plug in the rear passenger footwell of the heavy variant HMMWVs (M1097, M1123) for anyone that might be looking for them. I found part numbers, and listed them below, as...
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