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Because of the AACA forum , this rusty Amphicar found me. Being the eternal optimist My mind thought this would be a great idea. Unfortunately My body sometimes disagrees. So I work till it hurts and take a break. Doing a really rough car is challenging. Being a challenge sometimes is actually fun. Plus I try to fabricate every sheet metal part. First pics of car arriving I had to fix hull and frame before I could put on rotisserie
A friend built a highly modified Amphicar from a rusted hull using a lot of fiberglass. So he got me thinking.I had bought this horrible chunk and hid my mistake in back yard. House is up for sale so I was forced into looking at and moving this chunk. I did send title to Illinois to get in my name. A year later they sent me a note stating I was a tax cheat and owed them $3500. Apparently a zero was put in mileage instead of N.A. I called and spoke with surly State employee. "Since it has 0 miles we assumed it was as new" "So we say you lied about purchase price" "pay us and than fight for it back" or "fax over a bill of sale " I mailed bill of sale and a pic of car. They dismissed the charges. So first I will cut out a lot. Install a new frame. Than install engine, trans and all of that stuff. This will allow me to know what I actually have and what I need to get. Plus it will give me a rolling parts wagon. The Great Race is following the Mississippi next year, guess what I am thinking.