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  1. First rate automobile. It's great you take good care of Dad's automobile. Enjoy!
  2. The dash now matches the color of the package tray and blends in very well with the upholstery, I swapped the battery around with the positive closest to the radiator. cleaned up the air cleaner as well. 63 Red Riviera
  3. Gents, I removed the wheelcover on my 63 Riviera only to find the wheelcover badly rusted. I was surprised the wheelcover was still on the wheel. I went ahead and found another wheelcover replacement and made the purchase. In the meantime I thought I would take the rusted wheelcover to a metal fabricator to fix the wheel cover. The fabricator said he could not because the heat would discolor the chrome on the wheelcover. I ended up cleaning all the rusted metal off and wirebrushed the circumference of the wheelcover clean. I used JB weld that I applied in thin coats several times to
  4. Here is a pic of the A/C MUFFLER ON MY 63 riviera. I've been told the muffler keeps the system more quiet and it regulates. I hope this helps. Red Riviera Bob
  5. The air conditioner muffler is a part of the AC system that helps keep the system more quiet. Additionally, it helps regulate other parts of the system to keep things running smooth on R12. If you are using 134a gas you will not need the AC muffler. I I'll find a picture of the thing and sen it to you when I find it in my compute picture files. I hope this helps. thank you Red Riviera Bob
  6. MrSeafoam-, After some more study I found the car to have been under coated. The undercoating looks like the Zeibart stuff, but I could very well be wrong. I found a repair shop that has older mechanics who all OWN collector/classic cars. I talked to the owner and my sense he and his crew know what they are doing. I have to wait a month to get my car in for repair. Along with the rust hide and seek mission Im getting the AC compressor with new Harrison compressor and drier. I'm lucky to find someone who still handles R12. once I get the AC and rust squared away I'll be in good shape
  7. NTX5467, THANK YOU, for your assistance in my efforts to find the AC muffler. All your ideas, especially, checking out older dealerships for parts. Fortunately, I have the GM BUICK parts manual from 1940-1967. Additionally, I have the 1963 Buick Service Manual for the Chassis and Body. i used the part number for the AC muffler in my search, but the part number yielded no results. Bottom line is I found. DECENT AC muffler on eBay. Blind Squirrel finds an acorn! thNK YOU AGAIN.
  8. Rocky, good idea. I've seen Welders, fabricators, and blacksmiths come up with some great solutions in metal work. ( My Great Grand Father was a blacksmith who made his own horse shoe nails.). Thank. You for the tip. Red Riviera Bob
  9. Jim, I found a used A/C muffler for sale in TN. THE SELLER SHIPPED WHAT I believe a very good used 63 Riviera A/C MUFFLER.. thank you again for the advice. Red Riviera Bob
  10. Gents, where can you find an A/C Muffler for a 63,64, or 65 Riviera. Buick GM part # I have from the parts manual is 1361788. Any help is appreciated. Thank you Red Riviera Bob
  11. Hello, like to keep my Riviera original and I'm in search of an Air Conditioner Muffler. Thank you
  12. Black River, I say, "When you are cool, you just can't hide." neat, clean, lean- tastefully done. Thank you for sending along.
  13. Zimm, thanks for the leads. I'm familiar with the Eastern Shore of Maryland to a degree. The Eastern shore is so different from central and western Maryland. I grew up in Gambrills, Md. And family is still in the neighborhood so it's is no problem to find Anderson's shop. I've read some of Anderson's articles and yes he makes sense. Since Anderson makes sense in his writing he demonstrates he should be able to calculate a fair deal for his shop and the customer. Businessmen who know how to calculate all the costs as opposed to guessing at high fees usually come up with a fair deal. I learned s
  14. Winston, inspiration is not needed. What I really need is the desire to part with some more $. I had to buy the car last year- then I have put in 1/2 again as much as I paid for the car during the year. So all told I love the car and I'm satisfied with my expenditures so far. My friends tell me I have deep pockets ,but short arms! My lovely wife tells me I spend money like it grows on trees. Fortunately, I have not spent more than I can afford to pay as I go along. I'll get to the body work as soon as I catch my breath. Thank you for the link.
  15. Flat Top, I like the way you think. However, I would guess I should have some clues on how to weld before I buy a welder. As much time as I'm at the fabricator's shop I'd think I'd learn how to weld by now! Thank you for the help.
  16. Zimm, I live in central Maryland- Baltimore County 12 miles north of the Baltimore City Line. Please, if you can remember those shops on the Eastern Shore that could repair my problem I would be grateful. Thank you for your input and help in finding a repair shop.
  17. Mitch, you are a mind reader. I'll look under the package tray and see what exists around the back window. I have to agree vocational training for our high school youth would pay great dividends for all involved. We have a high school in Baltimore COUNTY Maryland that teaches vocational training as well as enough comprehensive subjects that 88% of the graduates continue on to college. What a great idea, teach the kids how to work with their hands and then teach them how read, write, and cypher to a higher degree. All the time I spent in high school French class was a waste of everyone's time.
  18. Thank you for your follow up and comments regarding the package tray and leaks around the back window. I will give the area an inspection and see what else I can add to the list.??
  19. Ed, I put the Riv on my new lift. Here are the pictures of the quarter panel black stripe you mentioned.
  20. Bernie, I did see a tiny rust spot under the corner of the rear window. Wow, I didn't think I'd have to dig this deep, but while I'm at it I just as well go ahead and see what is happening. thank you very much
  21. I'm in agreement with your analysis of the pic you see I sent along. Makes plenty of sense to me to do just like you suggest. I'm not sure if the area that I live in ( Central Maryland )has shops interested in anything, but insurance work where they can supplemental the heck out of the job. ive visited one shop and in essence he was not interested in the job. He said for $3k he could patch it and paint the area, but not guarantee the work. Not much of a salesman trying to help people. im sure if I continue to dig I'll find the "fix" at a fair fee for work completed. thank you v
  22. Here are pic of the area that needs attention.
  23. Sir, the bubbles are underneath the passenger side rear quarter panel. I have some snapshots of the bubbles. Hopefully, I can either sand them down in put on some on All Metal , IF THERE ARE NO HOLES AFTER I SAND IT. in the event there are holes I have to get a patch panel and follow through with your suggestion. I like to do things right, but not over do. Sometimes it is a fine line between getting the job done appropriately and over doing the job. Funny example, people have said to me why do you wear a belt and suspenders? My answer is , "to hold my pants up."
  24. Scott, I've on had the car 12 months this May 2017. I have kept the car garaged. I believe the car to have been kept under cover with it's passed owners. The blisters I have are larger than pinhead, but not over 3/16" at the widest area of rust. Thank you for your help. Your solution sounds great. Appreciate your input.
  25. Ed, thank you. I have read about Lab Metal a product that may be similar to the All-Metal body filler. The area that is has the rust bubbles is the left hand rear quarter panel on the metal that curls under behind the rear wheel. I believe your solution is among the best I've seen. Thank you for your reply. When I get around to repositioning the positive battery cable on my 63 I'll post and refer to the TSB's I purchased from Jim Cannon. Again thank you for your help.
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