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  1. Replaced the trunklid so paint not an issue (i will figure out the emblem issue before paint). Cutting tabs would certainly be last resort.
  2. Yes, i understand the difference in the curve on the emblem...hence this was a 2nd option. You think you can grind those rectangular tabs down into round pins that will fit in barrel clips? What would you use, a bench grinder? I was thinking i would make a template of the original slots from the original trunk lid drill them out and square them off with a precision file. Thank you for the thought!
  3. Regarding the square/rectangular tabs on the 64 "Riviera" trunk script (or any emblem for that matter), any suggestion(s) on how to replicate the slots in the sheet metal? I replaced my 64 trunk lid with one from a 65, and obvioulsy there are no holes in the 65 lid. This would not be a big deal if the emblem had round holes, could just drill them out. Other than pre-drilling two holes per slot and then filing the rest, i have no other ideas (other than using a 66 trunk script which has the round pins....)
  4. There are some deals to be found for the 895s. Still a few nice ones out there since they dont have 50+ years of use on them. Not so much for the 853s or 802s...much tougher to find a "deal"; whats out there for cheap are pretty worn/rusty.
  5. I think the 65 remote mirror is different from the remote 63&64. For the 63&64, the remote mirror ban be mounted either side by removing and reconfiguring the base. I was always under the impression that the full size buick mirrors were the same from 62 to 64...
  6. Nah, 64 standard interior has the tri-sheild as well. Mine:
  7. Glad you enjoyed the video, i was hestitating poating it. Definately have to set aside a good chunk of time to watch his videos, but i generally enjoy them. I particularly like videos which he drives the cars back to his shop.
  8. Some low mileage rivieras in the NYC/Metro area (none mine).... https://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/d/rutherford-69-buick-riviera-2nd-owner/7328070907.html https://newyork.craigslist.org/stn/cto/d/staten-island-1982-buick-riviera/7335359234.html https://newjersey.craigslist.org/ctd/d/jersey-city-1990-buick-riviera/7326598675.html https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/clifton-1985-buick-riviera/7322789894.html https://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/d/abington-1985-buick-riviera-turbo-38l/7330808833.html https://newhaven.craigslist.org/clt/d/new-bedford-1976-buick-riviera/7321645863.html
  9. If anyone watches the youtuber "Vicegrip Garage" he recently posted a video about a 71 Riviera he bought off Facebook. He is usually good for a laugh or two... Watch "ABANDONED 1971 Buick Riviera Boat Tail! - Will it RUN AND DRIVE 100 Miles Home?" on YouTube https://youtu.be/KpR3939eJTw
  10. I am in the process of doing this. I havent yet ventured to retrofitting the door panels (deluxe armrests and switch plates), but i have installed the dual door opening linkage and lock assembly and i have converted from manual windows to power. As long as you have the deluxe door to transfer everything over it is quite straighfoward. My doors were from a 65 and i have a 64. Nick
  11. Agree with Bill. The inner trim panel needs to come out. There are two screws, one near the front and one near the back embedded in the fuzzy. My were rusted bad, and i had to drill the rear one out.
  12. Nice to see car shows are starting to resume in my area. Anyone in the NY-NJ area knows about the Englishtown twice a year swap meet...1st one once since fall of 2019. https://etownracewaypark.com/event-directory/
  13. Isnt that where the rubber bumper rests when the trunk is closed?
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