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  1. My take on the R2 4 speed.  1) proper replacement of hog troughs is $4-$5k, proper strip, body repair, replacing all rubber after removing all glass between $25K & $40K, redo transmission $3 to $4K

    do all guages work? what is the condition of the dash? The dash alone is a $5K expense

    Another words, to really do that car right, expect $50 to $70K . Chrome would be included as rebuilding supercharger.

    You have $90 to $110K into a car that is probably work $100 to $110K



    1. Regarding the repair, I have purchased years ago 4 damaged, leaking, rusty and crushed tanks. All were sent to Dave Thibeault who returned them like new. He has a contact who takes them apart, hammers out all the expansion and contraction dents, re solders and paints them correct.
    2. I recently sold 1 of the 3 left to an Avanti owner in Miami. He was and is still trilled, even though the purchase was costly.
    3. I strongly suggest contacting Dave Thibeault, he is a wonderful source of information, parts and knowledge. Though he has not helped with me trying to buy another car with my wife, she feels I have enough toys.
    4. Mark
  2. John, I had the receiver dryer completely redone by the ORIGINAL AIR GROUP,  5133 W. Idlewild Avenue  Tampa Florida 33634

    phone is 813- 259 7688    OA@classicautoair.com    The entire bill was only $130.  The only problem is they are very very busy and I had to wait 6 months for an opening. Once they contacted me by email, the turn around time as about 45 days. The receiver dryer came back like NOS.

    They do all models and systems for our cars and all others.


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    congrats on your taste for Avanti's. Gunslinger is a world of information as is Studegary. I have restored a 73 Avanti II and currently have a 64 R2. There are a number of cars out there, You really have to be careful on any purchase as repairs get expensive very very very fast. A huge resource is Dave Thibeault aka studedave@aol.com or  house phone 978-897-3158. It is worth a call to speak with him; Janet is his wife, as Dave often knows of cars that are sound for sale. I know as I have purchased through him a 64 R1 SuperHawk; 1 owner car.  Good luck, enjoy and be careful. Use many of the members for advice or suggestions.



  4. Members, who is suggested to rebuild the calipers on my 64 R2?  One caliper just started leaking and it is time to have both sides rebuilt. Please advise who is satisfied with whomever did work for them.

    thanks in advance



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