kreed

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  1. That’s a gorgeous 67 ! Color combo is killer . Hope it wins . KReed ROA 14549
  2. I am sorting out a bunch of miscellaneous parts and found this pair of brackets that for the life of me cannot figure what they are or where they go . I think they came off a first generation Riviera . Any help would be appreciated . kReed ROA 14549
  3. Yes I do have some nice sets available . PM me and we will talk shipping . Thanks KReed ROA 14549
  4. Hi Bill -I’ll take it . Will fit in my shop perfectly . Let’s talk details tonight . Ken Reed
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. That is beautiful ! Great job Jan and Bob . KReed ROA 14549
  8. Got multiple pics from the owner of the GS and parts cars above if anybody wants them, drop me an email - kr118@aol.com . LOTS of work and $$$$$ needed to save that one . KReed ROA 14549
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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 f...ing 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. I was driving my 66GS to the Buick Regional in Stillwater ,MN last week and blew out my right front tire going about 75mph .The tire literally exploded causing me to go immediately right .Thank goodness I was in the right lane instead of the passing lane with a semi next to me or I wouldn’t be writing this note. The tires had less than 2000 miles on them when I bought the car but..... were made in 2009 . I knew that but was hoping to squeeze a little 500 mile trip out of them - big mistake! The “explosion “ did lots of paint damage to my fender, hood, wheel well and trim on the passenger side ( $6700 worth). Thanks to Hagerty for outstanding service and immediate appraisal.. Lesson : no matter how good they look , ten years of rubber drying out and rubber fatigue can get you killed ! KReed ROA 14549 .
  20. That is a wonderful video. We need this group at next years ROA in Kalamazoo ! We were at the BCA Heartland Regional in Stillwater,MN this weekend . Great show with at least 10 Riviera's . Gave away awards for "top ten" of which 4 were Rivieras. Our ' 72 did well . Last pic looking over the hood as we headed east at 6:00 AM . My grandson said the middle picture looked like it was " ready to fly! " KReed ROA 14549
  21. The steering wheel looks awesome - great choice. KReed ROA 14549
  22. N Readily available ?.. Where ? KReed ROA 14549
  23. Hi Art - looks great with those seats! KReed ROA 14549
  24. Love to have one of those if anybody has an extra or runs across one . Going to pick up my 65 this Thursday in Houston - 4 Years and a couple screwed-over jobs later ! Glad to get it off the payroll finally . If anyone needs any work in that area , the guy that runs the late Hardy Rawls garage is amazing and very reasonable . Contact me if you want to get in line . He knows first generation Riviera's very well . KReed ROA 14549