VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by Mike Wright » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:41 am

17thAirborne wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Mike Wright wrote:
lt.luke wrote:Your black rubber hood blocks are not original.
Ummm... Not quite sure. I've been doing LOTS of research on this and found a few pics that may repudiate this.
Mike,
If you get a chance can you provide some more insight?

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What are the measurements? Is it black or green?
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:28 am

Black rubber blocks. Measured at the base, 1" thick, 2" wide and 3 3/4" in length.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:35 am

Original wiper blades in the box 2ea. Now I need to source the two handles. These should fit nicely on my VEP.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:05 pm

Mike Wright wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:40 am
The clamp looks original to me. Clean it and let us know. compare it to others, I don't believe the clamp changed.
Here ya go :o
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:47 pm

I believe this is the correct MC for the VEP GPW.s Tractor12 led me to this thread"

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Here is what I ahve to mount on my GPW
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by m3bobby » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:34 am

Yes, that's identical to the one on 6008.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:15 pm

m3bobby wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:34 am
Yes, that's identical to the one on 6008.
tanks

Now comes the evaluation of resleeve or buy new one.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by m3bobby » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:17 pm

Mine wasn't to bad, just stoned some minor pitting out.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by Beers » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:20 pm

17thAirborne wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:15 pm
m3bobby wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:34 am
Yes, that's identical to the one on 6008.
tanks

Now comes the evaluation of resleeve or buy new one.
Oz, if you have to go with a resleeve, White Post Restorations in VA does a really nice job on these, it's one of the areas they specialize in. Not cheap, but hey it is the brakes...

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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:23 pm

Received that recommendation from Jay as well. I will call them and sort it out.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by Mike Wright » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:13 am

17thAirborne wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Mike Wright wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:40 am
The clamp looks original to me. Clean it and let us know. compare it to others, I don't believe the clamp changed.
Here ya go :o



oil filler clamp1.jpg

oil filler clamp2.jpg
Looks A OK :!:
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MB 438075, DOD 1 MAY 45, Reg# 20704591 (Orginal Blue Drab)
Converto ABN Dump 0886168

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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:11 pm

Thanks Mike!
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