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    Working on constructing a new Avanti chassis in stainless steel. It has an independent rear suspension utilizing a Dana 44. 13 inch dual piston caliper front brakes. Forged aluminum front independent suspension. Coil over shocks at all four corners.

    X-member is as strong as the Studebaker, but should be lighter.

    All the body mount points are the same, thus far, as the Studebaker chassis.

    Looking for an Avanti body to complete this project.




  • #2
    Awesome work!
    Jeff[8D]




    quote:Originally posted by grobb284

    Working on constructing a new Avanti chassis in stainless steel. It has an independent rear suspension utilizing a Dana 44. 13 inch dual piston caliper front brakes. Forged aluminum front independent suspension. Coil over shocks at all four corners.
    X-member is as strong as the Studebaker, but should be lighter.
    All the body mount points are the same, thus far, as the Studebaker chassis.
    Looking for an Avanti body to complete this project.
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


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    • #3
      What guage stainless was used ? Forged front end --
      Very nice !!

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by grobb284



        Working on constructing a new Avanti chassis in stainless steel. It has an independent rear suspension utilizing a Dana 44. 13 inch dual piston caliper front brakes. Forged aluminum front independent suspension. Coil over shocks at all four corners.
        Very nice! [] Is the independent Dana 44 from a Corvette, or is it custom? What engine and trans will you be using? Where are you located...I may have a line on a body.



        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          Great workmanship. Thats really nice.

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


            Very nice! [] Is the independent Dana 44 from a Corvette, or is it custom? What engine and trans will you be using? Where are you located...I may have a line on a body.


            The limited slip differential is from a Viper, however the suspension we are using with it is similar to a Corvette. Would like to find a NOS Studebaker Twin Traction emblem for it.

            The engine is still up in the air. Have parts for a 350/700R4 drive train. Some friends are pushing hard for a Studebaker 289.

            By the way, for the inquiry about chassis wall thickness, it is 11 gauge.

            Located near Dayton/Springfield, Ohio.

            Thank you for the kind compliments.



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            • #7
              I have a whole Aavnti that I'm about 4K in with a bunch of labor. It runs and moves and I'd sell it for 5K without doing anything else. (63/R1/AT/PS. I'd hate to sell just the body though.

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              • #8
                That is an awesome looking frame. jimmijim
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                • #9
                  Twin Traction emblems can still be found at swap meets. Studebaker International has them for $22, part number 1326147 but I don't know if they are NOS or repops.

                  That is impressive work. Would it fit under the Lark convertible?
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                  • #10
                    see, JP, I am NOT the nuttiest guy there is about stainless.

                    nice work! would love to see it done.

                    nate

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by rockne10

                      Would it fit under the Lark convertible?
                      It should. We are making modifications to the Avanti floor pan in only two areas, the same place that Studebaker did, but more inboard.

                      Thanks again for the favorable comments.

                      By the way, the Avanti body that we are seeking does [u]not</u> need to have good hog troughs. We are considering a change there in the sheet metal to pass through the exhaust.
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                      • #12
                        The car I have has decent troughs. E-mail if you just want a body shell, I might be able to find one.

                        http://www.stude.com/cheap/index.html

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by JDP

                          The car I have has decent troughs. E-mail if you just want a body shell, I might be able to find one.
                          grobb284,

                          Thats the guy I told you to contact in your posts on the Avanti Forum.
                          Glad you finally found him. He parts out Avantis all the time, so I
                          am sure he can find you one. Nice work on the Chassis.

                          Tom
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                          • #14
                            The problem I'm having is finding him a "cheap Avanti" just missing the engine and drive line. Once you start to part out a Avanti, all the expensive bits are the little odds and ends he'll need to go with the body. i.e., I once parted out a Avanti with a rotted frame for over 8K, if he just found a body, he'd be 3-4K in just to trim it out.
                            The have been several Avanti's on ebay recently for 4K or so, and that about as cheap as they usually go for. BTW, I'm now commited to keeping mine for a bit, I ordered new door panel vinyl yesterday.

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                            • #15
                              I've got a line on a '63 R1 Auto Avanti. California car all its life. Good hog troughs and other metal. Runs, drives, stops. All there, but tattered and needs everything. $5k.



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