Mystery Find????

azpaul50

Member
So there I am... knowing my bros are whoopin' it up in Celina with old azpaul here in the heat. I start pokin' around behind the gas tank and find something mysterious. At first it felt like a radio but turned out to be a metal box. Everything on and it it was written in German (Verbandkasten) indicating it was a first aid kit. The dates are definitely '50's-60's. Wow! Have owners been finding these before? Was this used to treat a German assembly line worker and slipped back there? Was this equipment for a special road test in Germany? I'll have to research this further. I'll let you know. Jeeez... am I supposed to wear that eye patch for a nautical look? - azpaul
 

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What a cool find...I'm betting everyone with an unrestored car is thinking about going out and checking their Amphi right about now.
 

azpaul50

Member
After more investigation, I think I know more... the kit is missing one gauze pad, about 6 inches of tape, and I think I've found some drops of original blood on one of the fuel tank straps. Think of it!! That makes my Amphi the only one with actual biological providence. I took a scraping and it even tastes like blood! Barrett-Jackson narrative... " And now we have the only Amphicar know to exist with original manufacturing artifacts proven by DNA! Bidding begins at $150K!" What if that worker was related to royalty??? Wow!!!
 

azpaul50

Member
It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices, imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it! Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere! Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... - azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
From:




Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would probably lower the value by half.



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azpaul50

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My research continues. I think I see the actual kit in a factory photo using extreme magnification. Thank goodness Blondie works at the college! please, amigos... go out and check your cars... so I can do a VIN matrix based on your discoveries. I promise to have the amswer by Monday! See attached!!!
 

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chasgould

New Member
Hi Paul,
Thank you so much. I went out to the garage and dug around behind my
fuel tank, and nothing, so I went around to he other side (passenger,
and dug around behind there, and felt something loose, but could not
fish it out form there. I ended up using a mirror and sure enough
there was tin box. I had to loosen the tank mounts to get it free,
but there was one of the first aid kits (just where you said it would
be) in my car as well, which is a 3,000 original mile car that was
purchased from the original owner!
Thanks for the tip!
Chas

On Jul 30, 2010, at 5:10 PM, azpaul50 wrote:


> It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only
> half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices,
> imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it!
> Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have
> been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best
> ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if
> you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage
> everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere!
> Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... -
> azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.
>
>
>
> To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> Find????
> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
> From:
>
>
>
>
> Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would
> probably lower the value by half.
>
>
>
> __________________________________________________ _______________
> The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts
> with Hotmail.
> http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/...M_HMP:042010_4
>
>
 

azpaul50

Member
Wow! Knowing of Chas' reputation, I now have the second most desirable Amphi around. **azpaul salutes to the northeast**. I have no idea how many original miles mine has but it does have a low, low VIN. Tomorrow is Sunday so everyone should have time to check! Now there's TWO places to check. Negative (find) reports are also requested so we can figure this out by Monday! Randy and Dave, yours were negative, correct? John F., Ed, Capn John, Roger.... everyone please report! - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:41:16 -0400
From:





Hi Paul,
Thank you so much. I went out to the garage and dug around behind my
fuel tank, and nothing, so I went around to he other side (passenger,
and dug around behind there, and felt something loose, but could not
fish it out form there. I ended up using a mirror and sure enough
there was tin box. I had to loosen the tank mounts to get it free,
but there was one of the first aid kits (just where you said it would
be) in my car as well, which is a 3,000 original mile car that was
purchased from the original owner!
Thanks for the tip!
Chas

On Jul 30, 2010, at 5:10 PM, azpaul50 wrote:




Quote:




> It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only
> half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices,
> imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it!
> Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have
> been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best
> ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if
> you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage
> everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere!
> Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... -
> azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.
>
>
>
> To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> Find????
> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
> From:
>
>
>
>
> Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would
> probably lower the value by half.
>
>
>
> __________________________________________________ _______________
> The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts
> with Hotmail.
> http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/...M_HMP:042010_4
>
>
 
You guys are lucky! It's like finding a surprise package hidden in a
scavenger hunt. My Amphicar couldn't have the first aid kit or I
would have known when it was dismantled for restoration. Mine is a
1967 title. Ina (in the boro)
On Aug 1, 2010, at 12:40 AM, azpaul50 wrote:


