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bezhawk
01-08-2012, 07:15 PM
Someone wanted some pics of the brown Avanti .I will post better pics when I can get some in the full sun.
I finally got some pics posted to my website and blog pages of the two Avantis I just completed.
follow both links.

mbstude
01-08-2012, 07:27 PM
Very nice Brad. The cars look better in person. And, now, where's your next destination?

McCuan did a nice job on the wood and the gauges. And you did a pretty nice job on everything else. <grin>

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xKctq_0vG9Y/Twotc9VHGvI/AAAAAAAACDI/O8DfmfPhfXQ/s1600/00000+jay+avanti+blue+7.jpg

And those wheel covers are exceptionally nice looking. Not that I'm biased or anything..

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X3z2oV4lEAw/TwoquyX0JCI/AAAAAAAACCQ/b39SDE_o0zQ/s1600/00000+jay+avanti+blue+6.jpg

bezhawk
01-08-2012, 08:49 PM
I'm going to stay here in the south, till it gets a little warmer up north, and then head to St.Louis, to work on several different Studes, including Lews' 63 Daytona convertible

jlmccuan
01-08-2012, 08:53 PM
Bez does great work, and anyone seeing it person knows it looks even better in real life. For those who don't know, Brad does a travelling road show bringing his mechanical and cosmetic restoration services to your location instead of having you send your baby off somewhere. Really gives the owner a chance to monitor and watch the magic take place.

Where to next, Brad?

Lou Van Anne
01-08-2012, 09:14 PM
Brown? I once pained my '67 brown...regretted it the day I picked it up from the paint shop.

bezhawk
01-08-2012, 09:43 PM
Brown? I once pained my '67 brown...regretted it the day I picked it up from the paint shop.

Not just a brown, but a pearlized bronze that changes color depending on the angle of light hitting it. It looks bronze gold straight on... a little redder off angle and almost black, like a smoked chocolate look sighting straight down the sides.
You can see the red effect and the dark effect in the pics, but I haven't captured the goldish color in photos as of yet.

clonelark
01-09-2012, 12:16 AM
Do a night shot with a flash camera, it'll bring out the metalic, I have a shot of my Brown Lark if you want to see it.

Bob Caser
01-09-2012, 01:51 PM
I have a questions. What is the finish on the steering wheel in the photo, and who did it ?
Thank you.

Bob Caser

8E45E
01-09-2012, 01:56 PM
Not just a brown, but a pearlized bronze that changes color depending on the angle of light hitting it. It looks bronze gold straight on... a little redder off angle and almost black, like a smoked chocolate look sighting straight down the sides.
You can see the red effect and the dark effect in the pics, but I haven't captured the goldish color in photos as of yet.

The paint sounds like its one of the 'color-shift' finishes.

http://www.jdsu.com/en-us/custom-color-solutions/Pages/default.aspx

Craig

Silverplate
01-09-2012, 04:09 PM
Very nice Brad. The cars look better in person. And, now, where's your next destination?

McCuan did a nice job on the wood and the gauges. And you did a pretty nice job on everything else. <grin>

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xKctq_0vG9Y/Twotc9VHGvI/AAAAAAAACDI/O8DfmfPhfXQ/s1600/00000+jay+avanti+blue+7.jpg

And those wheel covers are exceptionally nice looking. Not that I'm biased or anything..

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X3z2oV4lEAw/TwoquyX0JCI/AAAAAAAACCQ/b39SDE_o0zQ/s1600/00000+jay+avanti+blue+6.jpg

Very nice looking Avanti. Is this a 1964?

bezhawk
01-09-2012, 04:36 PM
I have a questions. What is the finish on the steering wheel in the photo, and who did it ?
Thank you.

Bob Caser

The steering wheel was cracked in several places, so, after I repaired it, I had it wood grained in walnut.
They couldn't exactly match original. (Note also, that it is a tilt wheel)!:)

Bob Caser
01-09-2012, 04:44 PM
Brad, Thank you for your response, regarding the wheel. I did notice the tilt column. I have a turquoise/turquoise 64, minus your R3, with a over done restoration.
Your car is very well done.
Bob Caser