Bumper Crop of Bumpers

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Allan Woodcock, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. Allan Woodcock
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    In March I decided that the world needed some new Amphicar front
    bumpers. Since my family has connections to two machine shops how
    hard could it be?

    After a lot of hard work I got a few done two weeks ago. The design for
    the die to use in stamping the things was critical. The complete die
    weighs about 1000 lbs and consists of steel plates one and two inches
    thick. The pieces are nicely stamped, trimmed, polished and then triple
    plated. I have had some VW type bumper bolts modified to fit the Amphi
    bumper holes. Also some 8mm /14mm nuts were made and zinc plated to go
    with the bolts.

    I certainly would appreciate some support from any of you who need
    bumpers. When I showed my bumpers to Hugh Gordon two weeks ago he said
    he was about to start work on his. Timming?

    The price will be $260 each for the two piece and $560 for the one
    piece. I wouldn?t mind getting some of my tooling costs back.
    Shipping has been running about $15.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or wish to discuss
    any details regarding a purchase or shipping. Contact me at:
    sales@amphicarbumpers.com , give me a call (310) 466 6288 or a page at
    (818) 705 6122.

    Allan Woodcock
    Red ?67 (in a million pieces
     
  2. Ken Chambers
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    Glad to hear people are getting into the Amphicar parts manufacturing
    business. I know Hugh has a few original one piece front bumpers left that
    he's had beautifully rechromed. The price is a bit up there but, hey, they're
    originals. My one piece front bumper was really trashed. It was bend up in
    the middle, twisted, creased, dented, and rusted. It's amazing what the chrome
    shop did with this thing. What I got back was a beautiful like new bumper - at
    the tune of $585, but what an improvement! There is some value in knowing that
    it's an original Amphicar part, especially one that shows off the car so
    nicely.

    BTW, for the mounting bolts I used 5/16 x 3/4 inch stainless steel carriage
    bolts and filed off three of the four points under the head. They fit
    perfectly in that German style single notch in the bumper holes and the
    stainless steel looks almost like chrome, especially if you buff them up.

    For those really needing a new bumper, this reproduction sounds like the way to
    go. Thanks Allen. I'll be needing one of those eventually for another car.

    Ken Chambers, CA
    '64 Amphi

    >
    > In March I decided that the world needed some new Amphicar front
    > bumpers. Since my family has connections to two machine shops how
    > hard could it be?
    >
    > After a lot of hard work I got a few done two weeks ago. The design for
    > the die to use in stamping the things was critical. The complete die
    > weighs about 1000 lbs and consists of steel plates one and two inches
    > thick. The pieces are nicely stamped, trimmed, polished and then triple
    > plated. I have had some VW type bumper bolts modified to fit the Amphi
    > bumper holes. Also some 8mm /14mm nuts were made and zinc plated to go
    > with the bolts.
    >
    > I certainly would appreciate some support from any of you who need
    > bumpers. When I showed my bumpers to Hugh Gordon two weeks ago he said
    > he was about to start work on his. Timming?
    >
    > The price will be $260 each for the two piece and $560 for the one
    > piece. I wouldn?t mind getting some of my tooling costs back.
    > Shipping has been running about $15.
     
  3. posis123@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">please send me one set of the two piece front bumper glad to hear there is
    more out there how do you want me to pay for it or canyou bring it to celina
    this year and i will give you cash,check or??? please e mail me thank you
    EARL AND BARB SHAFFER 3414 OLD HICKORY BLVD OLD HICKORY TN 37138</font>
     
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