VEP GPW fenders

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by kmccarthy16 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:42 am

GPW 8053 both fenders have serration marks and reinforcements, passenger side has deep F mark, driver side maybe shallow if there.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by OldGPW » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:59 pm

Michael,

Here is something you can check, I don't think I remember seeing one like this in person, but it is pretty small and easy to miss. It's 7 posts from the bottom of the page; a small script 'F' on Zeph's driverside fender. Inside, just behind the lower grill to fender bolt hole.

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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Michael O. » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:29 am

Thank you for providing a thread with these photos. Steve Ellis also suggested that I search this area for an F. Now that the weather here is beginning to warm up I will get back out to my garage to check GPW 2647’s fenders.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by OldGPW » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:03 pm

Hi Michael,

Keep us posted on what you find.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Finn42 » Sat May 12, 2018 7:03 pm

Owners with tombstone added- Is there the big 7/8” hole for the wire to exit like the later factory style? Thanks.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Fabrizio » Tue May 15, 2018 7:35 am

You mean on the inner panel?

Mine has two roughly punched (small) holes, that go inside tge hat channel like the later factory setup
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Finn42 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:05 am

Yes inner panel. I’m finding the retrofit fenders we’re close to the same as the factory style
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed May 16, 2018 10:18 am

No.....GPW-17963 had a small hole punched in the inner fender wall for the retro-fitted BOL.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Finn42 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Ahhhh, I copy.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by 1942GPW » Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 pm

My Oct 7 Louisville GPW (70778) has tombstone guard with 7/16” hole on top (looks possibly punched) and a 7/8“ exit hole. Denifitely not a factory install.
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Re: VEP GPW fenders

Post by Fabrizio » Thu May 17, 2018 1:15 am

Finn42 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:05 am
Yes inner panel. I’m finding the retrofit fenders we’re close to the same as the factory style
I don’t understand what you mean by « retrofit fender »?

There were just early undrilled fenders, eventually hand drilled « as convenient », or factory drilled later fenders
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