top repair

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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 2/3/02 7:15:32 AM Pacific Standard Time,
smosesks@hotmail.com writes:


> Since I broke one of the Amphi Rules; Unzip the flaps before lowering the
> top, I had a local top shop sew a triangle shaped patch about 2" wide just
> under the zipper on both sides.
>
> Scott Moses
> Kansas
>

Hi all, We ordered our tops with 2" Velcro in place of the zippers and it
works great. We weren't kidding ourselves we knew we would forget. Besides
those of the webbed toed persuasion sometimes have greater, finned thoughts
that occupy the mind. Tommy in Tampa


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Scott Moses

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Since I broke one of the Amphi Rules; Unzip the flaps before lowering the top, I
had a local top shop sew a triangle shaped patch about 2" wide just under the
zipper on both sides.

Scott Moses
Kansas


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Arnold Hite

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Richard,

I caused the same tear in my 1 year old top when I was distracted
by a crowd of onlookers asking me questions like: How fast does it go?
and How deep will it go? I called a boat dealer and they put me onto a
small local firm called "Dr. Vinyl." My repair is great. From five
feet away a person cannot find the tear. I'm pretty sure "Dr. Vinyl" is
a franchise firm. You may have one in your area. If not I suggest
calling a local boat dealer. These kinds of tears are common on boat tops.
Also, at Celina, I remember talking to Marc about a similar tear on
his car. Marc and Elizabeth made their own repair and it looked great.
Good Luck.

Arnold Hite
Johns Island, SC


>_______
>
>Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 14:44:10 -0000
> From: "Richard LeBlanc" <amphipilot@yahoo.com>
>Subject: Top repair and storage within a sealed car cover
>
>
>
>Hi everyone. I'm a new owner of a fairly nice car (1967 Fjord
>Green...did I spell that correctly?) with a couple of questions.
>First, my top has the typical tears where the rip occurred after the
>owner failed to unzip the two rear zippers. It's too bad because
>the top was nearly new when it happened and is nearly perfect in
>every way except for the two rips.
>
>I heard there is someone out there who repairs this area and does a
>great job. I believe I heard they might have been at Celina last
>year. Does anyone know if this repair can be made, and if so, who
>did it, and are those same repair people planning come to Celina in
>2005?
>
>My other question involves winter storage. I have a sealed car
>cover with a desiccant pack that removes moisture. The manufacturer
>states there cannot be any presence of moisture before zipping the
>cover shut and recommends NOT washing the vehicle for at least one
>day before storing. They say the presence of water (except for
>sealed systems like a coolant system) will cause significant rust
>problems while inside the sealed cover. I was too afraid of any
>lingering moisture in any area that I didn't use the cover this year
>for fear of causing severe rusting problems if any water was
>standing. Has anyone out there used this type of cover for their
>car?
>
>Please post a reply or respond directly to my email (
>Richard@RichardLeBlanc.com ). Thanks!
>
>
>
>
 
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William Connelly

Guest
FYI, Dr. Vinyl has a "Doc Finder" to locate its franchises at
http://www.drvinyl.com/find_doc_index.html

~Bilgey~



----- Original Message -----
From: Arnold Hite
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 9:45 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Top Repair


Richard,

I caused the same tear in my 1 year old top when I was distracted
by a crowd of onlookers asking me questions like: How fast does it go?
and How deep will it go? I called a boat dealer and they put me onto a
small local firm called "Dr. Vinyl." My repair is great. From five
feet away a person cannot find the tear. I'm pretty sure "Dr. Vinyl" is
a franchise firm. You may have one in your area. If not I suggest
calling a local boat dealer. These kinds of tears are common on boat tops.
Also, at Celina, I remember talking to Marc about a similar tear on
his car. Marc and Elizabeth made their own repair and it looked great.
Good Luck.

