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The perfect Humvee

Post by dilvoy » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:46 pm

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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by Action » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:19 am

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Too bad I couldn't read the contract number and other misc info on that data plate. I want to do all the info correct on mine except for the VIN, which will only be correct for the DMV.

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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by dilvoy » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:17 am

How about this one? However, since your humvee is built up from parts, wouldn't it be better to leave that part blank? If it is completed with a contract number, it may cause confusion as to how it came into your possession, escpecially if it is a different contract from what your vehicle came from.


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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by libbster29 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:45 am

anybody have the little silver tag above the data plate.. need one for mine

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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by Action » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:54 pm

good point George.

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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by Clarke » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:00 pm

The little silver tag is the new VIN plate. Notice the special VIN rivets that secure it.

Interesting to see the VIN security rivets on the HMMWV's now.

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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by Pablo66 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:27 pm

Hey dumb question for you guys - why is the data plate installed at this angle? Mine is level on the horizontal plane. Just wondering what is correct. Also, I don't have one of those silver VIN tags... Should I? (1987 1038)
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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by emmado22 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:15 pm

The early models didn't have the VIN tags.
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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by Pablo66 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:18 pm

Gotcha!
The dmv thought my vin # was a little short, but didn't ask many questions.
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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by rhodesniper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:47 am

Is it normal to have a fifth hole in the bottom right? Normally I have seen only four holes in the corners?

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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by dpcd67 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:00 pm

Military vehicles do not have VINs; they have serial numbers. And they won't follow the standard 17 character format we have had since 1981.
Any DMV that tries to make a serial number into a VIN is a moron.
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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by Action » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:33 pm

rhodesniper wrote:
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Is it normal to have a fifth hole in the bottom right? Normally I have seen only four holes in the corners?
They come with only 4 holes. I believe the odd screw or rivet placement is due to what is behind the rabbit panel and armor.

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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by Kurt Lesser » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:15 am

And when was the last time you saw a serial number / VIN plate held on with phillips head screws? Now thats original!
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Re: The perfect Humvee

Post by Action » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:31 am

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:15 am
And when was the last time you saw a serial number / VIN plate held on with phillips head screws? Now thats original!
On the REVs that I have seen. In the m1152a1 w/b2.

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