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amphiguru

Guest
To All on the Digest

Hi Guys,

Before we imported the original strips, we too relied on generic
strips. Here's how to ensure rattle free windows. Get the thickest
profile of the two vertical strips you can find (no. 11-37-20 vent
post and 11-36-49 door post). These will prevent window rattling,
but not leaks along the horizontal strips.

Here's how to ensure leak proof doors. Generic horizontal strips
are always manufactured slightly thinner, as they will fit more
applications. However, this means leaks in Amphicar through the
strip glass gap. Before installing the generic strips, apply two
thicknesses of electrical tape to the body side of the strip
to "push" it closer to the glass. (Be careful; don't put the tape
on the clip area.)

In spite of using original design horizontal strips, Amphicar found
that water still wicked past the window glass. In North American
models, starting in 1965, Amphicar supplied splash rubber and
decorative mouldings to wipe water away from the brush strip area.
If you want to update your car, see our catalog in the 11-36-00
section.

If you enjoy detective work, loosen an inside door panel along the
bottom edge and stuff some paper towels on the inside of the doors.
Then roll up your window and (using a simple garden hose) spray
along the top of the door and see how much water comes in. If you
work at it, you'll keep every last drop of cruiser wake in the lake
and not at the bilge pump pick-up.
 
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Con Oamek

Guest
Great to hear from the "Amphiguru"! I can't say enough to thank you for all the work you have done for everyone with an Amphicar; my car would definitely be relegated to a "display only" category if it were not for you. You have helped me since I bought my car in the '70's; everyone has always treated me well and your deliveries arrive in only a couple days making it really easy to keep my projects moving along. This year I am going through the whole car with plans to take it to Celina.

By the way, I am spending tonite paging through my much loved Gordon Imports catalog andhope to visit your warehouse tomorrow afternoon. (I need to consult the guru about a couple glitches that have come up!)

Con Oamek
Redlands, CA

amphiguru <hughg@gordonimports.com> wrote:
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To All on the Digest

Hi Guys,

Before we imported the original strips, we too relied on generic
strips. Here's how to ensure rattle free windows. Get the thickest
profile of the two vertical strips you can find (no. 11-37-20 vent
post and 11-36-49 door post). These will prevent window rattling,
but not leaks along the horizontal strips.

Here's how to ensure leak proof doors. Generic horizontal strips
are always manufactured slightly thinner, as they will fit more
applications. However, this means leaks in Amphicar through the
strip glass gap. Before installing the generic strips, apply two
thicknesses of electrical tape to the body side of the strip
to "push" it closer to the glass. (Be careful; don't put the tape
on the clip area.)

In spite of using original design horizontal strips, Amphicar found
that
water still wicked past the window glass. In North American
models, starting in 1965, Amphicar supplied splash rubber and
decorative mouldings to wipe water away from the brush strip area.
If you want to update your car, see our catalog in the 11-36-00
section.

If you enjoy detective work, loosen an inside door panel along the
bottom edge and stuff some paper towels on the inside of the doors.
Then roll up your window and (using a simple garden hose) spray
along the top of the door and see how much water comes in. If you
work at it, you'll keep every last drop of cruiser wake in the lake
and not at the bilge pump pick-up.





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