bodayguy

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About bodayguy

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  1. While I dream of driving mine from Seattle to Vegas, I just can't imagine that's a good idea AT ALL! You guys are brave!
  2. Found something in my chassis manual. Sorry, it appears to show the bottle going where we all are used to!
  3. What do you guys think of these Boss wheels (not my car pictured)? That's staggered with 18s in front, 20s in rear. I have the stock spinner style wheels but damn these are tempting. Do you hate seeing modern wheels on a classic?
  4. This 66 gold appears to belong to a board member! What a stunner! Flawless. I really enjoy the videos from this YouTuber and love it when a Rivi shows up.
  5. well damn it, upside down huh?
  6. Anyone have advice? I installed a set but couldn't get the trunk to close. Started trimming it and still couldn't get the trunk to close. I finally got pissed as it was getting dark and I ripped it out and am starting over. I seem to remember the old weatherstripping did not extend much higher than the steel frame but clearly the new stuff isn't compressing enough. I even crawled in the trunk and tried to see where it was catching when I close it but that didn't teach me much. ?? I have ordered weatherstripping from both CARS and OPGI and they're the same.
  7. Fair enough. I agree there just aren't a ton of people looking for Rivieras, that makes it all complicated. Hagerty Price Guide tracks sales and that's a good resource. I'll give an example though of how ranging prices can be: I bought my Riv two years ago for $16K from a private seller. Two weeks before that, I had looked at one nearly identical (expect it was lowered with chrome Thrust wheels and had a thump-thump stereo that was old) for sale at a local classic car dealer. He wanted $29K. I offered $27 (ouch) and he said no. I'm thankful I passed since I found the one I bought right after for way less, but that dealer car sold within a few weeks, too. There was a butt for that seat! Price is really variable, and even comes down to when, where and who is selling. I don't knock anyone on eBay or BaT who has a reserve. And I don't knock anyone who wants to buy a $10K car either, good luck (bet you need to put $$ into it).
  8. I agree Chris. It takes two to tango on price, and no one has to sell theirs for $10K if they don't want to. There may not be a huge market for Riviera fans, the same as for a Chevelle or Mustang, but a very nice first-gen Riv should not be a sub $20K car in my opinion either. I'm watching the Bring a Trailer '66 Riv to see how it ends. That might tell us where the driver-quality market is. I would guess it hits at least $17K - the reserve has to be at least that high.
  9. Here's a nice white 64, looks to be in good shape http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Buick-Riviera-OEM-/152432098711?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
  10. http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1966-buick-riviera-2/ Looks familiar Good luck!
  11. This is great. I actually need to adjust the height of my drivers side window just a 1/4 inch or so. It's great seeing what is in there.
  12. Ed, they are the Coker 1.3 inch whitewalls
  13. I bought a set of 1-inch lowering springs from Coil Springs Specialties, as Ed suggested above. Very happy with them. The car still looks "stock" but has a subtle lower. Warning though: Might cost more than $100 per wheel to install. I spent a lot more than that with my mechanic because the old stuff would not come loose without a lot of time, effort, elbow grease, and hammering.
  14. My advice would be to put whitewall tires on it (it really looks weird to me without in your case), and then see if a local classic car dealer would sell it for you on consignment. Vegas should be a good market for a car like that. Might take a few months though to find the right buyer.
  15. Not sure where I got this, but I have it saved on my desktop. Proper lift points? And where you might put four jack stands?