prop shield newly made and installed

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
Customer wanted original prop shields, so I made them. Later Dave the Wave
 

Attachments

  • propshield.JPG
    propshield.JPG
    33.9 KB · Views: 61

DavidC

Amphicar Expert
> Customer wanted original prop shields, so I made them. Later Dave the Wave

Dave, what difference does it make to the way the car turns in water ? I
was told it was a factory mod to remove them as the car turns much better
without but I don't think I've ever driven a very early car with them still
fitted so don't know for sure.

David C
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
I never noticed any difference. This car still retained broken and rusted prop shields. Using them as a pattern made new. Car looks factory done. I thought the shields were removed to help eliminate broken props from river debris. Tree limb would get caught and have no where to go. Later Dave the Wave
 

DavidC

Amphicar Expert
I'm not sure what they were for originally, to protect the props or help direction. The ones you have made look excellent in the picture, all the curves and seams as they should be, a cracking job !

David C
 
R

Ron Green

Guest
I remember a few years ago in Celina a amphi had a 2" hole ripped in it when something got caught in a prop shield and almost sunk.
 

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
I use to make them and replaced them on my 1st cars.. Now I recomend removing them unless you have to have Original..
they do run in water better without them.. more speed... yea right.
less prop cavitating and then the daMAGE THING..
GORDO
 
Top