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Bumper Crop of Bumpers

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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
 
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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.
 
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posis123@aol.com

Guest
<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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