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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

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WINTER SUCKS

Summer Good Wisconsin green

Barrett Jackson Speed vision story only

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38 Buick sold

 

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Amphi found in barn!!!!!!

Burned Amphi

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fix up 67 done

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Restore 64 Done

Budget 64 redo

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Parked for    30 years!!

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This car came in with a transmission ailment. Rust had attacked internals causing failure on very rare intermediate gear. I refurbished trans replacing bearings seals and synchro rings.

Rear brake was leaking. So now all wheel cylinders are now sleeved and system filled with silicone fluid. Front wheels and brakes. Installer did not use much grease and over tightened bearings. Also front brake hose improperly installed, thus rubbing on spring. Also stub axle not adjusted properly.

Car arrives, I take pictures and inspect. Close up is very hard to see but there is cracking in paint.

When shoes come back with new linings a thin coat of paint is used. I re spray with multiple coats of paint because they will otherwise rust.

From a little crack to a larger hole. Multiple coats of filler. Blocking then some primer, then a shot of paint.  If anything else develops perhaps an American flag sticker would fix.

What an ordeal. Painters with attitude, miss matched paint, computer glitches. But finally done with no trace of repair. Almost ready to go home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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