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  1. SOLD.... Thanks for looking. $150 plus shipping.
  2. For Sale: Gauge set from 64 Riviera. Fair condition. SpeedO, Fuel, clock and circuit board. $100 plus shipping.
  3. Just thought I would share pics of the "one-off" steering wheel I had made for the 63 Riv project. I decided to stay with the standard Riv steering wheel but I had EVOD Industries design and machine a replica stock wheel shrinking it down to 14", yet staying close to the factory design even utilizing the "Riviera" emblem in the center of the horn bar. I know the GS wheel is gorgeous but I guess I went another direction. Shaun and Diane at EVOD were absolutely great to work with. IMO I think the wheel is a piece of artwork. Now I have to decide what colors to paint it. What do you think?
  4. Anyone have or know of where I can get a neutral safety switch for a 65 Riv? Please contact me at
  5. Wheels are Colorado Customs "Levansworth", 18x8 front 19x9 rear. "Riviera" custom center caps. Centers are a combination project with EVOD doing the centers and CC doing the caps. Actually got the 19x9's to fit the rear without any mods. First saw these wheels on a Gold 66 Riv thats on YouTube. Also having EVOD create a 14" replica of the factory stock Riviera steering wheel. Not the steel wheel, but the standard wheel. Polished horn bar painted frame work and leather wrapped hoop with polished clips on the sides. Cant wait to see what that will look like. Thanks
  6. The last picture is of the car now, after getting out of the paint booth. Its coming along nicely, and yes, modifications can be spendy and if not done right they can drive you crazy. And no, this is not an inexpensive project, not cutting corners, I want this car to look fantastic when done. For the most part the car will appear sorta stock. Paint is silver like it was born with, just and updated version. Interior will hint to its original silver, just upgraded. Kept the frame, but new front and rear suspension. Yes, I have committed the "CARdinal sin", the nailhead is out and new drivetrain in place, a new 600hp LSA/4L85e/9" with 373 gears. The wheels are a hint to the Turbine caps. We are working to dress it as a nailhead. I realize some will not be happy about that move but, as Tom says: "Everyone to there own..." The fact remains, 63-65 Riviera's are fabulously styled cars, this car will still be that car. I will be the first to admit, if this were the "holy grail Riviera", a 65 GS, I would go to all expenses to keep it as close to stock as possible. And yes, I do enjoy hearing ALL comments about a Riv project. Some will like it..... some not so much.
  7. For Sale: 1963 Riviera 401, Dynaflow, driveshaft, 323 posi rearend. Perfect for a restoration project that needs drivetrain. I thought I would post these here before going public with them. I am doing a resto-mod(?) to my 63 Riv which includes all modern drivetrain and suspension. Pretty nice car when started. Project is still in build stage. All parts from my 63 Riv with 66,000 miles. Engine ran good when pulled. includes carb, starter, alt, radiator, air cleaner. Trans. Driveshaft. Complete rear-end w/323 post gears and brakes including drums. Engine is sitting on a new "custom" 401 engine cradle ($200). $1250.00 takes it. I have other parts also: Front control arms, front spindles and complete front brakes/ with drums - $250. Power steering gearbox and pump - $250. Rear upper and lower control arm with track bar - $100. I will have other items also, heater control parts, interior dash parts. It would be great to get these to someone who needs them, hate to have it sitting in garage. None of this stuff is easily shipped so pick up might be best, bring a trailer. Northern Wisconsin. Fitz
  8. Thanks for the feedback. I purchased the glass through Auto City Classics and they have been more than helpful with finding me the correct size/glue in '63 glass, no bolt holes and a smaller size. The color? Well, I think I will have to live with the "green" tint unless I find a flawless set of used ones. The green or clear glass are the only options out on the market, so it was my decision to try the green glass thinking it was the same as my stock glass. I would rather have the flawless new glass with no scratches. Tom: I will try to get better pics showing the color difference, but again, it is a noticeable difference. Thanks again for all your feedback.
  9. pic of data plate, and the two different windows. Green on left with bolt holes, blue on right no bolt holes. Trust me, when you see them in person they are different colors. Thanks
  10. In the process of restoring/reconstructing my 63 Riv, I all ordered new glass. The car came with "blue/green" tinted windows and I wanted to match that look. So I ordered then glass, finding the only options seem to be "clear" or "green" glass, I ordered the "green" glass. When we went to install the door glass it became obvious the factory glass is much more "blue" than the replacement "green" glass. Also, another issue I ran into was the replacement door glass has 4 bolt holes in it, mine is slide in place, and is 1/2" taller than my stock glass. Apparently this design change took place mid year 63? Has anyone run across this difference in the glass color? And has anyone found a source for the "blue-green" glass like the car came with. Personally I think the stock "blue/green" glass is much nicer looking than the "green"glass. Thanks! Scott
  11. SOLD! Thanks for looking! For Sale: New, still in the package. Silver front bucket seat covers from OPGI. Never used, still in package. OPGI #BR0220, $365 catalog price. Asking $150 plus shipping. Thanks ROA#15615 email: **** note: these are vinyl.