Based mostly on the AM Common Humvee, which has been the U.S. Navy’s workhorse for greater than 30 years, the Hummer H1 was a succesful manufacturing off-roader made with a ton of compromise. Beneath a shiny coat of paint, there was little distinction between the navy and civilian variations, and that made the H1 exhausting to deal with on public roads. It was additionally powered by an outdated Detroit Diesel engine. It wasn’t till the 2006 mannequin that the Hummer obtained a contemporary Duramax turbo-diesel, and that was simply earlier than manufacturing shut down. Regardless of these points, the H1 continues to have followers, and Mil-Spec Automotive out of Wichita, Kansas, is seeking to cater to them.
The Mil-Spec Auto “Launch Version” truck is a ground-up rebuild of the unique Hummer, with a concentrate on making the automobile extra livable, in response to Mil-Spec. MSA begins by stripping the H1 to its naked metallic physique and body. The body then receives a contemporary powder coat, and the physique is handled with layers of insulation that defend the cabin from warmth and noise. The outer physique panels additionally get kevlar-infused paint to guard from scratches.