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On 3/11/2018 at 7:19 AM, rodneybeauchamp said:

Gee, these two could tell some stories. My newest edition to my garage last week. Thought “Snowflake” was a little lonely so matched her up with “Black Beauty”. 

 

Tis a 1938 Series 40 all enclosed coupe, 248cu in straight eight, with Australian designed and built body. Made only 43 in this body style in ‘38, so a bit unique. Hoping they both get along well given their pedigree!

 

 

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That’s a nice pair of playmates you have there, Rodney. Here’s mine

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I met up with long time ROA member Bob E. and his beige 1965 Riviera GS at Hwy 55 restaurant in Hope Mills, NC. It was great getting to know another ROA member who lives very close to me. 

Mr E's 65 Riviera is beige. It sports a black vinyl top, GS options and black vinyl interior. He recently had the dual carb 425 engine rebuilt. 

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5 hours ago, NC68Riviera said:

I met up with long time ROA member Bob E. and his 1965 Riviera GS at Hwy 55 restaurant in Hope Mills, NC. It was great getting to know another ROA member who lives very close to me. 

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Another white Riv, it looks like. That blue 68 os as sharp as usual.

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3 hours ago, NC68Riviera said:

Mr E's 65 Riviera is beige, not white. It sports a black vinyl top, GS option and black vinyl GS interior. He recently had the dual carb 425 rebuilt. 

Beige is cool! Gives it a sleeper look, especially with the vinyl top; love to see more pics.

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17 hours ago, jframe said:

Beige is cool! Gives it a sleeper look, especially with the vinyl top; love to see more pics.

 

Not sure if Mike took more pictures, I have a couple pics from when Bob joined us at the park a couple of years ago ...

 

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It is a sharp Riv, I believe Bob was having engine problems at that time and was contemplating the rebuild. He has taken it to several ROA meets over the years I have known him too.

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I note that Bob E.'s '65 Gran Sport is sitting rather 'low' in the rear.   I had the same problem with mine.  Years ago I was advised against replacing the springs as it wasn't clear that the H2 springs were being reproduced properly. So, to raise the rear a bit I installed spacers under the rear springs.  Worked very well to trim the ride height and that's how my car remains today. 

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3 hours ago, 65VerdeGS said:

I note that Bob E.'s '65 Gran Sport is sitting rather 'low' in the rear.   I had the same problem with mine.  Years ago I was advised against replacing the springs as it wasn't clear that the H2 springs were being reproduced properly. So, to raise the rear a bit I installed spacers under the rear springs.  Worked very well to trim the ride height and that's how my car remains today. 

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My standard 65 sits about like this one does. Haven't decided whether to do something about it or not yet, but what kind and size of spacers did you use?

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13 hours ago, jframe said:

My standard 65 sits about like this one does. Haven't decided whether to do something about it or not yet, but what kind and size of spacers did you use?

This 65 actually squats a little in the rear. Mr. E. told me he had new coil springs installed all around it a few years ago. He is not using any spacers or other suspension modifiers.

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Very flattered when my nephew, Ryan asked if we would use my ‘63 Riviera as their wedding car. A friend, Grahame volunteered with his Diplomat blue ‘64 along with a 1929 DeSoto belonging to Thor.  After the ceremonies were over they were both so pleased, as not too many couples get to use Buick Rivieras as their wedding cars!

 

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On ‎3‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 10:23 PM, neatname said:

I am sorry to folks who like em stock..

No apologies needed. It's your car and you should fix it up the way you want it without regard to what anyone else thinks.

The main thing is to enjoy the car and the memories you are making with it!

My two cents worth...

(I like the stance, btw)

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Here is a pic of my 65. Had it for over 10 years now. Very fun car to drive around town. Looking to put some "reverse" style Supremes on there next, if any of you have experience with reverse style wheels, any advice would be appreciated. Thx. 

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Today The Aqua Zephyr had its first photo shoot of the year. She was very well behaved as I tried to capture her best sides. The dogwood trees and Wisteria vines are in full bloom in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 

 

I submitted some pictures from this shoot and an article for consideration in the "Buick Bugle". 

