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  1. I had looked at Clarks. Their catalog shows the part, but when you enter the part number it indicates it's discontinued. I will call James. I have purchased parts from him in the past. I did not see the lens on his website. I hadn't tried eBay. Thanks
  2. Does anyone have a source for a new license plate lamp lens for my '65? I see Cars has a listing for a lens for a 68-72 Riviera. In the picture it looks like what is on my car now, but I cannot tell how it really compares. http://www.oldbuickparts.com/product_info.php?products_id=11371 Thanks Doug
  3. I’m pleased to announce that I have finally received an intact windshield on the 4th attempt. So, if you’re not in a rush, Summit is a good deal. Doug
  4. Strike two.... Second windshield arrived in worse shape than the first. Summit is sending a third and did not even ask for pictures this time. They are also going to contact Pilkington to discuss their shipping methods. I am on year 10 building this car, so I am glad I am not in a rush. Alex, have you received yours?
  5. Here are pictures of the logo on my windshields. The first pic is the logo from the windshield I removed, the second pic from the replacement. Here is something I found interesting...the picture of the windshield I removed was taken from the inside of the windshield to get the letters to face in the right direction. For the replacement windshield I had to take the picture from the outside to get the letters to face in the correct direction. Both logos were in the lower passenger corner of the windshield and both appear to have been applied to the outside of the window. So, was the original logo applied to the outside of the window backwards?
  6. Quick update on my windshield dilemma...Summit is sending me a replacement. I think Tom's assessment of what happened is correct. The staples holding the dividers in the box pulled through allowing the windshield to shift inside the box. Difficult to tell whether this was due to mishandling or bad packaging as the exterior of the box was perfect. In the meantime, here are some more pictures of the windshield. The first pic shows thickness as compared to the windshield I removed. I don't know whether the windshield I removed was original. The second pictures shows that the replacement windshield has a different colored band at the top as compared to what I removed (blue vs. brown). Not sure what was original. I tried to get a picture of the LOF logo, but it is in the smashed section of the new windshield. Doug
  7. Well, I received my new windshield today, shipped directly from Pilkington. Unfortunately, it was not packed as securely as Bernie's and was broken in a number of places. Both upper corners were broken and one lower corner was completely smashed. I just got of the phone with Summit and emailed them pictures of the damage. I have attached some pictures for your viewing enjoyment. I can confirm that it is the same thickness as the windshield I removed; about 1/4". I have not removed it from the box to verify any other details as I am waiting for confirmation as to how Summit wants to handle this. Doug
  8. The only information I have on the difference between the 2 options at Summit is what I posted above, which is the design of the logo. I did not get into too much detail about the logo design as it was not my concern. As for the thickness, there was a previous thread on this forum which indicated replacement windshields are generally thinner than the originals. I ordered the cheaper of the 2 windshields and will report back when I receive it. Since it is being shipped directly from the manufacturer, I don't expect to receive it until the end of the month at best. Also, if you are going to order the cheaper windshield, Summit offers free shipping on orders over $99. I needed a couple of other items which put me over the $100 and I received free shipping. Please note, the additional shipping charge for large items is still charged. Doug
  9. I checked with Summit on the difference between the 2 options. They indicated the difference was in the logo. The $96 version has an older style LOF logo and the $125 version has a generic spray on LOF logo. The glass is the same. As for thickness, when I was researching options I searched this forum and found a comment that replacement windshields you can buy today are thinner, which needs to be considered when installing. I am going to place an order for the windshield, as this is cheaper than any of the other vendors I spoke to. I will wait until I can phone in the order, as I am interested to see how they can ship this for 9.99 without it showing up at my house broken. Doug
  10. I have been getting estimates on new windshields and stumbled upon these listed at Summit Racing. I was surprised to find these on their site. The prices looked good too. I am not sure what the difference is between the two choices. I am going to call them to find out. Figured I would post this in case anyone else was looking for a new windshield. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pkc-400043595/overview/year/1965/make/buick/model/riviera https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pkc-400043594/overview/year/1965/make/buick/model/riviera Doug
  11. I am going to start cleaning up my parking lights. What part of the grills get painted. I can tell that the section between the 2 top bars gets painted (circled in yellow in the picture). Does anything else get painted? There are 2 other spots that look like they might have been painted, but it might just be dirt which won't wash off. I have added red arrows pointing to them in the pictures. They are where the bars meet the main part of the grill and the top of the grill. Thanks Doug
  12. The back all looks silver. If I remove the silver I get to the color?
  13. Is there any way to restore the color of the trunk lock emblem? The red section of mine is no longer red. Thanks Doug
  14. I understand the quarter window regulator spring should have some tension. When I removed the motor the regulator arm snapped into a loose position. When I reinstalled the motor, I spun the arm so there would be tension on the spring throughout the full range of motion of the window. If I did not set it with this amount of preload, the spring would fall off the regulator at the one end of the motion. When I run the motor fully up and down I can hear the spring moving. It is quite noisy. Did I preload the spring with too much tension? Thanks Doug