1960 Lark Regal – Safety Upgrades, Brakes and Carb Work

Photo Credit – GBZ  Car engine in this cute little convertible was overheating. Remedied this by flushing block, replacing core plugs, installing new head gasket and new thermostat. Installed new fuel gauge sending unit and return line to tank. Rebuilt […]

Avanti R4 Clone Transmission Rebuild

Transmission rebuild is done – ready to handle the dual carburetor engine power! Upgraded the trans bands with kevlar linings, put in new bronze clutches, raisedthe stall speed on the torque converter and replaced the thrust washers. Photo Credits – […]

South Bend IN Studebaker Swap Meet

Gathered all my parts swag – heading out to the Studebaker swap meet in South Bend IN.  Stop by and see me – indoors at the St. Joseph county 4H Fairground. Two tables of Stude stuff for sale! 

Avanti R4 – Restoration

Resto moving along on the Avanti R4 clone.  Photo Credit – GBZ

More Work on the Avanti R4

R4 axle and transmission rebuild.  Photo Credit – GBZ  

1964 Studebaker Wagonaire – Daytona

 Photo Credits – GBZ Ed Meyers just purchased this Stude Wagon and brought it into the shop for some upgrades and repairs.  With the AC upgrade, I replaced hoses and modified the mounting bracket for the new compressor. I rewired the […]

Back to Lew’s Convertible

Cleaned – freshly dipped convertie body sitting on stands and on extra rust inhibitor coated frame. Body is ready for metal repair and panel fabrication.  This specific frame is being used to jig up body alignment as the body panels are hung and […]

Paint Day

In the paint booth – color time! Photo Credit – Lew Shucart

Avanti II Body Repair and Fresh Paint

A fresh version of Avanti Red!Body repairs are finished with new paint on Paul Regna’s ’74 Avanti II. Photo Credit – GBZ  A noticeable difference in hue of paint color when car is in natural sunlight  versus under the shop […]

In The Shop Today

Two Avantis, a Stude station wagon with slide roof and a Lark convertible. The Regna Avanti is almost finished and ready to go. How about this red hot color?   Photo Credit – GBZ

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