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Rear hatch on armored hummer
Sabot
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 04:36 AM UTC
Comes from being raised right. I was the smallest member on my crew when I was an LT, I had no qualms about being the guy on his back crawling under the tank using the high-pressure hose to clean the mud from behind the road wheels. Did it as a company commander too.
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 08:13 AM UTC

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Realised we never answered this question...the Academy kit has the option of the open hatchback.



I was hoping someone would catch that I oredered the kit from Great models. I know its OOP but they have one so I will gut it out for the hatch. Thats one good thing about hummer kits, they don't cost much.

Sabot, thanks for the great pics of the hummer. I felt bad asking a Major to get on the ground to take pictures of the under side, but you proved if you want something done right you do it yourself. Thanks again.
Epi
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 11:47 PM UTC
GREY,
Its not a amtter of where you live. I guess you can say its first come first serve. Ive sent something overseas to WIM (owner or Mil-Mod). I thought it would be expensive, but it wasnt. If I had extra bits and pieces, I wouldnt mind sending you them. Im building up a fovors or you owe me one list.
Sabot
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 07:40 PM UTC

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Does any hummer kit come with the option of an open rear hatch or would I have to scratch build something?

Realised we never answered this question...the Academy kit has the option of the open hatchback.
GreyHunter
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 02:59 PM UTC

This is a time that I wished I lived in the US.
Epi
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 10:47 AM UTC
Drew,
Send me your address via e-mail. I will send you what I got at no charge!!!! YES, NO CHARGE. Just a favor for a fellow modeler. Its bits a pieces, but with the instruction sheet, which I'll send too, you can make up the rest. a majority of it is there.
drewgimpy
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 10:12 AM UTC

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I know I have bits and pieces left over from all the sets. I can find out what is exactly left and for a small fee or favor, I will let you have them.



That would be great. Just let me know what you need to cover costs and I will get it to you. Again I am mainly looking for stuff that will let me have the rear hatch open from front to back so whatever you can find for that would be a huge help. Thanks for the offer.

Greyhunter, I send you my e-mail address in a private message. Thankyou for the help also.
GreyHunter
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 03:13 AM UTC
Drew,

If you send me your e-mail address by PM, I'll send you the instruction sheet
Epi
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 11:19 PM UTC
Drew,
I might just make your day. I bought about 3 or 4 of those M1025 Verlinden sets. I know I have bits and pieces left over from all the sets. I can find out what is exactly left and for a small fee or favor, I will let you have them.
GreyHunter
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 07:36 PM UTC
I scan the insruction sheet for you and send it asap.
I think that you're gonna have a hard time finding the Verlinden kit, as far as I know, it's OOP :-(
I'm going to visit a few modelstores this weekend to see if I can somethink interesting.
drewgimpy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 06:23 PM UTC

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Like I said, I can scan the Verlinden instruction so you can take a look for yourself. Just let me know if you want that.



I would really love to see that. I did a couple quick searches and didn't find in for sale anywhere. I probably just have to do a more careful search. I did find the academy kit so if nothing else I could go that route, but the Verlinden thing your talking about sounds like a better choice.

Sabot, thanks a ton for helping with more pics. As usual your a huge help.
Sabot
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 10:20 AM UTC
Guys were underneath replacing the half-shafts and drive shafts. I did not want to be climbing around inside while they were underneath (you may see some of their heads in the shots) or while the vehicle was on jack stands. I'll add more photos later when the vehicles are not being used to train the mechanics.
salt6
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 10:02 AM UTC
Don't forget to open the gunners hatch.

Or you could throw some chem lights in the back.


cfbush2000
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 08:53 AM UTC

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M966 photos are being uploaded as you read this, if you read it during the date posted above.
Ha Ha



Not for someone reading this next week. Sorry, couldn't resist.
Tanks for the pics.
Sabot
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 06:38 AM UTC
M966 photos are being uploaded as you read this, if you read it during the date posted above.
GreyHunter
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 06:22 AM UTC
The Academy door is not bad only a bit simpyfied. The Verlinden door comes with PE parts to recreate all the framing and locking meganism.
Like I said, I can scan the Verlinden instruction so you can take a look for yourself. Just let me know if you want that.
drewgimpy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 05:58 AM UTC
Thanks for all the help guys. I actually just got the eduard photo etched kit and thats what has inspired me to try and have the back open with the racks. I have a few extra tow tubes and would like to finish and display them, plus with a green interior I am finding its going to be hard to see a lot of the details without getting some more light in. I am going to have the drivers door open and I may try and open the rear passenger door also. I wish I could just take the doors off but I haven't seen any photos of a tow hummer with them off so I don't feel comfortable with that. Does anyone know how good the academy back door is, or the verlinden update?

By the way Salt6, those pictures are awsome, thankyou so much!!!!
GreyHunter
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 12:58 AM UTC
Take a look at this, it shows the instruction sheet of the Eduard kit for the M966 Humvee.
The kit contains the racks that hold the tow-tubes and other equipment. You also get a lot of general update parts to finnish your Humvee.

http://www.eduard.com/products/pdf/n35/35258_1.pdf
http://www.eduard.com/products/pdf/n35/35258_2.pdf

I have the Verlinden kit at home. I can scan the instruction sheet for you and e-mail it so you can take a look at it if you want.

Sabot
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 08:52 PM UTC
I'll go out and try to take some today.
GreyHunter
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 05:08 PM UTC
If you use the Academy M966 kit you get a part of the back interior.

Only the Verlinden M1025 update kit has the complete inside of the hatch.

Eduard also produces a M966 update kit but I'm not sure what's in there. I'll see if I can find more on this one.
salt6
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 01:01 PM UTC
Ask and you shall receive.

http://www.salt6.addr.com/hummer.htm



drewgimpy
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 12:37 PM UTC
Does any hummer kit come with the option of an open rear hatch or would I have to scratch build something? If anyone knows of one please let me know. And also, if anyone has some pictures of the rear hatch open (preferably from front to back for a tow version) I could really use them wether I have to scratch build or not. Thanks all.