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About lschuc

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    St. Louis, Mo.
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    Avanti and Studebaker

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  • My Avanti
    63 R1 Avanti 1250 & 63 R2 Avanti 1122

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  1. A Big Thank You!

    I second that!! I got parts from him, as well as went there and picked up one of his bare Avanti bodies. He is great to deal with and very fair on his prices. He has 9 more Avantis in various stages of needing repair.
  2. special request for dad

    The following email was sent to us through our AOAI email. Perhaps a few members near Many, Louisiana can help out a former AOAI member and Avanti owner on Dec. 9 in the town's Christmas parade. Many, LA is about halfway between Shreveport and Lake Charles, Louisiana.. She is not on this forum, so respond to her email below. From: Anne Boyens <annelbo28@gmail.com>Subject: special request for my dadHi,I am writing because my father, Georg Joe Boyens, will be the Grand Marshal in the annual Christmas parade in our hometown of Many, Louisiana on Saturday December 9, 2017. I would love to know if any Studebaker, Avanti owners are nearby? If so, would they be able to loan (for my dad to ride in) or show their presence in the parade? I know my dad would be so touched if an Avanti or any Studebaker was in the parade.A little back story about my dad:He is a diehard Studebaker fan. His first car was a Studebaker. He ordered and purchased a 1963 R1 Studebaker Avanti. He still owns the car but it is inoperable now. He was part of the Avanti club and took my siblings and I to many of the car shows. My older brother, Joseph, was a huge fan as well. When Joseph was maybe 5, he attended a show with my dad and they were written about in one of the Avanti publications. As he got older, my brother and my dad would work on the car together. In 2001, my older brother was killed a car wreck. The Avanti was in the middle of a repair and my dad left the Avanti in their barn. A few years later a storm destroyed the barn and the car has been stuck partially under it since then. This year at 80 years of age, my dad reluctantly retired and closed the doors to his hardware store in August. This was a very sad time for us all as the store has been in the family since 1904. He is not one to sit still so a week later he got a job working a few hours at a nearby hardware store. Two weeks ago, my dad had a mini stroke that put him in the hospital for 4 days. Thankfully, he is now home and doing well. If that wasn't enough, my parents also care full time for my sister who was born mentally handicapped. They have never asked for anything and they say "God has always provided for them." I know that Avanti owners are a special type of person and saw that over the years of car shows. They live life fully, take pride, and care for the long term. I would like to ask this special request on behalf of my dad. He does not know I'm writing but I know how touched he would be if anyone was able to show up. I am sorry for the long letter but I want to give you a good understanding of what an amazing man my dad is and what he means to us all! Thank you for any info on any owners who are nearby or organizations that might be able to attend.Kindly,Anne Boyens
  3. Four Speed Avanti!

    Or just get a new steel driveshaft made at a local driveshaft shop near you. I got several Avanti driveshafts made at a shop near me for about $150, including u-joints. or maybe slightly more... still under $200.
  4. Avanti?..Not Quite!

    Yes, you had a very good STUDEBAKER day! Good buy on both engines and the transmission and other pieces!
  5. Dick Vaux

    You can Dick's Avanti in the video at the bottom of the AOAI home page: https://www.aoai.org Click on the arrow in the middle of the image to start the video.
  6. 63 R1 Avanti

    Tom, must be something on your end.... I just added this JPG image. Can you just drag a JPEG image into the photo space at the bottom of the message window, like I just did with this screenshot showing how to add photos to a post?
  7. Finally got to a car show!

    No rush to get the photos... I won't really need them until spring.
  8. Avanti ad Alice (or 3000km at 38℃)

    You should have brought it through the Chunnel and into France for the Weekend Loewy meeting in Raymond village Sept 1-3
  9. 63 R1 Avanti

    You should still be able to post more photos...
  10. Finally got to a car show!

    Very nice looking Avanti!! Get some good pictures and submit it to me for the next Avanti calendar.
  11. Four Speed Avanti!

    oh meant to say False...
  12. Big Bucks Bracket!

    What's the link to that ebay auction?
  13. Avanti ad Alice (or 3000km at 38℃)

    Wow... now in England! Avanti as a world-traveler !
  14. Raymond Loewy

    I found the issue online.... here is a screenshot of the page. Thanks for letting us know about the Loewy reference! !
  15. Four Speed Avanti!

    True.... It has the Hurst shifter installed as it sits in the Studebaker Museum today.