JZRIV

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    Live life daily by solid Christian values. Same ones our country was founded on but unfortunately are fading. Have a wonderful wife who likes Riviera's, loves to ride the 48 Indian Chief and do anything outdoors in the country where we live including riding her horse. No kids. I like American history and traveling by road trip in the USA whenever possible. Always attracted to anything with an engine especially pre-1970. First motorized machine I was the operator of was a Sears 3.5hp mini-bike at age 6. After that I was hooked, riding, repairing, buying and selling dirt bikes, then cars and was mostly self taught as no one else in the family was a car nut to guide me. Dad taught me to do the basics like tuneups, brakes, exhaust, etc on cars but being from near the depression era, he sees a car as a tool to get from point A to point B and no need to do anything other that what was necessary to keep it on the road. At age 17-19 I was full into the hobby and built a 4x4 Pinto. Dad sold me his rusted out 70 Bronco for the chassis and tolerated this project but know he felt it was a waste of money and time but probably figured at least I was at home and not out getting into trouble. No interest in todays stick and ball sports nor idolize movie stars (well, except for Clint Eastwood). Haven't played video games since Pacman in the early 80s! Didn't go to college but attended trade school during high school for Industrial Electricity which launched me into plastics manufacturing at age 17 in 1979. Except for 1 year as a heavy equipment operator after a plant closure, I've worked in all aspects of plastics manufacturing except sales.
    With Gods blessing I'll be able to retire around 65 and see more of the country by car.....and Indian with my wife.

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  1. '54 Roadmaster

    Lordy Lamar! Its already setup for towing! Just what you want. You only live once. Fly in and drive home then you could write another story for us.
  2. Following up on this topic. The member I mentioned the original post purchased a 2nd set of carpeting directly from ACC. Here is his reply after receiving the 2nd carpet set. So apparently if ACC supplies OPGI as we think, there is a different quality level. Who knows. "The first carpet kit I purchased was from OPGI and it was a joke. I just purchased the second set from ACC and it was way better. It has extra matting on the back for sound and water durability, the form is also a perfect aside of the trimming that is needed"
  3. 1976 Riviera s/r

    In general 5.5% of all Rivs in 76 were black. From that stat, one could make a general assumption by taking 1600 S/R's x 5.5% and that's would get you in the ballpark for how many black exteriors. And then even less from that number would be ones that were black with a red interior.
  4. Yea - If I ever get a 1st gen, it must have 4 note horns. That's just a killer option to have. Makes a statement both visually and audibly. I love the 2nd gen 4 note option too, Still a demanding presence with sound but a baby brother appearance wise.
  5. My "new" 1941 Buick Roadmaster 71

    I'm with you on this statement 100%. Told wife if I ever talk about taking another car to a body shop just shoot me. By some odd circumstances if I ever find it necessary to paint another car, I will build a paint booth, study up, and do it myself. That 41 is simply a stunning example. Congratulations!
  6. Not mine - Over at V8Buick.com http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/67-riviera-parts.326150/ Those door panels look very nice
  7. Haven't checked paint code. Wonder if its factory black car. It would require a tidy sum to resurrect. Can't see any GS emblems on car. Can anyone else? Burden of proof for that is on seller. Posi differential was standard with Stage 1 option. GS option in 73 didn't not include posi. I've seen as many stage 1 only 73s as I have GS stage 1s. Unfortunately there will be extensive rust in other places as well as what's shown. Looks like the Heavy Duty air cleaner option with 2 snorkels. At least I think the HD had dual inlets. This car needs saved but someone will have to go in the red to do it.
  8. 1966 wildcat

    Yes dual quad was available in 65 and even 64. Most likely it was a 65. If you can find any pics of car or a VIN that might help. Even with those its a long shot to find that specific car. Certainly you can find a similar car but they aren't very common. You should post your request in the Buick "General" Forum where you have the best chance of success. Be sure to mention your location as sometimes cars stay in the same area all their life.
  9. 1966 wildcat

    Scott, Are you sure it was a 4 speed or maybe a 65 instead of 66? Buick did not offer the 4 speed Wildcat in 66.
  10. The trailer sold in 2 days for $5300. I could have sold two of them as I had second guy waiting cash in hand if first guy bailed. Roggerrabbit - You are correct a new trailer can be bought for $5000......although not with over 100' of e-track installed. Ignoring that for a moment, I looked at those $5000 trailers advertised all over before buying this one used last year. There was no comparison in construction and quality to this 10 year old Pace American.
  11. Only familiar with DMI (Donnelly Mirror Inc) No idea what company JC was but it would refer to the manufacturer. That is correct date coding
  12. Na don't recall this topic coming up but if you tell me what the code is on the mirror I can probably decode for you.
  13. Might be worth a try to contact Alan Oldfield current President of BCA. His board name is ADoldfield.