apricot color vinyl for aqua amphi

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by wetwheels1@aol.com, Sep 18, 2000.

  1. wetwheels1@aol.com
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    Would anyone have access or know the whereabouts of the yellow/apricot vinyl
    used for the aqua/green amphi? (mftr #-description) I am about to have my
    car's interior reupholstered and have not been able to locate a complete
    interior from Hugh Gordon. I would like to keep my almost perfect car in its
    original state, but have been unsuccesful in finding the correct vinyl
    combination from my local upholsterer.

    Also, I would appreciate any suggestions in trying to insulate the interior
    from engine heat and noise...at the same time of reupholstering.

    thanks....

    rich rosenberg....(liscense plate..IFLOAT2 )
     
  2. Bill Connelly
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    > [...Snip!] Would anyone have access or know the whereabouts of the
    yellow/apricot vinyl
    > used for the aqua/green amphi? (mftr #-description)

    Barring advice on a tried and true supplier of such vinyl fabric from other
    owners with actual firsthand experience (I have none, being more than happy
    to plant my lazy big ass in my mildewey original seats), you might find the
    folks at Great Lakes Fabrics can fix you up with a close match. They have a
    website at http://www.glfi.com/, or you can contact them at 1904 S. Wenona
    St. Bay City, MI 48706; Toll Free: 1-800-652-2358. Assuming you can still
    razor out a smallish strip of fabric from the back of your rear passenger
    seat back where it's gathered, this might provide a nice non-sunfaded swatch
    for color matching.

    > Also, I would appreciate any suggestions in trying to insulate the
    interior
    > from engine heat and noise...at the same time of reupholstering.
    >

    You'll find several items in the List's Searchable Archives at
    http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/search.html that discuss various
    methods and materials used for "insulation". There's also David Chapman's
    very elegant, if unoriginal, solution that ameliorates both the heat and
    noise issues also while affording more onboard stowage space...something
    admittedly scarce in an Amphi: He built cabinets under the rear passenger
    seat. You can see photos of David's super-elegant setup at
    http://www.amphicars.com/actbelts.htm.

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
  3. wildbill
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    wildbill Guest

    I think Rodger Sallee has the right colors, call him
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