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. […]
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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 […]
Back in the shop for the next scheduled phase of the repair work, this 64 Stude Wagonaire is getting mechanical repairs, upgrades, a tranny change-out and more. Front clip and engine removed for easy replacement access to the leaking freeze/core […]
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 […]
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 […]
Rebuilt this Stromberg for a 64 GT Hawk. I re-bushed the throttle shaft, planed the bottom plate flat (the aluminum was warped), completely dis-assembled the carb. Removed all jets and idle bleeds, cleaned them. The fuel inlet valve was […]
Steady progress is being made on the GT. Hanging and fit adjusting the body parts – replacing the original factory markings – attaching those good-looking Hawk emblems. The gold hawk flies well on this paint color. Notice the glow of […]
What did Santa leave under your Studebaker Christmas Tree? This is our gift to the Bez car shop…a big old bad boy compressor. One of the old guys with solid metal works – no plastic crap!! Nothing worse than being […]
….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 […]
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.