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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The R4 is in the finishing stages of fine tuning and perfecting all the last, small details. It’s been a labor of love process. Time intensive…..anything worth doing takes time, expertise and attention. When a restorer works on a car […]
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 […]
Studebaker Avanti R5089, owned by Randy Rapp is one of the “original Avanti Nine”. This car sat 40 years waiting for it’s original engine to be found, returned to the car, rebuilt and fired up, again. Photo Credits – Lew Shucart […]
Welcome 2016! It’s arrived and I’m scratching my head, wondering how 2015 ran out so quickly – a whirlwind of a year. Busy holidays, busy work schedule, the shop and life have been a hopping. These past few months, I’ve worked […]
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 […]
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 […]
Snow Day Test Drive Another Stude that’s been kept in the family. Richard inherited this Avanti which belonged to his Dad and brought it to me to fix the usual oil leak problems. We discovered the engine needed more than […]
Show quality body work done and paint is on the car. It’s a lengthy process to produce perfectly smooth bodywork. The base repair work of the body has to be smooth with zero ripples and body line accurate. Then it’s […]
Brad has the necessary knowledge to do every part of a frame-off restoration. He is meticulous! He was easy to work with through the process of restoring my R1 Avanti (rebuilt out to a supercharged R2) and my R3. He also did a great job of freshening up my R2 Avanti.