> Wow! Knowing of Chas' reputation, I now have the second most
> desirable Amphi around. **azpaul salutes to the northeast**. I have
> no idea how many original miles mine has but it does have a low, low
> VIN. Tomorrow is Sunday so everyone should have time to check! Now
> there's TWO places to check. Negative (find) reports are also
> requested so we can figure this out by Monday! Randy and Dave, yours
> were negative, correct? John F., Ed, Capn John, Roger.... everyone
> please report! - azpaul50
>
>
>
> To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> Find????
> Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:41:16 -0400
> From:
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi Paul,
> Thank you so much. I went out to the garage and dug around behind my
> fuel tank, and nothing, so I went around to he other side (passenger,
> and dug around behind there, and felt something loose, but could not
> fish it out form there. I ended up using a mirror and sure enough
> there was tin box. I had to loosen the tank mounts to get it free,
> but there was one of the first aid kits (just where you said it would
> be) in my car as well, which is a 3,000 original mile car that was
> purchased from the original owner!
> Thanks for the tip!
> Chas
>
> On Jul 30, 2010, at 5:10 PM, azpaul50 wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Quote:
>
>
>
>
> Quote:
> > It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only
> > half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices,
> > imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it!
> > Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have
> > been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best
> > ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if
> > you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage
> > everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere!
> > Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... -
> > azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.
> >
> >
> >
> > To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> > Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> > Find????
> > Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
> > From:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would
> > probably lower the value by half.
> >
> >
> >
> > __________________________________________________ _______________
> > The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts
> > with Hotmail.
> > http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/...M_HMP:042010_4
> >
> >
>
>
 

azpaul50

Member
Ina - I've discovered that German law requires one in every car along with a triangle reflector and has since the mid-'50's. My car was restored as well yet there it was! Maybe some past restorer found it and put it back in! This mystery MUST be solved by tomorrow at 6PM PST! - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 01:30:33 -0400
From:





You guys are lucky! It's like finding a surprise package hidden in a
scavenger hunt. My Amphicar couldn't have the first aid kit or I
would have known when it was dismantled for restoration. Mine is a
1967 title. Ina (in the boro)
On Aug 1, 2010, at 12:40 AM, azpaul50 wrote:




Quote:




> Wow! Knowing of Chas' reputation, I now have the second most
> desirable Amphi around. **azpaul salutes to the northeast**. I have
> no idea how many original miles mine has but it does have a low, low
> VIN. Tomorrow is Sunday so everyone should have time to check! Now
> there's TWO places to check. Negative (find) reports are also
> requested so we can figure this out by Monday! Randy and Dave, yours
> were negative, correct? John F., Ed, Capn John, Roger.... everyone
> please report! - azpaul50
>
>
>
> To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> Find????
> Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:41:16 -0400
> From:
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi Paul,
> Thank you so much. I went out to the garage and dug around behind my
> fuel tank, and nothing, so I went around to he other side (passenger,
> and dug around behind there, and felt something loose, but could not
> fish it out form there. I ended up using a mirror and sure enough
> there was tin box. I had to loosen the tank mounts to get it free,
> but there was one of the first aid kits (just where you said it would
> be) in my car as well, which is a 3,000 original mile car that was
> purchased from the original owner!
> Thanks for the tip!
> Chas
>
> On Jul 30, 2010, at 5:10 PM, azpaul50 wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Quote:
>
>
>
>
> Quote:
> > It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only
> > half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices,
> > imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it!
> > Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have
> > been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best
> > ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if
> > you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage
> > everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere!
> > Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... -
> > azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.
> >
> >
> >
> > To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> > Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> > Find????
> > Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
> > From:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would
> > probably lower the value by half.
> >
> >
> >
> > __________________________________________________ _______________
> > The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts
> > with Hotmail.
> > http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/...M_HMP:042010_4
> >
> >
>
>
 

hadleyohlinger

New Member
My car is also in the "no such luck" category. Had my car totally dismantled when restoration was done several years ago.
Hadley
61 white

--- On Sat, 7/31/10, azpaul50 <> wrote:


From: azpaul50 <>
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
To: hadleyohlinger@yahoo.ca
Received: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 9:40 PM







