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Allan Woodcock

Guest
Hi Guys,
I am beginning to restore a '66 which has been out of use since '73.
You have a terrific support system from what I can see. I will try to
fit in and maybe someday learn enough to give advice instead of taking
it. The humor in many of your postings makes it fun. I want to thank
Mark Richardson for the help he has given me and John Edelstein for his
hospitality.
My questions of the day are two:
One: Should the metal inside the car be smooth like the outside or can
be it be textured with some type of coating to reduce noise and preserve
the inner bodywork?
Two: Can you point me to a site or explain to me the proper steps and
materials to use to remove rust, prime and paint the inside metal? I
have tken all off the components (seats, engine, trans upholstery
etc.)out of the car. My car has small rust spots on the inside and I
wonder what should be done here to do a job that will last. If I must
sandblast or go down to the metal now is the time.
Glad to be aboard!

Allan Woodcock - Oak Park, CA
 
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Mike Israel

Guest
<P> Hi Allan,</P>
<P>Welcome to the list and to the&nbsp;wacky world of
Amphicars.&nbsp; If you have not done so already, make
sure you join the amphicar club at <A
href="http://www.amphicar.com">http://www.amphicar.com</A>
.</P>
<P>For the inner hull many owners simply rely on paint
while others also brush on a coating of Glovit (a
fiberglass resin).&nbsp; Most agree that things like
undercoating are a very bad idea. I was not at last
years swim-in but I understand that scientific
experiments were conducted to assess the effectiveness
of coating the inner hull with beer, tequilla, and
other libations.&nbsp; </P>
<P>Do note that the searchable list archives may be
found at <A
href="http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/index.html"><a href="http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/index.html">http://www.escribe.\
com/automotive/amphicar/index.html</a></A>&nbsp;.&nbsp;
In the past there has been considerable discussion on
various rust prevention techniques.&nbsp; In any
event,&nbsp;you will need to make sure that the
surfaces are completely free of any grease residue
before applying paint or anything else.</P>
<P>Mike Israel<BR>65 Amphi (white)<BR>List Admin</P>
<P>&nbsp;</P>

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Alexander Walter Dybala

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Dear Amphicar lovers,<o:p></o:p></span>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">My name is Alex Dybala, from Holland. </span><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">I</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB"> am restoring a 1966 Amphicar, which has been out of use since 1976.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">The Tabacco Company bought in the late 60's seven new Aphicars for promoting </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Pall Mall in Holland. After that she disappear in a shad. My brother in law<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>found her in 1995 via an </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Oldtimer dealer. I dismantled<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>the hole Amphicar, to undo her from 6 layer of paint.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">The chroming work is finished, the new plates for the rear body work is nearly finished and must be weld, I am looking for better parts than what I had, for example, When I bought the Amphicar there was a complete brand new inside panel set be delivered as spare. But the colour is red, and I want the Amphicar back in the original colour green. I will swap the panel set<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>for a set in apricot-lightgrey. I need also two headlamp buckets with adjusting rings, glass holding ring and rim. Maybe someone can tell me of<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>there are universal parts from other cars can be used.(I have the universal parts listing). I need also a rear seat and rear seat back-rest </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">(in apricot-lightgrey),a hand throttle knob, Exhaust silencer, cover for hood and hood (black).</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Maybe someone can tell me the number from the colour green.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Our Amphibian club “Les Amis de Amphibie” is this year in France and next year in Holland.
Visitors from the mee<span style="COLOR: windowtext; TEXT-DECORATION: none; text-underline: none">tings are sailing with Fo</span>rd GPA's, Amphicars, Dukw's, Weasel's, Gaz,
Amphi ranger's, Dutton’s, Argo’s and schwimmwagens.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Look at ( http://www.amphib2000.com) What is the best way to be a member of the Amphicar club?<o:p></o:p></span>
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Bill Connelly

Guest
Welcome Aboard Alex!

I will try to answer your many questions excerpted below as well as I can.

"...I am looking for better parts than what I had, for example, When I
bought the Amphicar there was a complete brand new inside panel set be
delivered as spare. But the colour is red, and I want the Amphicar back in
the original colour green. I will swap the panel set for a set in
apricot-lightgrey."

I believe that Amphicar Parts King Hugh Gordon recently had these interior
apricot/ivory panels available as one of his monthly specials. For present
cost and availability, you should contact Hugh directly. Since you are half
way around the world from Southern California, a fax might be the most
practical way to contact him, but below is the whole address...Hugh's not a
big email yet.

GORDON IMPORTS
14330 ISELI RD.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 90670
PHONE 562-802-1608
FAX 562-404-1904

"...I need also two headlamp buckets with adjusting rings, glass holding
ring and rim. Maybe someone can tell me of there are universal parts from
other cars can be used.(I have the universal parts listing)."

