Buick Reatta Discuss Reatta Resources in the BUICK CLUBS forums; This post is intended as a quick-click directory for Reatta owners.
While the sources listed below have been satisfactorily utilized by our members in the past, you are advised that ...
This post is intended as a quick-click directory for Reatta owners.
While the sources listed below have been satisfactorily utilized by our members in the past, you are advised that these listings are provided only for reference and with the explicit understanding that your use of the information and/or vendors is solely at your own risk.
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If you are interested in being listed, have a source that you believe merits inclusion, had a negative experience with a listed vendor, discovered a broken link or need assistance with any other matter, PM me: Rawja
Buick Club of America, and www.Reatta.org The Reatta Division without whom this forum section would not be the tremendous resource that it is. To join, membership is required in the BCA for membership in the Reatta Division. It is money well spent. Membership includes the BCA's high quality periodical "The Buick Bugle" and qualifies you to participate in all BCA-sponsored events across the country. The Reatta Division also puts out a quarterly newsletter which is full of interesting Reatta-specific information, Back issues of the Reatta newsletter are available HERE. Seriously consider supporting the organization that supports you.
The Reatta division has printed up cards for the times when you see a Reatta you haven't seen before. It says "Hey, Nice Car!" on the front, and on the back has info about joining the Reatta Division of the BCA. It's perfect to go under the windshield wiper when the car is parked. Details HERE.
There is an ongoing project to put together a Reatta calendar. Details HERE.
General Reatta Information
www.Reatta.net, The Reatta Data Page The original clearinghouse of Reatta information including the Reatta Database as well as the online editions of Factory Service Manual(s) and GM's Reatta Parts and Illustration Manual. Registration is required for access to the online manuals, but it is free and allows you to look up any service procedure and every part number that was current at the time of final publication.
www.ReattaOwner.com, Compiled by forum member "Ronnie", it contains lots of Reatta information including vintage Reatta articles and videos from the automotive press, repair tutorials, links, and the Reatta Store, a curated listing of Reatta parts available from Amazon.com.
Dave Clevinger ("Reattatude" here on the forum) has compiled “The Reatta Project”, a Reatta enthusiasts' must-have three DVD set filled with solid, useful information that will help you maintain your Reatta. It also includes Buick's promo/sales videos for all the Reatta's model years, Lansing Craft Centre assembly videos, image gallery slideshows and full coverage of the Reatta Workshop Roundtable Discussion held at the Flint, MI 2004 BCA Nationals. The Reatta Project can be ordered online or you may contact Dave at Shaded_Dog@Yahoo.com (IN)
Duncan Smith ("1991Reatta" here on the forum) Has produced a coffee table book entitled The Buick Reatta The Complete History comprising 60 pages with Buick's Reatta press releases and 98 pictures, many of which have never been published before including photos of the 1992 Reatta prototype. Cost is $25.00 + $5.00 shipping (Paypal, checks and credit cards accepted).
A limited number of these books have been printed. Contact Duncan at email@example.com or call (231) 631-1075 (MI)
Jim Finn ("Jim" here on the forum), a fellow Reatta hobbyist with a large assortment of parts cars. Usually the lowest price for a given item. JFinn@CPInternet.com (email is Jim's preferred contact method) (MN)
Barney Eaton, BCA Technical Advisor and keeper of the Reatta Database. Sells improved-design replacement headlamp crankarms, headlight motor repair parts as well as repair service, Covercraft car covers, dashpad covers, cockpit covers, front end masks, reproduction '91 wheel centercaps, '88-89 floor mat logo appliqués and retention grids, antenna rebuilding service and trunk lock repair kits. Barney@Texas.net (TX)
Steve Scott ("steveskyhawk" here on the forum). Deals exclusively in corrosion-free SoCal Reatta parts. All electrical items are thoroughly tested to confirm proper operation, 86-89 CRTs/Touchscreens, 90-91 Instrument Panel Clusters, headlight motor crank assembly repair kits, new and used hubcaps, wheels, door handles, glovebox latches, seat belt parts, mirrors, power antennas, chrome taillight letters, floor mats, sunroofs, electronics, body parts, interior parts, new and used hood ornaments (standard and select 60), posters, press kits, owner’s manuals and portfolios, memorabilia, and many other items too numerous to mention. steveskyhawk@Prodigy.net (951) 323-0263 Steve's eBay store, Reatta Parts West (CA)
Marck Barker ("NCReatta" here on the forum).] of www.EastCoastReattaParts.com deals in a large variety of Reatta parts, both buying and selling. Specialties include (but not limited to) rebuilt radio modules, hard to find dealer literature and signs, as well as many other Reatta parts. "Call or email us with your needs, we will try to meet them in any way possible, and give you the best possible experience in the process!" Orders@EastCoastReattaParts.com (919) 233-1973 (NC)
The Reatta Store, is a curated listing of Reatta parts available from Amazon.com, compiled by forum member "Ronnie" allows you to help support the operation of www.ReattaOwner.com, at no cost to you.
