The Back Story
Skip the Owner of this beautiful '76 Avanti II was one of the few Avanti Dealers back east in his younger days. He picked the car up about 2 years ago and began his complete Nut and Bolt Restoration.
He started by sending it off to be completely rebuilt from the ground up, the car had all the body panels removed to bring it down to the bare chassis. The chassis was then refinished and reinforced for the new heart he planned on putting into this beast. Once the frame was completed he modernized the suspension with QA1 coilovers to give a more comfy ride.
Skip then had the entire car repainted in a custom red with a slight tinge of orange. Once the paint work was completed he had the interior completely redone in black leather, trying to keep it as period correct as possible he went subtle but new. No crazy racing seats or alcantara.
Moving on to the powerplant Skip tossed a 427 Big Block making 600hp and 600tq in the front of this monster. To stop all that mass he upgraded all 4 corners to disk breaks with Willwood calipers.
We did not want to go too hard on the paint as it is a Single Stage paint job. We completed a 2 Step Paint Correction: Synthetic Wool Pad and EVO 800 Heavy Cut compound, followed up with a Yellow Moderate Cut Pad and EVO 3000 Finishing compound on our EVO 21 Dual Action polisher. This process ensured we were able to remove nearly all of the imperfections, less the few heavier things.
Once the Paint Correction process was completed, we then moved on to Ceramic Coating. Skip plans on keeping this car for as long as possible, we applied our EVO PRO 10H which is our 8 year warrantied coating. Not only does it protect this perfect show car quality finish, it will also provide him with the piece of mind that there will be no oxidation, sunfading, etc. We live in Las Vegas where those issues are prevelant and early onset with the amount of direct sunlight and heat we have on a regular basis.
Dual Action Polishers
EVO 21 Dual Action Polisher
EVO 15 Dual Action Polisher
EVO 800 Heavy Cut Compound
EVO 3000 Ultra Finish Compound
EVO PRO 10H Ceramic Coating