R1, R2 and R3 Avanti Restorations – R3 Engine

Rare R3 Heads – very few of these original  heads were produced by Studebaker.Engine interior has some rust and is being completely rebuilt.  Spring side head view. R3 ready to be worked on.  This is a true Paxton B61 engine – numbered block.

R1, R2 and R3 Avanti Restorations – Start of Body Work

All three Avantis in various beginning stages of repair and restoration. 1963 Avanti R2 in Avanti Gray.                                                           Start of careful hand stripping process on R3.                                                       Undercarriage fully stripped – ready for repair work.                                                                                 Another shop view.                                                                           1963 Avanti […]

R1, R2 and R3 Avanti Restorations – Parts Room

R3 Avanti 16:1 Steering Box after clean-up.  It was dry as a bone and rusted inside, every internal part has been replaced. Shelves of parts that I’ve refurbished, plus new parts for R3. Rear brake drums – rear sway bar links […]

Cherry Gurl – Our ’63 Avanti

I’ve been reworking, upgrading, restoring and freshening our Studie.  Lots of new goodies, including repaired front end boo-boo (a hit and run job – looked like a truck height hitch backed in to it). Custom body paint color – Cadillac Metallic Red Pearl […]

Repairing Pre-1961 and Hawk Master Cylinders

The first thing to do when you get your “new” Stude is to make sure it will stop – as well as go! Because of the age of these classic cars and the inherent wear and tear, it’s always a good […]

The Finished Avanti

Photos Credit – Lew Schucart Lew Schucart’s 63R-1250 Avanti

Desired Customer Results

Lew and his recently finished Black Avanti.(Photo used with permission.)

Steering Geometry

There is a resto-mod trend to change out worn Studebaker stock steering gear boxes with modern rack and pinion set-ups. There are design challenges in doing this correctly. The new rack has to be mounted safely and solidly to the […]

Avanti Stainless Steel Trim Repair

Restored windshield garnish trim…a hammer, dolly, file and polish job. It’s always nice to save as much of the original car as possible. Stainless trim repair takes time to do right, but is well worth the effort.

Lew’s Avanti With Original Wheels

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