Wow! Knowing of Chas' reputation, I now have the second most desirable Amphi around. **azpaul salutes to the northeast**. I have no idea how many original miles mine has but it does have a low, low VIN. Tomorrow is Sunday so everyone should have time to check! Now there's TWO places to check. Negative (find) reports are also requested so we can figure this out by Monday! Randy and Dave, yours were negative, correct? John F., Ed, Capn John, Roger.... everyone please report! - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:41:16 -0400
From:





Hi Paul,
Thank you so much. I went out to the garage and dug around behind my
fuel tank, and nothing, so I went around to he other side (passenger,
and dug around behind there, and felt something loose, but could not
fish it out form there. I ended up using a mirror and sure enough
there was tin box. I had to loosen the tank mounts to get it free,
but there was one of the first aid kits (just where you said it would
be) in my car as well, which is a 3,000 original mile car that was
purchased from the original owner!
Thanks for the tip!
Chas

On Jul 30, 2010, at 5:10 PM, azpaul50 wrote:




Quote:






Quote:




> It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only
> half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices,
> imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it!
> Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have
> been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best
> ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if
> you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage
> everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere!
> Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... -
> azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.
>
>
>
> To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> Find????
> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
> From:
>
>
>
>
> Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would
> probably lower the value by half.
>
>
>
> __________________________________________________ _______________
> The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts
> with Hotmail.
> http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/...M_HMP:042010_4
>
>
 

Ed Price

Member
Perhaps the Aid Kit was included with very early Amphis. My Amphi is a 1961
build, and it had no evidence of an Aid Kit (no noticeable mounting
brackets). You would think that an Aid Kit would have been accessible
without opening the trunk (even more difficult with an Amphi in the water!).
For instance, Mercedes, for their S-Class, created two flush-mounted storage
lockers on the horizontal panel between the rear seat tops and the rear
window glass (where they also mounted the rear speakers). One of these
little lockers contains a custom Aid Kit; the other is for general purpose
storage, like a place for a bucket of Krugerands.

I thought your original post must have meant that someone just slipped an
Aid Kit into the space behind the tank; possibly might have even been a
factory floor kit that somebody accidently dropped into your car (most
likely the worker was installing the wiper motor at the time). (When I had
my drivetrain pulled out, and was cleaning the muck from the bilge, I found
a short [about 4" long] double-ended crescent wrench directly under the
engine location. It was a German wrench, right from the factory, dropped and
not worth trying to fish it out.)

However, finding a kit in another Amphi changes everything. Speculating,
could there have been a way that the kit was accessible through the inside
of the glove box?

After you clean it up, please take a good set of photos to document the kit
box and contents so that we can put a record of this into our club archives!
That was a great find!


Ed Price
IAOC Membership Registrar
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar 770
1987 MB 420SEL





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From: azpaul50 [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:40 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????


Wow! Knowing of Chas' reputation, I now have the second most desirable Amphi
around. **azpaul salutes to the northeast**. I have no idea how many
original miles mine has but it does have a low, low VIN. Tomorrow is Sunday
so everyone should have time to check! Now there's TWO places to check.
Negative (find) reports are also requested so we can figure this out by
Monday! Randy and Dave, yours were negative, correct? John F., Ed, Capn
John, Roger.... everyone please report! - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:41:16 -0400
From:





Hi Paul,
Thank you so much. I went out to the garage and dug around behind my
fuel tank, and nothing, so I went around to he other side (passenger,
and dug around behind there, and felt something loose, but could not
fish it out form there. I ended up using a mirror and sure enough
there was tin box. I had to loosen the tank mounts to get it free,
but there was one of the first aid kits (just where you said it would
be) in my car as well, which is a 3,000 original mile car that was
purchased from the original owner!
Thanks for the tip!
Chas

On Jul 30, 2010, at 5:10 PM, azpaul50 wrote:




Quote:





Quote:

> It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only
> half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices,
> imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it!
> Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have
> been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best
> ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if
> you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage
> everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere!
> Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... -
> azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.
>
>
>
> To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> Find????
> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
> From:
>
>
>
>
> Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would
> probably lower the value by half.
>
>
>
> __________________________________________________ _______________
> The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts
> with Hotmail.
> http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/...M_HMP:042010_4
>
>
 

bkahler

Member
No such luck on un-restored 101232.



Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 1, 2010, at 2:11 PM, azpaul50 <> wrote:


> Ina - I've discovered that German law requires one in every car along with a triangle reflector and has since the mid-'50's. My car was restored as well yet there it was! Maybe some past restorer found it and put it back in! This mystery MUST be solved by tomorrow at 6PM PST! - azpaul50
>
>
>
> To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
> Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 01:30:33 -0400
> From:
>
>
>
>
>
> You guys are lucky! It's like finding a surprise package hidden in a
> scavenger hunt. My Amphicar couldn't have the first aid kit or I
> would have known when it was dismantled for restoration. Mine is a
> 1967 title. Ina (in the boro)
> On Aug 1, 2010, at 12:40 AM, azpaul50 wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Quote:
>
>
>
>
> Quote:
> > Wow! Knowing of Chas' reputation, I now have the second most
> > desirable Amphi around. **azpaul salutes to the northeast**. I have
> > no idea how many original miles mine has but it does have a low, low
> > VIN. Tomorrow is Sunday so everyone should have time to check! Now
> > there's TWO places to check. Negative (find) reports are also
> > requested so we can figure this out by Monday! Randy and Dave, yours
> > were negative, correct? John F., Ed, Capn John, Roger.... everyone
> > please report! - azpaul50
> >
> >
> >
> > To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> > Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> > Find????
> > Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:41:16 -0400
> > From:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Paul,
> > Thank you so much. I went out to the garage and dug around behind my
> > fuel tank, and nothing, so I went around to he other side (passenger,
> > and dug around behind there, and felt something loose, but could not
> > fish it out form there. I ended up using a mirror and sure enough
> > there was tin box. I had to loosen the tank mounts to get it free,
> > but there was one of the first aid kits (just where you said it would
> > be) in my car as well, which is a 3,000 original mile car that was
> > purchased from the original owner!
> > Thanks for the tip!
> > Chas
> >
> > On Jul 30, 2010, at 5:10 PM, azpaul50 wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Quote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Quote:
> > > It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only
> > > half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices,
> > > imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it!
> > > Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have
> > > been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best
> > > ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if
> > > you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage
> > > everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere!
> > > Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... -
> > > azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> > > Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> > > Find????
> > > Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
> > > From:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would
> > > probably lower the value by half.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > __________________________________________________ _______________
> > > The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts
> > > with Hotmail.
> > > http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/...M_HMP:042010_4
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
 

Pufahl

New Member
Hello ,
this is Holger from Germany , you need reflector Head Lamps ? what size ?
170 mm / 15 inch ?

Holger

2010/8/1 Tedredamphi <>


> Paul,
> So where did they hide the "German required reflectors"? Does anyone have a
> reflector?
> Ted
>
>
>


--
Vielen Dank Holger
Tel. 0049 (0) 171 6031818
 

Ed Price

Member
Holger:

I think you misunderstand.

This was not about headlights.

The latest post in the thread wondered about the possibility of finding
"emergency reflectors" in some unrestored Amphi. (A couple of our members
have recently found a First Aid Kit in the area between their clove box and
the fuel tank.) IIRC, these reflectors, required by German law, would have
been triangular assemblies, yellow in color, and about 25 cm on a side.

The reflectors were never part of any German car; they were meant to be set
out behind a disabled vehicle on the roadway.


Ed Price
IAOC Membership Registrar
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar 770
1987 MB 420SEL





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From: Pufahl [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 12:18 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????


Hello ,
this is Holger from Germany , you need reflector Head Lamps ? what size ?
170 mm / 15 inch ?

Holger

2010/8/1 Tedredamphi <>



Quote:

> Paul,
> So where did they hide the "German required reflectors"? Does anyone have
a

> reflector?
> Ted
>
>
>

--
Vielen Dank Holger
Tel. 0049 (0) 171 6031818
 

azpaul50

Member
Yup.... what Ed said. BLondie was talking about this while getting her nails done the other day and a German lady piped up that she had one (reflector) from her youth in Germany. Who would have thought that Yuma and Boston would be the epicenter for Amphi accessories. Unless... Gord and Hugh have been stacking up vintage first aid kits and reflectors for years!???? The suspense is maddening! - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:58:14 -0400
From:





Holger:

I think you misunderstand.

This was not about headlights.

The latest post in the thread wondered about the possibility of finding
"emergency reflectors" in some unrestored Amphi. (A couple of our members
have recently found a First Aid Kit in the area between their clove box and
the fuel tank.) IIRC, these reflectors, required by German law, would have
been triangular assemblies, yellow in color, and about 25 cm on a side.

