Studebaker Hawk Door Repair with Lead Working

Due to poor previous repairs, the metal in the repair area was stretched, fatigued and weakened with holes. Rather than using bondo, I used a lead working technique which fills and won’t rust out from the back side. This type of […]

Bushdiecker Hawk Trunk Repair

  GT Hawk trunk corners bitten by rust goblins. Cut away rusted floor areas before welding in sheet metal patches. Ground and seam sealed the welds, then sealed with epoxy primer. Patch welded in, metal refinished and primed – ready […]

Hawk Hood, Trunk and Door In First Prime

Working on 62 Stude Gt Hawk.  All of these body parts needed repair, from dents to rust. I lead repaired passenger door dent, unskinned the entire trunk lid in order to completely strip down to bare metal on the inner structure. […]

Refurbishment of 63 Avanti Dash, Heater Plates and Ashtray

Cleaned and painted the fiberglass under dash. Cleaned and  repainted face plates for heater controls, AC outlets, repainted  vanity tray and replaced the mirror.  Bead blast cleaned the console ashtray and repainted the lid.  

Refurbishing Avanti Dash Gauges

Avanti gauges – in beginning stage of refurbishment. I removed these gauges from the dash of a 1963 Avanti. Repairs consisted of removing and polishing bezels. Bead blasted and repainted the light diffuser rings. Cleaned gauge faces and repainted the needles, […]

R4 Avanti Tribute in First Prime

Blocking and sanding this week – getting ready for the final prime.  This is the repaired fiberglass front end. This is where I started on this restoration.

2013 Orphan Car Show

We attended a recent Orphan Car Show held at Forest Park History Museum. Above is one of the old city trolleys on display at the museum. There were some real beauties in this show – lots of solid steel and […]

Studebaker Eye Candy at 2013 St Louis Zone Meet

Great turnout – close to 70 Studebakers, including a couple of Packards.  

R4 Avanti Tribute Progress

Polished Halibrand Mags – actual magnesium wheels. Before and After. Soda blast followed by bead blast, then polished. Can you guess how many hours of work are in this refurb? Magnesium friendly seal coat to follow. Paxton Novi blower!! Stand Back […]

2013 Upper Mississippi Valley SDC Zone Meet

We helped out with the St Louis Stude Zone Meet. We had over 60 cars registered with more than half of them entered for judging.I helped with the judging – above is one of the judges’ meetings throughout the day. […]

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