But elsewhere I posted;
Well it looks like the floodgates have opened and every local municipal department is getting HMMWV's.
LEO's, FD's, water+sewer departments, what a deal!.
Here on the ******** forum we civilians had to beg borrow and steal to get ($)HMMWV's and their repair parts. Even civ's NOT being able to buy parts anymore from AMGeneral! But rolling HMMWV's and a steady stream of repair parts will be coming to your local municipality to militarize them even more.(I'll leave the mil-APC my PD got out of this for a while)
I suppose after the benign questions on how to run strobes on 24V and how to prep CARC for a Fire Engine Red Imron gloss paint job. The questions on what mount/cradle is compatible with a M2HB and the HMMWV turret weapons platform will be next. "Oh yeah, but we'll only use it on bad guys."
I liked the ******* forum better when we were painstakingly/$ restoring some pretty scarce(what a few hundred?) legally owned HMMWV's in civilian hands. Rather than helping along this new crowd of posters to mod and bastardize them beyond restoration, and then to use them for ?
For parades and static displays my Ordinance is replica but this new crowd is going to be mounting the real thing, in your civvy neighborhoods. In the last couple weeks alone I can count a handful of "Our dept just got some of these, how do I(paint. mount turret for weapon, 24Vto12V, etc)" questions, at parades, shows, get togethers.
I was just wondering what kind of response these guys are going to get when they start posting here?