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Looking to buy a Military Humvee from an auction

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by motofool, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. motofool

    motofool 1/2 ton status

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    i have been searching around but i cant seem to find any humvee's i find 2.5-5ton trucks and a bunch of general listed 4x4 vehicles can anyone help me out?

    Bill
    ive registered on gov liquidation but i dotn see anything unless im blind.
     
  2. SF87K5

    SF87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Its hard to get them, most of the time they are junked. All I can say is keep looking.
     
  3. Stickseler

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    99.9 % omf military hummers that go through DRMO get de-miled..that means cut into 4 big chunks. Somthing about DOT and safety isues. Typical socialist government trying to tell us how to be safe /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    If youve ever been in a military vs civillian one its amazing the amount of padding they put in the civy one..I could sleep in any seat in my MRC-110 but I cant even sit comfortably in a H1
     
  4. desertrat67

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    DRMO won't auction them whole. The most i have ever seen is a frame and part of a tub. This was given without an SF97 which allows you to title it. Parts only it was. Like said in previous post, they don't meet DOT standards for some reason. The marines did a no no and traded them for payment on some contract work done in California and that is how there are military versions on the road. Local auctions in california have some, even a couple small places in the desert that bought them form the contractors originally.
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    I don;t think they are legal to be ran on the street. Unless upgraded like the civilian ones. I don;t know.[​IMG]
     
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    I think like they all said, it's not really possible anymore. I had heard from a guy that has one that there were 56 auctioned off in the northeast by accident (these were thought to be something else or something), waaaaay back in the early days of the hmmwv.

    But he had also told me the DOT safety thing was BS, because the mods to make it street legal were extremely easy, but that "DOT safety standards" were an official reason for keeping them illegal for civilians to title. The purpose of demilitarizing (disassembling with cutters) them when auctioned was to avoid ever having a military version in civilian possession. I guess there was some issue with the old military jeeps becoming so abundant in civilian hands, but I couldn't really figure it out.
    Maybe they considered this vehicle to be so versatile that they didn't want it to ever end up in an enemy's hands.
     
  7. Nonesuch

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    I see the ones that the Marines 'accedently sold' up for sale in the civilian world on occasion. The last one I saw was going for a tad under $40K. I would put money on it that the government will begin selling them whole when they are replaced in the future. Until then it is black market and bits and pieces assembly.
     
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    You can buy them here:
    Real 4wd

    happy hunting! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  9. azblazor

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    There is a guy here in Phoenix that keeps trying to sell one of the Marine ones. I've seen it up in the paper and trader several times. He always asks between 24K and 26K.
    Mark
     
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    If they are not street legal...
    Why do we (I used to be active duty.. drove 1025/1026) turtleback hummers... on the street's? we drove them on the streets in Germany.. drove them in my reserve unit in New York...
    I have heard it was a deal from AM General and GM.. that GM doesn't want people to own Mil spec hummers because they are cheaper than the civilianized H1..
    It's a marketing scheme..... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    AM General and GM dont have any power to keep the military/government from auctioning off surplus inventory.
     
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    Same as buying any armored vehicle, has to be de-mil to sell . Military Humvees are not anything like the H1's you see the yuppies driving. Military versions were armor plated for gunfire on the sides and the tubs were plated underneath to survive driving over a mine (vehicle would be destroyed but would save occupants). They weigh like twice what the standard H1 weighs as well... Add in bullet proof glass and run-flat tires etc..

    Guess they don't want any nutbags, terrorists, etc.. getting their hands on a streetable bullet proof vehicle and doing some damage...
     
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    was told that the texas forestry service would have some in 2006, They will mostly supply them to volunteer fire departments though in a joint venture to fight wildland fires. They did the same thing with old 2.5 ton and 5 tin 6x6s.
     
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    Military versions were armor plated for gunfire on the sides and the tubs were plated underneath to survive driving over a mine

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    Only particular models were like that, not all military hummers were/are. According to everything I've read, the most common and most in-use versions were generally no more armored than an old military jeep, chevy, or dodge.
     
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    From what I remember in basics (long time ago, when the Humvees were first introduced). All of them had the reinforced/armored tubs, as far as side armor etc... it all depended on which model it was. There used to be at least ten different configurations the Military used. From Ambulances to Launch vehicles.

    May have changed since then but who knows...

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    Military versions were armor plated for gunfire on the sides and the tubs were plated underneath to survive driving over a mine

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    Only particular models were like that, not all military hummers were/are. According to everything I've read, the most common and most in-use versions were generally no more armored than an old military jeep, chevy, or dodge.

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    As stated, Marine versions are on the street. 1985 or 87, versions, can't remember. I've seen them for sale around here. I spoke with a couple of Pt. Hueneme Seabee's that were re-conditioning several during the evenings, in Fillmore. They came out like looking like new, new guages, interior painted, etc. BEWARE. They were "line-x'ed" for undercoating. This conceals the inner frame corrosion,a result of being launched into the ocean for beach landing drills. My buddies in the local club said just forget about those. I've heard that some have bullet holes in the floorboards, to create better seawater drainage! Now, that's a mod...Also, mounting tires on them is a real pain. My Tireman won't even do it for the rich guys with H1 Hummers. Requires an expensive tool, and it's not a service that is often requested. he sends them to the dealer.

    It's up to you whether to pursue this quest.
     

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