bodayguy

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  1. Well I am making a tough decision but it looks like I will be selling my 64. My plan is to put it for auction at Bring a Trailer but just in case there is a local person seriously interested I am posting something here first. I will be installing a new radiator shroud this week and getting it ready for photos overall. I won’t be posting a price here in order to protect the reserve in the auction but if you are serious or know someone who won’t waste my time, message me or reply. I would love for the car to remain a Washington car. It still has the original plate on it. The car is really well sorted. It is not restored or done to be perfectly stock. It’s lowered an inch and has halogen projectors, an aftermarket steering wheel. It’s nice, it’s totally beautiful as a driver and I will miss it. Might cry when it goes. More (current) photos when it’s all ready for sale but probably best for someone local to look at it instead if that’s the course. FYI the car was white from the factory and the engine, while a correct 64 425, is not numbers matching. I don’t know the car’s long term history unfortunately.
  2. Thanks guys I did indeed go ahead and order a new fan clutch just to be safe. It wobbles a teeny amount. And yeah, Dave, I can already see the shroud holes will need some "customizing" to fit.
  3. The fan shroud was missing from my car, although it has the backet and the lower resting hooks for one. So I bought reproduction one. Time to install. Seems the best idea is to remove the fan blades. Yes? Any advice there, which bolts to go for, etc.
  4. I also have never been able to get LED bulbs to work in the tails or corners. However I would love to do the dash! If you find a solution let us know. I converted the shifter plate bulb to a tiny LED strip and it works fine (maybe too bright even). I just bought a generic strip at the auto parts store.
  5. Whoa that 63 on Bring a Trailer sold for $32,500. That is a great price for an incomplete car (in my opinion). Certainly helps the Riv market!!
  6. Bring a Trailer themselves often write the car descriptions with a little help from the seller. Errors are common.
  7. Plus 5% commission. I think that's a strong price. I figured it would only get to $60k or so. There's a 63 on there right now that I'm even more curious about. It has chrome wheels and lacks some details, but if it ends above $22k or so, I'd say that's a great sign for the Riv market. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-buick-riviera-2/
  8. 1965 Riv GS on Bring a Trailer. This looks like a good one! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-buick-riviera-12/
  9. If it really does run OK that could be a nice find for someone at $8,500.
  10. FYI here’s what my fixed up version looks like. I changed the lighting to LED too.
  11. I was going to put it on eBay but anyone interested in this transmission shift plate and bezel? Condition is not great, as pictured. I had my shifter piece replated and had bought this one just for the bezel, which was nicer. So I don’t need this set. The light attachment is on there too.
  12. Links below. They both look nice. A green 64 and a white 63. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1963-buick-riviera-survivor-60k-miles-with-factory-425-nailhead.1145667/ https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1964-buick-riviera-2-owner-beautiful-surf-green-survivor.1145677/
  13. Unfortunately very few American cars from the 80s are proving to be collectible. There’s the Grand National/GNX, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and low-mile Fox body Mustangs are starting to catch on ... and not much else. It was the malaise era. I think you can clean this up and have a kitschy convertible that may attract someone but there’s not much value right now.
  14. I'm a sucker for the Bamboo Cream or whatever you call the yellow. That's a nice car.
  15. You guys are going to love this one. Over "$100,000" spent on it. 64 Riv chopped and lowered etc. ... https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Buick-Riviera-2-door-coupe-dropped-chopped-and-lowered/133001492638?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D56110%26meid%3D8feb785a4f6441b4a974bfdacc6506d6%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D133001492638%26itm%3D133001492638&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A6069b767-4ea2-11e9-85d0-74dbd1805a4b|parentrq%3Ab297e1ca1690a9c10d69fbe2ffed0161|iid%3A1