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 […]
In The Awwww….. Department

In The Awwww….. Department

Whirlwind trip to see fam and the grands and take part in an art show…..this is dawn at a lakeside where we overnighted on our travels to and from the destination. Daughters one and two organized an art show “Shock” […]
Does Red Raise Your Insurance Premium?

Does Red Raise Your Insurance Premium?

Nah! Unequivocally no! Tis a modern myth….red body paint does not add $$$ to your auto insurance cost.  Those higher premiums are attached to higher speed capacities – usually associated with RED (or yellow or orange or smack you in […]
Body To Frame – R4 Avanti Tribute

Body To Frame – R4 Avanti Tribute

    …and it’s carefully lowered.  Houston – we have contact! Work on the R4 Avanti progresses.  The repaired fiberglass body is mated to the reno-ed and action ready, equipped frame and is now bolted in place over the R4 […]

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