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Steven D. Reich

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<span class="580560003-09102001"><font face="Arial" size="2">Hi-</font></span>
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<span class="580560003-09102001"><font face="Arial" size="2">Does anyone have an estimate of how many hours it takes to pull an Amphi apart for painting inside and out? Assume a rank amateur.</font></span>
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<span class="580560003-09102001"><font face="Arial" size="2">How about putting it back together?</font></span>
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<span class="580560003-09102001"><font face="Arial" size="2">Thanks.</font></span>
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<span class="580560003-09102001"><font face="Arial" size="2">-Steve</font></span>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">'64 red (CA: AMPHICR)</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">'64 red (CA: I SWIM 2)</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Del Mar, CA</font></span>
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John Friese

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Hi Steve,
I'm in the same boat (or Amphicar). My white 67, which is getting
close to rolling, is my "driver" car, for now, but I'd like to give it
the major tear down and repaint in a year or two. Let me know what
you find out.
Thanks,
John Friese

67 white
67 red (at Dave the Waves)




--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Steven D. Reich" <sdreich@p...> wrote:
> Hi-
>
> Does anyone have an estimate of how many hours it takes to pull an
Amphi
> apart for painting inside and out? Assume a rank amateur.
>
> How about putting it back together?
>
> Thanks.
>
> -Steve
>
> '64 red (CA: AMPHICR)
> '64 red (CA: I SWIM 2)
> Del Mar, CA
 
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Cap''n John

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> Does anyone have an estimate of how many hours it takes to pull an
Amphi
> apart for painting inside and out? Assume a rank amateur.

It took me about 3 months working in my spare time to get it down to
a rolling hull, ready for the paint shop.

> How about putting it back together?

So far (spare time) it has been 4 months (I think) since I got her
back from the paint guy. I have been painting the black items
(heater, blower, etc) as I need them rather than all at once to avoid
damage. I heard one comment of about 80 hours to reassemble. That
could be if you have everything ready to go back together and your
ambition level.

John
 
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Bill Connelly

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Re: Re: Restoration

Attention Web Toed Horde:

While I was at the beach last week I received an email from the Club's
website service provider that they would be upgrading to new servers this
week and that intermittant outages and other site peculiarities such as
suddenly missing navigation buttons and the like are possible as a result.

I see now that this had come to pass and am even now trying to reconsitute
the site as soon as possible.

~Bilgemaster~
 
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hadleyohlinger

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Since buying my amphicar in 1990 I've been slowly restoring it till it
was both water and land usable. Thought I was finished in 1997 but I
keep finding more info all the time. Just recently found your club and
much more usefull info. Now the dilema. Do I restore it to my
satisfactory use or do I restore it to it's original condition? The car
may have been one of the fifty or so built for World Fair or Cypress
Gardens as it does have red moldings and red top. How do I find out and
what would you do?
 
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Tom Jones

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may have been one of the fifty or so built for World Fair or Cypress
> Gardens as it does have red moldings and red top. How do I find out
and
> what would you do? Restore it your way & USE IT!! TOM ( FINZILLA)
 
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Brian Crombie

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<font face="Arial" size="2">Hadley,</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">My opinion is it depends on what you want to do with the car. I agree with Tom. "Use it". My definition of , as you put it, "satisfactory use" is I restored my '67 to the point where most of the dash works and after I discovered it leaked a lot, now it leaks a little. Done for now. I'm using it and lov'n it! Zero leaks is my goal. Some day. Although, a little water in the bilge making contact with the oil pan can't hurt the engine temp. </font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Also, you need to define "original condition". I beleive red tops are available if you need a fresh oneand is your red moulding unuseable? I would consider getting her to a useable condition, get it wet, and worry about the original condition at a later date. </font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Have fun!</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Brian Crombie</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Faribault, Mn.</font>
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lah20car@aol.com

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<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 9/20/2006 7:51:12 AM Central Daylight Time, dmd@essex1.com writes:



<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Luckily for Me it has been the opposite with this group!!! Now make Me

joyful and buy My red 66!!!</blockquote>



OK-how much do you have in it, is it garanteed for 10 years and 100,000 miles, can you put the BIG HORN package on it and tell Eric, the not professional photograher to send me some fotos from Bikinni Babe meets Amphicar series</font>
 
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lah20car@aol.com

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<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 9/20/2006 7:51:12 AM Central Daylight Time, dmd@essex1.com writes:



<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Luckily for Me it has been the opposite with this group!!! Now make Me

joyful and buy My red 66!!!</blockquote>



OK-how much do you have in it, is it garanteed for 10 years and 100,000 miles, can you put the BIG HORN package on it and tell Eric, the not professional photograher to send me some fotos from Bikinni Babe meets Amphicar series</font>
 
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David Derer

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The word restoration should many times be replaced with refurbished or
"fixed up". Then the many levels of "fixed up". "I do not want a show
car" "Just fix it so it looks ok and floats" . Or the other extreme at
over 100k spent and guess what? still not "done". After having new, nos
, rebuilt, and used parts all fail I offer no guarantee are warranty.

Some favorite lines:
"My car is rust free, except for quarters and bubbles on doors and holes
in trays, and by the way can You fix the hood and engine cover?"
"My car is solid and will be easy to restore"
"My car is restored to perfection, I filled it up with two gallons of
"Gluv It".
"My car is fully restored except for engine, trans, and electrical."
"Just "glass" the holes"
"No those are "pop" rivets the quarters are installed !"
"My guy can do it in a couple of weeks!"
Like Eric it told me why he does not do commercial photography,
"There are many that suck the joy out of life."
Luckily for Me it has been the opposite with this group!!! Now make Me
joyful and buy My red 66!!! Later Dave the Wave
 
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David Derer

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The word restoration should many times be replaced with refurbished or
"fixed up". Then the many levels of "fixed up". "I do not want a show
car" "Just fix it so it looks ok and floats" . Or the other extreme at
over 100k spent and guess what? still not "done". After having new, nos
, rebuilt, and used parts all fail I offer no guarantee are warranty.

Some favorite lines:
"My car is rust free, except for quarters and bubbles on doors and holes
in trays, and by the way can You fix the hood and engine cover?"
"My car is solid and will be easy to restore"
"My car is restored to perfection, I filled it up with two gallons of
"Gluv It".
"My car is fully restored except for engine, trans, and electrical."
"Just "glass" the holes"
"No those are "pop" rivets the quarters are installed !"
"My guy can do it in a couple of weeks!"
Like Eric it told me why he does not do commercial photography,
"There are many that suck the joy out of life."
Luckily for Me it has been the opposite with this group!!! Now make Me
joyful and buy My red 66!!! Later Dave the Wave
 
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