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15 minutes ago, Red Riviera Bob said:

Soap and water takes my engine bay a long way.

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Too bad you're not driving this to the ROA  meet this summer. Lookin' good. 

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3 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Too bad you're not driving this to the ROA  meet this summer. Lookin' good. 

Ed, I wanted to drive the Red Riviera to the meet. When I finish the meet I’m flying to Pensacola for in laws 60 th wedding anniversary. The Red Riviera could hopefully make the round trip from Baltimore, Kansas, Florida, and back to Baltimore. The driver I’m not sure would enjoy a long ride without company.

Carliyle PA meet is less than 100 miles north of my home. I’ll be certain to drive up to the meet in October. Thank you for the compliment. 

Red Riviera Bob

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On 3/26/2018 at 6:36 PM, SB3 said:

Here is a pic of my 65. Had it for over 10 years now. Very fun car to drive around town. Looking to put some "reverse" style Supremes on there next, if any of you have experience with reverse style wheels, any advice would be appreciated. Thx. 

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The automobile looks fine to me.

whatever you like, enjoy, and have fun in is what it is all about. The stance is strong, real strong.

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4 minutes ago, Red Riviera Bob said:

The automobile looks fine to me.

whatever you like, enjoy, and have fun in is what it is all about. The stance is strong, real strong.

Thx Red. Was able to get some feedback from some other posters as well. Seems like a hassle, going to leave it the same. 

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18 minutes ago, SB3 said:

Thx Red. Was able to get some feedback from some other posters as well. Seems like a hassle, going to leave it the same. 

They have wheels all over that hopefully could fill your bill. Lot of ROA gents are in to keeping the ride stock. The west coast gents in Southern CA would seem to be a great place to source some wheels. Major League custom shops I hear are all over in LA and LA, Orange County.

Stay well

Red Riviera Bob

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On 27/03/2018 at 9:06 AM, SB3 said:

Here is a pic of my 65. Had it for over 10 years now. Very fun car to drive around town. Looking to put some "reverse" style Supremes on there next, if any of you have experience with reverse style wheels, any advice would be appreciated. Thx. 

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So SB3. Does that mean you gonna quit the wheels that are on it!  They look way too good to not use, I could find a nice home for them .... if you were not so far away! 

 

Rodney ?????

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2 hours ago, demon452 said:

My 64 work in progress

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Demon452, excellent progress. My favorite color combo. I ALWAYS liked the original body design. How you present the stance is all personal taste. I’m old school with early 60’s Los Angeles influences. Lowriders style is Still with me today and I’m closing in on 70. I’m in no way a hopper or show car lowrider. Actually my car is stock height ...it is all I can do to get in out now! 

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I had some rust to repair around the back window so I decided to paint the top. It actually has blue ghost pearl so it does have a blue glow in the sun. I tried looking for ideas on how to do the top. I didn't want the complete 2 tone look which seems rather common. So I had swooped the back on the quarters. If that makes sense.

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12 hours ago, neatname said:

Have a good weekend all. Finally had the first shakedown run..minor tweaks needed, just glad to be part of the Riviera family. 

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Excellent photography with choice background. Unique.

Rear dip poised launch. 

(And/or weak springs - bodies in trunk)

 

 

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I haven't posted a picture of my car but I guess it's about time...here it is.  I was looking for something that I could still tinker on but I didn't want a complete project.  I found this one in the  CA desert and got it for a fair price.  The paint isn't 100% my style but it is really clean.  I lowered the rear and the front is sagging I think.  I added the wheels and replaced the wide whitewalls with skinny whites.  The engine is a 425 and I changed out the carburetor.  An old Dixco tach was added to the dash and I got a new aftermarket side mirror.  There is still so much more to do.

 

I'm happy with it right now and I just need to enjoy cruising it.

 

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Thought I would post a few pics of my 65 GS project - started with a true barn find three years ago . Have been through two previous so called "experts " from which I had to pull the car - long story , lessons learned, dollars spent  but finally have a great guy doing a nice job with ETA of about 3-4 months . Changed the color  from verde green to burgundy with black custom interior to come . Will post more pics as they come available . 

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