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HMMWV mirror attachment .. door or windshield
BruceJ8365
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 08:30 AM GMT+7
Iíve seen both attachment points in modern HMMWV ...

Passenger side mirror arrrached to windshield frame

Passenger side mirror attached to armored door window

Iím here at Ft Riley, but guys donít seem to know or care ďwe just drive them, we donít fix themĒ

Does anyone know if there is a protocol? Iíve search PM Magazine e and canít find anything either.

The bottom pic is of mirror mounted on door, others mounted on windshield frame. Itís about 50/50 here at Riley. I only focused pics on the windshield mounted ones because most model kits have them on the door and I wanted details if I change it.











Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:11 AM GMT+7
Here's a drawing from a TM dealing with the M1151 (but I guess some "artistic licence" is OK ) :



H.P.
WXerock
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:18 AM GMT+7
Bruce, from the many photos I've looked at of M1151 series vehicles the driver's mirror is "usually" mounted to the body low on the side while the passenger's mirror is "usually" mounted to the body higher than the driver's mirror. The ones mounted to the doors seem to be the exception, not the rule.

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Eric
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:34 PM GMT+7
I have a few images with them mounted directly to the doors. Here is an example.
Jack_Turmoil
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:41 PM GMT+7
Another. I'll ask on the Facebook group if there is any relevance to this.





HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:59 PM GMT+7
They are simply different mounts, at different times, by different manufacturers. The contract for the basic M1151 HMMMWV and the different armor packages just stipulate that they have the mirrors. They don't prescribe exactly how to attach them.
BruceJ8365
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 02:18 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

They are simply different mounts, at different times, by different manufacturers. The contract for the basic M1151 HMMMWV and the different armor packages just stipulate that they have the mirrors. They don't prescribe exactly how to attach them.



Not as random as I thought.

I discovered the key! Actually, I was told by the maintenance guys at 1ID 1-63AR...


Body mounted:
The windshield w the pop out emergecy release, the ones with the red handles on the inside. The windshield also has visible bolts around the glass.

Door mount:
The windshield with the smooth frame, no bolts.

Hereís some more Ft Riley HMMWVs just for kicks..