New Member Intro "Cruiserdog" - Questions - Navigation Light Source

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cruiserdog44

Guest
Hello Everyone,

I am new to the group, but have been a member of the International
Amphicar Owners Club since the early 90's. I own a blue 1964
Amphicar that is currently under construction, and I'm trying to get
it back together by the end of this year. That's pretty ambitious
as I am dependent on my friend completing the body work (quarters
and doors need a lot of work). I also own a red 1966 parts car that
is kinda rough, but will help in the restoration.

I had visited Hugh Gordon at his LA shop about 8 years ago, and
purchased some items for my Amphi, but the project was on hold till
now due to time spent with my Father, who had terminal cancer, and
recently passed away. Dad and I purchased the 64 together in 1991,
and had planned on working on the restoration together, but that was
not possible. I have taken a recent inventory and I will need many
parts such as rubber gaskets, trim, lenses, etc. If anyone has
extra parts for sale please contact me. I am retired now and have
the time to spend on this project.

I have already contacted "Dave The Wave" who has been very helpful,
and I have reviewed the last few years Amphicar Lovers eScribe
archives and found them very beneficial. I may be bringing up some
old topics, but will be looking for your advise on items I need
during the restoration process.

I plan to attend the "Dave the Wave" Swim In this May. I will not
be able to bring an Amphi, but hope to meet some of you folks, and
get more ideas on improvements I can incorporate into my restoration
project. I would like to be in the drink with you all, so if anyone
has room for an extra passenger I would really enjoy getting back in
the groove. I will probably be attending by myself. If anyone is
in the Detroit area and wants to get together and talk Amphi's
let
me know.

Sorry to take so much of everyone's time, but I wanted to introduce
myself, and hope to meet many of you this May.

To The Point

I do not have the original Navigation Pole Light, and wondered if
any of you have found a suitable replacement? I did speak to "Dave
the Wave" and I thought he had a solution, but didn't get the
specifics. I think their maybe many options for a replacement, but
the difficult part would be how it will mount to the vehicle. I
live near Flint, Michigan and visited a store called West Marine
today, which had pole lights, bilge pumps, etc. Has anyone
purchased products from them, and what would be your recommendations
for the Amphicar.

Here is there web site page with three lights listed. One is an LED
Telescoping Light, but kinda pricey. Let me know if there is a
better source, and your input on mounting these newer poles.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SiteSearch?
storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&keyword=light+pole&x=13&y=3

Thanks,

John "Cruiserdog" Lambert - Fenton, Michigan
 
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cruiserdog44

Guest
Hello Everyone,



I am new to the group, but have been a member of the International
Amphicar Owners Club since the early 90's. I own a blue 1964
Amphicar that is currently under construction, and I'm trying to get
it back together by the end of this year. That's pretty ambitious
as I am dependent on my friend completing the body work (quarters
and doors need a lot of work). I also own a red 1966 parts car that
is kinda rough, but will help in the restoration.



I had visited Hugh Gordon at his LA shop about 8 years ago, and
purchased some items for my Amphi, but the project was on hold till
now do to time spent with my ill Father who recently passed away.
Dad and I purchased the 64 together in 1991, and had planned on
working on the restoration together, but that was not possible. I
have taken a recent inventory and I will need many parts such as
rubber gaskets, trim, etc. If anyone has extra parts for sale
please contact me.



I have already contacted "Dave The Wave" who has been very helpful,
and I have reviewed the last few years Amphicar Lovers eScribe
archives and found them very beneficial. I may be bringing up some
old topics, but will be looking for your advise on items I need
during the restoration process.



I plan to attend the "Dave the Wave" Swim In this May. I will not
be able to bring an Amphi, but hope to meet some of you folks, and
get more ideas on improvements I can incorporate into my restoration
project. I would like to be in the drink with you all, so if anyone
has room for an extra passenger I would really enjoy getting back in
the groove. I will probably be attending by myself.



Sorry to take so much of everyone's time, but I wanted to introduce
myself, and hope to meet many of you in May.



To The Point



I do not have the original Navigation Pole Light, and wondered if
any of you have found a suitable replacement? I did speak to "Dave
the Wave" and I thought he had a solution, but didn't get the
specifics. I think their maybe many options for a replacement, the
difficult part would be how it will mount to the vehicle. I live
near Flint, Michigan and visited a store called West Marine today,
which had pole lights, bilge pumps, etc. Has anyone purchased
products from them, and what would you recommendations be for the
Amphicar.



