Since retiring, I have restored 7 hawk types ranging from 1954 to 63. As soon as more space becomes available, the plan is to tackle a later model Avanti. The thinking is, it would have better suspension, brakes, and availability of mechanical parts than an original Avanti. I do not know alot about Avantis (except I want one) and even less about fiberglass and hog trough replacement. I looked at one Avanti II whereby the door fell about an inch as the door opened, the fix was, reportedly, to cut the door open and reglass the hinge holes. I would like to hear from those with more experience about which way to go, keeping mind I typically replace or rebuild just about everything and, for a later model Avanti, would use a crate motor and transmission and, should be goal be to use a Caprice frame model. Ken Deltaville, Va.