Rear Dust / Grease Axle Caps

Tommy in Tampa

Amphicar Expert
Hi There, I always wonder if they do anything at all.
I never thought they could do anything. There is no greese there to keep in and they are never water tight so they don't keep water out, that is off the nut.
I don't use them if they are missing and I leave them on if they are there.
But I don't think they do anything at all.
Any comment anyone?
Tommy in Tampa
 

cigarman

Amphicar Expert
Tommy,
In my opinion they do absolutely nothing but hold water on the nut when they get old and crunchy. Better to take them off completely if they are worn out. If still pliable and tight they look nice and you can pack some grease inside to protect the nut from rust.

Ken Richter only made the rubber fronts because they actually are needed to keep water out of bearings. I still have sets for the front available if anyone needs any...

The Amphicar Company tried their best to seal water out but didn't realize that in alot of instances they sealed water in, as we all know.

Cigarman
John Capone
IAOC Treasurer
 

bkahler

Member
John,

How much are you selling the sets of the front rubbers for? I'm
interesting in buying a set.

Thanks,

Brad
1964 Amphicar project


cigarman wrote:

> Tommy,
> In my opinion they do absolutely nothing but hold water on the nut
> when they get old and crunchy. Better to take them off completely if
> they are worn out. If still pliable and tight they look nice and you
> can pack some grease inside to protect the nut from rust.
>
> Ken Richter only made the rubber fronts because they actually are
> needed to keep water out of bearings. I still have sets for the front
> available if anyone needs any...
>
> The Amphicar Company tried their best to seal water out but didn't
> realize that in alot of instances they sealed water in, as we all know.
>
> Cigarman
> John Capone
> IAOC Treasurer
>
>
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cigarman

Amphicar Expert
Brad,

They are 64.95 for a set of 2... I will put 2 sets on Ebay under Amphicar if anyone is interested...

Cigarman
 

bkahler

Member
I'd like to buy two of them. Do you take Paypal or would you prefer a
check?

Let me know what the total would be with shipping.

Thanks,

Brad
brad.kahler@141.com

cigarman wrote:

> Brad,
>
> They are 64.95 for a set of 2... I will put 2 sets on Ebay under
> Amphicar if anyone is interested...
>
> Cigarman
>
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mike_israel

Amphicar Forum Admin
Staff member
Cigarman,

You can also post them on the new amphicar-lovers classifieds section and avoid the ebay fees. You may list as a standard sale item or as an auction.

http://amphicar770.com/amphicarforum/vbclassified.php


Mike



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Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-19990] Re: Rear Dust / Grease Axle Caps


Brad,

They are 64.95 for a set of 2... I will put 2 sets on Ebay under Amphicar if anyone is interested...

Cigarman
 

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
Been busy the last week cleaning yard Scrap metal is at a top $.. Did not remove any old amphs thou.
Did scrap a 60 Hearld..
anyway guys above have said it in a nut schel.. not really needed but if you do goop them full of greese.
front are a different story and I have been machining a bearting buddie to work on Amphis, there $55 a set., Todays tech( on almost all trailers). rubber boots 60s tech..
same priceaple thou.
move in and out when hit with cold water. to keep a positive in the greese.
Gord
Canadian 4 Amphs
 
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