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DIY: HMMWV X-Door Bolts

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Thank you for taking the time to read this article.   This article promises to be low fat, NON-GMO, and gluten free; just kidding.  This is simply an educational page within which I share the bolts I personally purchase when replaced them on a “X-Door”.  This article is not intended to an exact parts list from the TM, just what I use.

With all of the above said, if you have better recommendations, please feel free to educate us.

My personal recommendation is for you to simply take apart your first door and store all of the bolts in a box.  Then, take those to a place such as Fastenal and have them replicate everything in that box.

Finally, if you don’t wish to get the bolts yourself and want someone else to do it for you, then  you can order a set of the bolts, nuts and washers I list below here.  Please know that it will be cheaper if you simply buy the bolts direct.

Let’s start with: window stop assembly

  • bolt: 1/4- 20 X 3/4″  Philips Drive Head grade 18-8 stainless steel.
    • You will need 4 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1172590
  • nut: Wax 304SS Nylon 1/4-20NC
    • You will need 4 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1170860
  • washers: 18-8 SS flat washer 1/4×5/8×9/32x.040
    • Note: These washers are slightly wider, so they will not fit behind the nut on the side for one of them nuts per side.
    • You will need 6 of them, normally you’ll need 8 but because of the with two of them won’t fit with the rail (from the inside / behind the nut).
    • Fastenal part number is 1171013

door Lock

  • bolt: 1/4- 20 X 1-1/2″  Philips Drive Head grade 18-8 stainless steel.
    • You will need 4 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1172597
  • nut: Wax 304SS Nylon 1/4-20NC
    • You will need 4 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1170860
  • washers: 18-8 SS flat washer 1/4×5/8×9/32x.040
    • You will need 8 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1171013

door handle

  • bolt: #80-30X1″ S/S Pan Head 7’th.
    • You will need 4 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1172418
  • nut: Wax 304SS Nylon Nut #8-32NC
    • You will need 4 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1170856
  • washers: 304 SS flat washer #8x.375x.174x.031
    • You will need 8 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1171007

door hinges

  • bolt: 1/4- 20 X 1-1/2″  Philips Drive Head grade 18-8 stainless steel.
    • You will need 6 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1172597
  • nut: Wax 304SS Nylon 1/4-20NC
    • You will need 6 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1170860
  • washers: 18-8 SS flat washer 1/4×5/8×9/32x.040
    • You will need 12 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 1171013

door arm rest / latch assembly

  • bolt: 8-32 x 1/2 SS Philips pan head
    • You will need 4 of them
    • Fastenal part number is 2172398
  • nut: N/A
  • washers: 8-32
    • You will need 4 of them
    • Fastenal part number 1171007

Note: If you have found a different part number that works better please let me know and I will update the post.

Note: Price on these parts will depend on where you get them, you should expect to pay a lot more when going to places like Home Depot vs Fastenal…

Part Unit Cnt
1172590 4
1170860 18
1171013 26
1172597 10
1172418 4
1170856 4
1171007 12
2172398 4

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DIY: How I Assemble A HMMWV / HUMVEE Door / X-Door

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This is simply me putting together an X-Door which was recently painted. The goal of this article to simply share what I do.  Said in another way, this isn’t a detailed instructional article which necessarily follows the military process or any other professional process.  Just what I do.

All content here are for reference purposes only: Always consult with an expert if you are not one.

For a detailed list of bolts I used please see here.

With all that said, here we go!

Step 1:  You’ll need bolts, lots of them.

Make life simple for yourself.  What do I mean, when you start to disassemble your first door what you should do is grab a small empty box and gather all of your bolts off of that door.  I don’t try to save all of the washers and nuts.  I try to have one complete bolt, nut, and washer(s) per given set.  Where to me, a set is the number of bolts, nuts and washers you would need to reassemble a given part, or example the the armrest / latch, the hinges, latches …  For example, the latch has 4 bolts, 8 washers, and 4 nuts.  In this case, I would retain 4 of the bolts, two washers, and one nut.  When done you should have all of the bolts, and a single set of nuts and washers per set.  Then, I take this box to my local Fastenal and ask them to gather everything X 4.

