Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Humvee modifications, sugestions, and ideas, official MWO's and unofficial field mods

Moderators: Kurt Lesser, Moderator

Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby icentropy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:18 am

I just thought i'd show this in case you guys are interested in more storage space.

Here are Smittybilt GEAR covers that i modified to fit my seats better. They are the Jeep Version (not the universal one) with the seat base. The way they come factory, they have velcro straps and using those straps the covers don't really fit our seats well at all. They're much too loose.

I cut off the straps and installed brass grommets all around and just laced it up. It fits the seat pretty well now.

I just used what i had laying around to do the work since I will be installing some darker tan okole seat covers under these to cover up and waterproof my grey seats. When i reinstall them, i'll use some P cord probably OD green in color to match my soft top and antennas.

Image
Image
1994 AMG Hummer 6.5NA HMC4 (lots of stuff)
1997 AMG Hummer 6.5TD slantback(w/light performance upgrades)
Ibis Tek FPB, MASTC, ESC, and HID light bar (Sold)
WWW.ICENTROPY.COM
User avatar
icentropy
G-Command Sergeant Major
G-Command Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm
Location: Chesaw, WA

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby fsutterbadass » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:06 am

very cool, Ice.....well done. 550 cord and the grommets will make that thing look "issue". your truck is looking great too....how bout some outside pics?

thanks for sharing....
Freddie
fsutterbadass
G-Major
G-Major
 
Posts: 998
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:31 pm

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby kserumgard » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:05 pm

Very nice! Have you found yourself a slantback kit yet?
Kirk Serumgard
AT3 US Navy, 1990-1996
1lt US Army 352 CSH, 2009-2012
Hummer H1/HMMWV 1994 6bt cummins conversion
User avatar
kserumgard
Sergeant Major of the Gee
Sergeant Major of the Gee
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:11 pm

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby icentropy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:27 pm

fsutterbadass wrote:very cool, Ice.....well done. 550 cord and the grommets will make that thing look "issue". your truck is looking great too....how bout some outside pics?


Thanks for the kind words, here's a few of the outside today.
Image
Image

kserumgard wrote:Very nice! Have you found yourself a slantback kit yet?

Nope, I stopped looking and I'll be making my own much lighter weight one. I've been enjoying racing around in my truck so much lately because it's so light now that i don't look forward to weighting it down with another heavy top. The top i make will be very light weight. I just went on a 3 hour road trip this morning and my truck was comfortably going 70mph up hill! I don't want to lose that :D
1994 AMG Hummer 6.5NA HMC4 (lots of stuff)
1997 AMG Hummer 6.5TD slantback(w/light performance upgrades)
Ibis Tek FPB, MASTC, ESC, and HID light bar (Sold)
WWW.ICENTROPY.COM
User avatar
icentropy
G-Command Sergeant Major
G-Command Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm
Location: Chesaw, WA

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby kserumgard » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:58 pm

Right on!
Will you go to camp delta this April in Lodi, ca for the MVCC meet?
How about this-I have seen a hmmwv that was sporting a soft top with a slantback...
Yes, a complete metal slantback kit with a soft top...
It might be easier to find a left and right sponsons and rear hatch, just a thought :mrgreen:
Kirk Serumgard
AT3 US Navy, 1990-1996
1lt US Army 352 CSH, 2009-2012
Hummer H1/HMMWV 1994 6bt cummins conversion
User avatar
kserumgard
Sergeant Major of the Gee
Sergeant Major of the Gee
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:11 pm

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby icentropy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:19 pm

kserumgard wrote:Right on!
Will you go to camp delta this April in Lodi, ca for the MVCC meet?
How about this-I have seen a hmmwv that was sporting a soft top with a slantback...
Yes, a complete metal slantback kit with a soft top...
It might be easier to find a left and right sponsons and rear hatch, just a thought :mrgreen:


I thought about it, but it's a "Hummer" so i didn't know if i'd just get a lot of "poser" comments. :) it still would be cool to go and see everyone's nice rigs.

