HMMWV Military Parts
The parts market for the military HMMWV has grown quite large. AM General, the HMMWV supplier to the U.S. military, uses a large number of sub-contractors for components of the HMMWV, many of whom sell replacement parts directly or via dealers. An aftermarket of surplus and replacement parts has developed so you can find almost any part needed to build, rebuild, or restore a military HMMWV. However, sometimes its not easy to find the part you need and it may not be low cost.
Workers at the AM General Service Parts Logistics Operations (SPLO) warehouse prepare military HMMWV parts orders for customers around the world. Photo: AM General LLC.
Today in WW II: 15 Sep 1944 US Marines invade Peleliu, beginning a long and tough battle to wrest the island from the Japanese [15 Sep-27 Nov].
Buying Original HMMWV Parts
Some of the manufacturers who provide production or replacement parts for the AM General military HMMWV are willing to sell to retail customers, either directly or through retail dealers. They have recognized that there is an aftermarket for military HMMWV owners and for owners of civilian Hummers who want to "militarize" their trucks.
The Olive-Drab.com page on HMMWV Internet Resources lists HMMWV Suppliers and Manufacturers who can be contacted for parts specific to what they supply to AM General. The list here covers more general parts suppliers who inventory a wide range of replacement inventory, for supply to AM General, to U.S. Government units that can purchase directly, foreign military sales and so on. Major parts suppliers include:
These and others have huge inventories of new HMMWV parts and components accessible via their web sites. Their policies change frequently -- sometimes civilian orders are welcome, sometimes not. Even if they say no, they may be able to steer you to someone who can accomodate your order.
Of course, if you are a military customer (i.e. are ordering on behalf of a military organization) then AM General Service Parts Logistics Operations or any of the AM General authorized suppliers will be able to provide for your requirements.
Small quantities of military HMMWV parts are readily available from the same military vehicle parts dealers who have served collectors, restorers, and other MV owners since before World War II. In addition, eBay frequently has HMMWV parts for sale. Or, another example, check out this military composite light
Finding HMMWV Parts Suppliers
HMMWV ambulance enclosure, composite construction. For sale by Government Liquidation.com from military site at Hooks, TX, September 2005.
Many MV parts dealers stock HMMWV parts. Parts and parts suppliers are discussed on the Olive-Drab.com page Buying Parts and Equipment for Military Vehicles. Use the Olive-Drab Search to find suppliers who specialize in HMMWV parts.
Depot maintenance shop for HMMWVs with Avenger system at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA. Avenger consists of a gyro-stabilized air defense turret with two Stinger missile launcher pods mounted on a modified heavy HMMWV.
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