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 […]
All the (Shop) Toys

All the (Shop) Toys

How about these newly re-plated pieces of Avanti seat hardware? These were jobbed out for the plating. The company I used did a great job – will hire them again.   Along these lines, I invested in a Caswell plating […]
Concours Avanti Frame Work

Concours Avanti Frame Work

From this (first day of disassembly frame work): To this (anti-rust coating spray): To this (new black paint and parts being installed on the frame):
Gauges, Gauges Everywhere I Look

Gauges, Gauges Everywhere I Look

Good job for these cold, wintry days……I’ve been refurbishing gauges, and more gauges over the past couple weeks. I freshen them up by opening the cases, cleaning them, adjusting springs, oiling. I do touch-up paint on the faces, needles and […]
Restoring This Avanti to Concours Standards

Restoring This Avanti to Concours Standards

Restoring an Avanti to the highest degree of perfection is always an exciting, incredibly satisfying project. This 63 Avanti came into the shop in fairly good shape, which is a great place to begin this type of restoration – a […]
Carburetor Rebuilds by Brad

Carburetor Rebuilds by Brad

Every part – every piece is disassembled, cleaned thoroughly and checked for mechanical viability. Parts that can be re-used are refurbished and where necessary, new parts are used for the rebuild. Floats are checked for pinholes and any other damage […]
Sold – Avanti Restored by Auto Alchemy

Sold – Avanti Restored by Auto Alchemy

This car was for sale through Hyman Ltd. – 1963 Avanti – restored to it’s original glory. Photo Credit – Hyman Ltd I just last month finished the resto work of this golden car and delivered it into the hands […]
Avanti-ville!!

Avanti-ville!!

The excitement of Studebaker meet time is upon us! We have five Avanti in the shop, two of them getting prepped for this year’s get together – the SDCI Meet in South Bend. The black 1963 is Lew Schucart’s baby….pretty […]
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 […]

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