Drilling down on the final details. Boy do I sleep well (as in fall on the bed in a five second crash) after a day of running the buffer. Buffing is worth the extra effort, but it’s a kill-eh to […]
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….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 […]
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 […]
Down to the last prime, block and final sanding…..the R4 is going into the paint booth this weekend. It’s smooth as glass, evenly peaked on the rising body lines and rounded where it’s curves sweep away. There’s nothing like the curves […]
After de-laminating the outer skin of the trunk lid, I sandblast the metal parts of the inner trunk structure, then straighten the inner structure. This is damage repair, caused by years of packing the trunk too full and closing the lid on […]
Avanti gauges – in beginning stage of refurbishment. I removed these gauges from the dash of a 1963 Avanti. Repairs consisted of removing and polishing bezels. Bead blasted and repainted the light diffuser rings. Cleaned gauge faces and repainted the needles, […]
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 […]
R4 axle and transmission rebuild. Photo Credit – GBZ
In the paint booth – color time! Photo Credit – Lew Shucart
1963 Avanti R2
The final finish and paint work and engine tuning was completed by Brad Bez. Brad’s expertise was the driving force that led to completion of this project.