Here is there web site page with three lights listed. One is an LED
Telescoping Light, but kinda pricey. Let me know if there is a
better source, and your input on mounting these newer poles.



http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SiteSearch?
storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&keyword=light+pole&x=13&y=3



Thanks,



John "Cruiserdog" Lambert - Fenton, Michigan
 
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John Friese

Guest
Hello Cruiserdog,

In general, I would try to keep your Amphicar "appearing" as stock as
possible. Gordon's has most of what you'd need in that area.
Sometimes his prices are just fine, othertimes they seem pretty high.
High, that is, until you price parts for a contemporary German car.
I've heard of $350 tail lights for Mercedes lately.

When it comes to seals there are often many things that "will work".
I've looked at all the door seals that people have offered and ended
up using the latest type from Hugh Gordon. They are simply a better
material than anything else that's available and since seals are so
critical, it is foolish to skimp on these things. Most of them
aren't even that expensive.

I've switched my two cars to negative ground, with alternators and
use a much stronger clutch system that I developed. These things
don't show and make for a more reliable and better performing car.
But even there, I use alternators and mounts from later Triumph
Spitfire cars since it makes for an original looking installation.

Good luck with your restoration and welcome aboard.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red







--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "cruiserdog44"
<jlambertspc@a...> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
>
> I am new to the group, but have been a member of the International
> Amphicar Owners Club since the early 90's. I own a blue 1964
> Amphicar that is currently under construction, and I'm trying to
get
> it back together by the end of this year. That's pretty ambitious
> as I am dependent on my friend completing the body work (quarters
> and doors need a lot of work). I also own a red 1966 parts car
that
> is kinda rough, but will help in the restoration.
>
> I had visited Hugh Gordon at his LA shop about 8 years ago, and
> purchased some items for my Amphi, but the project was on hold till
> now due to time spent with my Father, who had terminal cancer, and
> recently passed away. Dad and I purchased the 64 together in 1991,
> and had planned on working on the restoration together, but that
was
> not possible. I have taken a recent inventory and I will need many
> parts such as rubber gaskets, trim, lenses, etc. If anyone has
> extra parts for sale please contact me. I am retired now and have
> the time to spend on this project.
>
> I have already contacted "Dave The Wave" who has been very helpful,
> and I have reviewed the last few years Amphicar Lovers eScribe
> archives and found them very beneficial. I may be bringing up some
> old topics, but will be looking for your advise on items I need
> during the restoration process.
>
> I plan to attend the "Dave the Wave" Swim In this May. I will not
> be able to bring an Amphi, but hope to meet some of you folks, and
> get more ideas on improvements I can incorporate into my
restoration
> project. I would like to be in the drink with you all, so if
anyone
> has room for an extra passenger I would really enjoy getting back
in
> the groove. I will probably be attending by myself. If anyone is
> in the Detroit area and wants to get together and talk Amphi's
> let
> me know.
>
> Sorry to take so much of everyone's time, but I wanted to introduce
> myself, and hope to meet many of you this May.
>
> To The Point
>
> I do not have the original Navigation Pole Light, and wondered if
> any of you have found a suitable replacement? I did speak to "Dave
> the Wave" and I thought he had a solution, but didn't get the
> specifics. I think their maybe many options for a replacement, but
> the difficult part would be how it will mount to the vehicle. I
> live near Flint, Michigan and visited a store called West Marine
> today, which had pole lights, bilge pumps, etc. Has anyone
> purchased products from them, and what would be your
recommendations
> for the Amphicar.
>
> Here is there web site page with three lights listed. One is an
LED
> Telescoping Light, but kinda pricey. Let me know if there is a
> better source, and your input on mounting these newer poles.
>
> http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SiteSearch?
> storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&keyword=light+pole&x=13&y=3
>
> Thanks,
>
> John "Cruiserdog" Lambert - Fenton, Michigan
 
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Ina Cabanas

Guest
Dear Cruiserdog John,
Welcome to the group. I don't write much because I'm trying to absorb info
but every now & then.

So sorry to hear about your Dad. I know when you finish your Amphi you will
drive & swim it for the both of you.

You're well on your way with Dave the Wave's help. I just bought my Amphi
from him in April, 2003. Billy Syx is another great contact. He's restoring my
Amphi. You can find him in our directory. He's down in Mays Landing, NJ.

Good luck.

Ina in the Boro

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