Note: I stick to stainless

Note: More than likely Fastenal will not have the exact length for every single bolt.  Whatever you do, don’t get anything shorter, a tad bit longer will be fine.

Note: Consider getting extras of everything.  You will likely lose a few washers and a few nuts.

Step 2: Installing the window.

I like to start off with the door upside-down.  That allows me to slide the window into place by myself.

Note: Don’t forget to install the window rollers.  Otherwise, your window will have too much play within the frame.

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When installing the window I like to put the top window rollers in first, then slide in the window frame just passed the halfway point.

Then, I install the bottom window rollers and finally slide the window all the way up and lock it in place.

Step 3:  Installing the window stop assembly

My next step is to install the window stop assembly.  I do this next because I want to make sure the window doesn’t slide off and brake if I accidentally slip the door to the right side up position.

Step 4:  Installing the arm rest / latch assembly

It could be argued if this should be the next step or if should come only once your lock / latch has been installed.  I personally do it next.

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Step 5: Installing your Lock

This is very straight forward and not much to be said here.  The only thing to note is that you should make sure not to forget the door spacer that goes between the door and the latch from the inside.

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Step 6: Installing the door handle

Next you want to install your handle from the outside.  Not matter if you purchase the locking handles or the standard ones the process should be identical.

Once you have your handle bolted up, not tightened down just bolts, washers, and nuts in place, then you want to connect the door latch road from the actual latch to the actual latch.

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Once you have the latch road in place, then you want to make sure your spring is attached and under tension.

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Then you want to confirm that your latch will lock in place and released when you unlatch it from the inside or outside.  Test this out a few times.

Step 7:  Hinges

Finally, you want to install your hinges.  You don’t want to tighten down the bolts.  Just get the nuts on and tighten it just so it’s not wobbling.   Once you hang the door and line up the door latch with the striker and only then you want to tighten down the hinges.

Note: don’t forget the spacers behind the hinges

Note: don’t forget to install your limiting strap retaining.  Otherwise, you wont be able to connect the limiting strap from the body to the door and your door will swing open all the way and potentially scratch by rubbing on the mirrors or other doors.

Note: You want to pay attention to the hinges for you do have a right and left.

Here is a time-laps video of everything explained above.

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Note: Several of the pictures posted on this blog are been pulled directly out of a google search and don’t belong to me.

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SHOOTOUT FOR SOLDIERS 2019

Support American veterans and foster community engagement

Are you interested in having a great night out and showing their support for our veterans?

Join the SHOOTOUT FOR SOLDIERS in Atlanta.  Come, support American veterans and foster community engagement.  The Damage Control Custom’s team will be attending this event for the 3’rd time.  Therefore, we’re inviting you to come out, have fun and show your support.

The event will be May 18-19th and will be open to men’s and women’s teams for all ages.  To register please click here.

In conclusion, come and have FUN!

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Thank you

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New order for HMMWV

The National Guard has put in an order for 739 M1152 HMMWV’s

The dollars keep on flowing,  therefore HMMWV production continues.

Thanks to an article published by shephardmedia I’m happy to announce that we should have just shy of 750 new HMMWV.  The National Guard has put in an order for 739 M1152 HMMWV’s.  This new order is valued at $89 million. This order is in addition to order placed back in Oct 2018.  Delivery of the new order is expected to start Q3 2019. In conclusion,  the HMMWV life line continues.  However, as civilian’s we will likely not see the impact of this for years to come.

