any amphi owners near austin, tx?

prefetch

New Member
hey folks,

i'm looking to have a deep and full restoration done on my 66 amphicar by an outfit in austin, texas - but i'm located in utah.

the shop in austin wants to give a pretty detailed bid, and they really want to see an amphicar in-person in order to give a realistic bid for the work.

i'm wondering if anyone in the austin area would be willing to let these guys take a look at your car. (i'm happy to pay you $1k for you trouble.)

any takers? reply or email prefetch@gmail.com
 

goobcarla

Member
If they don't know what an Amphicar looks like or what a restoration entails...RUN!!! If you plan on shipping the car hundreds of miles for repair work anyway, pick someone with experience...someone who knows what a proper repair consists of.
 

prefetch

New Member
that's not a bad idea. i don't know why i didn't think of that..

if i don't get anyone interested in the offer, i think that'll be a good option.
 

prefetch

New Member
If they don't know what an Amphicar looks like or what a restoration entails...RUN!!! If you plan on shipping the car hundreds of miles for repair work anyway, pick someone with experience...someone who knows what a proper repair consists of.

i appreciate the sentiment. i do all the repair work myself, but i'm not much of a "detail guy" so if post-restoration i have any problems i'm not too worried.
 

prefetch

New Member
good to know.
but can he convert it to be electric? :). that's what the folks in texas specialize in.

that may be sacrilege, but i just want to do something a little different. i've got a high compression 1.3 motor in it already, and i just don't like how weak it is. i can't really take it to any lakes nearby because it'll only do about 60 on the freeway, getting passed by people doing 80 is nerve wracking.
 

Jon March

Member
good to know.
but can he convert it to be electric? :). that's what the folks in texas specialize in.

that may be sacrilege, but i just want to do something a little different. i've got a high compression 1.3 motor in it already, and i just don't like how weak it is. i can't really take it to any lakes nearby because it'll only do about 60 on the freeway, getting passed by people doing 80 is nerve wracking.
Im interested in your motor -call me
203-910-7903 Jon
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Dave the wave just finished a conversion in FL.
He had some good posts on Facebook.
But like me, he is probably too busy right now to take on a big project,
I almost converted the Fiberglass car I made in 2013.
Family car is a Honda Clarity Plug in... LOVE IT!
Wife has not bought gas in it all winter.
 

prefetch

New Member
Dave the wave just finished a conversion in FL.
He had some good posts on Facebook.
But like me, he is probably too busy right now to take on a big project,
I almost converted the Fiberglass car I made in 2013.
Family car is a Honda Clarity Plug in... LOVE IT!
Wife has not bought gas in it all winter.

do you have any links to the facebook page? i'd love to see those.
edit: found his youtube channel. cool vids, but not much info on the internals. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAoQdUzeiN0UIR14IpcozEg
 
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