Fibreglass Amphicar

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
I may be 1 steep closer to making a complete Amphicar in Fibreglass.
I have a NOS steel enginge pod I just cleaned and primed. Plan is to paint inside and use it as the mould to pull FibreGlass pods out of.
I know theres not much call so the cost of making a mould is prohibative,
The only part I make that has paid for a mould so far is the FibreGlass rear seat base bottom...every Amphicar out there should have This!!!I have installed photos somewhere
So up to date I now make the main floor area, the front skid plate.complete front clips(with front fenders or seperatly,)door skins, inner door bottoms, rockers,rear fenders(complete or 1/2 hight)Complete inner rear fenders,
section across the rear of car where licence plate is.Rear hoods,and the best darn Front hood out there!
Off to Boston.. Have Front hoods there!
Gord S.
Canadiain four Amphs
 

azpaul50

Member
Gord- lolol... when I read this at first, a place called "Aquarena" in San Marcos Texas came to mind. They had "glass" bottom boats so tourists could see the fish under the water. lolol... never mind...you meant fiberglass...lolol.. After the first sentence I briefly thought that you were getting into the tour business! lolol - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Fibreglass Amphicar
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 06:54:14 -0400
From:





I may be 1 steep closer to making a complete Amphicar in glass.
I have a NOS steel enginge pod I just cleaned and primed. Plan is to paint inside and use it as the mould to pull Glass pods out of.
I know theres not much call so the cost of making a mould is prohibative,
The only part I make that has paid for a mould so far is the Glass rear seat base bottom...every Amphicar out there should have This!!!
So up to date I now make the main floor area, the front skid plate.complete front clips(with front fenders or seperatly,)door skins, inner door bottoms, rockers,rear fenders(complete or 1/2 hight)Complete inner rear fenders,
section across the rear of car where licence plate is.Rear hoods,and the best darn Front hood out there!
Gord S.
Canadiain four Amphs
 

jwillia

Member
Gord
When you put in the seat base do you eliminate the metal brace in the middle?

Thanks Jeff W.

Red 62



To: jeffreyd_7@hotmail.com
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Fibreglass Amphicar
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 06:54:14 -0400
From:





I may be 1 steep closer to making a complete Amphicar in glass.
I have a NOS steel enginge pod I just cleaned and primed. Plan is to paint inside and use it as the mould to pull Glass pods out of.
I know theres not much call so the cost of making a mould is prohibative,
The only part I make that has paid for a mould so far is the Glass rear seat base bottom...every Amphicar out there should have This!!!
So up to date I now make the main floor area, the front skid plate.complete front clips(with front fenders or seperatly,)door skins, inner door bottoms, rockers,rear fenders(complete or 1/2 hight)Complete inner rear fenders,
section across the rear of car where licence plate is.Rear hoods,and the best darn Front hood out there!
Gord S.
Canadiain four Amphs
 

Mike in N.H.

New Member
:045::045:I love the fiberglass rear seat base that I got from Gord S. I got the beefed up model with ribs molded under it. I recommend the black foam insulation kit that goes with it.With Gords kit,my back seat stays cool (and quieter) and I can stand up on my back seat without fear of falling through.Ill save my original cardboard seat base for the next owner in case he demands originality.
 
F

flyboy

Guest
I love Gord's rear seat kit as well. My kids butt's dont burn anymore.
 
Don't kick yourself so much.* I too thought Gord was talking about a glass
Amphicar.* I was picturing the metal seat frames & door panels in glass.* I
actually couldn't understand what Gord was thinking about.* Funny.* Ina




________________________________
From: azpaul50 <>
To: ribcab@verizon.net
Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 11:57:06 AM
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Fibreglass Amphicar


Gord- lolol... when I read this at first, a place called "Aquarena" in San
Marcos Texas came to mind. They had "glass" bottom boats so tourists could see
the fish under the water. lolol... never mind...you meant fiberglass...lolol..
After the first sentence I briefly thought that you were getting into the tour
business! lolol - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Fibreglass Amphicar
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 06:54:14 -0400
From:





I may be 1 steep closer to making a complete Amphicar in glass.
I have a NOS steel enginge pod I just cleaned and primed. Plan is to paint
inside and use it as the mould to pull Glass pods out of.
I know theres not much call so the cost of making a mould is prohibative,
The only part I make that has paid for a mould so far is the Glass rear seat
base bottom...every Amphicar out there should have This!!!
So up to date I now make the main floor area, the front skid plate.complete
front clips(with front fenders or seperatly,)door skins, inner door bottoms,
rockers,rear fenders(complete or 1/2 hight)Complete inner rear fenders,
section across the rear of car where licence plate is.Rear hoods,and the best
darn Front hood out there!
Gord S.
Canadiain four Amphs
 

azpaul50

Member
Progression of thought.... glass vehicle.... Wonder Woman..... wow! Hot! Now we know what Gord is really thinkin'... fruedian. - AZP



