Have been at home for several days and have had sometime to work on my Hummer.
So far I have about 35 hours of work that I can say I've done. I've
finished installing the body mounts. I figure it is best to build
everything up except the wiring, then disassemble to do body work and
Here you can see that the gas pedal, brake pedal and the steering column
have been installed. The brake system is a Hydro boost and is the ideal
way to stop something this big and heavy with these huge tires.
I fabricated a bracket that holds the steering column. It also works to hold the brake bracket. The gas pedal is against the firewall and is kind of far from the brake. I've seen in other UG kits that the floor pan has a more slop to it than the one I have. I may modify the brake pedal to remedy this.
The next project was to get the hood mounted. Man this hood is
heavy. I plan to use two hatch shocks to help in lifting the hood. I have
a H1 hood prop that comes in handy. I was going to make the mount have a
rubber bushing but changed my mind. I was concerned about the location of
the hood and the way it mated to the body. I have some angle iron and some
weather stripping that will provide about a 1/4 inch clearance.
the hood was installed, I went about installing the lights. I have HUMVEE
lighting. This system is set up for 24 volt so I'll have to rewire it and
set it up for 12 volt. I really like the military tail lights over the H1.
I have built both the front and rear bumpers. I wanted something that was different
that what everyone else was using. So I added the side pieces. The front
bumper weights right at 80 pounds. The rear is 85 pounds. I still have
allot of welding to finish and then its bondo time. I'm installing
expanded metal in the openings. I have made the rear bumper with a
recessed tag and two driving light holes have been cut out that will be
used for back up lights.
The front bumper is getting a winch and 4 inch driving lights. I'll probably build some kind of brush guard before it is over with.
Once the bumpers are finished then its on to the doors and interior. OH!! The date on the camera was wrong!