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Elvis your Hummer is Entering the Building

We just received Elvis R’s Hummer from Texas and can’t wait to start on this upgrade.  He is getting a Cummins Conversion with a 5spd Allison Transmission.  We just wanted to let you know your Hummer has arrived!! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Read more

Russian Hummer

Watch the progress on this Hummer that is bound for Russia.  Our customer sent his vehicle to us with a laundry list of upgrades.  We will be customizing to his exact specifications.  Vladimir met with Cory and Jeff to fine tune what he wanted done on his Hummer.   This H1 is starting off we striped it down and sent out for paint, watch the progress as we complete Vladimir’s Hummer #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Read more

Predator Tactical Off-Road Extraction Vehicle

Our newest feature to the Predator Tactical Off-Road Coarse, which we operate for Special Forces groups around the world, is done.

The vehicle we are using is a late model Chevy full size pick up truck. It is completely stripped and all fluids removed for a safe, environmentally friendly, operation. It features a full exo-skeleton roll cage which is welded directly to the frame, welded closed doors, tailgate and hood. Best part is it incorporates similar bumper and bumper mounted extraction points, to several Ground Mobility Vehicles. We are excited to offer this on all new Predator Tactical Offroad Courses offered to the Special Operations Community.  It will be a valuable training tool for teaching proper roll over extraction techniques. For more information on our Tactical

Offroad Course, please contact Ryan@PredatorInc.com or Defense@PredatorInc.com

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Alpha Transformation

Check out our latest Alpha Transformation, this Hummer has been outfitted with a D-Ring Brush Guard, Search and Rescue Roof Rack, S&R Rear Winch Bumper, a Front Winch Bumper and to complete this transformation…a Alpha Duramax Rap Torq ECM Upgrade, increasing the horsepower of this Hummer from 300 to 440 HP.

So this Alpah not only looks awesome it can move! 

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New Predator Shop HMMWV

A ton of exciting things at the shop right now including our new Predator Shop HMMWV. This is a 1989 998 model, with the 6.2L n/a diesel engine mated to the stock turbo 400 3-speed transmission. It doesn’t produce a whole lot of power but she runs really well. We have planned, a “desert tan” paint job and bed liner for now. The shop is really slammed right now so no immediate plans for a Duramax or Cummins swap right now. You will probably see this truck driving all over Southern California as our parts and delivery truck. Big thanks to our good friend John for finding this great hmmwv for us.

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Huge Thanks to Vista Chamber of Commerce

We were honored today to host the first Chamber of Commerce meeting for 2011 at our Vista Headquarters today. We had about 30 guests including the Mayor of Vista and several representatives of the San Diego District Attorney’s office.

Huge thanks goes out to the Chamber and the San Diego DA’s office for putting on a very informative meeting.

As the President of Predator, I highly recommend getting involved at the local level of business functions. It is a great way to discuss and overcome common challenges as a business owner. We are looking forward to future functions with the Chamber.

For more information on the Vista Chamber of Commerce please visit: http://vistachamber.org/

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Alpha Repaint

Check out the recent Alpha Paint repaint we did. Our customer just purchased this 2006 Alpha H1 and shipped it directly to us to get a new face lift. The customer was very disappointed with the original color so he opted for a full repaint plus a bunch of other upgrades.

When it was done, the truck was unrecognizable by our customer (and us!). He was amazed at the end result as it showed how much pride we put into his truck. Were sorry to see it go but the line up of other Hummers are growing and we need to start on the next project.

Alpha Before

Alpha Before

Alpha during reassembly

Alpha After

Alpha After

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Sneak Peak New H1 Bed Rack

Hear is a sneak peak at our new H1 Search & Rescue Bed Rack! The exciting thing about our new rack is the obvious feature of it opening up to allow full access to the bed of your Hummer. Additionally the rack will lock in place to allow more security.

Additionally, the rack is transformable, meaning you can easily remove the center section to allow full access to the bed of your H1. The transformation is as simple as removing 2 bolts! Once the center section is removed, the side racks can stay in place to allow for storage without having the center rack in place.

The unique mounting structure allows for a floating look on the sides with no ugly exposed mounts and can be used with our Roll Top Bed Cover. Finally each Search And Rescue Bed Rack incorporates a hidden and protected dual hydraulic opening assist that opens up and stays up when loading and removing gear.

The racks are going into production next week and will be available to ship in 2 weeks. Call and reserve yours before you get stuck on the waiting list! 877-733-2867

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Predator’s Evil Brother is in town!

The Predator Hummer H1 has an evil brother and he’s visiting from the east coast for a

power upgrade!

The Troy Industries Hummer H1 built by Predator a few years ago just arrived for a Duramax Conversion with the Allison 6-Speed Transmission. Were talking 550hp/1000ft/lbs of torque out of the new LMM.

The new LMM is truly an amazing engine. This new engine spools up much faster then the earlier model LBZ, LLY and LB7 engines, produces more horsepower and torque and is even more efficient then before!

We are very excited to start on Steve’s truck and will post more pictures after we begin the

conversion.

For more information on Troy Industries please visit www.troyind.com

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Red Cross Hummer H3

HUMMER’s relationship with the American Red Cross extends back to 2005 when the SUV manufacturer first began supplying the agency with donated trucks for use in the disaster-stricken areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This relationship has been ongoing ever since, and in 2007, Brad Mellon, a volunteer with the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter, snapped a stunning photograph of one the ARC’s HUMMER H3s against the harrowing backdrop of a California wildfire.

The stamp, commemorating Red Cross founder Henri Dunant, features artwork by Frenchman P. Pavilland, who saw fit to make the image of the H3 against the raging fire the background of the postage he was commissioned to design. So HUMMER goes out in a blaze of glory, so to speak… in Guinea, at least.

Reprinted from Autoblog: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/24/red-cross-hummer-h3-wildfire-photo-reproduced-on-postage-stamp/

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