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28 minutes ago, NC1968Riviera said:

That's the coolest '70 Riv I've ever seen.

 

With smaller wheels and tires, it would almost looks like a GM Styling drawing—or the long lost Silver Arrow II.

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Hazdaz, are you running the halos with your parking lights are on a separate switch?  I found some good LEDs and put them in our parking lamps, and will do halos with a whole new wiring harness soon.  I think I want them on the parking light switch, but not sure.

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6 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

 My mind immediately went back to 1970 on "The Strip" outside the Navy base gate in Charleston, SC. Some things just stick with you.

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The things that impress the most stay with you. The zRiviera 63-65, 64 Impala SS, and stock 1950 Chevy DeLuxe with 6 cylinders are favorites.

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On 2/9/2020 at 10:25 PM, RivNut said:

Not mine but I'm curious as to how many of you have seen a 1971/1972 boat tail with this vinyl roof extension.  It was sold by Acme Auto Headling, San Diego.  It came as a kit with the pre-cut matching vinyl and all of the hardware for mounting.

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I don’t mean to hijack the “Post some pics of your Rivieras” thread, but I thought I would add a bit of information to your post.

 

Sorry but I have never seen one, just a few pictures of it.

 

It was designed by George Barris, and promoted by the Buick Motor Division of General Motors. See below …

 

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I have a copy of the order form and installation instructions also. They were ordered through the Acme Landau Top Company in Long Beach, CA, the cost was $14.95 for the complete kit, and the Suggested List price was $29.95, in 1972.

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3 hours ago, Rivman said:

 

I don’t mean to hijack the “Post some pics of your Rivieras” thread, but I thought I would add a bit of information to your post.

 

Sorry but I have never seen one, just a few pictures of it.

 

It was designed by George Barris, and promoted by the Buick Motor Division of General Motors. See below …

 

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I have a copy of the order form and installation instructions also. They were ordered through the Acme Landau Top Company in Long Beach, CA, the cost was $14.95 for the complete kit, and the Suggested List price was $29.95, in 1972.

In the late 80's I was drop shipping vinyl tops and headliners from Acme under the auspices of E&L Enterpruses (Ed and Linda) and this boattail accessory was part of their catalog/order form.  At that time, I did not know that it was a Barris design nor did I know that Buick was promoting it.  Thanks for the added info.

 

Ed

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On ‎2‎/‎9‎/‎2020 at 10:55 PM, ca65riv said:

I'm a 1965 Buick Riviera owner since 24 hours ago.  Expect lots of newbie questions...

 

Hi and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on the purchase. Looks clean and mean. You are all set.....65 Riv, ROA member, and Forum member. We don't care if a question has been asked before so never hesitate to ask. Sometimes the search function helps you find info on a certain topic and other times it can be challenging and difficult. Also a valuable tool for new members is to utilize the searchable index on the ROA members only section of website which includes the content of 35 years of the Riview.

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On 2/9/2020 at 10:25 PM, RivNut said:

Not mine but I'm curious as to how many of you have seen a 1971/1972 boat tail with this vinyl roof extension.  It was sold by Acme Auto Headling, San Diego.  It came as a kit with the pre-cut matching vinyl and all of the hardware for mounting.

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Hey Rivnut, according to our new forum rules, these kind of non-stock aftermarket add-ons aren't allowed to be posted on this site any longer. 

 

You are in violation of those rules, my friend. 

 

 

 

 

(of course I personally don't care, but it just goes to show how ridiculous those rules are)

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21 hours ago, RivNut said:

Hey, I didn't start it, talk to the guy who first posted it. 🤔

 

 

I believe the comments about the RULES are more harmful than the rules themselves seem to be!

 

Are you saying I started the post about the “boattail aftermarket add-on” because I added information to YOUR original post that was asking about it?!?!?

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Everyone should just calm down—all of the kerfuffle on the main site has little to do with us. Trust me, I've been following the kerfuffle …

 

… all Rivieras of any type all the time in this forum!

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