Blocking and sanding this week – getting ready for the final prime. This is the repaired fiberglass front end. This is where I started on this restoration.
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We attended a recent Orphan Car Show held at Forest Park History Museum. Above is one of the old city trolleys on display at the museum. There were some real beauties in this show – lots of solid steel and […]
Great turnout – close to 70 Studebakers, including a couple of Packards.
Polished Halibrand Mags – actual magnesium wheels. Before and After. Soda blast followed by bead blast, then polished. Can you guess how many hours of work are in this refurb? Magnesium friendly seal coat to follow. Paxton Novi blower!! Stand Back […]
We helped out with the St Louis Stude Zone Meet. We had over 60 cars registered with more than half of them entered for judging.I helped with the judging – above is one of the judges’ meetings throughout the day. […]
Yes!! Insert arm pump here….we finally did get some down time. Our first real vacation in four years. Headed up to the north country to spend time with dah fam for much needed catching up. Oh boy did we enjoy […]
This ’67 Avanti II owned by Peter Crisitello made a pit stop at our shop today on the way home from the Colorado SDI Meet. The brake booster had stopped working with braking power greatly diminished. I replaced the defunct […]
We brought another car into the shop this week, a GT Hawk (arrived with an extra Hawk parts car). Photo Credits – GBZ I’ve already upgraded the front end steering. Now removing all SS trim pieces, grills and bumpers […]
Big Engine!Dropped the 304.5 and the tranny into the Avanti Frame this week.How do you like this red engine? This is the original color for the R4 engine. Photo Credits – GBZ When I checked the bell housing alignment, it […]
Photo Credit – GBZ Car engine in this cute little convertible was overheating. Remedied this by flushing block, replacing core plugs, installing new head gasket and new thermostat. Installed new fuel gauge sending unit and return line to tank. Rebuilt […]
“Brad Bez is well known nationally for his work on Avantis and Studebakers. One only has to look at Brad’s red 1963 Avanti to see how good he is at fiberglass repairs and painting older cars. Brad can repair body damage (sheet metal and fiberglass), paint, sanding, and install new trim.”