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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


 Arkansas green gets a 1500 upgrade. Vroooom

!500 from Gordon Imports. Out with the old and in with the new.

I will be installing new hoses and brake cables too.

The glamorous side of Amphicar repair. A couple of suspect areas that may cause leaks. I will clean up, inspect and repair as needed.



Seals installed backwards allowing water in. Causing premature bearing failure. Small pinch bolt used causing axle wobble. Soon will have new bearings, axle, seals and pinch bolts.

Previous repairs were made by glue and by brazing. Looking at brazing skills its a good thing they make glue. Either way there were holes and open seams. I bought the giant tubes of JB Weld. This epoxy glue is excellent. Once it drys I will put a thin coat of sealer then paint. That should stop a lot of the leaks. I will be installing and sealing new brake lines.

Usually the screws come out easily. These may have been cross threaded. Heat and grease always makes a big mess.  All parts will be refurbished.

When water gets trapped in turn signals corrosion takes over.

Old metal lines were bad. Now resealed cylinders, new bearings, seals and Amsoil grease.

Gauges, lights not working. Taking apart I see assorted repairs. Using meter makes trouble shooting possible. Choke and water throttle and speedometer cables can now be installed too.

Front brakes before and after.

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Last modified: 07/10/12