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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:13 pm
by 1943Willysgpw
SCORE. One more thing I don't have to track down.

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:52 am
by 1943Willysgpw
I saw earlier posts about the primer color. GPW 1871 has yellowish primer. Also, I did not see where anyone mentioned the additional support plate welded on the body below the seat. I was told this was VEP only.

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:19 am
by 1943Willysgpw
Just finished media blasting the air horn. I found something interesting. The air horn on GPW 1871 has yellow primer and O.D. paint. I thought it was suppose to be black. Comments?

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:38 pm
by 17thAirborne
Great pics. Thanks for enhancing the thread 8)

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:31 am
by Michael O.
Here's an early Stewart Warner speedometer appropriate for VEP GPW's. This one will be restored and used in GPW 2647.

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:49 am
by 17thAirborne
I have set this aside for my eventual VEP restoration. It is dated Feb 42 which will work great for a Mar 42 GPW
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:46 pm
by Michael O.
17thAirborne wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:47 pm
I believe this is the correct MC for the VEP GPW.s
Yes....also this style of MC was used for most, if not the entire, production of both MB's and GPW's. My Jan '42 MB, Feb '42 GPW, Mar '43 GPW, Sept '44 MB and Oct '44 MB have this type of MC installed.

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:10 pm
by 17thAirborne
Excellent. Thanks Michael :)

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:49 am
by 17thAirborne
After several months of looking I finally secured a boss-less :lol: bell housing Here are some shots and according to Jeep Draw, this would have been suitable for GPWs produced from Nov 41 - Nov 42.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:17 am
by lt.luke
You got a winner! I think the very earliest ones came with no hole at all, but that's easily "fixed" with a drill and tap.

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:33 am
by 1943Willysgpw
So, question for you. I have two of those. both have ears missing. If I take an ear of of one and correctly (with Nickle) weld the ear onto the other, would it be worth anything for a buyer?

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:37 am
by 17thAirborne
1943Willysgpw wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:33 am
So, question for you. I have two of those. both have ears missing. If I take an ear of of one and correctly (with Nickle) weld the ear onto the other, would it be worth anything for a buyer?
That was going to be my plan. A friend has one in similar condition and for some reason I never got around to working a deal with him. Speaking for me, I would have purchased one in that condition given the time it took me to find one.

Most of the original ones like the one I've imaged here were between the $140-$195 range. I was just never able to latch onto one. I would recommend a post to see if there is interest at a fair price and then proceed with a potential buyer already nailed.

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:41 am
by 17thAirborne
lt.luke wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:17 am
You got a winner! I think the very earliest ones came with no hole at all, but that's easily "fixed" with a drill and tap.
Luke, any idea when the hole first appeared? I am shooting for a late Mar 42 GPW. The only reference I was able to scour was w/o boss was used between the two months with no reference for when the hole was added.

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:07 pm
by lt.luke
17thAirborne wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:41 am
lt.luke wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:17 am
You got a winner! I think the very earliest ones came with no hole at all, but that's easily "fixed" with a drill and tap.
Luke, any idea when the hole first appeared? I am shooting for a late Mar 42 GPW. The only reference I was able to scour was w/o boss was used between the two months with no reference for when the hole was added.
I'm sure I could dig and find something, but nothing off the top of my head.

12078 came to me with a hole, no boss. BUT, It was GREEN, so it may be a replacement bell. Reason for that statement is that bells were attached to the engine and painted as an assembly at the motor plant. the motor plant did not have green paint. I find it highly unlikely that the bell broke so quickly and was replaced with another VEP correct bell. I was too chicken to put It back on green. lol

Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:09 pm
by lt.luke
1943Willysgpw wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:33 am
So, question for you. I have two of those. both have ears missing. If I take an ear of of one and correctly (with Nickle) weld the ear onto the other, would it be worth anything for a buyer?
I think it would be worth less than the one he found but more than it is now. I agree with Airborne's comments. Post it, get a buyer and fix it. If you aren't going to do the repair your self, it may not be worth repairing to sell? I hear that type repair work can be costly.