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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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New Hampshire   

72 Camaro

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38 Buick sold


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Welcome  New Hampshire. This "rust " free car arrived last year. It waited patiently till there was an opening.


Left side, cut out rust and fit panels. Pile of scrap on floor grows.



Right side cut out and tray and drop off installed

when they cut off the prop shields an edge was left. I recreated it. This is not done in this pic but now the two edges are one. So if someone looks they will not notice it had been repaired. It takes longer making parts but a good repair is one that no one knows happened!

Lots of time fitting. I used to be in a hurry and I would have to redo. Now I am slow. But I am happier with the results.  Like My bumper sticker says" I am not good but I am slow" !!! Basically I start from outside. Hang quarter. Then cut old qtr off. I will put new qtr back on multiple times to check for fit on drop off and tray. I "snuck" my tray under the firewall. Means no seam to be seen from top.  There will some seams underneath. If that bothers You just let Me know. All it does is take more time.

The before and afterCorners are hardest part. This is one place that has to be right. Otherwise horizontal bumpers will look wrong and quarters will not fit.


The making of a patch. Another hole repaired. Getting closer! It takes many hours to get these type of repairs done.

Both trays are installed, drop off panels are completed, big and small holes are welded. All is covered in epoxy primer, some "body" work has been done to exposed weld seams. One quarter is partially installed. I also paint inside of quarter to help prevent rust. I was not happy with right side and cut off to redo.

This pic shows the lack of distortion from welding.  More welding and grinding but very close to me being


One of a few holes in engine cover

Now hole and edge look factory new. It takes hours to do a repair like this. Plus the back frame needed tlc too. Right corner got fixed along with back side hinge area.

We got too busy working and I did not take the usual amount of pics. Car was bare metal from bead blasting, miscellaneous parts removed, then degreased. Inside has multiple coats of white epoxy.  Hull bottom has been sanded and multiple coats of black epoxy have been applied. Numerous dents pounded out along with some pin holes welded. Outside has been sanded and epoxy covered. Numerous coats of filler applied and removed. Then multiple coats of 2k primer applied and removed.  A few spots in back need to addressed and shell will be ready for Paint.




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