Arnold Hite
Johns Island, SC


>_______
>
>Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 14:44:10 -0000
> From: "Richard LeBlanc" <amphipilot@yahoo.com>
>Subject: Top repair and storage within a sealed car cover
>
>
>
>Hi everyone. I'm a new owner of a fairly nice car (1967 Fjord
>Green...did I spell that correctly?) with a couple of questions.
>First, my top has the typical tears where the rip occurred after the
>owner failed to unzip the two rear zippers. It's too bad because
>the top was nearly new when it happened and is nearly perfect in
>every way except for the two rips.
>
>I heard there is someone out there who repairs this area and does a
>great job. I believe I heard they might have been at Celina last
>year. Does anyone know if this repair can be made, and if so, who
>did it, and are those same repair people planning come to Celina in
>2005?
>
>My other question involves winter storage. I have a sealed car
>cover with a desiccant pack that removes moisture. The manufacturer
>states there cannot be any presence of moisture before zipping the
>cover shut and recommends NOT washing the vehicle for at least one
>day before storing. They say the presence of water (except for
>sealed systems like a coolant system) will cause significant rust
>problems while inside the sealed cover. I was too afraid of any
>lingering moisture in any area that I didn't use the cover this year
>for fear of causing severe rusting problems if any water was
>standing. Has anyone out there used this type of cover for their
>car?
>
>Please post a reply or respond directly to my email (
>Richard@RichardLeBlanc.com ). Thanks!
>
>
>
>



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stitchen1

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I can help with the top repair but I will not be at Celina
though.You are welcome to bring it to my shop in Illinois and enjoy
the bitter cold weather and then I am sure Dave the Wave wouldn't
mind if you visited him.While you are here I could fix you up with
one of my Amphicar upholstery kits and fit you for a new floor matt
also wich will soon be available.
If you can email me a picture of the tears on your top I can tell
you if it is repairable.
Dave "stitcher" Bennett
 
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Mark Richardson

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Dave,
Can you make my top bigger? Are you a "stretcher" too?

Seroiusly though, how about stitching a extra piece on the front
edge? Ever done such thing?

Thanks, Mark in even colder northern Wisc. (below 0)

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "stitchen1" <stitchen1@y...>
wrote:
>
> I can help with the top repair but I will not be at Celina
> though.You are welcome to bring it to my shop in Illinois and
enjoy
> the bitter cold weather and then I am sure Dave the Wave wouldn't
> mind if you visited him.While you are here I could fix you up with
> one of my Amphicar upholstery kits and fit you for a new floor
matt
> also wich will soon be available.
> If you can email me a picture of the tears on your top I can tell
> you if it is repairable.
> Dave "stitcher" Bennett
 
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dave bennett

Guest
Re: Re: top repair

Top stretching instructions .................tie a rope around your waist and a buddy 's waist and then tie the other ends of the rope to the bumper of each of yours cars and each of you hold on to the top and have your wives driving the cars.Stretch until it fits.....................I have never stitched a piece onto the front of a top to fit, haha, but for $425.00 I can sell you a new Electron top.

Mark Richardson <westlake5@charter.net> wrote:
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Dave,
Can you make my top bigger? Are you a "stretcher" too?

Seroiusly though, how about stitching a extra piece on the front
edge? Ever done such thing?

Thanks, Mark in even colder northern Wisc. (below 0)

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "stitchen1" <stitchen1@y...>
wrote:
>
> I can help with the top repair but I will not be at Celina
> though.You are welcome to bring it to my shop in Illinois and
enjoy
> the bitter cold weather and then I am sure Dave the Wave wouldn't
> mind if you visited him.While you are here I could fix you up with
> one of my Amphicar upholstery kits and fit you for a new floor
matt
> also wich will soon be available.
> If you can email me a picture of the tears on your top I can tell
> you if it is repairable.
>
Dave "stitcher" Bennett



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<tt>
I can help with the top repair but I will not be at Celina
though.You are welcome to bring it to my shop in Illinois and enjoy
the bitter cold weather and then I am sure Dave the Wave wouldn't
mind if you visited him.While you are here I could fix you up with
one of my Amphicar upholstery kits and fit you for a new floor matt
also wich will soon be available.
If you can email me a picture of the tears on your top I can tell
you if it is repairable.
Dave "stitcher" Bennett




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