Lew Schucart’s ’63 Avanti wins Eyes On Design Award

Lew Schucart’s ’63 Avanti wins Eyes On Design Award

Photo Credit – Lew Schucart This ’63 Avanti, owned by Lew Schucart (body work and paint by Brad) won one of two highly desirable red ribbons in the Class C judging.  It is a Design of Distinction award, given at the invitation only 2011 Eyes on […]
Where’s The Road and OMG What’s That Behind Us?

Where’s The Road and OMG What’s That Behind Us?

Custom headlights installed in R4 Tribute Avanti It was a beautiful Sunday, warm spring air, the sun was shining. Perfect day to take the Avanti out to do a winery tour. The wineries are grouped, mostly along one country highway, […]
We’re Back!!

We’re Back!!

1963 Avanti R4 Tribute – debuted at MCACN Show in Chicago – Nov 2016 Gold winner in Street & Modified Judged Vehicles http://www.mcacn.com Brad the Avanti builder – tall guy – far left – back row The Windy City car […]
R4 Avanti Clone To Debut at MCACN Show in Chicago

R4 Avanti Clone To Debut at MCACN Show in Chicago

The R4 is in the finishing stages of fine tuning and perfecting all the last, small details. It’s been a labor of love process. Time intensive…..anything worth doing takes time, expertise and attention. When a restorer works on a car […]
R4 Carbon Fiber Dash Inlays

R4 Carbon Fiber Dash Inlays

Newly installed dash and console inlays, including the radio faceplate – templates all cut and edge smoothed from carbon fiber sheet. This type of overlay adds a racy, sexy appearance to the black interior of this customized R4 tribute Avanti. […]
Supa Charg’n the Avanti

Supa Charg’n the Avanti

A cleaned and polished super charger emblem now adorns the pristine white body. Although this emblem is not a stock Avanti plate, it does look good on this custom car. No car bodies were harmed, maimed or hurt during this […]
More Avanti R1 Engine Work

More Avanti R1 Engine Work

How do I get this engine to fit into the passenger seat? Just checking to see if you’re awake…… Engine cleaned up/painted with addition of new oil pan gaskets and rear main seal. Re-chromed valve covers and polished stainless ignition […]
R4 Tribute Avanti Rear Brakes

R4 Tribute Avanti Rear Brakes

How do you like this shiny new hydro-boost? A new Wilwood master cylinder is also in place, but not plumbed yet. Backside of the rear parking brake with custom fabbed bracket. The mechanical caliper is independent of the hydraulic caliper. […]
The Wiring Begins – R4 Tribute Avanti

The Wiring Begins – R4 Tribute Avanti

So it begins….wiring the R4.  This is all new wiring via a Haywire kit with modifications. Due to the many customized changes on this car, it made sense to start with fresh wiring, rather than using the old harness, which […]
R3 Avanti Engine Roars To Life Again

R3 Avanti Engine Roars To Life Again

Studebaker Avanti R5089, owned by Randy Rapp is one of the “original Avanti Nine”. This car sat 40 years waiting for it’s original engine to be found, returned to the car, rebuilt and fired up, again. Photo Credits – Lew Shucart […]
Where Did The Year Go?

Where Did The Year Go?

Welcome 2016!  It’s arrived and I’m scratching my head, wondering how 2015 ran out so quickly – a whirlwind of a year. Busy holidays, busy work schedule, the shop and life have been a hopping. These past few months, I’ve worked […]

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