AM General preparing Humvee kits for those who want to build their own at home

Article by Christian A., on August 8, 2012

Have you been itching to buy your own Humvee and have it built according to your preferences? Since 2006, buying a brand-new Hummer H1 hasn’t been possible. But off-road enthusiasts would be excited to know that in the near future, AM General may allow customers to buy and build their own Humvee.

From HummerGuy.net, we heard a rumor that civilians may be able to buy a partially-knocked-down, military-grade Humvee from AM General. This kit, which is believed to be known as the C-Series, would basically offer everything required to build a brand-new Humvee that would probably be based on the military A2 Series product line. Everything, that is, except for the powertrain.

Just like all kit cars, buyers will have to get their own engine and transmission. Even if late-model H1 models were made available with GM’s 6.6-liter turbo-diesel Duramax V-8 and an Allison six-speed automatic, Humvees that the armed forces bought still make use of an evolution of the very old GM 6.5-liter turbo-diesel V-8, together with a four-speed automatic transmission.

This pairing is the easiest to install but several H1 specialists provide swap kits for the Duramax, together with the Cummins diesel I-6 that Ram pickups use.

According to Hummerguy, buyers can add features such as rocker panel and driveline protection, central tire inflation (CTIS) hardware, a 12,000-pound winch, and a heated windshield.

But expect to get the basic amenities and not the best in luxury comforts. The C-Series won’t have plastic interior trim, audio system, and upgraded seats.

The civilian Hummer/ H1 interior would have the most basic features so there would be a metal dashboard and basic seating and there won’t be carpeting or a sound abatement feature. [source: Automobilemag]

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