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'63 glove box question

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A couple of questions.  What is correct color of the inside of the glove box ?  I have seen replacement in both gray and black.  Also is it a flocked or plain finish ?

 

 Pictures would be great.

 

  Thanks,

  Loren

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On most ALL of the '63's & '64's I've seen are gray flocked. 65's I have seen both gray & black. The black I don't know if it was plain or flocked.  The '66 Wildcat I had was black & flocked.

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I don't think you'd lose points for either color or material.  Just don't open your glove box at the show.  ;)

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We're not really interested in points. Roxy most likely will never have the car judged. 

I on the other hand hope to keep it as close to correct as I can .  There are others, like myself, that have such limited knowledge of the first generation Riviera , I wish not to present something totally incorrect and muddy the waters. 

 I know '65 Skylarks and the Skylark GS well enough that I can be confident in my knowledge of them, but still learn some details.

 

  Thanks for the insight Tom.  I now have a better understanding of which one to go with.    The one that was in place was not tall or wide enough to be the one that was suppose to be there.  I also found a round plastic glove box light lens in amongst the many loose parts .

 

  Thanks,

  Loren

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                     The original glove box in my 65 was black flocked with a hold down clip riveted to the bottom of it for 

securing papers to the bottom of the box. The flocking on it was messed up so I bought a black flocked reproduction

that did not come with the clip so I drilled out the rivet and riveted the clip to the new box in the same place.

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Just as an FYI, originally the top of the liner was not supported by any fastener and they began to sag in the middle.  Buick issued a narrow metal sleeve about the same width as a door edge guard that fit over the top edge to help prevent it from sagging.  It worked really well.  You will see some first gens with this sleeve and others without.  Either one is correct.  I remember years ago when first gens were available at your local junk yard and I collected several of these sleeves when I found them.  I don't have any left though.

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18 hours ago, Pat Curran said:

Just as an FYI, originally the top of the liner was not supported by any fastener and they began to sag in the middle.  Buick issued a narrow metal sleeve about the same width as a door edge guard that fit over the top edge to help prevent it from sagging.  It worked really well.  You will see some first gens with this sleeve and others without.  Either one is correct.  I remember years ago when first gens were available at your local junk yard and I collected several of these sleeves when I found them.  I don't have any left though.

 

  I appreciate all the good information here, thanks Pat.

Is this the piece you are referring to ?  

 

  Loren

Riviera glove box reinforcement.jpg

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It certainly is!  The holes were pre-drilled from the factory but in every case where I have seen these in a car, none ever had screws in the holes.  This thing fit snug and you really didn't need screws to hold it in place.

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On 11/8/2017 at 1:54 PM, Loren@65GS.com said:

We're not really interested in points. Roxy most likely will never have the car judged. 

I on the other hand hope to keep it as close to correct as I can .  There are others, like myself, that have such limited knowledge of the first generation Riviera , I wish not to present something totally incorrect and muddy the waters. 

 I know '65 Skylarks and the Skylark GS well enough that I can be confident in my knowledge of them, but still learn some details.

 

  Thanks for the insight Tom.  I now have a better understanding of which one to go with.    The one that was in place was not tall or wide enough to be the one that was suppose to be there.  I also found a round plastic glove box light lens in amongst the many loose parts .

 

  Thanks,

  Loren

Loren, I’ll send a picture of my 1963 Buick Riviera that I have many reasons to believe is original. I’ll send a pic later today.

Red Riviera Bob

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39 minutes ago, Red Riviera Bob said:

Loren, I’ll send a picture of my 1963 Buick Riviera that I have many reasons to believe is original. I’ll send a pic later today.

Red Riviera Bob

Thanks Red River Bob !

 

  Loren

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Thank you Red Riviera Bob.  Pictures sure help to show how it fits in place.  I also have the same glove box lens.  Mine was laying  in the console box with some other small parts.

 

  Many thanks again,

  Loren

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I have this reinforcement on mine; it is slid onto the top of the glovebox liner, and nothing else. Doesn't really do a great job of keeping it from sagging, though. Wondering if someone installed it incorrectly?

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Got the piece yesterday,  looks great.  It still has the Buick part label on it.

 

  Thanks to Mr. Curran for confirming the identity for me, Red Riviera Bob for the great pictures that will come in very handy and also RivNut  for the post that reminded me to make sure I got my bid in on time.

  I've still got a long , long way to go with this Riviera for Roxy.

 

 

  Loren

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