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About dwhiteside64

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  • Birthday 09/10/1964

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    Married with three children. Member of Air National Guard, avionics specialist on the A-10 Warthog.

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  1. Not to throw more confusion into the mix, but here's an example of a '64 I found using KongaMan's suggestion. It has the upgraded interior but the door lock pulls are clearly blue, the shade of which matches the vinyl perfectly. From the look of them I can't believe that they are aftermarket replacements (they even have an aged look to them). And again, if one wanted to replace them who would go with a unflattering blue instead of chrome? Unless of course you're crazy like me! But like other easy to change items, it's hard to know if they are truly original from the factory or not.....
  2. I agree that the chrome version has a bigger 'bling" factor but I'm trying my best to get my car as close to factory correct as possible so blue will have to do....
  3. Thanks guys for confirming my suspicions. I'm trying to make my car as "period correct" as possible so a detail like that is important to me.
  4. Thanks guys for all the great info. I wanted to match the door lock pulls with the turn signal and tilt wheel knobs as it looks like that would make it period correct. I knew they were most likely non-chrome from what was said in the parts manual but I really didn't know the shade of blue they were talking about. I needed that to find the correct ones. Darren
  5. Oh, So Rivieras with the standard interior had chrome door pulls as well?
  6. I own a '64 Riviera and believe most Buicks from that year were similar when it came to certain interior details. Can anyone tell me what the color of the door lock pulls would be for a light blue standard (non-wood interior) in 1964? Would they be a darker (navy) blue like my carpet or a lighter blue like my seats, door panels, and headliner? My turn signal knob is light blue so am I right in thinking the door pulls would be the same shade of blue? Plus, is the shape of the black pulls in the picture I attached correct, or are they more like the chrome version that has smooth sides at the top? Thanks, Darren
  7. I think red lines look very nice when you have rallye wheels, but white walls look better on spoke wheels, aluminum spinners, or standard wheel covers. As far as door edge protectors go I have the cheap plastic variety and like the way they accent the mid-section body sculpture of the car, though I only have them because they are listed on the Fisher body tag as a paid for option....
  8. Can anyone tell me what the color of the door lock pulls would be for a light blue standard (non-wood interior) in 1964? Would they be a darker (navy) blue like my carpet or a lighter blue like my seats, door panels, and headliner? My turn signal knob is light blue so am I right in thinking the door pulls would be the same shade of blue? Plus, is the shape of the black pulls in the picture I attached correct, or are they more like the chrome version that has smooth sides at the top? Thanks, Darren
  9. I wing it the old school way and go by the sound of the engine....
  10. OK guys thanks for the information, I will relay the information to him.
  11. Yes I realize that, but I read a thread that said there was a factory authorized container offered by Buick as an accessory at that time. My friend is entering his ultra clean '64 at Hershey and wants to at least have a correct overflow container. He's not sure if the one he has installed is an aftermarket one or not. See the below thread:
  12. Does anyone happen to have a photo or drawing of the factory authorized coolant overflow container that was offered by Buick for the first gen Riviera?