Roll over rack

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Dave Derer

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You can see pics at www.midwestamphicar.com Look at "Daves car not
for sale" Nice thing about fully upside down is your not fighting
gravity as much.
Craig I dont think I would do it this way at this point. Right now you
have a usable Amphi. If you gut it out you have a HUGE little car
project. As you clean out old grease and dirt, stuff that would of
probably lasted for years now needs to be replaced. It does not matter
what sources you use for parts nothing is free and it all starts to sky
rocket. It is also amazing how trying to get a certain widget off that
usually takes a moment can last four hours or more. With new Wife,
Family, and house You can probably have smoother sailing by replacing
battery trays from top side. Living with bubbly quarters and enjoying
the heck out of all of it.
Now if you decide to flip it. Do it all at once. Strip it down to every
last bolt,wire and switch. It will all make sense when your putting back
together.
Later Dave the Wave
 
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alaskanamphi@gci.net

Guest
Thanks Dave... I keep going back and forth on just what to do. I had a 74 MG
Midgit years
ago that I stripped to the point my 145 lbs ass could bench press it off the
jack stands.
Took years to get it back on the road and it was never really finished. I have
the bad angel
on one side, aka my tear it apart to see how it works self. And a good angel on
the other
side, the voice of reason from Dave, telling me the vertues of enjoying it for
awile and doing
one thing at a time. Am I the only one out there with these demens... :)

Craig (Tinkering) in Alaska
Red 66

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Derer <dmd@essex1.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 11:53 am
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Roll over rack

> You can see pics at www.midwestamphicar.com Look at "Daves car not
> for sale" Nice thing about fully upside down is your not fighting
> gravity as much.
> Craig I dont think I would do it this way at this point. Right now you
> have a usable Amphi. If you gut it out you have a HUGE little car
> project. As you clean out old grease and dirt, stuff that would of
> probably lasted for years now needs to be replaced. It does not matter
> what sources you use for parts nothing is free and it all starts
> to sky
> rocket. It is also amazing how trying to get a certain widget off
> thatusually takes a moment can last four hours or more. With new
> Wife,Family, and house You can probably have smoother sailing by
> replacingbattery trays from top side. Living with bubbly quarters
> and enjoying
> the heck out of all of it.
> Now if you decide to flip it. Do it all at once. Strip it down to
> everylast bolt,wire and switch. It will all make sense when your
> putting back
> together.
> Later Dave the Wave
>
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a_colo_native

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>>>Am I the only one out there with these demens... :)
>
> Craig (Tinkering) in Alaska
> Red 66


Craig "Tinker Bell" <ducking, running and hiding> ;) ;)

I have those demons too! When I got The Amphicar Extraordinaire, I
only planned on "fixing the 1/4s and make her float" Two and a half
years later the 1/4 panels are fixed and she does float! However I
also repaired, replaced or repainted almost EVERYTHING!

Dave has some good advice there. With a new family and all those
trappings, how much time would you have to devote to the project? Is
there $$ for the unexpected? What about the expected stuff too? I had
a lot more time available than I would guess you do now. Your car
looks beautiful so fix what you can't live with, get the family and
go swimmin'!

John
 
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alaskanamphi@gci.net

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Re: Re: Roll over rack

Tinker Bell!... God why didn't I see that one comming... Chalk one up for John.
:)
Watch you back thou... I'm gunning for ya!
Sure glad my wife isn't on this list. I'd never hear the end of it.

Craig in Alaska
Red 66

----- Original Message -----
From: "a_colo_native <minnow@amphicar.net>" <minnow@amphicar.net>
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 1:14 pm
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Roll over rack

> >>>Am I the only one out there with these demens... :)
> >
> > Craig (Tinkering) in Alaska
> > Red 66
>
>
> Craig "Tinker Bell" <ducking, running and hiding> ;) ;)
>
> I have those demons too! When I got The Amphicar Extraordinaire, I
> only planned on "fixing the 1/4s and make her float" Two and a
> half
> years later the 1/4 panels are fixed and she does float! However I
> also repaired, replaced or repainted almost EVERYTHING!
>
> Dave has some good advice there. With a new family and all those
> trappings, how much time would you have to devote to the project?
> Is
> there $$ for the unexpected? What about the expected stuff too? I
> had
> a lot more time available than I would guess you do now. Your car
> looks beautiful so fix what you can't live with, get the family
> and
> go swimmin'!
>
> John
>
>
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