Welcome to Dave The Wave's Midwest Amphicar !

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Celebrating fifteen years!! of full time Amphicar only service

Specializing in metal restoration and manufacturing panels

Specializing in transmission repairs and manufacturing of parts

Specializing in customer service

These are the reasons that people travel long distance to come here

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Midwest Amphicar 815 910 5502

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Minnesota green 


Feelin' Blue

New Hampshire   

72 Camaro

Feelin' Blue



Summer Good Wisconsin green

Barrett Jackson Speed vision story only

    Axle Install



38 Buick sold


         Arkansas 1500  

Swim with Dave #4

White 68





Amphicar dreaming

Typical battery tray

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Swim With Dave #3


Canada Trip

Amphi found in barn!!!!!!

Burned Amphi

Amphi Tools

fix up 67 done

restore 67 done

Restore 64 Done

Budget 64 redo

Daves Sold Ride

Parked for    30 years!!

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Dave's Thoughts


1972 Camaro story.

Over 25 years ago a friend bought this car. He started doing rust repair got fed up and sold it to me. I finished the repairs and sold it to another friend. He took out drive train to build a race car. It moved once. Then it got parked out side for the next 20 years. Mice moved in, paint blistered and rust started back. I always missed this car. Then one day he goes you want that Camaro back? A deal was struck and we pulled it home. It then sat out back. I realized I no longer had the driving desire to redo this car. A year went by. Then Son Mike showed interest. I said he could have the car. But he had two years to get running and driveable. If he did not car and all parts would revert back to me. Also if he got it done and needed to sell for school, I have first right to buy. He turned 16 and got working. I paid no attention to time. Then one week end he is putting together quickly. I say hey whats up. He said the two year mark was close. During the first two years I made him do another car to practice. Then sent him to metal meet for training. I told him no worrys about time deal. Get the car done properly. Any rust hole issues were welded and fabricated properly. My job was only to supervise and help only if asked. He spent hundreds of hours on body alone. Over 65 hours blocking primer alone. He decided on a mandarin orange pearl.

Car stats. Stock 1980 Chevy 350, 700 R4 transmission, and stock 273 differential

Interior returning stock

First day June 2007

body stripped to bare metal, notice fresh air mask

multiple coats of epoxy and then 2k primer

Brilliant mandarin pearl June 25 2010

vin # 1q87f2n141799

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