I know where i could get the sponsons and hatch and if i could pick up those peices along with the turret assembly/b pillar cheap i'd probably consider it, but as it stands I'm loving the flexibility of this setup. I just picked up a 2man top and rear closeout panels, a rear cargo back for the 4 man top, and i snagged a civilian soft slantback kit which i was going to adapt to work with the HMMWV 4 man softtop. So by the end of the week i'll be able to switch between an open top, a 2-man top, a 4-man top, a soft wagon, or a soft slantback! All those with my soft doors. When i finish my removable hardtop, i'll be able to switch to a hard slantback with hard doors as well. It's like grown-up legos with these trucks!
1994 AMG Hummer 6.5NA HMC4 (lots of stuff)
1997 AMG Hummer 6.5TD slantback(w/light performance upgrades)
Ibis Tek FPB, MASTC, ESC, and HID light bar (Sold)
WWW.ICENTROPY.COM
User avatar
icentropy
G-Command Sergeant Major
G-Command Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm
Location: Chesaw, WA

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby fsutterbadass » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:34 pm

Very cool looking rig too. Color is awesome. I like it better in softtop config. Nice Vette as well. Is that about a 65 or 66?

Thanks,
Freddie
fsutterbadass
G-Major
G-Major
 
Posts: 998
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:31 pm

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby icentropy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:01 pm

fsutterbadass wrote:Very cool looking rig too. Color is awesome. I like it better in softtop config. Nice Vette as well. Is that about a 65 or 66?

Thanks,
Freddie

That's a '64 basket case that my brother has abandoned :D
1994 AMG Hummer 6.5NA HMC4 (lots of stuff)
1997 AMG Hummer 6.5TD slantback(w/light performance upgrades)
Ibis Tek FPB, MASTC, ESC, and HID light bar (Sold)
WWW.ICENTROPY.COM
User avatar
icentropy
G-Command Sergeant Major
G-Command Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm
Location: Chesaw, WA

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby kserumgard » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:02 pm

Are you kidding; they would love to see your rig!
I brought mine up there a couple of times and they couldn't figure out whether or not mine was a hmmwv or a civi hummer...great crowd, met Kurt, brad, craig, David and a lot of other great people.
Plus, get to see a whole bunch of military vehicles, source military parts and other stuff... :P
Kirk Serumgard
AT3 US Navy, 1990-1996
1lt US Army 352 CSH, 2009-2012
Hummer H1/HMMWV 1994 6bt cummins conversion
User avatar
kserumgard
Sergeant Major of the Gee
Sergeant Major of the Gee
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:11 pm

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby 86humv » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:30 pm

Hey....If you need me to come get that Junk vette :lol: ...I'll haul it off for you for free. :lol:
Tower park is a nice event...I'll be there Fri. Sat.
86 Hmmwv M1044
85 Hmmwv M1035 for sale...Sold
M101A2 trailer
M762, trailer
M1102 trailer
M1101
User avatar
86humv
G-Colonel
G-Colonel
 
Posts: 1351
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:54 pm
Location: SO. CAL.

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby icentropy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:18 am

86humv wrote:Hey....If you need me to come get that Junk vette :lol: ...I'll haul it off for you for free. :lol:
Tower park is a nice event...I'll be there Fri. Sat.

:lol: yeah I don't think he'd go for that. Maybe I will go check it out. probably just go for the day on the way up to the inlaws if i can make the timing work.
1994 AMG Hummer 6.5NA HMC4 (lots of stuff)
1997 AMG Hummer 6.5TD slantback(w/light performance upgrades)
Ibis Tek FPB, MASTC, ESC, and HID light bar (Sold)
WWW.ICENTROPY.COM
User avatar
icentropy
G-Command Sergeant Major
G-Command Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm
Location: Chesaw, WA

Re: Putting Smittybilt GEAR covers on right

Postby 86humv » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Fridays a good day
86 Hmmwv M1044
85 Hmmwv M1035 for sale...Sold
M101A2 trailer
M762, trailer
M1102 trailer
M1101
User avatar
86humv
G-Colonel
G-Colonel
 
Posts: 1351
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:54 pm
Location: SO. CAL.


Return to Humvee Modifications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest