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JZRIV last won the day on August 31 2018

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    Live life daily by solid Christian values. Same ones our country was founded on but unfortunately are fading. Have a wonderful wife who likes Riviera's, loves to ride the 48 Indian Chief and do anything outdoors in the country where we live including riding her horse. No kids. I like American history and traveling by road trip in the USA whenever possible. Always attracted to anything with an engine especially pre-1970. First motorized machine I was the operator of was a Sears 3.5hp mini-bike at age 6. After that I was hooked, riding, repairing, buying and selling dirt bikes, then cars and was mostly self taught as no one else in the family was a car nut to guide me. Dad taught me to do the basics like tuneups, brakes, exhaust, etc on cars but being from near the depression era, he sees a car as a tool to get from point A to point B and no need to do anything other that what was necessary to keep it on the road. At age 17-19 I was full into the hobby and built a 4x4 Pinto. Dad sold me his rusted out 70 Bronco for the chassis and tolerated this project but know he felt it was a waste of money and time but probably figured at least I was at home and not out getting into trouble. No interest in todays stick and ball sports nor idolize movie stars (well, except for Clint Eastwood). Haven't played video games since Pacman in the early 80s! Didn't go to college but attended trade school during high school for Industrial Electricity which launched me into plastics manufacturing at age 17 in 1979. Except for 1 year as a heavy equipment operator after a plant closure, I've worked in all aspects of plastics manufacturing except sales.
    With Gods blessing I'll be able to retire around 65 and see more of the country by car.....and Indian with my wife.

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  1. Get your engine out of there and find a new shop. They are hacks. This error will only be the tip of the iceberg
  2. This will be quite interesting to see what the 3 65 GS cars sell for. Have to wonder if having 3 cars all pretty nice in same auction will water down the bidding some. It will also be interesting to see if there is any evidence of color drastically affecting value. Agree with jframe that white 63 going for $41k sold well.
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    1969 Hurst Oldsmobile Purchase

    Careful when using big house auction prices to determine real value unless of course you are buying at a big auction house. There are many costs associated with selling and buying a car in that venue. If $75k is end of the rainbow/concourse restored at auction you're already down to the low 60s after auction fees. Paying $40k you'll be way upside down by the time you do a frame off resto. And depending how long it will take to complete the restoration the market could be different than it is now.
  4. Welcome to the forum. Use this for the seal. A professional shop will use a modern urethane sealer bead expelled from a gun. do-it-yourselfers use the ribbon sealer which is easy to use and very similar to original.
  5. Looking for a set of 4, 16.5" 8 lug original Jackman wheels. These will have a J stamped on one of the spokes.
  6. Hey I resemble that remark! Only leave out the "like we used to". I still use that method today.
  7. ABSOLUTELY without question replace the mount.
  8. Original car? I’d keep it clear. To me the fun of owning an old vehicle is to experience the way it was when new and that includes every inconvenience vs newer cars. Modernizing detracts from this experience. If your goal is to have a modified car and will be doing other mods from stock then by all means go for tinted glass. Otherwise I’d suck it up and go clear.
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    My '73 Stage1 SunCoupe in the Jan '19 BCA Bugle

    Yep - Great article and great car! Enjoyed learning and reading about it. Congratulations I will also add that this issue has a lot of very interesting reading and pics. I like the large number of shorter length car features
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    Not sure maybe this has been posted before but its a cool pic. Modern imitations can't replicate the time period
  11. Send me a private message through this site with your email and I’ll get you pics of what I have. You never mentioned if your car has the rear defroster option. If it doesn’t I don’t think you’ll want mine because mine has cutouts for the option.
  12. Jeez! I didn't pay close enough attention to the mileage and at a glance thought it was 70k. Still can't comment on mileage since so much has been done it. There would need to be some documentation. Its probably low miles but but not sure its 7k. If a car is not stored well for many years they can be in pretty sad condition even with low low miles. And Chris, at first I thought could it be same car because of the uncommon color? After looking at the condition, I thought probably not but being at work I did not have those pics you sent me to reference.
  13. Unless there has been a lot of work done to it that doesn't show, I think its probably original mileage. The interior looks really good but not uncommon for a deluxe interior if reasonable care was taken and not left to bake in arid climates of the southwest. That tan weave trunk lining stained really easy and because it is so light, it didn't look good once stained. The tar paper based underlayment seemed to bleed through also especially if anything heavy was put in. Of course any water leakage promoted staining as well. so its pretty uncommon to see an original in presentable condition.