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On 7/9/2021 at 6:46 PM, awk409ak said:

I was in a show two weeks ago and got a top 30 pick of all most 500 cars.  I have the US Mag wheels, 7 x 17 & 8 x 17 with DB redlines.  I chosed the redline for a little different look.

 

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Love the stance and the wheels. Nice touch.

Did you need wheel spacers to use that wide of a rim?

Is your car stock height or lowered?

 

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Carl,

My car is pretty much stock height I believe.  I do have air shock in rear with little to no air.  Would like to lower the front a little someday.   Have thought about adding QA-1 coilover to the front, then I can adjust the ride height.  I do have spacers, but did not require them.  The 17's fit fine without spacers.   One of my biggest problems I is trying to decide what I want to do with car.  1. is do I keep it, 2. do I leave it stock like it is or 3. do I make small changes to more of my liking (a little restomod).

 

Thanks,

Art

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14 minutes ago, awk409ak said:

Carl,

My car is pretty much stock height I believe.  I do have air shock in rear with little to no air.  Would like to lower the front a little someday.   Have thought about adding QA-1 coilover to the front, then I can adjust the ride height.  I do have spacers, but did not require them.  The 17's fit fine without spacers.   One of my biggest problems I is trying to decide what I want to do with car.  1. is do I keep it, 2. do I leave it stock like it is or 3. do I make small changes to more of my liking (a little restomod).

 

Thanks,

Art

 

I am more of your option 3 person. Nothing crazy.

In the middle of a front disc brake conversion and decided to go through the front suspension while I have it on the lift. 

When talking to Coil Spring Specialties, they were guessing I might have roughly 1/2" sag over the 56 years. So I was looking at a 1" drop  similar to fxrspjc's car on page 10 of this post but think he might be running 18's. Might be a flip of the coin because I really like yours.

QA-1's sounds intriguing but have not seen any post of people doing it on a Riv.  

 

Thanks again for the feedback

Carl

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2 minutes ago, Ckerch said:

 

I am more of your option 3 person. Nothing crazy.

In the middle of a front disc brake conversion and decided to go through the front suspension while I have it on the lift. 

When talking to Coil Spring Specialties, they were guessing I might have roughly 1/2" sag over the 56 years. So I was looking at a 1" drop  similar to fxrspjc's car on page 10 of this post but think he might be running 18's. Might be a flip of the coin because I really like yours.

QA-1's sounds intriguing but have not seen any post of people doing it on a Riv.  

 

Thanks again for the feedback

Carl

Carl,

I like number 3 too, not anything crazy, just bolt on stuff.

 

I've done the QA-1 on a 38 Chevy coupe with mustang 2 front end and my current project which is a 47 Chevy Fleetmaster Woodie Wagon with a 74 Camaro front end.   I like them.  Think about it, it gives you the flexibility to adjust to ride height, firmness, and they look great underneath.

 

As far as wheels and tires.  I'm not a big wheel person so I was not going to go bigger than 17's.  The redline on the yellow car give it more performance look, which is what I wanted.

 

Art

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One of my  best  Buicks that i have owned, i purchased this from the original first owner 

Phoenix, this  Riviera could still show  and go to 118mph on speedo,, all stock  401,

except i painted  silver cloud about 2001. before i sold it.

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40 minutes ago, Wayne R said:

One of my  best  Buicks that i have owned, i purchased this from the original first owner 

Phoenix, this  Riviera could still show  and go to 118mph on speedo,, all stock  401,

except i painted  silver cloud about 2001. before i sold it.

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Hi Wayne,

  That looks like it is much brighter, maybe more metallic, than the original silver... or maybe it's just the pic/lighting? Looks like a Mercedes silver to my eye...

Tom

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Hi  Tom, actually  i went into  Sherwyn  Williams auto paints,   south Sacramento,

and they had the actual  paint  book for Buick  63--65,Silver Cloud  being ZZ.

i used there  7000  system , base coat ,clear coat, i did the whole car in  3 days ,

 2 days prep, 1 day  paint and finish, and to this day it still  looks the same as the day i painted  it.

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2 hours ago, Wayne R said:

Hi  Tom, actually  i went into  Sherwyn  Williams auto paints,   south Sacramento,

and they had the actual  paint  book for Buick  63--65,Silver Cloud  being ZZ.

i used there  7000  system , base coat ,clear coat, i did the whole car in  3 days ,

 2 days prep, 1 day  paint and finish, and to this day it still  looks the same as the day i painted  it.

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  Looks great, love the siver/black

Tom

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Correct: My Baby Gran was built in the 3rd week of November 1964.

However I have not seen any documentation of the exact date that Buick replaced

the small Gran Sport emblem to the larger one in 1965.

In which week did the change-over happen?

Does anyone know?

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11 hours ago, TKRIV said:

Correct: My Baby Gran was built in the 3rd week of November 1964.

However I have not seen any documentation of the exact date that Buick replaced

the small Gran Sport emblem to the larger one in 1965.

In which week did the change-over happen?

Does anyone know?

 

All I've ever seen is "December 1964."

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