There was once a posting on this Amphicar-Lovers List about an unspecified
model of Buick headlight rim being a close match, including the drain hole,
but there was no mention of the buckets. It is possible that the whole
headlight assembly may have been specially designed and manufactured for
Amphicars, or it might have been the same assembly used on a dozen different
types of 1960s european cars. I would suggest contacting the Amphicar Club
Berlin e.V. (The German Amphicar Club) to ask if they know of any
substitutions from marques that simply we do not see over here in America,
like Borgward, Hanomag, DKW and so on. The German Club would certainly have
a far better idea of what you should be looking for in a european junk yard.
Their home page is at http://www.amphicar.net/Germany.

"...I need also a rear seat and rear seat back-rest (in apricot-lightgrey)"

See Gordon's address above.

"...a hand throttle knob"

This is on special sale this month from Gordon...new remanufactured handles
for less than $20.

"...Exhaust silencer"

Hmmmm...ENGLISH English...Over here in the USA we call a "silencer" a
"muffler". A muffler for a Volkswagen Type 1 1600cc with fuel injection
(Part #VW0545?) is supposed to work. Of course, Gordon sells these too AND
the adaptor to make it all fit nicely.

"...cover for hood and hood (black)."

We call a "hood" a "top" or a "convertible top". A "hood" for us in the USA
is what the green and red navigation light is sitting on--what David Chapman
in the UK calls a "bonnet". For us a "bonnet" is a frilly woman's hat. And
if you're a smoker and decide to come to the Celina Convention in July, I
would strongly suggest that you DO NOT ask the Customs officer at the
airport in Dayton, "Is this going to take much longer? I just want to get
out there and have a fag!". Unlike the UK, here in the USA a "fag" is not a
Marlboro a Dunhill or whatever you smoke...Rather it is someone often
inordinately fond of show tunes who has a little TOO much good taste,
dresses a little TOO nicely...maybe wears a bonnet occasionally. Think:
Village People.

"...Maybe someone can tell me the number from the colour green."

The Ditzler Paint Code for "Fjord Green" (d.h. Fjord Gr?n auf Deutsch) is
still 43785. This Ditzler code is usually be cross-referenced in the
handbooks of other paint manufacturers like PGP and so on. David Chapman
has a web page with Additional Amphicar color info at
http://www.amphicars.com.

"...Our Amphibian club "Les Amis de Amphibie" is this year in France and
next year in Holland.
Visitors from the meetings are sailing with Ford GPA's, Amphicars, Dukw's,
Weasel's, Gaz,
Amphi ranger's, Dutton's, Argo's and schwimmwagens.Look at (
http://www.amphib2000.com)"

C'est magnifique! Let me know when you have your club meetings and I'll
announce them in the International Amphicar Owners Club "Events Calendar" at
http://www.amphicar.com/calendar.htm.

"...What is the best way to be a member of the Amphicar club?"

Just go to http://www.amphicar.com/allothercountriesjoin.htm and sign up.

And if you have any additional questions about Amphicar parts, restoration
or maintenance please feel free to search the Amphicar-Lovers List Archives
first: http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/search.html. Chances are
someone may have already answered your question.

With Regards,
~Bilgemaster~
 
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David Chapman

Guest
Hi Alex

Can't help with interior but I do have some parts here in the UK, I think I
have a spare hood (top) in Black. For the Exhaust ask for a Renault 11, (or
it might be Renault 14) from about 1980, the centre box fits Amphi very
well. You shopuld be able to get it very easily. If you have a problem let
me know and I will find the part number.

I hope to attend Ami de Amphib this year or the German club meeting in
Holland on June 3rd.

Will be in touch again,

All the best,

David Chapman


----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander Walter Dybala
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 8:02 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] New to the group



Dear Amphicar lovers,
My name is Alex Dybala, from Holland. I am restoring a 1966 Amphicar, which
has been out of use since 1976.The Tabacco Company bought in the late 60's
seven new Aphicars for promoting Pall Mall in Holland. After that she
disappear in a shad. My brother in law found her in 1995 via an Oldtimer
dealer. I dismantled the hole Amphicar, to undo her from 6 layer of
paint.The chroming work is finished, the new plates for the rear body work
is nearly finished and must be weld, I am looking for better parts than what
I had, for example, When I bought the Amphicar there was a complete brand
new inside panel set be delivered as spare. But the colour is red, and I
want the Amphicar back in the original colour green. I will swap the panel
set for a set in apricot-lightgrey. I need also two headlamp buckets with
adjusting rings, glass holding ring and rim. Maybe someone can tell me of
there are universal parts from other cars can be used.(I have the universal
parts listing). I need also a rear seat and rear seat back-rest (in
apricot-lightgrey),a hand throttle knob, Exhaust silencer, cover for hood
and hood (black).Maybe someone can tell me the number from the colour
green.Our Amphibian club "Les Amis de Amphibie" is this year in France and
next year in Holland.
Visitors from the meetings are sailing with Ford GPA's, Amphicars, Dukw's,
Weasel's, Gaz,
Amphi ranger's, Dutton's, Argo's and schwimmwagens.Look at (
http://www.amphib2000.com) What is the best way to be a member of the
Amphicar club?
Best regards,

Alex Dybala




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stitchen1

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I am new to the group and I hope I can help or add to the topics at
hand.I am an upholsterer by trade.Thanks,Dave Bennett from Illinois.
 
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