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    Des Moines , Iowa
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    Buick Riviera 1963-1973

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  1. Good evening all, I am potentially interested in a 1968 Riviera currently listed on EBay that is located in Fishers , IN ( suburb of Indianopils ,IN, ) if anyone is close and could potentially look ago the car for me in the next 3-5 days , I would appreciate a PM to discuss. Thanks much . KReed ROA 14549
  2. It's funny that this topic comes up now as I have a couple deals pending for a one owner 63 Lesabre convertible ( rose mist poly ) and a one owner 1970'Toronado ( regency rose). Not sure either will come to fruition as owners are pretty proud of them. Personally I love the color girlish or not ! I do favor the white top on both rather than black but that 70 Riviera but it is a very striking car . KReed ROA 14549
  3. That is beautiful ! Great job Jan and Bob . KReed ROA 14549
  4. Got multiple pics from the owner of the GS and parts cars above if anybody wants them, drop me an email - . LOTS of work and $$$$$ needed to save that one . KReed ROA 14549
  5. The rubber will definitely soften with time. Mine took about a year but door use was relatively infrequent . Let it alone - it will be fine . KReed ROA 14549
  6. Nope - clear packing tape used to wrap them up when I Shipped them back with my car from Houston so they wouldn't rattle around in the haulers trailer . KReed ROA 14549
  7. I was fortunate to run across a small hoard of first generation parts a few months ago and bought 7 sets of the 8 PC rivier rocker panel trim for a 65 Riviera. They are in good shape but need to be cleaned up and painted . They have no major damage , Just dirt and cobwebs from sitting for 39 years in a building .. Offering fIrst to ROA members and then putting on EBay . Price to ROA members is $750 plus shipping . Price on EBay will be $900 plus shipping . Not cheap but As you know these are tough to find in good condition . PM if interested . Will also have a few other thing to list later when I get them sorted out. Thanks Ken KReed ROA 14549
  8. Bernie - the color is a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee color -Velvet Red - which I really liked when I first saw it a couple of years ago . The original Burgundy for 1965 just didn't have the "pop" I wanted . The primer was actually changed to red when I got it to Hardy's shop in Texas and I believe it was the right choice . KReed ROA 14549
  9. And unloading at home .... I have just done my last frame off restoration! Always twice as much as expected and twice as long. Next car I but will be someone else’s restoration at 50 cents on the dollar ! 😀 KReed ROA 14549
  10. Got her back at home safely finally ( and off the payroll- feels like I just got a raise! ) . Re: the two crooks -one said he would do it , took a bunch of my cash to start and then tore the car apart and then nothing for 8 months , second crook states he was working 8 hours/day at $40/hr but in reality was probably working 2 hrs/day . When I questioned him why it took three gallons paint at $125/gallon to paint a chassis , he went nuts on me and told me to get my car out of his garage today or it would cost me $200/day . I had it out in 4 hours with the help of 5 friends and a Penske truck . That's when the late Hardy Rawls came to my rescue . When he heard the story he said " bring that car down her to me and we will get it done ! " so sad he didn't get to see the final product . His shop did a wonderful job and I will always be grateful to him and Garon Bracewell who did all the work . These pictures are us loading onto the truck to take to Hardy's shop in Montgomery ,TX . KReed ROA 14549
  11. Finally got my 65GS done ! 4 years , two crooks later and my grandchildren’s college savings ! 😀JK . Being shipped back to Des Moines tomorrow along with lots extra parts so let me know if you need anything ! This car started as barn find from Duluth, MN and is numbers matching. I modified the paint color from Verde Green, upgraded the interior from standard to deluxe with power windows and vents and put stainless 2 1/2 “ exhaust system with two mufflers rather than central one . Also put my tach in where the clock was using the same bezel. Painted under the hood body color rather than black and powder coated the wheel wells . Other than that pretty much all stock. Know some purists will disagree but it’s what I wanted . If anyone needs a great restoration guy who is very reasonable and in the Houston area , let me know and I will hook you up KReed ROA 14549
  12. Started out as MN barn find in verde green but I wanted something different . Here's a before and after shot right before it was done to show the color I decided upon . KReed ROA 14549
  13. Firestone F40 - date code 0309 - third week 2009. Saving that triple white for you Tom - better hurry though, it’s crumbling as we speak😀 KReed ROA 14549
  14. You got it . If anyone needs anything , PM and we’ll both save some money . Finally going to get my 65 GS next week in Houston . By this time next week , I will have several sets wheel well trim for 63-65 Riviera , complete sets 8pc rocker panel molding and 4 note horns KReed ROA 14549