The Champ is sold! A father and son bought it to recreate a 55 Champion Stude gasser that Dad put together back in the 60’s. What a neat project for the two of them. Have you been looking for […]
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It’s always a good day when you arrive at this point of the restoration process – paint day. When the flow is with you and the gun is shooting straight – it’s satisfying! I laid this paint down over the […]
….and now for the rest of the story. I was doing the final sand down, prepping this Hawk for primer, rehanging the earlier primer sprayed doors. This is where the easy sailing down to the paint finish line derailed. No […]
Repair, cleaning, painting and polishing is just about finished! One of the aluminum spinner fins was damaged – had broken off the spinner body and was in need of repair. The fin was attached, in-filled, built up with aluminum weld […]
Fun to report that an Avanti restored by us, is the featured ad image placed by AOAI in this month’s Atomic Ranch Magazine. Great idea and ad placement to rev up interest in this automotive icon of the 1960s. Avanti style […]
The MO/IL Gateway Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club held their May 2014 meeting at our shop. Brad demonstrated a how to for a braking upgrade from the original Stude brakes to a new Turner Brakes set-up. Good weather day […]
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 […]
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!!
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 […]
First gray prime coat laid down – all warm and fuzzy. Photo Credit – GBZ
Raymond Loewy’s Personal 1976 Avanti
Brad Bez of Auto-Alchemy did a great job repairing Mr. Loewy’s last Avanti. We wanted to keep it as original as possible. From his engine expertise to his excellent body and interior restorations, his craftsmanship far exceeded my expectations. Along with his competitive rates, I’m most happy to recommend his services. Many thanks to Lew Schucart, Editor of Avanti Magazine, for introducing me to Mr. Bez.