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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

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Midwest Amphicar 815 910 5502

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Parts parts parts. Old axle, bearings and seals removed. The rest gets cleaned and painted. Using special tool I draw new axle into place. New brake shoes and rebuilt cylinders installed. Same program for front. Picture of front looks like little progress but actually represents a huge move forward. That steering box is connected to refurbished steering linkage which connects to front suspension with new brakes and hoses.

Wiring, I clip off old female connectors and solder and heat shrink new ones on. These are part of rear connector that is in engine compartment. Old connectors become brittle with age. I also add a 30 amp main fuse in line to help avoid future problem.

Gosh what a lot of work to this point. The engine cover in pics is actually a paint mask. Engine and trans is in hull but not connected. All external brakes and suspension are on. Exhaust hole and rear light areas were not ready for primer. They still need some tlc. Still plenty left. Then all of the primer gets to be sanded over and over and over. All small parts need epoxy like the big parts too

radiator and heating system is installed. Engine runs all linkages are installed. Brake system is filled with silicone dot 5. The next round always looks about the same. I shoot primer-spray some flat black-then block sand. Its the only way to get a "straight" car.


I install side trim to double check straightness

Dash and dash pieces get epoxy sealer over primer. Wet sanded then shot with green base coat-clear coat. This means wiring, gauges, most electrical can be installed.

MMore and more details. Getting very close to finish. At least to My finish point. Since they never are really done.

My dip stick extension. Then My muffler heat shield. Almost done. Tomorrow we take to river for a test.



Last modified: 07/10/12