1963 Avanti R4 Tribute – debuted at MCACN Show in Chicago – Nov 2016 Gold winner in Street & Modified Judged Vehicles http://www.mcacn.com Brad the Avanti builder – tall guy – far left – back row The Windy City car […]
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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. […]
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 […]
…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 […]
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 […]
…..and we have sparkle, shimmer and glow! Whoa…..was was that? The Moon riding low with a full on glow? Yeah, right here on this Studebaker Avanti! This paint color is OK!! From one light direction it shimmers silver, from head […]
The pulleys and belts installed – Yeah!!! All parts and pieces placed and this engine is several steps closer to cranking. Custom milled face plates, brackets, lightweight pulleys and the belts all strung. This includes a Novi blower, power steering […]
This week in the shop, I’m building a mounting bracket for the R4 that will hold the Novi supercharger. These modern Novi chargers put out more boost, have a better impeller design, last longer than the ball drive type chargers […]
Big Engine!Dropped the 304.5 and the tranny into the Avanti Frame this week.How do you like this red engine? This is the original color for the R4 engine. Photo Credits – GBZ When I checked the bell housing alignment, it […]
R4 axle and transmission rebuild. Photo Credit – GBZ
Brad has incredible skills. He knows every detail and aspect of Avantis and does his work like an artist. He knows which parts to use, where to obtain them, and if not available, no problem, he will make them. This Avanti, Bud’s 63, has incredible power and drives like new. I was blessed to find Brad who put this special car back on the road making new memories for the next generation. If you are like me with a passion for cars and Avanits, you should visit Brad’s shop. He is an amazing person and his projects worth seeing.