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The Aqua Zephyr at the Goodguy's North Carolina Nationals Car Show, Raleigh, NC April 27-29, 2018. 

This is the overflow indoor display area. There is another building with about 75 cars in it. There are several hundred cars setup outside. Great show! 

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No award for The Aqua Zephyr at the Goodguy's North Carolina Nationals Car Show this weekend.The competition was intense. So many awesome cars. They did hand out nice tin participation plaques to the non-winners though. Nice touch @goodguysrodandcustom! We had a great time and we are seriously considering signing up for the October show in Charlotte.

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10 hours ago, sevenevez said:

New to the Forum and my first Riviera. Got a lot of work to do. But here's how she sits my first day with her

 

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Welcome.  Great looking car as it sets. What's in store for it.

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On 5/5/2018 at 1:12 AM, sevenevez said:

New to the Forum and my first Riviera. Got a lot of work to do. But here's how she sits my first day with her

Welcome to the forum. Great looking Riviera. Please consider joining the ROA, if you haven't already. 

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Happy Birthday to our 1968 Buick Riviera, The Aqua Zephyr. She was built exactly 50 years ago this week, during the second week of May, 1968. She began life at the Euclid Fisher Body plant in Cleveland, Ohio and had her final assembly at the Flint, Michigan Buick assembly plant, along with the 49,284 other Buick Riviera's built that year.

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I want to share a few pictures of a 1964 Riviera that was at the Raleigh, NC Goodguy's show recently. I know the owners name is Chuck and he is from also from Fayetteville, NC. I hope to run into him again soon. This is an outstanding car! 

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8 minutes ago, NC68Riviera said:

I want to share a few pictures of a 1964 Riviera that was at the Raleigh, NC Goodguy's show recently. I know the owners name is Chuck and he is from also from Fayetteville, NC. I hope to run into him again soon. This is an outstanding car! 

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What did you notice in the way of inconsistencies in the car from stock other than the wheels and fiinned aluminum goodies under the hood?

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11 hours ago, RivNut said:

What did you notice in the way of inconsistencies in the car from stock other than the wheels and fiinned aluminum goodies under the hood?

To be honest, I'm not a purist about mine or others cars so I don't normally look for inaccuracies. Plus I am so new at classic Buick ownership that I would not notice such things as you have pointed out, Ed. As I have said before, to each his/her own. If the owner wanted to have Cadillac hubcaps and a Ford Falcon steering wheel, so be it, if it makes them happy. 

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11 hours ago, RivNut said:

What did you notice in the way of inconsistencies in the car from stock other than the wheels and fiinned aluminum goodies under the hood?

 

Ed, Aren't the Inconsistencies/Inaccuracies your department?

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2 minutes ago, Rivman said:

 

Ed, Aren't the Inconsistencies/Inaccuracies your department?

Not really. Besides what I mentioned, the one item that really caught my eye was the wood veneer on the console where it should be black vinyl.  The car has a standard interior, not a custom interior. Or, the owner decided he didn't like the wood veneer on the door panels with the full length arm rests and swapped those out.

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I thought the black vinyl was a 63 only item. You didn't mention the after market radio.

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Black vinyl was standard for both standard and custom in '63,  but came on the standard interior in '64.  

 

Here's a picture of a couple of  '64's with the standard interior and correct console treatment.  The second picture gives you better detail because you can also see the standard door panels.

 

 

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This picture shows a '63 with the custom interior (full length arm rest with wood veneer door panels) with the black vinyl on the console

 

 

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And a picture of a '63 with standard interior and the black vinyl on the console.  Door panels have no wood and a short armrest.

 

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Thanks for the info. I learn something every day reading this forum, just wish I remember it all.

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On 5/5/2018 at 9:03 AM, RivNut said:

Welcome.  Great looking car as it sets. What's in store for it.


finish all the unfinished stuff. mainly interior. then a drop, wheels tires, paint it etc.. you know how that all goes :)

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17 hours ago, kegart said:

Thanks for the info. I learn something every day reading this forum, just wish I remember it all.

 

You know you get tested on all this at the end of the year 😀😀😀😀😀😀

 

Nah just kidding, I love the way the keen eyes of experience pick up on the inconsistancies in the details.  Especially when a seller tries to pass it off as “all original”.

 

And you are right in that we learn something new every day!

Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀

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One of the last, 1999 Silver Arrow, 11/98, and one of the first, Black 1995, 6/94, of the last generation ...

 

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I took some time yesterday and gave the SA a well deserved cleaning.

 

Todays goal is to do the same for the '95 ...

 

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It reflects the sunlight pretty well even as filthy as it is!

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Last one ... for now anyway ...

 

This is what a car looks like when it sets in a community college body shop for a month ...

 

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I soooo wish this '65 GS looked as good in person as it does in pictures ...

 

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One of these days, hopefully sooner than later.

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Testing the new lift and thinking it might be warm enough to start prepping for that new paint. Back to a tin top after all these years.

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10 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

Testing the new lift

 

You can't just post a lift an not give us a name and model number. 

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That one is a Kwik Lift https://www.kwik-lift.com rated at 5000 pounds. I also have a Snap On midrise scissors lift. A friend of mine bought a Kwik Lift about two years ago and has been telling me how wonderful it is every Tuesday night when we meet for coffee. The scissors lift is good for working around the perimeter of the car.

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But I don't like the idea of getting any of my appendages between those cross arms. AND I will now have full access when I need it.

 

The Kwik Lift is an incline ramp that you drive on and then use a floor jack to level off and lower the rear supports. It is only 20", but unnerving the first time. I got half way up and then got my son to come out. I told him "Just come out. You don't have to do anything or stay long. He said "Yeah, I know, just call 911 if something happens". Perceptive.

 

My friend got his used after the first owner tried to drive on with the optional casts in place. It went through his garage wall. I think he paid $600 for it and drove about 150 miles one way to get it. I bought mine used for $1,000 8 miles from my house with a few extras included. That $600 to $1000 seems to be the used rate across the country.

 

Oh, second time up is much easier.

Bernie

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Here's a couple pics of my console after I replaced the wood veneers, had the shifter bezel rechromed and put LED in the transmission indicator. Big thanks to such great work by Bob Scanlan in Mass. who does the veneers, he's on eBay if anyone needs them too.

 

That's an eBay steering wheel too. I love the original wood wheels but those are to $$$ for me. This is fine for me, I'm not that picky.

 

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I just picked up an APR 64-dated color slide of a Riviera. I wanted to ask the forum to correctly ID the year of Riviera for me, 63 or 64?

I will also let the experts decide the color and style of wheel covers.

The picture is as color corrected as I can make it.

Good luck!

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