One more quarter panel question

C

Craig

Guest
Is there anything special about the way the lower seam is welded up? Did
Amphicar use a lead fill in the seams? Or some kind of seam welding
process. I'm a fairly good welder and plan to do the work myself....
Craig


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J

John Friese

Guest
Craig,
The lower parts of the Amphicar were put together with stitch welds.
These welds do an inch here and there, not letting the heat build up
and distort the metal. Then you go back and fill in between the
previous welds, gradually filling in the spaces. The upper joints
where the body panel come together were welded and then lead was used
to flatten the areas across the joints. The welds should ideally be
water tight when you're done you should coat the interior with
something that will take care of any pin holes you might have missed.
I used Dupont's Corlar 25P coating. It is designed for continuous
immersion under gas and oil. It requires no primer, is not UV
sensitive and is available in whatever color you want for your
interior. It dries flat and, when rolled after application, looks
almost exactly like the original coating that Amphicar used. It's a
thick, two part epoxy that will take care of any leaks. It's perfect
for Amphicar interiors. Amphicar used such a coating up to the
steering box. In front of the box and inside the trunk I simply used
a high quality marine deck paint with the maximum amount of flattening
agent in it so the irregular surfaces inside don't show.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Craig <craigtaylor@a...> wrote:
> Is there anything special about the way the lower seam is welded up? Did
> Amphicar use a lead fill in the seams? Or some kind of seam welding
> process. I'm a fairly good welder and plan to do the work myself....
> Craig
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
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rdboggie@juno.com

Guest
Re: Re: One more quarter panel question

On a related note...I know I have moisture in the lower rear quarter panel, in
the void between the inner and out pieces. I'm thinking that I'll aim a blow
dryer in there for a few hours to really dry it out. But then I want to pour
something in there to kill any rusting that surely is taking place. Any
recommendations one what that should be?

Randy
Blue '67
Maryland
 
A

a_colo_native

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, rdboggie@j... wrote:
>
> On a related note...I know I have moisture in the lower rear
quarter panel, in the void between the inner and out pieces. I'm
thinking that I'll aim a blow dryer in there for a few hours to
really dry it out. But then I want to pour something in there to kill
any rusting that surely is taking place. Any recommendations one what
that should be?
>
> Randy
> Blue '67
> Maryland

Randy,

I have had great success with the POR-15 (Paint Over Rust) epoxy
products. See http://www.por15.com/

John
Rocky Mountain Amphicar
 
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