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Re: GPA12350

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:41 am
by bobassel
Hi Yves, thank you for your comment!
Yes I have a radiator at the repair shop.
Important are the brackets, that are special GPA.
Different instalation than a Ford GPW radiator.
Bob

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:11 am
by YLG80
bobassel wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:41 am
Hi Yves, thank you for your comment!
Yes I have a radiator at the repair shop.
Important are the brackets, that are special GPA.
Different instalation than a Ford GPW radiator.
Bob
Hi Bob,
And that detail :wink: !
BTW, when you will receive your radiator back from the repair shop, could you post a few pictures of the brackets and general views of the radiator.
Thanks.
Yves
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Re: GPA12350

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:56 pm
by bobassel
L'histoire se répète, History repeats itself :wink:
2005, My friend and welding Mate Ad helped me with the work on GPA 4928.
Now, 2019 almost 14 years later, my friend helped me again with the work on GPA 12350 !
Today we started with replacing the bad floor and profiles on the hull.
This gives me a good feeling that the start is going wel at this work on the vehicle.
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Ad, working at GPA 4928 in 2005
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Ad working at GPA 12350 in 2019 :P
After a day, already good results.
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Bob

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:00 pm
by bobassel
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Yves, The GPA radiator and shroud
Bob

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:47 am
by YLG80
Thanks Bob.
On my GPA radiator it seems that the only mod made to fit a GPW is that they have cut both brackets at the bottom sides of the radiator.
Easy to restore.
Yves

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:40 pm
by davlet145
Hello
interested in GPA
can you give me a call please
Dav 414 six3O 2853
Thanks

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:22 am
by YLG80
bobassel wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:00 pm
[Yves, The GPA radiator and shroud
Bob
Hi Bob,
I'm almost done with my GPA radiator repair.
Could you give me the dimensions of the brackets and the bracket central hole dia.
Thanks.
Yves

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:27 pm
by acespast
Amazing,excellent job,thanks for sharing.

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:17 pm
by bobassel
Allready some time ago for an update of the restoration work, but still busy with the work :D
I arranged a passagers seat, which is the same as the drivers seat except the under frame.
The drivers frame is adjustable and passagers seat is straight fixed on the floor.
But both are ready now, waiting for install.
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Then finaly my radiator is ready.
A complete new cooling bloc, and fixed now on the frame.
Together with the hard to find shroud.
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Wil Verhage from the company Jemax parts, has a lot of work to repair my engine :roll:
He repaired the cracked engine, and had also work on the hole from the distributer, which was also cracked.
Now the engine get new cilinder tubes, new pistons, valves, valve guides, bearings, distribution chain, etc etc....
Next week I hope to receive it, and make it a working , matching engine again.
So far my spare engine is in the frame for instalation and try outs.
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Wil Verhage made pressure tests with water, to see if there are no more leaks.
With my mate Ad, we are every saturday busy with the body work.
We are replacing bad parts of the hull, and do this carefully on locations that are not a problem
with fixing the frame.
When the matching engine is ready and tested, I will strip the frame, and install this in the hull.
Then we will do the repairs with the frame in.
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Will be continued :wink:
Bob

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:37 am
by fahtal
Hi Bob,

What a great restorations this is going to be!.

We have a Dukw and i wanted to suggest a grease for your GPA.

With our dukw every year we had corrosion spots on our wheel bearings after the winter sleep. Thi was with a marine grease.

Now we use the https://www.eurolspecialty.com/eurol-grease-cs-2-502-s grease. Also used in the Dakar rally.

It has worked great for the last year and this year.

Tip if you can get some grease;) friends together you can get a demo from eurol at your workshop and see the difference between a normal grease and this one.

Want more info you can send me a direct message

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:16 am
by bobassel
In the mean time, I 've been busy with all other sheet metal work.
In the front deck, there was a big hole, that some idiot has cut out with a flame torch.
My GPA friend Peter was working on his GPA, and I was able to take the exact measurements
from his GPA front deck.
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The same had happened with the rear deck, same flame torch idiot :evil:
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Now I repaired all body panels and they are all stored away untill assembly time :)
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This weekend my mate Ad will help me further with the work on the hull, and I am also
busy with assembly the repaired original matching engine.
Bob

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:14 am
by Barnes43GPA
Hello Bob!!
WOW!! Your GPA project is really looking Awesome Bob! Both you and your Friend are doing a Great job on the metal rework. Though it looks like a lot of frustrating hours of labor & challenging
moments, nothing is stopping this GPA 12350 from coming alive now that Bob owns it!
KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK . :D

Best Regards David

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:44 am
by YLG80
Hi Bob,
I hope you have not yet installed your radiator :)!
Sorry to hope to slow down you restoration :lol:
Could you give me the dimensions shown on the following picture? I'm going to return my GPA radiator to the GPA style with the correct bracket.
The bracket width is normally the same as the steel strip around the radiator. Or was it also modified?
Thank you very much for your help.
Yves

My GPA radiator
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Re: GPA12350

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:38 am
by Ron Fitzpatrick
hope this helps
Ron

Re: GPA12350

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:40 pm
by YLG80
Thank you very much, Ron.
That's exactly what I need !
Regards.
Yves