VEP radiator color: black or Olive drab?

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VEP radiator color: black or Olive drab?

Post by Fabrizio » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:38 am

Hi all!

A few months ago I was surprised to find out that the Ford radiator in my GPW 3606 was entirely painted black, with no remains of OD.

Yesterday, a G503 Facebook member showed pictures of his new VEP project, GPW 6735; that also clearly shows a black Ford radiator.

Have you guys found something similar?
Do you know of any factory or period pictures showing a VEP radiator?


My radiator has the original core, and has just black over the brass, the only repair I can see is a weld on the top tube, and it is unpainted.
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Re: VEP radiator color: black or Olive drab?

Post by Scott Douglas » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:45 pm

My GPW12708 appears to have the original radiator and it is black, with no sign of OD on it at all.
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Re: VEP radiator color: black or Olive drab?

Post by Fabrizio » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:06 am

Thank you Scott!

I also asked on the Fb G503 page, and what is amazing is that so far all VEP owners seem to have find black radiators
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Re: VEP radiator color: black or Olive drab?

Post by Bart1015 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:21 pm

My 3/42 GPW is green, my 6/45 GPW has a Willys unit in black.
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Re: VEP radiator color: black or Olive drab?

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:09 am

I had an OD GPW Radiator, removed from a GPW. Gone now, long gone.
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