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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

Before and After Avanti Paint

Why perfection of pre-paint body work is important. The curved body lines of the Avanti are unforgiving. Well done bodywork is a beautiful sight showing the car paint color at its best, but sloppy fiberglass work is equally as visible. […]

Avanti Paint Color Teaser

New hot red color on Paul Regna’s Avanti! Photo Credit – GBZ 

Regna Avanti Pre-Paint

Final block sanding is done. Doors, trunk lid and hood are in the paint booth, then the body paint happens! We picked out a good sports car red with extra glow power.Can’t wait to see this color on the Avanti […]

Amping Up A Dual Carburetor

Re-jetting, generally re-working this duel carb set-up for client’s  R4 tribute Avanti. Photo Credits – Lew Schucart  Amping up the initial power response for “getting off the line”!  Engine Jewelry!!

Avanti Power Moon Roof Repair

Progress on Paul Regna’s ’74 Avanti. Photo Credit – Lew Shucart Mud on sunroof surround after repairing/rebonding the moisture lifted seam edges. Ready for sand-down to correct body contour. Also repaired non-functioning power moon roof – now moves smoothly, just […]

Regna 1974 Avanti II in Primer

First gray prime coat laid down – all warm and fuzzy. Photo Credit – GBZ

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