Photo Credits – GBZ Broken front fiberglass pared away to factory seams. Body paint stripped with plastic media. Door jambs and all outer surfaces stripped, including doors, trunk lid and hood. Dismantled leaf springs in process of bead blast clean up. […]
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Photo Credit – Lew Shucart Brad checking fit of new fiberglass nose piece for front wrecked R4. Photo Credit – GBZ Further work on Thom Gipe’s Avanti. Fixing heater leak by repairing and reinstalling heater core. Yuck!! Leaky core. If […]
Photo Credit – GBZ Shiny brand new GM small block crate engine – 290hp – 350ci installed in Thom Gipe’s ’83 Avanti. Will add the new chrome air cleaner and it’s ready to hit the road!! The present resto job […]
Photo Credit – GBZ Fetched my next resto job from PA over the past weekend. Lew Shucart and I trailered this car back to the shop. It was an enjoyable trip with the Fall trees in full, flaming color!! This […]
Photo Credit – Thom Gipe Thom Gipe’s ’83 is in the shop – we’re installing a new engine. Thom and Carole cleaning the engine compartment after the old engine is out. This hard working engine is now retired! Brad prepping […]
Michael takes possession of his new ’63 Avanti on ship off-loading dock.Car arrived safe and sound after two week trans-Atlantic journey.
Lew tooted all around town in this fun little ’63 convertible. He last drove it in 2000, garaging it for the past 12 years. It’s now in the shop for resto, where we’ll clean it up, remove the rust, upgrade parts and make it a fun […]
Photo Credits – GBZ 1963 Lincoln Four Door = Cruiser Deluxe. Cleaned, rebuilt the carburetor for this car today. The engine needs some clean up and attention,but the old girl fires and runs, now.
Photo Credits GBZ Finished light freshening of Paul Windish’s 1976 Avanti with Chevy 400ci engine. Re-arched the springs to obtain the original Avanti body rake. Installed new stereo system. At some earlier point, when the car was repainted […]
Photo Credits – GBZ On this upper inner control arm bushing, you can see the shaftis no longer centered in the rubber bushing. These bushings wear fast because the upper arm is shorter than the lower control arm and sees […]