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Know where I can get a HMMV turret?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by guido666, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    I want to get the rotatable turret ring they mount in the figerglass shell of a HMMV (Hummer) and mount it in the top of my K5. Anyone know a surplus place that sells one?
     
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    sweet.....to mount a gun on it?
     
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    Sure. To mount something, but at the very least it would just be cool to have. I thought about making an American Gladiators style tennis ball cannon.

    But none of that is any good without the turret... :rolleyes:
     
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    Tennis ball cannon to take care of those jeep-things?
     
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    Yeah, "It's an American Gladiators thing, you wouldn't understand." :D
     
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    They sell the tops on www.govliquidation.com , but I don't remember seeing the turret. That would be cool though. :waytogo:
     
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    Go see your local USMC recruiter and tell him you want to be motor T and you can join us in IRAQ!!!! :eek1:
     
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    I'm in the Army. I was SF, now I'm in the reserves in a SOF Psychological Operations unit. I've already played in the sandbox. :waytogo:
     
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    If they haven't changed anything since my day, there's no way I would attempt to put one of those things on a K5 fiberglass top. Plus, back then, and probably still today, those HMMWV tops were not fiberglass that had the turrets.
     
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    The ones in my unit are, or are some other composite fiber-resin. The turret actually mounts on four pieces of steel tube that come up from the corners of the passenger compartment. I figure that this would be easily replicated and since the Blazer top has the flat mounting rails, that would make a nice spot to build the base of them (they would only support the turret and its occupant, not rollover protection). I'm completely confident I can make it work, I just need to find one. :D
     
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    they dont liquidate them or any other weapon parts off. they are all destroyed or re-used.

    we had one on our duce and a halfs in iraq. they were left over from when we gave them to the iraqi's from teh first war. we used them as busses since the bus system sucked.
    Grant
     
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    I wonder if I could build one out of something. I would need a large diameter ball bearing swivel ring.
     
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    I don't think it would be that hard to fab one really... lot of effort for minimal gain IMO though. I guess if you need a turret though, you need a turret. :thumb: is there a plan for a better seat than a 2" wide nylon strap?

    j
     
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    Actually that was never intended to be a seat. It's retaining strap, like the troop straps the put over the back of an LMTV or troop carrier. We all just use it like a seat because we're lazy. :D

    I'm sure I could figure something out. Hell, I could mount one of those $30 injection molded racing seats in there for ultimate fun.

    And of course I need a turret, who doesn't. :saweet:
     
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    this last months popular mechanics had an article on a company thats building them for hummers. its to mount a .50 caliber on, take a look at it.
     
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    Contact Jesse James and monster garage at "Iusedtobearealycoolfabricatornowimasellout@discovery.com" and have him build you one. :D
     
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    Haha. No, I want it done right. :eek1:
     
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    Home Depot!!

    I can see Guido coming down the street now,with his "Dogloo" igloo style doghouse "turret",mounted on a "Lazy Susan" ball bearing swivel ring,a-la Home Depot!..a length of PVC for a gun barrel,and voila!..instant turret!! :yikes: :haha: :haha: :bow:
     
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    Why go the tennis ball route when you can have a potato cannon on that turret?
     
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    Of course! :haha: :haha: :haha:
     

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