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On 3/11/2018 at 7:19 AM, rodneybeauchamp said:

Gee, these two could tell some stories. My newest edition to my garage last week. Thought “Snowflake” was a little lonely so matched her up with “Black Beauty”. 

 

Tis a 1938 Series 40 all enclosed coupe, 248cu in straight eight, with Australian designed and built body. Made only 43 in this body style in ‘38, so a bit unique. Hoping they both get along well given their pedigree!

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Hey "Cousin" that '38 Buick is something to write home about.  It is beautiful and should make all of the '38 Buick lovers salivate! 

 

Earl Dunaway Beauchamp, Jr. way off here in the USA.  I had to spell out my middle name....I think it is a British name as well, and belonged to one of my maternal ancestors.

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Absolutely stunning ‘71.

I’d be nervous to drive it.

A floor shift?

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1 hour ago, Dynaflash8 said:

Hey "Cousin" that '38 Buick is something to write home about.  It is beautiful and should make all of the '38 Buick lovers salivate! 

 

Earl Dunaway Beauchamp, Jr. way off here in the USA.  I had to spell out my middle name....I think it is a British name as well, and belonged to one of my maternal ancestors.

 

Hi cousin, yes, interesting name BEAUCHAMP ,  means “beautiful fields” from its French origins.  We pronounce it Beech ham over here and there are a few of us around. And yes, have had to spell it all of my life.

 

Thank you for the comments on my ‘38 Special, I reckon it’s special too! By the look of your signature and picture, a  lover of ‘39’s and other Buicks.

cheers

Rodney

 

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1 hour ago, rodneybeauchamp said:

 

Hi cousin, yes, interesting name BEAUCHAMP ,  means “beautiful fields” from its French origins.  We pronounce it Beech ham over here and there are a few of us around. And yes, have had to spell it all of my life.

 

Thank you for the comments on my ‘38 Special, I reckon it’s special too! By the look of your signature and picture, a  lover of ‘39’s and other Buicks.

cheers

Rodney

 

Yeah, '39s mostly Rodney.  All my life.  But I'm also interested in '41 and I'm restoring a Roadmaster sedan right now.  My mother liked Bo-shawum, but my Dad was born Beacham.  When I retired and turned 55 I moved near historical relatives and changed my pronunciation to Beacham as well.

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2 hours ago, Dynaflash8 said:

Yeah, '39s mostly Rodney.  All my life.  But I'm also interested in '41 and I'm restoring a Roadmaster sedan right now.  My mother liked Bo-shawum, but my Dad was born Beacham.  When I retired and turned 55 I moved near historical relatives and changed my pronunciation to Beacham as well.

 

Now that my parents have gone, I sometimes use the Beau - shop in an outrageous French accent!

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1 hour ago, rodneybeauchamp said:

 

Now that my parents have gone, I sometimes use the Beau - shop in an outrageous French accent!

I sometimes still use Bo-Champ on the phone to places.  I never pronounced it correct, nor did my parents.  We used to say Bo-shomp. The "P" is supposed to be silent.  I've always like Beacham the best.  Matt Hinson tells me he sold you the front license plate holder for that '38.  Is it a small world or what?

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On 6/1/2018 at 1:20 PM, Red Riviera Bob said:

Friday 06/01/18

i saw a need for a GPS and my said just get a compass. I found one that suited me. I got a Montgomery Ward Riverside Compass. Goes good with the interior.

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I guess black is easier to match, but apparently I’m still heading south

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We took the Aqua Zephyr out for another photo shoot today. This time we were at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum. They have a concrete ramp and elevated platform behind the building on which we parked the car and shot some pictures. (this was an old railway station so this was probably a rail car loading platform).

 

I consider this picture to be the best full frontal shot I have ever taken of the ol' girl!

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The Transportation Museum in the background.

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Some of downtown Fayetteville, NC in the background.

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43 minutes ago, Rivdrivn said:

 

I guess black is easier to match, but apparently I’m still heading south

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Your compass is the real deal. OEM for certain. I was looking for a chrome Dinsmore, but too expensive for me.

Red Riviera Bob

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Here is my 1983 buick riviera 20th anniversary car (project). Interior floors are mostly solid with a few minor areas to repair, literally half the trunk floor is rotted out and just air and the panel the tailights go into is half rotted out. Needs everything. But its coming. What buick used as a "frame" is solid and the rockers are solid. Need to locate hubcaps, trim rings, and 2 wire wheels since 2 of the wheels are bad. Also need a good passenger side door and other stuff, its a slow process.

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In case you hadn't found this yet, here's a quick synopsis of the '83 XX Riviera

https://rivowners.org/features/evolution/evpt83.html

 

Looks like you've got a long road ahead of you to bring this back to original, if that's you're intent.  Hope it isn't too bumpy.  

 

The link I posted above is from the Riviera Owners website.  If you're not a member, now would be a good time to join.  Lots of knowledge and parts info posted bi-monthly.

 

 

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11 hours ago, kegart said:

I like the wheel covers on your car.

 

x2!  ;)

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1 hour ago, EmTee said:

 

x2!  ;)

Thanks. I never was a big fan of wheel covers, preferring instead the road wheels. But these have really grown on me. They are rare (one year only, and only on the Riviera Gran Sport, and only if the road wheel option was not selected) and I do like to be different. 

 

The spinners are very cool but my favorite thing about them is the virtual image (reflection) of what looks like a preview of the upcoming 2nd gen center cap.

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These cool wheel covers were standard equipment with the Grand Sport option.  Pretty cool because of their looks ANF their uniqueness.  👍👍

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The Buick Chrome wheels IMO are some of the best looking wheels around, however, these turbines and rare GS wheels covers remind me of something like the bladed chariots from Ben Her. Hard to get more bad ass than that...

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