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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. Fred, I will send you pics this evening via PM. As I recall the glass is not what I'd call perfect. Matches overall condition. Maybe a few very fine scratches. Certainly nothing that would impair vision at all.
  2. On the neat color 66 Been for sale for a good while. Not a standard 66 color so its either an SCO or repaint. I think Chris, CJP69 was checking into it to try and find out if an SCO car but not sure if he ever found out.
  3. 65-67 Nice Driver quality remote mirror with gasket- $45 66-67 maybe 68-70 blower motor - cleaned, lubed and painted, inludes vent rubber tube - $50 66-67 front fender chrome bezels, Pair, no pitting - $20 SOLD 66-70 Misc exhaust hangers. Some refurbed using original rivets but rubber is slightly softer than originals. $25 for all SOLD 66-67 - Black deluxe door panel arm rests Right and Left pair - $45 66-70 Full set black floor mats. Fronts are 66-67 originals, Driver mat very hard to find a 66-67 original. Repops are cut different. F-passenger mat very nice. Rears are excellent condition CARS repop . $115 All prices do not include shipping. More pics available on request.
  4. Scott, Your comment above is a good philosophy though it is one that is MUCH easier said than done. As I read through this thread and between the lines, I see a lot of wisdom from VERY experienced individuals that are politely trying to warn you of the enormous project ahead. Restoring any Buick, let alone a 36 that's been hacked is a huge challenge compared to mainstream classic cars where you can open a catalog and order any part you need reasonably priced. I've become acquainted with many folks over the years who shared your vision and all too often the car is dismantled with great enthusiasm for the project then one financial road block or frustrating restoration challenge after another plus normal responsibilities of daily life, the enthusiasm for the project wanes and 15 or 20 years go by and its eventually sold for pennies on the dollar and the dream is lost. Not saying that will happen to you, but it happens way too often even to those with the very best intentions. I wish you the very best if you do decide to jump in. We all just want to see you start with something that gives you a fighting chance to achieve your goal and this car is NOT it. In fact just the opposite, the odds are stacked heavily against you. At this point the best thing to do is sit back and take a couple months to think about it before any work is started.
  5. Interesting 1970 parts. Posi, disc brakes, Based on map looks like south of Canton and north of Cambridge OH. https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/d/gnadenhutten-parting-out-1970-buick/7055505726.html Parting out a 1970 Buick Riveria 47,000 Miles. Rust free fenders $200 EACH Rust free doors P/W $200 EACH Perfect Left inner fender with Battery box $100 Front Disc Brake Setup $250 POSI Rearend $250 1968-70 Complete Dash. NO cracks $150 Bumpers $50 EACH Rechromed door handles $50 pair Call or Text 330-260-2275 GS 455 1969 68
  6. Raul, Pretty sure I have one. $10 plus shipping. PM me your email and I'll send pics
  7. Mats https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-1975-Buick-Floor-Mats-Black-with-Tri-Shield-Free-Shipping/173146519544?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dfbf26eb07435418fa2abbeb615afd8e6%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D133292138765%26itm%3D173146519544%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A6fefc380-2e65-11ea-b3e0-74dbd18036d2|parentrq%3A6d0a259b16f0ad31c3dab51dff97799d|iid%3A1
  8. Hey Randall flights to Las Vegas are cheap. Fly in- drive home. Just think of the experience! Life is short. Happy New year!
  9. Winston, there are two holes in the hood sub-structure which are hard to see in Paul's photo. Guessing maybe 3/8" or so diameter. At each end of the band is a tab that fits into the holes. The band is slight spring steel material so you bow it to get in then the tension from spring holds its there. Back in the day when so may Starwars were snagged from junkyards and removed from cars by owners before being sold or traded-in, no one ever realized the band was specific to the Starwars and they were left behind.....and sometimes along with the unique base When I bought my first 67 GS back in 1992 the air cleaner was gone but the band was still there which along with other factors helped confirm it was a legit GS.
  10. Jeez, Only $400 for an NOS 71 grille. 1 year only plastic grille that gets cracked so easy. That's a steal...……as long as its legit
  11. Thanks George for following up. Safe to say many of us learning something new. Yep an early "ECM" though it wasn't referenced as that. Sensors in transmission and 1 front wheel as inputs and the output was choking off the ignition to reduce power. Likely no one back in 71 could imagine how much computers would become engrained in automobiles controlling everything.