1989 AM General “Bianca” Humvee Build

Description:

This is a Street Legal Florida Titled AM General Humvee. It has been professionally restored with only the best parts. Anything worn or in need of serious repair was scrapped and ordered new / or new old stock. This build took a total of 6 months to complete, with 1 technician on it full time. All new hardware from the top to the bottom, including many custom touches, that make this truly a Unique Piece. This Turns heads everywhere and runs perfectly. No Overheating Bullsh*t here! It does not drive like your typical Humvee, it drives like a Suburban on the Highway! Look at the detail in every photo and you will realize how special this AM General really is! We have put a total of 100 test miles on it to ensure it truly is a turn key Monster.

Interior:

The Interior was completely stripped down and carefully planned out, most if not all hardware has been replaced. Four Besttop seats accent the interior, using all stainless/grade 8 hardware for durability. The front Seat mount was custom fabricated for easy height Adjustment. The Interior is Insulated with a Thick coat of Black Line X, we chose this as it would be durable in case you wanted to wash it out after a day in the mud. All Electrical components have been gone through and operate like they should. We opted to run both 12 volts and 24 volt charging systems for ease of use. A custom fabricated MME switch panel was installed near the light switch, this controls all of your 12-volt accessories, Including the 24 volt RedDot Air conditioning system. The stereo  sounds excellent, we opted to run two 6 inch subs under each rear seat, pairing them in unison, we also desided on the AS-10 Powered soundbar for the Mids and Highs. The System is controlled Via Bluetooth. This system was carefully installed and all wiring is gauged correctly. All Amps are fused correctly and have marine grade grommets, all wiring is neatly hidden under the passenger side seat as well. It sounds AWESOME. All of the electrical is powered by 2 Deka Mil-Spec batteries. The interior also features a Custom Steering wheel with modified leads for the horn to operate. A 12-volt charging port has been added as well for long journeys. To top all of this off we modified the back seat braces with storage cubbies, along with storage for the AS-6 subwoofers. We also opted to install Interior accent lights that brighten up the cabin at night. All of the gauges and Wires have been replaced and color matched on “Bianca”.

Exterior:

We opted to disassemble the whole chassis prior to paint. It took over 60 hours just to prep it for paint on our end. All of the Carc Paint was sanded, and all antenna holes were filled in, and any dents were massaged out. The Client opted for a PPG White. We replaced all the hardware with Stainless using a Permitex barrier to stop corrosion. No “Tape off” marks on this truck, we took the hood off for paint along with all accessories involved with it. The Paint process took several weeks as the sanding and extra parts took time to prep. There are 2 coats primer, 2 coats base, and 3 coats clear. Please look at the photo gallery below and see the attention to detail on the front end. All Exterior lights were replaced with LED components including the Headlights, it looks MEAN going down the road. We installed a MME Hardtop kit and modified the bracing for a tighter fit. The 4 military Carbon Kevlar X doors were stripped down completely and reassembled with new hardware and gaskets. We used only the best Fastenal fasteners for the doors and door mounts. The Doors can be removed in less than 5 minutes if you want to cruise to the beach or feel like getting the extra wind in your hair.  Wheels and tires were next on the list we opted to restore a set of 24 bolt wheels with new gaskets and valve stems, we mounted a set of new 37.5 BFG tires and painted the centers in semi gloss black. We decided the AM General on the rear Tailgate needed more, so it was hand airbrushed with the American flag then cleared over. The suspension was painted in semi gloss and the new shocks were wrapped in White to match the exterior. We resealed both the front and rear differentials.

Drivetrain:

Powered by a 6.5l GM Diesel Motor, the torque is great, it can crawl over anything! All Fluids / Filters were replaced upon arrival to Bullet Motorsports Inc., the transmission was serviced and has zero issues. All of the portal axles were rebuilt, and we even replaced the axle’s and hubs! This Humvee does not leak fluids. Coolant system was gone through and flushed, Radiator was pressure tested. Its runs perfect, this is not a project Humvee. The suspension was torn down and rebuilt and it made a world of a difference going down the road. Every Bushing has been replaced on the front end. Essentially anything with excessive wear or any play was replaced with new items. This was a very expensive process but worth it! BIANCA tracks perfectly straight. It comfortably does 55-60 mph all day. Steering is tight unlike all the others, it is responsive and quite impressive. Brakes were gone through and anything that needed to be replaced was done the same month it arrived at us. We replaced many of the problematic sensors in the engine bay with new units from GM. It is ready to turn heads! All of the Portals were rebuilt and we opted for Mod mafia portal covers for additional cooling. There is so much more detail we could go into but you probably get the point. The AC system was carefully thought out, we modified an made our own harness to fit the condenser and cooling fan under the hood. Our fabricator made one off brackets to hold everything under the hood, it looks stock. This truck was not for the weak of heart, it was expensive but well worth it, there is no other Humvee out there at this present time with this amount of detail. We would like to thank The Cemel Family for choosing us to perform this restoration.

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