What is a M1152 details:

According to AM General, “The M1152 is an Expanded Capacity HMMWV enhanced with Integrated Armor Protection as a Cargo or Troop Carrier. It is a two-man vehicle used primarily to transport personnel, but can also be used as a shelter carrier. The M1152 provides superior troop protection and is capable of carrying up to eight passengers under the Armor Troop Carrier or Troop Seat options.”

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HMMWV Cartoon

Check out some of these cool pictures.  I’m having fun turning my HMMWV pictures into cartoon pictures.

I’ve had the pleasure of working on all of these HMMWVs. Turned them from a tough machine to a work of art!

 

 

 

 

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How do you not return when everyone there loves you.

 

I have been been at the Caffeine and Octane show several times and I must say it’s one of my favorite events.  They always treat me nice.  Everyone there loves my trucks. And best of all lots and lots of people visiting.

 

I got to see everything from cute Jeeps, to muscle cars, to fast cars, even cars from Russia.

 

As you you can imagine I took MasterCraft to the show.

 

Below you you can check out some of the pictures I took.

 

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Custom Hood Grills

Special announcement

 

As promised, this week we would like to disclose our reveal of a special hood grill for the HMMWV.   

But before we do, a quick reminder. By now everyone knows that DamageControlCustoms.com was the first to introduce special HMMWV hood grills.  I’m sure everyone also knows that we make similar items for 5 ton and can make custom grills with your desired logo.   So, if you would like any of our standard designs for your 5 Ton, or if you would like a custom one made just for you, then please feel free to reach out to us directly. 

With all that said, here is our official reveal of our new custom grill.  We have pre-made only 4 of these for sale but based on demand we will produce more.  You can be one of the very first ones to own it by order here.

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We also have other designs ready to ship.  You can order any one of these variations here

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6.5L GEP Turbo HMMWV

So, we’re going to try blogging while on the road.  No, I’m not wring this while driving, I’m atcually at SubWay.  So, I’m headed to the annual IV8888 show.   I’ll be linking up with Jeff from GearReport  and the rest of the IV8888 crew.

Im actually on the road with my newly installed 6.5L GEP turbo motor in my MasterCraft HMMWV.   Just like any turbo she takes time to spool up.  She really shows her true colors at the higher speeds.  Just check out this video of me on the fast lane, kind of going too fast.

She’s doing grea!

While we were at it we also flushed and cleaned the whole cooling system.  It’s so efficient now that I was actually worried about the truck running too cool.

Next note worthy update was an upgrade to a 80MPH Speedometer.

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Here are some pictures of the engine.

 

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AM General up for Sale?

According to reuters.com it appears that AM General may be up for sale again.   Who wants to create a pool and buy it :)?  Wouldn’t that be nice, but not likely.  Maybe one day, but not today.

According to Reuters: Potential bidders include competitors in the military ground vehicle market, such as General Dynamics (GD.N), Oshkosh Corp (OSK.N) and BAE Systems PLC (BAES.L) according to two people familiar with the matter. Auto makers like FIAT Chrysler (FCHA.MI) and General Motors Co (GM.N) may also be potential buyers, one of the sources added.

What do you think this mean for the private market?  Is this a good thing or a bad thing, leave a comment and voice your opinion.

Let’s keep our eyes and ears close and see how this plays out.

 

 

Link to actual article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-am-general-sale/humvee-maker-am-general-is-up-for-sale-sources-say-idUSKCN1MB3U4
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HMMWV Missions

According to Defense Blog our beloved HMMWV actually performs more mission roles than any other tactical vehicle in the world.  What do you think,  do you think that’s true?  Also, if you served, then what vehicle did you use during your missions?  Leave a comment below and let us know.

When I served, I primarily served on board the USS Constellation, known as America’s Flag Ship. She cost over $265 million to commission back in 1961. Our missions were primarily linked to bombing runs. In fact, during Operation Iraqi Freedom we delivered/dropped 1.7 million pounds of ordinance. I know that the Ship isn’t a tactical vehicle but that’s what my experience was.  What was yours? Leave a comment.

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