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About kreed

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    Des Moines , Iowa
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    Buick Riviera 1963-1973

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  1. the Stage 1's are coming out of the woodwork now! Wish I knew who did that interior .... sweeeetšŸ˜¬ KReed ROA 14549
  2. Thought I would post a few pics of my 65 GS project - started with a true barn find three years ago . Have been through two previous so called "experts " from which I had to pull the car - long story , lessons learned, dollars spent but finally have a great guy doing a nice job with ETA of about 3-4 months . Changed the color from verde green to burgundy with black custom interior to come . Will post more pics as they come available .
  3. For sale- 67 Riv

    Thanks for the pics - nice car . KReed ROA 14549
  4. Still looking for a nice 68 Riviera GS if anyone knows of one available . Thanks KReed ROA 14549
  5. $79,900 ! A mere $35 K profit - beautiful car but get real. KReed ROA 14549
  6. For what it's worth regarding seat size on the 65 standard vs custom : 1. My 65 GS was built with standard interior and I know for sure it has the original seats . I am restoring the car and want to put a custom interior in it. 2. Based on Clarks website and their brochure , custom seat covers will NOT fit a standard frame 3. Went this weekend to a friend who has three 65 parts cars , one of which had original custom seats and interior . I had hoped the custom frames would be useable for my car . Unfortunately they were too far gone to use . Having torn off the original front seat covers to look at the frames I measured them and they are EXACTLY the same frame in every aspect , both upper and lower seats , as my standard frame . 4. What I do not know is if the backseat frames are the same since the parts cars did not have one. Therefore , I remain confused regarding the conversation that at least two of us has had with Mark at Clark's regarding the fact that custom seat covers will not fit standard frames . Not sure yet where the difference is based on my measurements . My guess is some one talented in upholstery ( not me ) can make them fit but at $900 /set I remain nervous . KReed ROA 14549
  7. Thanks everyone . I will call the Iowa guy and will osteopathic some before and after pics if he does mine. KReed ROA 14549
  8. I have a rear view mirror that's needs re-silvered for my 73 Riviera . Tried to find a new one but no luck . It's not terrible but irritating . Not sure if anyone does this anymore . Any help would be appreciated . KReed ROA 14549
  9. $46 K acceding to their website . KReed ROA 14549
  10. Good to know. And glad yours will work . Did he mention the backseats? Wondering if they are the same problem with seat width? Thanks KReed ROA 14549
  11. For what it is worth- Finally got a chance to talk to Mark at Clarks's Corvair . According to him, the front seat frames themselves are different between standard and deluxe interiors -one is wider - can't remember which one he said. He said it is NOT a foam problem . I did not ask him about the back seat frames . KReed ROA 14549
  12. Hi Randy - thanks much for pointing that out - had overlooked it. I played with it this afternoon and must be doing something wrong. Does that vertical edge actually fit in the same grove as the trunk seal? Tried to gently get it to work but the angle just didn't feel / look right so I just punted and will have to live with it I guess . Thanks for the help. KReed ROA 14549
  13. Hi Randy - You are probably right but little crap like that drives me crazy ! So Knowing I would probably never find one in my life time and it would bug me when I opened the trunk , I made a piece out of 28 gauge metal and then rounded the edge where it wouldn't hit the open gas door ( at least barely if you jam it up , primed and painted it Satin Black along with the two lateral plastic fillers . It doesn't cover up much but at least there is no obvious hole there with two screw holes going no where! Not one of the GM engineers better designs to start with though . Appreciate everyone's comments and help. KReed ROA 14549