White Body Mount Pads

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White Body Mount Pads

Post by Frankie » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:48 am

Looking at my GPW 22192, DoD 23 Apr 42, I see that the body mount pads that are still on the mounts appear to be a white rubber. Is that normal for the VEP? Since the pads are white, would that indicate possibly a first time body off?

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Re: White Body Mount Pads

Post by m3bobby » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:47 am

Mine were showing lots of white and it turned out to be the white cords reinforcing the pad structure. They were also very pink in the areas that had been trapped between body and frame.
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Re: White Body Mount Pads

Post by lt.luke » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:32 am

I'd say it's likely that it does indicate first time off the frame. Another indication is the presence of the little stamped pal nuts on the body to frame bolts.

I'm pretty sure rubber had moved away from pinks and whites to black by WWII.
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