Filterette

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Filterette

Post by John James Arnold » Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:40 am

Hi Guys ..anyone out there got a spare Filterette for my VEP Ford '42, doesn't have to be complete , cover would do, as it's just for "look"...Cheers John
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Re: Filterette

Post by jeepfinger » Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:02 am

Hi John,
I guess that you don't have a filterette at all? How early is your GPW? from what I can make out VEP had the hinged Tobe like was used in Slat Grills.
My friend made one for his Slat, using drawings from Jeepdraw. It looks the part.

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Re: Filterette

Post by John James Arnold » Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:37 am

Hi Dave...Mine is April '42, any ideas?...also could your mate make another?...regards John
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Re: Filterette

Post by jeepfinger » Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:14 am

John,
April , i'm not to sure if that would be that model. I have just been trying to find a post on FB, to no avail. I'm waiting for the new GPW Judging Standards, written by Mike Wright to come out. My friend already had the 3 filter units to use as a start for his filterette.

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Re: Filterette

Post by John James Arnold » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:29 am

Hi Dave...what's happened to the units he didn't use?....John
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Re: Filterette

Post by Old Pal » Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:48 am

I have an April ‘42 and, determined through research years ago, the hinged filterette is the correct one for first contract GPWs. I searched for a while to find a good one. Since then, I’ve seen only a couple come up for sale on the auction site and swap meets. If you find one, you’ll have to pay for it. I think I paid $400 for the one I have in excellent condition and I think that would be a deal nowadays.

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Re: Filterette

Post by jeepfinger » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:21 pm

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John, this is how his filterette turned out. As far as I know he had an old filterette, without cover, and got drawings from Jeepdraw to make it. I think it looks great,. It's not funcational.

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Re: Filterette

Post by John James Arnold » Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:08 pm

Hi Dave..thanks for the pic, if I could get a knackered one I have a friendly metal worker to construct a new one...any idea where he got the data plate....by the way the one you showed looks great...regards
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Re: Filterette

Post by YLG80 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:26 am

Isn’t it Radmonster?
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Re: Filterette

Post by jeepfinger » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:08 am

Hi John,
He got the dataplate from Robert at dataplates4u.
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Isn’t it Radmonster?
Yves, no it's not him.
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Re: Filterette

Post by sam C. » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:54 am

Dave,
I'm curious as to why your friend's doesn't work. Is it 100% fabricated or only the cover? I just bought a filterette without the cover and will eventually make a hinged cover for it, as I need the hinged cover type for my 1st contract GPW (I think).

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Re: Filterette

Post by David » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:28 pm

Is the filterette unit the same as the later (standard) model? That only the cover changed but not the insides?

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Re: Filterette

Post by 70th Division » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:59 pm

Hello David,

No there were several different models used by Ford and Willys throughout production .

My August , 1942 GPW uses a 2 screw Ford marked Spraque JX -17 filterette.
Also hard to find, and expensive , the price has doubled in the last 2 years.
Your best bet is eBay, as all the vendors seem sold out of the nos ones from recent years.
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That is where I recently got this one, and restored it, well the cover, yesterday, as I was missing it on my jeep.
I find it strange that this particular cover seems to be missing on so many gpw's !!



Maybe JMP will start making the missing covers or entire units ??


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Re: Filterette

Post by David » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:08 am

Thanks Ray, Jon has a drawing for a hinged slat filterette housing on JeepDraw, but I wondered if the innards are the same for all those filterettes... but I guess you could also just put a junction block in unless you actually want to mount a working radio set?

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Re: Filterette

Post by 70th Division » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:27 am

Hello David,

I am not sure if the innards are the same between the many variants.
I do think that maybe the mounting bolts are a standard hole pattern in the firewall.
So you could use any under dash filterette to do the same job.
The other filterettes had 1 screw covers, 2 screw covers, no screw covers, markings, tags, unmarked covers. So quite a variety out there 🙂🙂🙂
I don't have an early filterette, other than the one I posted above.

I need a hinged one for my slat grill jeep someday !

Later jeeps, went to a filter system box that mounted on the inner passenger side wall, under the passenger's seat.

Someday I will like to get a working radio set for my GPW .
It had holes drilled into the passenger's side wheel well for a radio, and has some holes in the side for a possible antenna mount.

There are nos underdash filterettes available on ebay still.
I think $97 , as I bought a couple.
They are for slightly later jeeps, but still would be the same as far as use and function. Just not "early 42" model filterettes.

Here is the JX-17 installed onto the filterette base in my August, 42 GPW, that was long missing the cover.
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One more thing completed for this Jeep 🙂🙂🙂 !

Best Regards,
Ray


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