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  • Birthday 03/16/1975

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  1. I'd like to touch on something that I haven't seen mentioned yet, the welding on the chassis and body work as well as the bead rolled work and what I think is some wheeling machine work on the sheet metal looks phenomenal! I would bet that this thing will handle like it's on rails when it's finished.
  2. I'm sold! When do I make my first monthly payment? lol
  3. Found this on the cowl behind the antenna access panel and just thought I'd share. Thought it was cool that it lasted so long since it looks like China marker. For those that don't know, marks like these are for quality control in the factories. It was this persons job to check something like the antenna wire was routed correctly or that it was connected before the cover was bolted on. Just a guess on that but seems feasible. These marks are still used but not initials anymore but dots of paint marker or a line. The closer the car gets to the finish line in a factory, more line workers have qu
  4. Thanks all for the info and tips! This is why I like this forum. A bunch of great people always willing to give advice and tips. Cheers Mark
  5. That's what I figured it would be, hard to find equals expensive. Lol Cheers Mark
  6. Anyone had their windshield replaced? Or have a good source for a new windshield? Mine has two cracks in it that were there when I bought the car. Cheers Mark
  7. I was looking up door skin adjustment and happened on that page, just thought to share. Cheers Mark
  8. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1963-1965-buick-riviera7.htm was very interesting, just figured to pass it on in case any wondered. Cheers Mark
  9. This has been an issue for auto restorers on various makes and models and it's something you have a hard time adjusting to make right. Do you fix these issues? Or is it restoring back to better then factory the route you should take? For me, those fit and finish issues would bother me and I would do what I could to fix them. Technically though, if you're doing a true restoration those should be left just as it came from the factory.
  10. Thanks Ed I may just do that! I bought it and tore into it. I've got the engine apart for detailing, I'll be posting some pics just have to resize them to fit. I also ordered new seat covers and foam, headliner and carpet (it had felt like fabric for carpet). Also replacing the wood veneer trim and sprucing up the rest of the interior (it needed serious attention) Mark
  11. Hi all, new guy on the block with a Buick problem!
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