Shrouds, glove boxes, paint, and new parts

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amphiguru

Guest
Hi Everyone,

LOWER RADIATOR SHROUDS - STAINLESS OR SHEET METAL
About six months ago, Digest and club members suggested that
traditional sheet metal would be the preferred shroud material. Our
latest catalog price is $295.00 (they'll be on sale next month for
$285.00).

Regarding rust problems, only salt water cars or restoration of cars
(which have been left outside for years collecting leaves, snow, and
debris) ever experience shroud rust. Therefore, purchasing a more
costly stainless shroud is superfluous. With the rising value of
Amphicars today, who is going to put his amphicar outside degrading
it to parts car status?

PAINT LIFTING PROBLEMS
The paint issue is the most serious problem for stainless shrouds.
Most older Amphicar owners remember the DeLorean (a car manufactured
in the 1980's). The exterior body panels were unpainted stainless
steel. After a few years, some owners noticed subtle changes in the
stainless appearance and decided to paint their cars.
Unfortunately, stainless required a very special and costly
preparation for succesful long term paint adhesion. Here's the
bottom line! If the shroud paint does lift off, peel or flake . . .
removing residual paint and repainting the lower Amphicar shroud is
one tough job.

GLOVE BOXES
We have two styles arriving: (1) original design, (2) original
design with interior light.

(1) Original design at $29.95 to $49.95. The actual price will be
finalized after exchange rates, taxes, air/sea freight, etc. An
exclusive feature, our original design glove box will have the
original amphicar speed nuts, which are not available elsewhere.

(2) Original design with an interior glove box light, which will
operate off the original Amphicar interior light switch. The light
will be built in, and will not be available as an add-on to the
original glove box above. Pricing not yet established. We will
keep you updated.

Both our glove boxes feature all the delicate design of the original.

NEW PARTS
In 2005, we introduced: new propellers, glow-in-the-dark
propellers, door handles, lower shrouds, top pivot protection
covers, acrylic pole light lenses, selected mouldings, seat track
adjusters, and gas tank straps.

The following parts are planned for (or before) the 2006 season:
(1) front bumpers at prices comparable to our rear bumper prices,
(2) sun visor safety break away mounts for both original and
replacement visors, (3) transmission parts (a) first arriving are
the bushing "top hats", (b) next is repair to first gear cores in
our inventory.
 
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Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
Cool. Thanks for the update, Hugh.

--LarryS

amphiguru <hughg@gordonimports.com> wrote:
<blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><tt>Hi Everyone,

LOWER RADIATOR SHROUDS - STAINLESS OR SHEET METAL
About six months ago, Digest and club members suggested that
traditional sheet metal would be the preferred shroud material. Our
latest catalog price is $295.00 (they'll be on sale next month for
$285.00).

Regarding rust problems, only salt water cars or restoration of cars
(which have been left outside for years collecting leaves, snow, and
debris) ever experience shroud rust. Therefore, purchasing a more
costly stainless shroud is superfluous. With the rising value of
Amphicars today, who is going to put his amphicar outside degrading
it to parts car status?

PAINT LIFTING PROBLEMS
The paint issue is the most serious problem for stainless shrouds.
Most older Amphicar owners remember the DeLorean (a car manufactured
in the
1980's). The exterior body panels were unpainted stainless
steel. After a few years, some owners noticed subtle changes in the
stainless appearance and decided to paint their cars.
Unfortunately, stainless required a very special and costly
preparation for succesful long term paint adhesion. Here's the
bottom line! If the shroud paint does lift off, peel or flake . . .
removing residual paint and repainting the lower Amphicar shroud is
one tough job.

GLOVE BOXES
We have two styles arriving: (1) original design, (2) original
design with interior light.

(1) Original design at $29.95 to $49.95. The actual price will be
finalized after exchange rates, taxes, air/sea freight, etc. An
exclusive feature, our original design glove box will have the
original amphicar speed nuts, which are not available elsewhere.

(2) Original design with an interior glove box light,
which will
operate off the original Amphicar interior light switch. The light
will be built in, and will not be available as an add-on to the
original glove box above. Pricing not yet established. We will
keep you updated.

Both our glove boxes feature all the delicate design of the original.

NEW PARTS
In 2005, we introduced: new propellers, glow-in-the-dark
propellers, door handles, lower shrouds, top pivot protection
covers, acrylic pole light lenses, selected mouldings, seat track
adjusters, and gas tank straps.

The following parts are planned for (or before) the 2006 season:
(1) front bumpers at prices comparable to our rear bumper prices,
(2) sun visor safety break away mounts for both original and
replacement visors, (3) transmission parts (a) first arriving are
the bushing "top hats", (b) next is repair to first gear cores in
our inventory.




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