Halibrands Refurbishment Update

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 […]

R4 Avanti in Starfire White

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 […]
Car Stuff

Car Stuff

Two more carburetors rebuilt this week – ready for the client. An Avanti R2 carb and a 289 non-R series carb. These are the heart of your car – make sure they’re clean, set up with the correct parts and […]

Starfire Pearl White Paint

…..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 […]

R4 – The Paint is Going On!

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 […]

Love This Old Stuff

Busy summer days! Another carburetor rebuilt and ready to ship back to the owner. On the way back from attending the SDC Dover Delaware meet, Lew Shucart picked up a nice looking Avanti body, which he’s brought to the shop yard. […]

Bez Resto in Atomic Ranch Magazine

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 […]

Raymond Loewy Carburetor from France

    Can you guess what this is? It’s the original carburetor tag from the first Avanti (R2) that Raymond Loewy owned. Lew Shucart, recently in France visiting and touring with Daniel Chouin (present owner/caretaker of Loewy’s 63 Avanti) brought this […]

Studebaker Drivers Club Gateway Chapter May Meeting

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 Few Extras

I’ve been working on a Spirit of Esctasy radiator cap that goes on a 1934 Rolls Royce. After a lengthy search to find the mascot (sans cap), then another search to find the correct radiator cap, which was sourced from […]

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