Here are several shots of the Hummer on the trailer before unloading. The
Expedition was completely full and there was no way that
anyone could have road with me.
With the Hummer finally in the shop I was ready to get started.
I still think I got a super deal as I can fix 95%+ of the problems. I have a lot of fixing to do. All the seams have to be welded and ground down. The B pillar will have to be fixed along with the drip rail. I will have to use a hydraulic jack to push the top of the bed out. And placing the body on the frame will take some thinking. And the back window will have to be straightened somehow.
Over the Christmas holidays I was able to get the Hummer into the shop and started remaking the body mounts.
Here is a better picture of the bed and how off it is.
The tail light cut outs are for standard civilian lights. Since I have Military lights I have to make the change. Using a T-Square that is normally used to measure sheet rock, I was able to square up. I measured in 8 inches and drew a line down.
At this point I traced the light bezel. I'll make a template to make the marks for cutting out.
Well time to go to work. I'll update when I can.
I have shorter rear springs and will install them after the body and hood have been mounted. Once they have been mounted, I'll remove the body and have the frame cleaned. I'll move the spring hangers in, making the rear bumper closer to the body.
I've noticed everyone mounting there hood solid to the frame. I'm thinking of making the mount bolt to a body mount just like other trucks. If the mount can handle the hood tilting then that's the way I'll go. I'm going to change the metal strip that is used to hold the door weather stripping. This is not very strong and getting in and out of the truck would in the future bend or break. By doing this I'll mount the doors then weld the seal rails in place. This should provide a better seal for the doors.
Interior is going to be modeled after the new H1models. The seats that I currently have are cloth, these will be changed to leather. Tandy leather craft sells imitation leather skins (alligator as well as others). I'll be using the dark tan alligator for the center of the seats and light tan leather of the outer edges. My wife sews and can do this. The center section will be covered with leather craft tooling (like on billfolds, I do this for a hobby) and aluminum panels that will house switches. AC will be provided by the front and rear controls. A Pioneer AVIC-N1 radio will also be installed. Standard GMC air control switches will control the AC and Heat unit. Tan carpet will be installed and the outside painted dark royal metallic blue. I already have Auto Meter gauges that will be used. I also plan to have an onboard tire pressure monitoring system.