VEP GPW fenders

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Jean Georges » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:21 am

6088 has got also the reinforcement patch in the upper corner
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Chuck Lutz » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:44 am

Hmmm...
1) If the small gusset is present in the upper rear corner, it is a FORD fender and not a Willys/ACM fender.
2) The serrations along the perimeter may be faint or Bubba may have ground them down, but look at the ENDS of that rolled feature and you will find a WIRE was inside where they rolled it over...
3) The "F" on the top of the fender can be deep or shallow...can be sanded off easily enough or rusted out over 70 years.
4) The Fender BO light mounting holes can be welded up or added for a retro light addition.

I would let #1 be my guide here...

As to the right side fender....the FORD fender is stamped to fit around the battery. The Willys/ACM fender had a separate piece attached to the fender to fir around the battery...and of course #1 above still holds true.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Michael O. » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:52 am

Chuck, they are both Ford fenders for sure. The anomaly is that they do not appear to be “F” marked but I have seen some GPW fenders with a very shallow “F” on them. Perhaps this is the case with mine.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Fabrizio » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:15 pm

Do you guys have a reinforcing metal strip, not the classic known one, but on the same edge and on the opposite side (not towards the engine, but towards the road)?
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Jean Georges » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:27 am

Hi Fabrizio
a pic would help
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Fabrizio » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:14 am

Hi Jean;
Here is the picture of the reinforcement strip.

The two fenders are 100% original to Gpw 3606 (reinforcement, rolled edges, 1 piece inner panel, zinc chromate primer, F marks, original bolts and fabric antisqueak, F marked ground stud, tombstone holes....etc etc).
But I don't remember seing the reinforcement pictured on my other GPW fenders

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:23 am

Yes....GPW 17963 has Ford fenders with the corner gusset and the angled gusset as seen in Fabrizio's pic. I just checked a Dec. 1942 jeep and the fenders also have that angled gusset.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Weaseler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:01 pm

I just checked my 3/26/42 11529 also has the reinforced plate

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Weaseler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:03 pm

I just looked on 5/28/42. 30329 it has the reinforcement plate

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Weaseler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:07 pm

I just looked on a 1945 gpw it has reinforcement plate serial 1077003

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Weaseler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:11 pm

Chuck Lutz wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:44 am
Hmmm...
1) If the small gusset is present in the upper rear corner, it is a FORD fender and not a Willys/ACM fender.
2) The serrations along the perimeter may be faint or Bubba may have ground them down, but look at the ENDS of that rolled feature and you will find a WIRE was inside where they rolled it over...
3) The "F" on the top of the fender can be deep or shallow...can be sanded off easily enough or rusted out over 70 years.
4) The Fender BO light mounting holes can be welded up or added for a retro light addition.

I would let #1 be my guide here...


As to the right side fender....the FORD fender is stamped to fit around the battery. The Willys/ACM fender had a separate piece attached to the fender to fir around the battery...and of course #1 above still holds true.

Chuck i just looked on a 41 slattie that i am working on for a guy it has reinforcement plates

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by semberae » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:58 pm

GPW 10748 has got both fenders with a neat f, also have serration marks, and reinforcements.

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Jean Georges » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:56 am

6088 HAS GOT ALSO THE REINFORCEMENTS
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by steven ellis » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:54 pm

I believe early vep fenders are for marked in a different spot. It's on the bottom inner portion. And it smaller, not that big one like on top
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Fabrizio » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:23 am

Both fenders of GPW3606 have the big Fs on top, and are original to the car without a doubt
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