Black River

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About Black River

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  • Birthday 10/13/1979

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  1. You just have to get a drop base (about $8) then do a little testing and dinging here and there depending on your carburetor. Not a big whoop after I figured it out.
  2. I've got KYBs on my Riv, and its lowered about 4". Couldn't be happier, and they're actually affordable.
  3. Car is listed and sale pending on their website. https://www.thewestcoastclassics.com/inventory.htm?make=("Buick")&
  4. Time for me to get a '60 Cadillac, my car is for sale, same deal for you guys....$17,500 no dicker price. Read the thread for all info, and there's a link to it idling as well toward the end. Car will be going to Mecum if not sold to a Riviera enthusiast, their friends, or family. http://v8buick.com/index.php?threads/my-1963-riviera-black-river.348243/
  5. Thanks for the compliment. The inserts are panels I made from lexan, then had my buddy hydro-dip with a black burlwood pattern laid over red paint. I've done lots of car parts with hydrodipping, here's some pics of those panels and the door inserts and center stack I did in silverwood for my Mach 1.
  6. Thanks, won't be back for long, just thought I'd show the guys that remember the car from a few years ago what it came out to be. Finished up the engine compartment, interior, trunk (nice and easy to do a custom upholstery job back there, took all of a day to go from stock to what it is), and the rest of the outside this year. Been driving it a lot. For those that have asked (I got a lot of private messages after I "left" the forum) about the wheels and tires, they are: Ridler 695s in chrome 20x8.5 on front with 4.75" backspace 20x10 on back with 5.5" backspace 245/35R20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires on the front. 275/30R20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires on the rear. I have 5/16" wheel spacers and longer studs on the front of the car. These wheels WILL clear your stock hubs, but will rub your frame at full lock without the wheel spacers. I ended up lowering the car a bit more, it's about 4" in back and 3.5" in front. This was done by simply cutting the springs, and running KYB shocks. Car drives great for being "slammed". Few more pics:
  7. If you click on that first picture, it'll take you to it. Thanks for your help! You're making a 9 year old girl very happy
  8. Hi, I've been a member on here for quite a few years, more of a lurker for the last one. Anyway, the important female in my life and I bought a '77 Ford Highboy for her. I'll spare you the backstory, but I've got about a full year or two ignoring my own stuff for the most part fixing and rebuilding miscellaneous things on it for her. It's been a great truck so far, and her kids love it. Her daughter entered it in an online car show on Facebook, and she hasn't done any "campaigning" yet, so I told her I'd help her out and see if I can't get a few more votes for her. She was in 2nd yesterday, but a few cars miraculously gained a massive amount of votes overnight, so I told her it was time to bring out the big guns and share on a couple of forums I'm on.If the few of you that are on here that are members of Facebook wouldn't mind clicking the link if you've got a spare minute, and "liking" the pic of her Highboy, I'd appreciate it. Not a life or death situation, just helping a couple important people in my life feel good. The contest runs until the 27th (tomorrow) Thanks very much for your time!
  9. Hi, I've been a member on here for quite a few years, more of a lurker for the last one. Anyway, the important female in my life and I bought a '77 Ford Highboy for her. I'll spare you the backstory, but I've got about a full year or two ignoring my own stuff for the most part fixing and rebuilding miscellaneous things on it for her. It's been a great truck so far, and her kids love it. Her daughter entered it in an online car show on Facebook, and she hasn't done any "campaigning" yet, so I told her I'd help her out and see if I can't get a few more votes for her. She was in 2nd yesterday, but a few cars miraculously gained a massive amount of votes overnight, so I told her it was time to bring out the big guns and share on a couple of forums I'm on.If the few of you that are on here that are members of Facebook wouldn't mind clicking the link if you've got a spare minute, and "liking" the pic of her Highboy, I'd appreciate it. Not a life or death situation, just helping a couple important people in my life feel good. The contest runs until the 27th (tomorrow) Thanks very much for your time!
  10. Now how the heck do I delete my profile?....this board is just not for me. My suggestion to you all after I figure that out is to embrace the younger guys that customize their cars. Without them the Riviera will just go by the wayside in the future with the generally more age advanced owners of them. Its much more open and willing to help on almost every other forum I'm on. If guys like kongaman and tough guy Bernie (seriously Bernie, find a different way to stand, sit, and talk so you don't come off like a tough guy wannabe in every single post and pic) don't like what someone posts, they don't comment on it like a smartazz.... and go on debating what the stock color of door lock knobs were, which guys like me don't comment and bash on.
  11. I think if the man that designed our cars saw yours, he'd say "Yeah, it's ok. It's the closest the bean counters would let us get to what I wanted it to look like."
  12. Bill originally wanted the headlights hidden like a '65 on the '63s and '64s, did he not? What are you '63-'64 owners all doing with your headlights out in the open? Build it like Bill wanted.