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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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I’ve never seen one in person but here’s one for sale on the internet

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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...

 

 

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Congratulations on the new purchase. Glad to see you are also a ROA member. Might we be seeing you and your '65 in Kalamazoo, MI in June?

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Would you please tell us what website this car is on?

 

 Thanks 

Paul

13 hours ago, Rivdrivn said:

I’ve never seen one in person but here’s one for sale on the internet

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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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2 hours ago, PWB said:

Would you please tell us what website this car is on?

 

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Paul

Smclassiccars.com. Says car is located in Mississippi but no price, so beware.

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

 

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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...

 

 

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Congrats and welcome. Beautiful 65

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Some pics from last fall

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1 hour ago, cjp69 said:

Looking good Brian! 

 

Thanks Chris! Hope your well. How’s the 71?

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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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1 hour ago, Rivman said:

 

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?!?!?

Not in the least.  I'm to blame because I was the original poster when I asked if anyone had ever seen one of these before.  It's on my shoulders.

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On 2/13/2020 at 6:12 PM, Hazdaz said:

 

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)

 

Hehehe,

 

Yeah I get the point.

 

Still not sure this would violate as it was officially embraced and marketed by Buick in 72.

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23 hours ago, 71GS said:

Some pics from last fall

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Jimi and Miles, and a Riviera... doesn’t get much better than that 

 

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2 hours ago, J3Studio said:

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!

What`s a kerfuffle? Must be a regional thing...

Tom

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46 minutes ago, Rivdrivn said:

 

Rivdrivn, 

I agree. 😎. That’s my favorite record shop in the Oregon district, Dayton. Omega music.

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11 hours ago, 1965rivgs said:

What`s a kerfuffle? Must be a regional thing...

Tom

 

Definition of kerfufflea disturbance or commotion typically caused by a dispute or conflict

First known use 1908
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23 hours ago, 71GS said:

Thanks Chris! Hope your well. How’s the 71?

Doing well Brian, thanks.  So is the 71, just waiting on dry weather so I can drive it again.    

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Ok since this thread IS about pictures, I'll get us back on track with a shameless photo or two of my '65.

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I am looking at the picture or your interior.  What happened to the ac and heater controls? Your car looks great. 

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2 hours ago, kegart said:

I am looking at the picture or your interior.  What happened to the ac and heater controls? Your car looks great. 

The car was fitted with Vintage Air by a previous owner. I still have most all the original a/c stuff boxed up. He integrated it into the factory vent system in the dash.

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