Propellor Removal

PeterP

Member
Is there a good "howto" on removing the prop shafts?

Dave has some good pictures on rebuilding them once they are out of the car, but no one seems to have layed out how to actually get them out!
 

CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
The propshfts are easy to remove. On the rear side of the water trans the propshafts are bolted to a round flange with 4 bolts. You will need the special wrench or bit to remove them. (8mm spline tool, vw's and opels use them or 12 point, 8mm Triple Square socket bit) Once the bolts are out you may need to pry the shaft off the flange slightly, then pull them off the splined shaft that exits the hull.

If you are referring to the outside propshafts, remove all 8 bolts from the flange and 2 brackets then CARFEFULLY pry or pull them away from the hull. They will be stuck tight, so be patient.
 

PeterP

Member
Thanks!

Got them pulled off today, along with all of the lights and most of the electrical from the back of the car. It's been an Amphicar-Centric memorial day weekend for me. Almost ready to send it off to the blaster.

Does anybody rebuild prop shafts? I know there is a special tool to prevent mushrooming that I don't have, as well as a fair bit of knowhow. Is it something worth learning to do myself, or one of those things that only happens during a restoration so better to leave it to the pro's?
 

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
The tool need to remove the prop drive shafts inside is called a Polygon head wrench, I do stock it,$15.00
If you send out your Proper ass, or drive axles for props to me I can rebuild them for you.they are one of the tougher dirter jobs, you have to know the order to take apart etc,
GORD
Canadian 4 Amphs

I counted the Amphicars in my yard the other day...13
 

CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
Thanks!

Got them pulled off today, along with all of the lights and most of the electrical from the back of the car. It's been an Amphicar-Centric memorial day weekend for me. Almost ready to send it off to the blaster.

Does anybody rebuild prop shafts? I know there is a special tool to prevent mushrooming that I don't have, as well as a fair bit of knowhow. Is it something worth learning to do myself, or one of those things that only happens during a restoration so better to leave it to the pro's?

Peter if you are mechanically inclined, DO IT YOURSELF. It is always good to learn how things operate. It's not that big of a deal at all. Messy, yes, difficult, NO. Follow the maintenance manual directions and you will be OK. Keep in mind you will not need to force anything. Be patient.
 
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