The reflectors were never part of any German car; they were meant to be set
out behind a disabled vehicle on the roadway.


Ed Price
IAOC Membership Registrar
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar 770
1987 MB 420SEL





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From: Pufahl [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 12:18 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????


Hello ,
this is Holger from Germany , you need reflector Head Lamps ? what size ?
170 mm / 15 inch ?

Holger

2010/8/1 Tedredamphi <>



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> Paul,
> So where did they hide the "German required reflectors"? Does anyone have a


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> Ted
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Vielen Dank Holger
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azpaul50

Member
Ed - No mounting brackets that I can see.... I was leaning towards some random cause for being there until my esteemed colleague (and microcar hero), ChasGould found one too! I'm on it, boss! All will be revealed tomorrow at 6PM! - azpaul



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 14:53:55 -0400
From:





Perhaps the Aid Kit was included with very early Amphis. My Amphi is a 1961
build, and it had no evidence of an Aid Kit (no noticeable mounting
brackets). You would think that an Aid Kit would have been accessible
without opening the trunk (even more difficult with an Amphi in the water!).
For instance, Mercedes, for their S-Class, created two flush-mounted storage
lockers on the horizontal panel between the rear seat tops and the rear
window glass (where they also mounted the rear speakers). One of these
little lockers contains a custom Aid Kit; the other is for general purpose
storage, like a place for a bucket of Krugerands.

I thought your original post must have meant that someone just slipped an
Aid Kit into the space behind the tank; possibly might have even been a
factory floor kit that somebody accidently dropped into your car (most
likely the worker was installing the wiper motor at the time). (When I had
my drivetrain pulled out, and was cleaning the muck from the bilge, I found
a short [about 4" long] double-ended crescent wrench directly under the
engine location. It was a German wrench, right from the factory, dropped and
not worth trying to fish it out.)

However, finding a kit in another Amphi changes everything. Speculating,
could there have been a way that the kit was accessible through the inside
of the glove box?

After you clean it up, please take a good set of photos to document the kit
box and contents so that we can put a record of this into our club archives!
That was a great find!


Ed Price
IAOC Membership Registrar
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar 770
1987 MB 420SEL





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From: azpaul50 [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:40 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????


Wow! Knowing of Chas' reputation, I now have the second most desirable Amphi
around. **azpaul salutes to the northeast**. I have no idea how many
original miles mine has but it does have a low, low VIN. Tomorrow is Sunday
so everyone should have time to check! Now there's TWO places to check.
Negative (find) reports are also requested so we can figure this out by
Monday! Randy and Dave, yours were negative, correct? John F., Ed, Capn
John, Roger.... everyone please report! - azpaul50



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery Find????
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:41:16 -0400
From:





Hi Paul,
Thank you so much. I went out to the garage and dug around behind my
fuel tank, and nothing, so I went around to he other side (passenger,
and dug around behind there, and felt something loose, but could not
fish it out form there. I ended up using a mirror and sure enough
there was tin box. I had to loosen the tank mounts to get it free,
but there was one of the first aid kits (just where you said it would
be) in my car as well, which is a 3,000 original mile car that was
purchased from the original owner!
Thanks for the tip!
Chas

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> It must have been a gusher... **Insert German cuss words**.... only
> half at B-G? If some movie star's car can command such high prices,
> imagine a biological connection with the folks who actually made it!
> Could that be Hans Tripple blood? The only thing better would have
> been a bone! Hmmmm.... no doubt as to originality, probably the best
> ORIGINAL Amphi example in the world! Everyone gone out to see if
> you've got something back there yet? I really hate to upstage
> everyone with the "best" Amphi in Arizona and the "rest" elsewhere!
> Come on'... at least go out and check your resto-Amphis... -
> azpaul50, now highly placed in Amphi society.
>
>
>
> To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20842] Re: Mystery
> Find????
> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:33:59 -0400
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> Hope you didn't remove too much of the blood drops...That would
> probably lower the value by half.
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Ok...got out the flashlight, stood on my head, fumbled around the fuel tank, and you'll never guess what I pulled out...some scraped up knuckles, but no First Aid Kit. :012:

I could've used one though. :)

So a confirmed, no Kit.
 

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