Kingsley Baker ("Kingsley" here on the forum).] fabricator of improved-design replacement parts. Two models of improved-design replacement headlamp crankarms, convertible sunvisor clips and headlight motor repair. Kingsley also sells EZ-On convertible tops. HKBJr@Yahoo.com (310) 476-0191 www.reattaspecialtyparts.com (CA)
Harry Yarnell has accumulated a sizable inventory of Reatta and Riviera parts over the years. HYarnell1@earthlink.net (410) 272-0873 (MD)
www.Reattas.com is a full-service Reatta-only salvage operation with well over 100 Reattas in inventory. Owner's name is Roger.
(520) 977-5463 (AZ)
Robert D. Niven ("88reattacoupe" here on the forum). Designer & fabricator of the Shelfence, a clever product that keep items secure on the cargo shelf of Reatta coupes. It eliminates having to search for lost items that invariably slide off the cargo area and end up under the seats. The Reatta Shelfence is easily installed and removed, without any modification whatsoever to the car and does not impede access to the rear floor storage compartments. Robert has also designed a custom dual cup holder assembly for 88-89 Reattas. RNiven@NetZero.net (615) 876-0042 (TN)
General Parts and Services
88-90 brake accumulator at Amazon.com Presently lowest price source for this critical part. Amazon often has an overall lower cost for parts, particularly when free shipping is available. Just put part the part number you're looking for in the search box. Access Amazon via The Reatta Store and you'll be helping to support ReattaOwner.com (at no cost to you).
RockAuto Auto Parts Usually the lowest cost source for new auto parts. RockAuto 5% off discount code enter 738F057104C0 in the "How You Hear About Us?" box under your shopping cart (code expires 5/8/13)
GM Parts Direct: Your direct source for Genuine GM Parts Usually lowest cost source for dealer-only parts, watch their shipping and handling charges though. Best value achieved by ordering multiple items.
www.GMPartsCenter.net Low priced dealer-only parts, without the added S&H charges of GMPartsDirect, though not always cheaper on the final tally, it sometimes is.
Vintage Parts Clearinghouse for remainders of GM's obsolete parts inventory. Part#s are required and prices are relatively high, but it's often the last remaining source to purchase the part in question brand-new.
SIA Electronics Rebuilds Teves Master units ($ 575.00 a/o 10/09), pump assemblies, BCMs and ECMs.
www.Car-Part.com Nationwide salvage yard part search.
www.TireRack.com Usually lowest cost, widest-selection purveyor of tires.
www.MNRelectronics.com Delco radios and repairs.
United Radio Repairs radios, cassette decks, CD players, CRTs and digital dash panels. (800) 634-8606
Precision Radio Delco radio cassette deck and CD player repair. (210) 979-0905
www.Installer.com/ Radio wiring harnesses, adapters and pin-out diagrams as well as aftermarket audio gear.
www.GMTuners.com ECM reprogramming and engine swaps.
D&M Auto Parts (identify relays with the right mounts)
A/C parts: 4 Seasons - eCatalog (switches and sensors, part interchange)
www.ACKits.Com Automotive Air Conditioning Parts & Equipment (very good forum)
TechChoiceParts.comAC Compressor | Evaporator Core | Fuel Pump | Condenser | Heater Core | Brakes (ask for Reatta forum discount)
ACDelco Parts (AC Delco parts lookup, applications, and interchange)
BuickParts.net (general parts lookup)
www.ElectronTop.com manufacturers of convertible tops.
www.CarMotorsports.com GM-licensed logowear, car covers, floormats, keychains, NOS hood ornaments
RodneyDickman.com Headlight motor rebuild parts.
Eddie Voland repairs '88-89 CRTs for $ 100.00 plus parts and shipping. firstname.lastname@example.org (443) 536-9591 (MD)
Other Interesting Links
CompNine VIN Decoder Provides specific build information and option content for many GM vehicles by entering the VIN, very useful when shopping cars online.
Jaxed.com Site Mash simultaneous vehicle or parts search of multiple auto classified sites, EXCLUDING CRAIGSLIST.
www.AutoTempest.com simultaneous vehicle search of every CRAIGSLIST in the country as well as eBay, cars.com and several other less popular sites.
All Fall Down: The Cadillac Allante, The Buick Reatta, and How GM Lost Its Styling Mojo Interesting article/editorial on the development and marketplace failure of the Buick Reatta and its platform-mate, the Cadillac Allante.
How Stuff Works- Buick Reatta Article on the conception, design and production of the Reatta.
Wikipedia entry for Buick Reatta
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