Schmiddy

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About Schmiddy

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  • Birthday 05/31/1963

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  1. My mech did... he sent my center link to this provider for refurbish it: http://fcrcmachine.com/rare-parts-center-link-refurbish-service-1963-1965-buick-riviera-26781/# Hope it helps.
  2. Hallo Frank Vielen herzlichen Dank für deine Rückmeldung und für deine sehr interessanten Angaben! Zwischenzeitlich konnte ich das Problem mit meinem Mech lösen. Ist tatsächlich so, dass ich das Teil in die USA zur Überholung versenden musste. Durch das gute Netzwerk meines Mechanikers und weil er regelmässig Teile von dort in die Schweiz via Container importiert, konnte ich preislich davon profitieren. Nicht desto trotz war es aber denn noch relativ teuer... wie es immer so ist wenn es die Teile nicht mehr neu zu erwerben gibt - so ist das halt 😉. Wie auch immer, der Wagen fährt nun wieder top und ich habe meine Freude daran! Viele Grüsse nach Deutschland und allzeit gute Fahrt!!! 😀👌
  3. Oh right, after rereading its also clear to me the the trim was meant - and not the covers! 😉 Sorry!!! Glad to hear that Gery to a good set.
  4. Hi Gary I got mine fro SMS Auto Fabrics https://smsautofabrics.com/. They did a great job on my seats and I would recommend them anytime. Check their website, they have a huge choice and do custom jobs too. Good luck!
  5. How cool is that plate!!!! The month and year I was born! 😉
  6. Hi Tom This behavior went with me too as I replaced the black strip and put back the console shifter plate into the console... The problem was (and maybe it is what happens to you), that the strip was not well aligned and hit somewhere and "blocked" the lower gears. So I put a slick sheet at that place so that it didn't stuck anymore... Don't know if this helps for your problem, but for me it did. Good luck!!!
  7. Well done Dave! And a very nice procedure on that vid. Thanks for sharing!!! 🤩👍 I used a similar way to fix the broken holder of my center console. I glued a small sheet of aluminum with epoxy to reinforce it before drill the new hole.
  8. Every time it is published, I’m excited about the cool articles and the featured Rivs in the Riview... a real enrichment for every Riviera owner!!! 😜👍🏻
  9. Hey TampaRiv Congrats on that great buy and I wish you all the best while the resto of this good looking 63! I like the color combination quite a lot! 🤩 I got great help here in this forum while the resto of my 65 and I'm sure, you too will get a lot of very good inputs from the very nice and talented people here around! Welcome and have fun!
  10. I just followed your build Dave... damn, and you say mine is better??? I'm extremely impressed about your work, a lot looks way better than I did and if I could go back, I would do a few things like you did! Of course I had some "déja-vus" 'cos there is no other way to do it like we both did and I like the photos and the way you do this whole resto in a very passionate way - great work mate and thank you so much for having mention me and my work, I do very appreciate and I'm very, very happy that I could give some inspiration and little hints. It's all about passion, man, I will keep an eye on you and your amazing '65 Riv 🏆 - I'm already in love with it Dave! 😍 Cya
  11. http://riviera65.com/flyer-created-for-kennys-deception-2/ http://riviera65.com/special-shirt-designs-created-for-the-deception/
  12. I know Kenny and his father pretty well, two very great guys I appreciate a lot! As a hotrod, this 64 Riv is fabulous and absolutely outstanding. Kenneth and Kenny did while over seven years such a great work on it and they call the car "Deception". I had the great opportunity to do some graphic designs for them. By the way, Kenny is a great rock guitar player and singer! Check out the Band: https://www.facebook.com/thestonegiants/app/2405167945/ Kenneth Sr. drives a pretty cool Buick too: Here find an other interesting interview of Kenny about his 64Riv: http://riviera65.com/interview-with-ken-becker-jr-about-his-64-riviera-deception/
  13. Wow David, this looks absolutely awesome!!! Great job! 🤘🤩