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That 64 looks worth pursuing. If you could get someone local to check it out that would be best.

KX code engine, dry AZ body, A/C that works and $10k asking price would be enough to make me want to get on the stick and check it out closer.

There are as many horror stories in auto transport as there are good stories. Just use a company that has an A+ rating in the BBB and/or a suggestion obtained from a personal reference

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It looks good enough that it would make a great road trip story. Get it checked out, if it is OK grab a buddy and fly out there, get in the car and drive it home. The price would probably be about the same as transport, but the trip could be priceless!

I mentioned that I sold a '67 Chevelle to a guy from AZ. I met him at the airport and he got in the car and drove it home.

There's another thread about a guy who drove his Riv from FL, I think, to CA. Great stuff.

OK, I might do it just for the fun of driving a Rivi cross country. :D

OK, maybe not... I'm in WA state...

Think about it.

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Got in contact with the owner.Now need to go out and find way to get back.I'd love to drive it, but going through AZ,TX,OK, might be a little remote. Don't know if I'd find enough gas stations between fill up's.

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but going through AZ,TX,OK, might be a little remote. Don't know if I'd find enough gas stations between fill up's.

Have to come through before 6:00. That is when we roll the sidewalks up in Oklahoma.

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Well booked my flight to Phoenix. Be there at around 1 p.m. Fri.

Looks like I'm going to use a transport to get it back, as long as all look well.

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The `64 in AZ was featured in the Riview. Not sure about the exact issue but I recall it was sometime around the ROA annual meet in Flagstaff. If the car has changed hands since, the article may contain valuable info which is lost between owners.

Tom Mooney

P.S. For me, finding the "right" car is about condition, provenance and color. Everything beyond that is just an exercise in OCD...at least that`s what my doctor says.

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Should be the same owner. Are back issues available online?Is there a "best place " to purchase new floor pans? Looks like several folks are making them available now.

Hopefully the car will be going back to a ROA member in the future. :)

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A Silver 65 GS just went up for sale on Craigslist in LA, Cali. Supposedly Dick Sweeny knows about this car. It looks like a fairly nice car.

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You can't get back isues on-line, but contact Joanne using the office@rivowners.org email address and tell her your ROA member number and what issue you want. (you'll need to know the date of the issue or the volume #/issue #) She'll then tell you 1) if she has a back copy of that particular copy and 2) where / how to send your $$$ and shipping information.

Ed

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...Is there a "best place " to purchase new floor pans? Looks like several folks are making them available now...

I just got my floor pans from CARS. ( Old Buick Parts - CARS. Inc. ) and they are OK. Not as nice as the pans that I got for my '55 Chev. I didn't find any that were full front to rear or front half back half. I needed 5 for the driver's side and 4 for the pass. side. Lots of welding and fitting. I'll start a thread for it with photos.

What's up with the car? Does it need floors or is this for another one?

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Might need them or not. I know they were patched, didn't get photo's to show. On the way the the airport now to fly out and look things over.

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The Riview with the yellow KX 64 was Vol 22 No.3 March/April 2006. The Member Showcase was written by Mike Ordway. The car is on the front cover as well.

He did a lot of work to it. Rebuilt drivetrain, interior, etc. and it looks really nice in the pics. Mike also noted the car was highly optioned. In one "before" pic, I could see the wood wheel still had the horn bar intact.

Apparently it sat with windows down for 12 years before Mike bought it. He mentioned the floors were rusted away from rain. Goes to show even arid climate cars can have rust issues.

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Thanks Jason.

the floor was the only thing I was worried.Just got to my hotel in Phoenix about to heads over a nd take a look.

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Thanks Jason.

the floor was the only thing I was worried.Just got to my hotel in Phoenix about to heads over a nd take a look.

Glad to hear you made it OK. We'll anxiously await the full report.

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What! 5 hours and no update... the nerve! :D

Yeah, this ain't cool.:confused:

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Sorry guys.

Had to drive back to the hotel, eat, get car back to rental,get back to hotel,check in and print boarding passes for tommorow morning.

I spent a few hours at Mike's crawling ,looking ,chatting and test driving first.

All should work out, minor issues with the floor.Cars coming back to Illinois. :)

Need to arrange transport, been a long couple days,getting things together so quick.

Flight leaves at 7:00 a.m., time to get some rest soon.

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Sorry guys.

Had to drive back to the hotel, eat, get car back to rental,get back to hotel,check in and print boarding passes for tommorow morning.

I spent a few hours at Mike's crawling ,looking ,chatting and test driving first.

All should work out, minor issues with the floor.Cars coming back to Illinois. :)

Need to arrange transport, been a long couple days,getting things together so quick.

Flight leaves at 7:00 a.m., time to get some rest soon.

Congratulations. I had a feeling it would work out and was hoping as happens in some cases, the definition of rust is quite different between someone from AZ and someone from the rust belt.

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Finally back home, I'll try and post some pic's when the car gets here.I've got a cd of pic's Mike took, I'll look though those too.

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A Silver 65 GS just went up for sale on Craigslist in LA, Cali. Supposedly Dick Sweeny knows about this car. It looks like a fairly nice car.

Dick does know about it, I think he sold a previous owner the block that is in it. I had it looked at last year before the current owner bought it, when it was only about $20k.

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