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 […]
Studebaker Wagonaire – Phase Three Repairs

Studebaker Wagonaire – Phase Three Repairs

Back in the shop for the next scheduled phase of the repair work, this 64 Stude Wagonaire is getting mechanical repairs, upgrades, a tranny change-out and more. Front clip and engine removed for easy replacement access to the leaking freeze/core […]
SOLD – With Fringe Benefits

SOLD – With Fringe Benefits

The Champ is sold!   A father and son bought it to recreate a 55 Champion Stude gasser that Dad put together back in the 60’s. What a neat project for the two of them. Have you been looking for […]
In The Shop – Back To It!

In The Shop – Back To It!

    You can always find at least one car hanging two in the air in our shop. I’m rebuilding the steering gear box for the white Avanti and doing some AC repair on it. …and getting back on the […]
The 62 GT Hawk is Finished!

The 62 GT Hawk is Finished!

Drilling down on the final details. Boy do I sleep well (as in fall on the bed in a five second crash) after a day of running the buffer. Buffing is worth the extra effort, but it’s a kill-eh to […]

Stromberg Carburetor Rebuild

  Rebuilt this Stromberg for a 64 GT Hawk. I re-bushed the throttle shaft, planed the bottom plate flat (the aluminum was warped), completely dis-assembled the carb. Removed all jets and idle bleeds, cleaned them.  The fuel inlet valve was […]
GT Hawk – Paint and Body Parts

GT Hawk – Paint and Body Parts

Steady progress is being made on the GT. Hanging and fit adjusting the body parts – replacing the original factory markings – attaching those good-looking Hawk emblems. The gold hawk flies well on this paint color.   Notice the glow of […]
Paint! Fresh Hawk Paint!

Paint! Fresh Hawk Paint!

It’s always a good day when you arrive at this point of the restoration process – paint day. When the flow is with you and the gun is shooting straight – it’s satisfying! I laid this paint down over the […]

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