Amphi is finly going to the body shop....

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Craig

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Well it's been almost two years sence I started my restoration and
I've desided that I just don't have the time to do the body work
myself. I have found a reputable body shop who has done noumerace cars
for local car club members and I've seen there work at a few car shows
here in Alaska. The car will be fully stripped and the rear quaters
repaired / replaced. I've elected to go with metel for originality
sake. I like the fiberglass Gord has and was really considering it but
I think I'm more of a pourist and want to keep things original. I'm
planning on adding the drain hole plugs in the rear quaters and the
box frame. And I think I'll remove the jack plates from below the
doors and reweld them fully to eliminate water seeping behind them and
rotting the hull.

Any of you experts out there think of anything else I should consider
having done at this point? Any words of advise or caution I should be
passing onto a good body man who has only seen pictures of an Amphicar?

Thanks Guys...
Craig in Alaska (Missing Celina again)
Red 66
 
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David Chapman

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<font face="Arial" size="2">Be careful of clearances both above the props and also around rear tyre - it's easy to get things wrong and then props don't turn and tyre hits rear inner fender. Removing the jackplates is something I've done as well, then mark the jacking points (the frame members) underneath with white paint.</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:36 PM
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphi is finly going to the body shop....

<tt>Well it's been almost two years sence I started my restoration and
I've desided that I just don't have the time to do the body work
myself. I have found a reputable body shop who has done noumerace cars
for local car club members and I've seen there work at a few car shows
here in Alaska. The car will be fully stripped and the rear quaters
repaired / replaced. I've elected to go with metel for originality
sake. I like the fiberglass Gord has and was really considering it but
I think I'm more of a pourist and want to keep things original. I'm
planning on adding the drain hole plugs in the rear quaters and the
box frame. And I think I'll remove the jack plates from below the
doors and reweld them fully to eliminate water seeping behind them and
rotting the hull.

Any of you experts out there think of anything else I should consider
having done at this point? Any words of advise or caution I should be
passing onto a good body man who has only seen pictures of an Amphicar?

Thanks Guys...
Craig in Alaska (Missing Celina again)
Red 66


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