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  1. Fun program... Didn’t go too extreme... yet... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ——
  2. Good day. Don't know much about it, but would 3D printing be an option? Chroming it may be a bit of a challenge, but there are some products that can produce a pretty good 'chrome-finish' that may do the trick. Again, don't know much about 3D printing, and as hard as it is for a lot of us to embrace, we are well into the 21st century and our emerging (and established) technology can be amazing... Anyway, just brainstorming along, good luck. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  3. Ed, I did the same but was on the Eckler's Corvette site. Did the same search (211279) on their Chevelle site and found it there... https://www.ecklerschevelle.com/chevelle-turn-signal-cable-assembly-for-cars-with-tilt-steering-column-1964-1966.html Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  4. Good day. For what it's worth, I recently went through a similar experience on my '64 where one day the horn worked, one day it didn't. I had it in a shop for other work so the mechanic diagnosed a need for a new relay. I ordered the same replacement from oldbuickparts.com, and still no horn. A good solid clicking but no horn. He could get the horn to blow on direct connection, so I talked with oldbuickparts, they said it can happen that sometimes their 'new' relays fail. so we agreed that I bought another one and they would refund the first one once I returned it. So we got the second new relay in, still no horn. We figured that since we had two of them, may as well risk opening one up and check the contacts, etc. I have limited talent for some of this stuff, so this is what I trusted the mechanic to do with the 'new' part. A few days later, after opening it up, did some 'mechanic-magic', he put it back in the car, and bob's your uncle, the horns worked fine. Not sure if this is a common problem with these 'new' after market relays, but he was able to fix at least one of the new ones that didn't work. Might be something to consider Anywho, hope this helps. Good luck... toot toot!! Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB -----
  5. Good day. Although you mention a repaint in the '80's, it does appear to be the original Wedgewood Blue colour. Although I'm obviously biased., after all these years I still get a lot of people complimenting the stand-out colour on the Riv'. It appears that you are missing the script behind the front wheel... Nonetheless, great looking car, and I suspect we're all a little biased here, but full restoration on these Riv's can indeed be a daunting and lifelong quest... But fully restored or just maintaining the survivor (photo attached...) the cool factor will always be high in a Riv...😎 Enjoy your new ride... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  6. Cool, that's thick 'veneer'...😊 I kinda like how the thickness looks on the door panels, and I like the wood on the dash pad below the glove box. I'm just not sure how the thickness wood "feel" on the console. It seems like it might add mass that doesn't need to be there. Still kinda cool tho'. Rest assured, Ed, I'm not interested in buying these, but if "serious curiosity" equates to "serious inquiries" I'd love to see better pictures of how the console looks up close in-situ, if you have those pics.. If not (or whatever), I do understand. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  7. Good day. I recently redid the veneer on my consoles, at least temporarily. It's actually pretty easy to do. I found a local shop that specialized in veneer applications, unfortunately, he didn't have any quarter sawn walnut at the time, but he did have some "scrap" walnut pieces. (scrap to him, but perfectly good veneer.) We found one piece with enough to probably do the entire interior twice that I got for CDN$20.. He said he'd call me if he comes across a need to get the quarter sawn walnut. After making cardboard templates, etc. cutting the veneer was relatively easy. Sorry, I'm not sure what the thickness is, but I used Silhouette double sided adhesive paper, also cut to size. It's pretty sticky stuff and is thin for a two sided tape. And hopefully easy to remove later... https://www.amazon.ca/Silhouettes-MEDIA-ADHESIVE-Silhouette-Double-Sided-Adhesive/dp/B008QHBL8Y I haven't ventured to the door panels yet, the console is easy to take apart, and "practice" with including oils and stains, which I haven't decided yet. I've never removed door panels so If I'm gonna do it, I'd prefer to use the right wood, which again, I believe is quarter sawn walnut for the '64 Custom interior. Just googled and found this thread. I had the same concerns, my original wood looked a lot lighter than walnut, but this helps to explain it... https://forums.aaca.org/topic/169229-walnut-trim-panels/ Anywho, for what it's worth, the wood does match better than this photo, but photo attached... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  8. Ah, crap , sorry, the white one was a 65, I think jframe called it a '63 and I just looked at the pics without thinking...
  9. Good day. Sorry, I don't know all the slight variations by year, but I always thought that the rear speaker grille in the 63s had the Riviera script and that the stylized R came in '64... (??) Nonetheless, nice to see a few of these first gens on the block for a change... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  10. Ed, I posted the front belt's tag earlier in this thread, as requested by Tom, (a couple posts above the mounting diagram you posted...) No clear date on the front one like the rear, but they have what appears to be a 64 followed by a 2 applied with a sharpie type marker. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  11. I'm trying to google some info on Canada/Alberta legislation regarding seat belts and when they implemented. Slim pickings so far, but I did find this for the US... I suspect it would indeed have mattered what state the car was originally sold, but for what it's worth... (source: hagerty.com) " By the early ‘60s, seat belt laws were passed in several states. In 1962, automakers voluntarily added anchors for at least two front-seat lap belts to all cars. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Highway Safety Act of 1966 was a landmark piece of federal legislation that gave Washington sweeping powers over car design. The act specified mandatory safety standards for 1968 models. In addition, the government “convinced” Detroit to add six standard safety features to all 1966 domestic cars that included seat belts. Starting in January 1968, lap-belt anchorages for each front and rear seating position and upper torso-belt anchorages at each forward facing outboard seating position were required" Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  12. Ed, good day. Ya, seems odd. Again, bought the Riv' in 1980, equipped as is, and I don't have much history of its first 16 years. But they are different, and different suppliers although as best as I can tell, the weave and colour of the belts match, (sans dirt and deterioration.... Arrgh...) Outta curiosity, would the 5Z trim code typically come with all four belts or only the front two? If the latter, maybe these rear belts were dealer added to meet Canadian legislation at the time. (??) Can't imagine why either set woulda been replaced, but who knows... Anyway, for what they're worth, a couple photos attached. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  13. Tom, good day... Tough to tell, it does look like a 64 followed by what appears to be a 2. The markings on the tag on the other front belt is illegible. Hope this helps. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  14. Tom, best I can get on short notice. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  15. Good day, For what it's worth, the front seat belts in my '64 (built- 04D, originally sold in Edmonton, Canada) have the Fisher Body logo "sticker-applied". The rear belts have a straight chrome finish. No manufacturers tags on any belts. The body plate indicates 5Z so I would assume original belts. (??) Photo taken in poor light, trim *621... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----