Early Top Bow Pivot Bracket ???

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Early Top Bow Pivot Bracket ???

Post by Mark » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:38 pm


I see a vendor selling these top bow brackets and indicating that they are for the slat grill. He states the brackets were pressed and the lines are unique to the slat grill. I have never seen any information regarding this detail, is this accurate?

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Re: Early Top Bow Pivot Bracket ???

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:45 pm

They dont look like that on my Slattie, i would welcome other views though.

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Re: Early Top Bow Pivot Bracket ???

Post by Chuck Lutz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:53 pm

Uh....NO.....not WWII original.
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Re: Early Top Bow Pivot Bracket ???

Post by Michael O. » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:46 pm

I have a pair of original GPW “F” marked brackets off a VEP GPW and they have the serrations similar to those on the repro one in your photo.
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Re: Early Top Bow Pivot Bracket ???

Post by ccdoran » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:28 pm

Hi Mark,

Below is a link to my Slat's restoration thread. Scroll down and you'll see an original Slat top bow pivot bracket. The lines are prominent on the bracket. I have seen a number of brackets from Slats that exhibit those lines. The reproduction bracket you have posted would be correct for a Slat grill restoration, however I do not know when in production the lines were omitted.

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Re: Early Top Bow Pivot Bracket ???

Post by DanoZeman » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:12 pm

My slats brackets have those lines present.

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Re: Early Top Bow Pivot Bracket ???

Post by macaddict23 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:18 pm

I have the same lines on my early MB and GPW brackets. However, those lines in the repop bracket above are way too deep.
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