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    reside in Orlando,Fl...owned 65 RIV nearing completion after 20 yrs of restoration....orig.blue/wht int, now silv/ blk int....

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  1. Go on Ebay Motors & search for seat covers. You will probably find something that suits your needs. I went there looking for beaded seat covers like the one Ed showed but opted for something similar made from split bamboo. They are designed for coolness but are perfect for protecting my newly covered seats, and for windows-down cruising here in sunny(read that HOT) Fla.
  2. hey Gary! What year do those fit?
  3. Ship to home....none of the stores stock them. & can someone help George out? I am computer impaired, but the part# is 5471324.
  4. Found one! At Autozone, thanks to advice from seafoam.

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    Gary! Sorry to hi-jack your post, but I have to thank Ed & Seafoam for their input on my booster prob. After a fruitless search I ask myself why I didn't start at Autozone. Booster is on the way! Better get one while they last (#5471324). Apparently all the parts stores get them from Cardones and they are out. BTW..... Nice project, Gary.

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    Hey Gary! Can you tell me where you got the booster rebuilt? There is no one here in Orlando who does this, & Ive been unable to locate a rebuild or new one through all the major outlets. Thanks, Drew
  7. Greetings! Does anyone know where I can get an emergency brake booster for my '65? The usual outlets seem to be out of stock, and the current situation will make it difficult for me to remove the bad one & wait for a send off & rebuild. HELP! Drew
  8. Boy when you guys get going it is a wonder to behold! Don't let me interrupt the debate, but I found Quick drying JBWeld which sets up in 6min. (the premixed JB paste was too thick)I will try it on one of the 4 cracks after cleaning it up w my Dremmel & drilling a few "rivet" holes as per the video Ed submitted. BTW, the only vid I found pertaining to the silver strip was one of restoring the rim-blow horn ring on a '68 Mustang. That may be the one you remembered, Ed. Thanks, and now, back to the epoxy kerfuffle! Keep talking because I will soon need advice on paint.
  9. Thanks guys. At your suggestion, I looked at Eastwood & Alvin Lab-Metal products, Ed. They look like the ticket, but they are also very pricey. I've got the JB so it's in the lead at this time. However when mixed properly it might be a little runny for this type of job. Ive even let it harden a bit before use & come back to find gravity has caused it to run or sag. I found JBweld premixed paste which may be thicker, so that might be worth a try. Thanks again, Pete & Ed. Any more suggestions will be welcomed. Thanks , Drew
  10. Greetings, Riv owners! Looking for steering wheel restoration tips. Just got an original wheel for my '65 from fellow forum user rivmaniac.(Thanks again,Paul). It is in nice shape with a few small expected cracks where the spokes meet the rim. And as usual the aluminum foil strip is beat & had to be removed. That of course left a deep groove around the wheel. There appears no be no great options to reproducing the original appearance of the embedded metal strip, but that doesn't bother me too much, it was a design flaw from the start. I'm pondering over the possibility of filling in the groove & painting over it. Anyone have any better ideas? Shmiddy? Anybody? And what product should I use to fill the groove & the cracks? Also any suggestions on paint (black) will be appreciated. My attempt to paint my current Grant wheel w Krylon gloss did not turn out well. I could not get an original looking gloss finish & it is now perpetually sticky! Think I might take this one to a paint shop. I like the look of my Grant Corvette-style three spoke wheel but want to try to capture the original skinny wheel feel for a while. Thanks, Drew
  11. Great gift! Hey Rivman, can you give us a ballpark on what a trip like that costs?
  12. RIVNIK

    WTB '65 wheel

    Greetings rivmaniac. I am interested in the black '65 wheel. I am off to work but will figure out how to PM you later. Drew Rivnik
  13. I may have already asked this several times over the years.....Does anyone have or has anyone seen a '65 standard (non-"wood") steering wheel for sale? Preferably black in nice condition complete w horn bar & mounting hardware. Seems to be an oddly rare item. Thanks Drew
  14. Sadly, the one thing I didn't get from Clarks when I had the chance is the one thing they no longer offer. A perfect repro '65 shift indicator lens. WAAA