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Fibreglass Amphicar
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:56:50 -0400
From:





Don't kick yourself so much.* I too thought Gord was talking about a glass
Amphicar.* I was picturing the metal seat frames & door panels in glass.* I
actually couldn't understand what Gord was thinking about.* Funny.* Ina




________________________________
From: azpaul50 <>
To: ribcab@verizon.net
Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 11:57:06 AM
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Fibreglass Amphicar


Gord- lolol... when I read this at first, a place called "Aquarena" in San
Marcos Texas came to mind. They had "glass" bottom boats so tourists could see
the fish under the water. lolol... never mind...you meant fiberglass...lolol..
After the first sentence I briefly thought that you were getting into the tour
business! lolol - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Fibreglass Amphicar
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 06:54:14 -0400
From:





I may be 1 steep closer to making a complete Amphicar in glass.
I have a NOS steel enginge pod I just cleaned and primed. Plan is to paint
inside and use it as the mould to pull Glass pods out of.
I know theres not much call so the cost of making a mould is prohibative,
The only part I make that has paid for a mould so far is the Glass rear seat
base bottom...every Amphicar out there should have This!!!
So up to date I now make the main floor area, the front skid plate.complete
front clips(with front fenders or seperatly,)door skins, inner door bottoms,
rockers,rear fenders(complete or 1/2 hight)Complete inner rear fenders,
section across the rear of car where licence plate is.Rear hoods,and the best
darn Front hood out there!
Gord S.
Canadiain four Amphs
 

Woodsie

Member
Nice* Part - Covered both sides with Epoxy black****Fits tight ** better than
orignial***


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Dave






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From: flyboy <>
To: dwoods164@yahoo.com
Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 7:59:29 PM
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Re: Fibreglass Amphicar


I love Gord's rear seat kit as well. My kids butt's dont burn anymore.
 
When I asked about a fiberglass Amphi when I met you at Celina, I wasn't that serious...apparently you were. :) I would love to see some type of tube frame and a complete fiberglass body...make an Amphi truly seaworthy.
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
There.. I fixed the first message and removed the short form for Fibreglass,(Glass)
All those old parts bodies out there are no longer scrap. they can all be brought back.
Ron T. is my living proof they can take a beating.He even got caught up on a underwater cement dock last year.. Bag!!!... no leak. but he sure was scared!!
GORD>S
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
You should make a light weight Amphi trailer. I have the rusty front clip I think about using...... Be easier if you made it! Make a handful, I will be your midwest distributor.
Dave the Wave
 

Craig Parada

Craig Parada
Does anyone have a picture of Gord's rear seat fiberglass insulation kit?
Thanks,
Ted

Ted,
Here's what I received. Insulation and some kind of edge-attachment would be needed. If you go this way, be sure to add drain holes, as the shape is identical to the old press-board unit right down to the "dip" between the edge and center-brace.
Craig
http://www.amphicar770.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=221
http://www.amphicar770.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=220
http://www.amphicar770.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=219
http://www.amphicar770.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=218
http://www.amphicar770.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=217
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
I have a fibreglass front clip,(both sides and bottom), add to it front head light piece,inner wheel wells and a glass hood and you now have a supper light nose piece.
but the cost whould make it a very expensive trailer
GORD>S.
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
I have tryed to upload a picture of the fibreglass seatr base covered with soundproofing and silver refletion paper.
GORD.
 

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SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Just finished the 1st, engine pod. in fibreglass. Real nice part made extra thick. All you need now is a good frame and you can recreate a complete Amphicar.I have such a car here,I cut the front fenders off it back in 94 to make my 1st car. its on my to do list but, I puts it wayyyyyyyyyyy back on the to do list
We also pulled off the front inner fenders in F glass
Because we did not make a mould the cost of these parts is very fair!:rolleyes:
 
Gord, You are amazing with this fiber glass. Are you in FL now? I am in TX on
business. Have fun

Larry D




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From: SNOWBIRD <>
To: larrydepasquale@yahoo.com
Sent: Wed, November 3, 2010 6:45:57 PM
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20863] Re: Fibreglass Amphicar


Just finished the 1st, engine pod. in fibreglass. Real nice part made extra
thick. All you need now is a good frame and you can recreate a complete
Amphicar.I have such a car here,I cut the front fenders off it back in 94 to
make my 1st car. its on my to do list but, I puts it wayyyyyyyyyyy back on the
to do list
We also pulled off the front inner fenders in F glass
Because we did not make a mould the cost of these parts is very fair!
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Just finished installing rear fenders and inner fenders and the piece across the back (holds licence plate) in Fibreglass on Herbs car that was rear ended in the spring. To see the progress on this car go to my webside and click on Herbs site(named after his dog)He has done a great story there.
 
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