standard or optional items, which meet or exceed the requirements of this specification. Except
as specified in 3.1.1 through 126.96.36.199, no removal, substitution or alteration of the chassis
manufacturer's standard or optional chassis model components shall be made. All chassis items
shall be as represented in the chassis manufacturer's technical data book. Special bodies or
mounted equipment shall be as represented in the body and equipment manufacturer's technical
data. Technical data shall be limited to specifications and technical material, identical to that
furnished to the authorized company representatives for selection of vehicle models and
components, and shall be available in the engineering offices of the procuring activity prior to
delivery of the items. The chassis model furnished shall be not older than the chassis
manufacturer's current model on the date of invitation for bids.
3.1.1 Special requirements. In addition to the standard vehicle and components specified
in 3.1, the vehicle shall be furnished with special equipment as specified herein.
188.8.131.52 Treatment and painting. The vehicle shall be treated and painted in accordance
with MIL-STD-1223. The exterior color shall be in accordance with the requirements of
MIL-STD-1223 for the military service identified by the procuring activity (see 6.2); except the
exterior color of type III and IV vehicles shall be gloss yellow, matching color chip No. 13538 of
184.108.40.206 Marking and data plates. As specified by the procuring activity for the
appropriate military service (see 6.2), identification marking and data plates shall be in
accordance with MIL-STD-1223. When specified (see 6.2), concealed markings shall be
220.127.116.11 Rustproofing. All welds of mild steel to stainless steel hidden from view from
the exterior of the vehicle shall be rustproofed in accordance with FED-STD-297, whether other
areas are required to be rustproofed or not. When specified (see 6.2), the vehicle shall be
rustproofed in accordance with MIL-STD-297. When specified (see 6.2), tropical rustproofing
in accordance with MIL-STD-297 shall be provided.
18.104.22.168 Drain plugs. All drain plugs installed in the transfer case, manual transmission
and drive axle(s) shall be of the permanent magnet type.
22.214.171.124 Towing devices. Not less than two hooks, loops, or pins or a single center
mounted towing eye for towing the vehicle shall be furnished on the front of the vehicle.
126.96.36.199 Bonding straps. Bonding straps shall be furnished between the chassis frame and
the metal cab, metal fenders, metal engine hood and tank body and also between the cabinet
doors, pump, meter, filter/separator (if a filter/separator is required), or other static-producing